Children’s TV comedy duo Dick and Dom have been confirmed to kick off proceedings at the inaugural Digital Kids Show at Event City, Manchester this October.
The two-day event is the first of its kind bringing to life the exciting digital world in a fun and friendly format for children, parents, teachers and those responsible for children.
The show features six zones including the Gaming and Retro Tech which will feature the very best retro and next generation computer games and tech so parents can battle it out on their favourite games from Mario to Minecraft there will be something for everyone. Visitors will also get a glimpse of the future being the first to experience and see some of the latest innovation from the digital world including VR gaming and the latest gadgets.
A Digital, STEM & Coding Skills Zone – this exciting and innovative zone will help to inspire children about the vast array of digital opportunities with fun, practical challenges and experiences, kids will be able to learn and get inspired and perhaps show their parents a trick or two.
The Safe Tech Zone is all about helping to keep children safe online and will provide the very latest advice to stay one step ahead of the dangers and risks of being online, from cyber bulling to predators, hackers to viruses this zone is all about keeping your children, your tech and you safe online.
Get physical in the Appletics and Kids Food Zone, whilst computers have had their fair share of stick over the years, this zone celebrates the way tech can be used to aid healthy living. From fun challenges battling it out with your avatar for the most steps and the best at boxing to learning to cook and tracking what your family is eating. What’s more we’ve got one of Children’s TV’s favourite faces Mr. Bloom stopping by to say hello and sing songs.
In the Children’s Media Zone, kids will be able to get hands on and learn all about blogging, vlogging and social plugging, with famous faces from Nickelodeon and CBeebies popping by, as well as some YouTube sensations they’ll be lots to learn and loads of fun to be had from taking amazing selfies to meeting online heroes.
Finally, the Digital Angels Zone is set up with tech experts to help you get the most out of the tech you have with handy tips and hints and also steer you in the right direction if you’re looking to invest in some new tech with buying advise to get the best deal and the products that are right for you beating the jargon and getting down to the important facts and fun available at your fingertips.
The show has been created and curated by online child safety expert Aisha Tilstone will take place on 29 and 30 October at Event City, Manchester and will welcome 10,000 people each day.
As well as loads of digital fun, they’ll be lots of traditional fun on offer too with fairground rides, shows and performances on the main stage, a driving zone for 11-17 year olds to get behind the wheel and plenty to see and do including some Halloween fun on Sunday 30 October welcoming in kids in their best fancy dress.
Aisha Tilstone, Digital Kids founder said: “This is the first event of its kind and promises to bring the digital world into a fun and engaging format for families to enjoy. There is so much to enjoy and explore online and this event is about celebrating that in a family friendly format. It won’t just be the children who are set to learn, mum and dad will get lots from attending.”
As Ed Vaizey Minister of State for the Department for Culture, Media and Sport said: “Packed with fun, educational and informative activity it eally is the perfect event to get involved in and attend.”
Early bird tickets for the Digital Kids Show are on sale now at £18.50 per person until the end of June.