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London is probably the best city in the world in terms of activities for families and children including lots of free activities and events. We list here lots of initiatives that we believe London Mums and their children from babies to teenagers would enjoy especially at the most entertaining places such as the Science Museum, The V&A, Kew Gardens, Kensington Palace, Hyde Park, Richmond Park, Greenwich, West End shows, the London Eye, the London Aquarium, Kingston upon Thames, Chelsea, SouthBank and so much more.

Easter activities for teenagers

If you’re looking for Easter activities for teenagers, the BAFTA Young Game Designers competition might be the right activity to engage restless creative teenagers. The competition recently launched and is open for entries until Monday 26 May 2014. It’s open to 11-16 year olds, and asks them to design their own video game, with the winners getting it made for real. With the current focus on getting kids coding, this is a great way to get young people engaged with the skills involved.
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There are two categories for the competitions: The Game Concept Award – for which teeangers need to reate a concept for a new video game; and the Game Making Award, to submit a game created using freely available software.

Young people can enter one or both categories, as an individual, as a pair, or as a team of three. Finalists in both categories will attend a special awards ceremony at BAFTA’s headquarters, 195 Piccadilly in London, on Saturday 12 July 2014, and the winners will receive:

  • A physical BAFTA Young Game Designers Award;
  • Further development of their game with the University of Abertay Dundee;
  • An exclusive, unique, studio visit, courtesy of Jagex;
  • A copy of all Warner Bros. game releases in 2014 on day of release (subject to age restrictions and Terms & Conditions);
  • Exclusive signed  artwork from previous Criterion Games releases, courtesy of EA;
  • A special PlayStation®First Little Big Planet Education starter kit for the winners’ schools, consisting of two PS3 and three PS Vita consoles with respective Little Big Planet software, presented by Sony Computer Entertainment Europe.
    easter activities for teenagers london mums magazine  YGD 1 (BAFTA Jonny Birch) - YGD Workshop Nov 2013

The competition is supported by a year-round programme of activity, including: a dedicated website where BAFTA members, award winners and nominees share their insights and advice through interviews and exclusive video content; a web series, fronted by internet celebrities The Yogscast, that gives a light-hearted look behind the scenes of the games industry; an online ‘feedback hub’ where young people can submit ideas or questions about their entry, with the chance of gaining a personalised response from a games expert; and live workshops around the country.

 

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