Micro:bits, making, Minecraft...

...and Python

Saturday 17th September

Our day for children is back!

We're hosting a fun-packed day of activities and workshops for children to learn all about getting the most out of the world with Python.

This year we're working with the Raspberry Pi Foundation, Code Club and some of the team who brought Python to the BBC micro:bit. They will be coming along to show you how use Python to write your first Python computer program, your very own electronic games and how to hack Minecraft! There'll be a chance to play with robots, and to learn about physical computing with the Raspberry Pi and BBC micro:bit.

It doesn't matter if you've never programmed a computer before! We'll have lots of volunteers on hand to show you what you need to know.


There is an activity for everyone on our children's day, whether you are learning for the first time or already have experience of programming:

Intro to Python with Code Club

Learn how to code Python perhaps for the first time in this session with Code Club, before embarking on projects in the afternoon!

Snapchat selfies with Python and Raspberry Pi

Take selfies and add fabulous filters and outrageous overlays with the Raspberry Pi camera. A session for those already familiar with Python.

Hacking Minecraft for Beginners

Get your first taste of programming the world of Minecraft using Python. Great for those new to Python programming.

Pygame Zero: Build a game with Python

Want to be a games developer? Then use your Python skills to make your very own game.

BBC micro:bit Mayhem

Bring your BBC micro:bit along or play with one of ours to create a Dalek or control Minecraft! Fun for kids and adults.

Python for Parents

That's right, a session for parents of young coders because you have no idea what just happened but now your kids are enthusiastic and keep asking questions!


  • The day is open to children aged 8 to 18
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times
  • Tickets cost £5
  • Adults need not buy tickets if they are not attending the main conference
  • Lunch is provided for children; adults should bring their own
  • The day runs from 9am to 4pm at Cardiff City Hall


Visit our ticket page on Tito if you don’t see a ticket form

Have a look at these videos to see what we got up to in previous years!

The children's day wouldn't happen without the support of the Raspberry Pi Foundation