FREE Coding & Craft Workshops

Posted by Claire Dodd, over 4 years ago

MadLab is running free workshops for children this Summer! YAY! Learn to code using Scratch and Python – or bring along a t-shirt to customise with wearable electronics!

Coding Workshops

Join us on a coding adventure! Learn how to make your own game using Scratch, or learn Python skills using Code Combat. Choose from a morning session (10am – 12pm) or pop in after lunch (1 – 3pm). Suitable for children aged 7 – 11.

Code Workshop

Tuesday 18th August – Whitefield Library. 0161 253 7510 /

Thursday 20th August – Oldham Library. 0161 770 8013 /

Monday 24th August – Leigh Library. 01942 404 404 /

Tuesday 25th August – Wigan Library. 01942 827 621 /

Wednesday 26th August – Radcliffe Library. 0161 253 7160 /

Craft Workshops

Make your very own light-up T-shirt using sewn circuits in our free wearable electronics workshop! All electronics kit is provided, but please bring your own T-shirt. Times vary (see below). Suitable for children aged 8 – 12.

Craft Workshop

Friday 21st August – Touchstones Rochdale. 01706 924 492 / Morning session 10:30am – 12:30pm or afternoon 1.30 – 3.30pm.

Monday 24th August – Urmston Library. 0161 912 3189 / Morning session 10am – 12pm or afternoon 1 – 3pm.

To book:

Please contact the venue you’d like to attend directly, either in person at the venue’s reception, over the phone or via email. Make sure to check venue opening times if you’re planning on going in in person. They’ll need to know the name(s) of your child(ren), your postcode – and whether you would like to attend the morning or afternoon session. Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult – who is most welcome to join in with the fun! Please arrive promptly for the session, and if you can’t attend do let us know so that we can allocate your space to someone on the waiting list (don’t let a seat go empty!)


If you have any questions about the workshops, or encounter any difficulties booking, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us. You can also email All tutors are DBS-checked.