Taking control is the theme of the three-day Bytes Festival between Christmas and New Year at The National Museum of Computing on Bletchley Park.

The forward-looking museum will be buzzing each afternoon between 28 and 30 December 2017. Parents, sons and daughters who attend can code robots, program Minecraft and experimenting with the future of voice control and response. Learning has never been so much fun.

Three separate events will be held over the course of the weekend.

The first is the Cubetto Robot Takeover, which will be on the afternoon of December 28th. Drop-in workshops for families will give them the chance to play with Cubetto and code the robots’ actions.

Free registration to the robot takeover as part of the usual Museum entrance fee can be found here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/cubetto-the-coding-robot-takeover-tickets-40183140856#tickets

Hour of Code with Minecraft is the second event, and will take place on December 29th. The global Code.org network will introduce a brand-new Minecraft activity with different sessions for boys and girls of different ages so that anyone from 8 to 13 can take part in an hour-long workshop exploring Minecraft through coding.

Free registration to this event as part of usual Museum entrance fee: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/codeorgs-2017-hour-of-code-tickets-40186506924

Spoken Syntax will be the Museum’s last event of 2017 on the afternoon on December 30th, and will point the way to the future of voice control and response with Alexa and Echo. A crack team from The Open University will show how all the family and control gadgets in a way you never thought possible.

Free registration to this event as part of usual Museum entrance fee: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/spoken-syntax-can-you-hear-the-echo-tickets-41235627873

Registering for all events is recommended to ensure of a reserved place. Registration is free, and the usual Museum entrance fee can be paid on the day. Special discounted Bytes family tickets are available on the door. The whole of the Museum is open during the three-day Bytes Festival.