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Sun, 29 Oct



Coding to the Rescue

Can you come to the rescue of our space explorers?

Coding to the Rescue
Coding to the Rescue

Time & Location

29 Oct 2023, 13:45 – 14:45

Cambridge, 310 Newmarket Rd, Cambridge CB5 8WR, UK

About the event

Three space explorers are working on a newly discovered, unnamed planet known as CSC-2023 and they have 2 space buggies. Unfortunately one buggy has malfunctioned with 2 of the team on board and it is too far from their base to walk back.

Oxygen supplies are limited so we need to find a rescue plan as soon as possible. There is another space buggy but each buggy can only seat 2 astronauts so they will have to be rescued 1 at a time. There is no map of the planet on the buggies so the explorers can’t navigate their way back through boulders, craters and other obstacles.

We need your help! Cambridge Science Centre have pulled together an emergency mission control at the Beehive Centre and we need young people to join us and create some code that will guide the explorers to the stranded buggy and back again.

It’s a tough challenge as the time is limited. The mission must be completed during October half term - sign up now if you're up for the challenge!

Could YOU come to their rescue?


This coding workshop is running at the Retail Park throughout half-term. Our coding lab can be found in the unit next to Boots and will be open for several sessions each day.

SESSIONS ARE FREE TO ENTER BUT MUST BE BOOKED purely as space is limited.  Tickets need to be booked for children only. Each group of children must be accompanied by an adult.

Age range: most suitable for children from 7-11 years.

The full address is Cambridge Retail Park, 310 Newmarket Rd, Cambridge CB5 8WR (near to the Beehive Centre)


  • Children's Tickets

    Please order the amount of tickets required for the number of children you are bringing with you. Adults do not require a ticket but each group of children must be accompanied by an adult.

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