Spring Coding: Game Jam Day (age 12-14) (20 April)

For Young People
Wednesday, 20th April 2022
£35 + booking fee
Ages 12-14 (unaccompanied)
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Make a game using PyGame Zero and join in our hackathon ‘Game Jam’ in the afternoon! Learn new coding skills in the morning, before joining a team to create your own epic game, perhaps set in a castle, cityscape or space – team up and get Gaming! For young people who enjoy coding and want to learn more. Families can join for the grand finale at 4.30PM!

Using our Game as a starting point, learn about design and structure with PyGame Zero and Python and grow the Game; add items and quests, and keep track of the Avatar’s money and health – you can download or design your own backgrounds and ‘sprites’. Work in a team to create a game around the day’s theme, to be revealed on the day!

Game Jam Day is unaccompanied

Children will need to bring a packed lunch and a water bottle.

For information on our terms and conditions visit here.

Visit Safely

    • We recommend booking tickets in advance
    • We request that visitors wear face coverings inside the Centre (age 11+)
    • We have reduced capacities for our indoor activities
    • The Science Oxford Centre will be well ventilated, with windows and doors open
    • Hand sanitizer is available upon entering, inside and on exiting the Science Oxford Centre
    • If you are showing symptoms of Covid-19 or are in a vulnerable group, please stay at home and request a refund).


Parking: There is not usually car parking for visitors on weekdays, due to our Innovation Centre clients. We may have limited spaces, and we will contact you nearer the time to let you know. There is alternative parking in the area, including limited 2-hour, and 3-hour, free parking available on Quarry Road.

Disabled parking at the Centre – please contact us for anyone with disability and mobility needs or other special requirements at [email protected].

Science Oxford welcomes all children to our clubs. If you or your child has additional needs, please get in touch to discuss how we can best support your child to make the most of the club at [email protected].

Science Oxford is committed to inclusion and we recognise that cost is sometimes a barrier. Funded places for eligible families are now available, thanks to the Austin and Hope Pilkington Trust. Families could be eligible for these places for several reasons; for example, if your child receives free school meals or is a looked-after child. Contact [email protected].

Contact information

Phone – 01865 810000

Email – [email protected]


Science Oxford Centre
Quarry Rd, Headington, Oxford, OX3 8SB

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Spring Coding: Game Jam Day (age 12-14) (20 April)