Sunday, 9 October 2016

Digital Kids Show this Month!

Digital Kids Show, Autumn half-term family day out, Halloween weekend to do in Manchester

How will you be spending Halloween weekend this month? We'll be heading to Manchester's Event City for the Digital Kids Show! I highly recommend it for families, especially if someone is a fan of:

Digital Kids Show, Autumn half-term family day out, Halloween weekend to do in Manchester

CBBC's Dick & Dom (Sunday)
Britain Got Talent finalists Mythical PSM and Boogie Storm *squeals*
YouTubers - MiniMattSmithNettyPlays, Smallishbeans, LDshadowLady, TomoHawk1989, AmyLee33 (she has a book signing too), Salemslady, Ashdubh and EthanGamerTV

Isn't this exciting?!

But the Digital Kids Show isn't just about meeting and greeting the famous ones! There is so much to do at the show that I'm sure will please every family member! I was given the amazing opportunity to speak to the Digital Kids Show producer Aisha Tilstone, and she told me that they've booked one of the largest event hall at the Manchester's Event City! And! Part of the show will also be held outside the building! Can you imagine how big this show is?! I'll make sure we'll be wearing comfy shoes for the day. I think it will take both days (Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th October) to go through everything!

So what else is in store? If you haven't read my previous posts, no worries. I've included and updated everything I know here:

Date: Saturday to Sunday 29th - 30th October 2016, 10am to 5pm
Where: Manchester Event City
Ticket: £25 per person, children under 2 goes free (you can buy a £0 ticket for them)
Ticket price covers: all activities and shows (excluding food and drinks, and small charges will incur for balloons, face painting and Halloween craft activities)
Parking: Free onsite parking for 3,000 cars and additional overflow parking at the Trafford Centre

The show is split into 5 zones:

Children's Media Zone
- Meet favourite TV characters and online personalities
- Look at behind the scenes at celebrities of the virtual world
- Parents can get face-to-face with media producers to download and discuss digital content and games associated with shows

Internet Safety & Anti Bullying Zone
- e-safety and anti-bullying workshops from the Diana Award and Internet Matters
- meet people from YouTube Kids and CBBC who've got some awesome surprised for our Digital Kids
- learn about e-safety apps, anti-virus software and other relevant online resources

Digital, STEM & Coding Zone
- for kids who want to build apps or get into Engineering

- Robots, coding workshops, and STEM toys to inspire kids' creativity
- Science shows in the Explorer Dome

Minecraft, Gaming & Retro Tech Zone
- 40 player Minecraft Hub featuring a huge hands-on Twist!
- Gaming Bus
- Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2
- Retro gaming
- Virtual Reality from Oculus Rift (Ferrari F1 Simulator and Bandai Namco's Project Cards) and HTC Vive
- Scalextric Arc Air family tournament (prize to be won for the fastest lap!)

Move & Groove Zone
- Scooter Discos

- Fairground Rides
- Face painting
- Soft play for under 5s
- Inflatable Total Wipeout Zone
- Driving Lessons for 5 to 17 year olds in REAL cars!
- Parkour Circus and Trapeze demos and workshops

Other fun things to do
- live shows and performances on the main stage
- plenty to see and do including some Halloween fun on Sunday 30th October (fancy dress are more than welcome!)

- Food, treats and gadgets available for purchase

Oh the excitement! Even if you aren't gamers, there are still so much to do! Just the Move & Groove and Internet Safety & Anti-Bullying Zones will be worth visiting for everyone!

The Digital Kids Show is in just over 3 weeks, if you haven't got your tickets yet, do get them soon! I hope to see you there!

Digital Kids Show, Autumn half-term family day out, Halloween weekend to do in Manchester