Code-A-Sphero, Halton Short Breaks.

This session is part of our Halton Short Breaks project. These sessions are funded specifically for young people in Halton with disabilities.  

Before booking a place on the activity, we need to get some details about the young person who would like to attend and how we can best support them.

Please click the button below to complete the Additional Needs Form. (This only needs to be done before the young persons first session with us).

Once we receive the additional needs form, it will be reviewed and we will respond to you about booking a place on the activity.


Interested in Robotics, LEGO and Coding? If you answered yes to any of these this workshop is for you!

This two-hour fun and hands-on Code-A-Sphero workshop teaches you the power of coding in a fun and creative (and safe) environment.
You will design and build a Sphero maze using LEGO, then learn how to code a mini Sphero to move (roll), change direction (spin) and alter its colour. Once the training is complete we put these new skills to the test by coding a mini sphero to escape your maze.

When & Where?


Sunday 28th October 2020

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM


Runcorn Library, Granville St, Runcorn WA7 1NE, UK



Who is this course for:

We suggest a minimum age of 8 for this workshop.

What you’ll learn:

– What is a Sphero?
– How to design a LEGO maze.
– How to build a LEGO maze.
– What is Coding?
– How to write fundamental block code.
– Complete coding challenges.

Equipment you’ll need:

All equipment will be provided on the day, you just need to bring yourself.

Register for Short Breaks

Completed the additional needs form to register.

Already Registered?

Contact us to book a place.


Mako, Carers & Short Breaks

The Breaks for Carers of Disabled Children Regulations was implemented in April 2011 to ensure Local Authorities would properly offer, and advertise, respite opportunities for those caring for a disabled individual.

We understand that families of disabled children want to lead ordinary lives. Like many of us, they want to provide the best care and opportunities for their children to feel safe, and to be healthy and happy. To help families achieve this Short Breaks have created the “Halton Children, Young People and Families Plan” (a.k.a CYPFP) which has three main goals: 

1) Early Intervention, to ensure families get the right support at the right time. 

2) Achievement and Ambition, to help young people get the right education or training so they can succeed in life. 

3) Healthy & Safe, to keep young people feeling safe in their home, school, and community. 

Runcorn Library Digital Story – Venue Preview

October 28
10:00 — 12:00 (2h)

Halton, Runcorn


Register for Short Breaks