About this Event

This session is part of our Halton Short Breaks project. These sessions are funded specifically for young people in Halton with additional needs. To be eligible for these sessions (if you haven’t done so already) you must register with us first, here: Register for Halton Short Breaks.

Have you ever wanted to create your own video games?

This online workshop is the perfect introduction to those interested in coding video games. During the session, you will be given a crash course on how you code your own video games and publish them. Participants will learn how to go from idea to completed game and get hands-on learning about:

  • Block-Based Coding
  • Character Design
  • Publishing Games Online
  • Testing (playing) the games

Who is this for?

No previous experience is needed to take part in this workshop, meaning it’s perfect for beginners. We suggest a minimum age of 8 for this workshop.


Saturday 27th February 10:00am-12:00pm


This is an online session. Once you have signed up you will be sent a link to join the live video at the time of the event.


As this is an online session you will require the following:

  1. A device connected to the internet, to watch the tutor’s video stream. (A webcam and microphone would be useful but not essential)
  2. A device connected to the internet (we recommend Chrome Browser), to create your game on MakeCode Arcade Website – https://arcade.makecode.com/

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. 

February 27
10:00 — 12:00 (2h)



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