Easter LEGO® Camps in Edinburgh
A Young Engineers Holiday Camp provides children with a fun and exciting way to explore science and engineering during their holidays. Our sessions involve the building of complex machines while learning about scientific and engineering principles. We keep classes small to ensure each child has a chance to learn and build at their own pace.
Our sessions will have the following structure:
- 8.30 am to 9am: Drop off time, children can be dropped off and will have free play time before the session starts
- 9am to 10.30am: Building session 1, we will introduce our theme for the day and the engineering concepts to be explored, children will build one or two models and customise it. We often have competitions and games with the models to help inspire critical thinking and problem solving
- 10.30am to 11am: Break and free play. Children can bring a snack and a drink, we will reset the room for our second model while children relax and play.
- 11am to 12.30pm: Building session 2. This will be a more challenging model to encourage the children to really apply the knowledge they’ve gained in the morning. The children will work in pairs and threes to build the model.
- 12.30pm: Pickup
What will the children build?
Our camp days are arranged around themes.
- Monday: Robotics & Prosthesis – The children will build a mechanical arm and have a competition to move as many objects as possible. They will then build and customise their own robot (not a mindstorm!)
- Tuesday: Energy & Motion – We introduce the children to different types of energy, how we use it and how we can convert it. They will build models to demonstrate different kinds of energy, including a car that uses elastic energy and a moving beast that demonstrates wind energy
- Wednesday: Weighing & Measuring – The children will learn about different ways to measure and record information. They will be building weighing scales and use them to perform experiments before moving on to build a car with a tachometer and understanding how to vary distance and speed using different designs
- Thursday: Transmission & Mechanics – The children will learn about gears and ratios, first building a simple fan to understand the concepts. They will then work to build a galloping horse with multiple mechanical elements to demonstrate the need for mechanical co-ordination in machines.
- Friday: Building Challenge – Today the children will work in teams of 2 or 3 to build our hardest model. The children will use all their building experience to create a 2ft tall complex mechanical model of a crane.
Who are the camps for?
- The camps will have a strictly enforced age 7+ limit. Models are more complex than our typical sessions and require our participants to be able to focus and concentrate for a longer period of time which we do not believe is suited to even the most adept 5 or 6 year old LEGO Builder.
- Children up the age of 12 can attend, Friday in particular will be a challenge for even the best 12 year old LEGO Builder.
- Children should be interested in how the models work, each session includes an educational element and we will be encouraging children to change the models with specific goals in mind. We will include some worksheets and age appropriate technical challenges e.g a 10 year old will be asked to calculate the gear ratio to make his/her model go faster, an 8 year old may have a multiple choice answer.
Where are the camps?
This Easter we are running one camp in Edinburgh
- Edinburgh Camp: April 10th to 14th at Cramond Kirk Halls, Cramond Glebe Rd, Edinburgh EH4 6NS
How do I book?
Bookings can be made through our online booking app below. You have two options:
- Whole week booking 5 sessions half day session £150
- Single day bookings £35 per session
All bookings are subject to our Terms & Conditions
All bookings require payment at the time of booking to secure a place.