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160 consoles. Five decades of gaming. Game on. Recommended for Year 5 and upwards (ages 9 and older).

Power Up is a hands-on, fully interactive gaming experience, featuring the very best video games and consoles from the past five decades. 

Challenge learners' problem-solving skills, encourage collaboration with multiplayer showdowns, and sharpen critical thinking and reasoning in a fun and relaxed environment.  

From Pong to Pacman, Minecraft to Mario and more, your group can discover retro classics and test out some of the latest virtual reality experiences at this ultimate gaming extravaganza.

Age guidelines apply for some games and VR experiences. 

Booking terms apply for this event.

School and formal education groups

School and formal education groups can enjoy a visit to Power Up during term time, when the gaming experience is not normally open to general visitors. 

  • Price: £5 per child (adults go free) 
  • Dates: Monday to Friday during term time 
  • Times: 10.30, 11.45, 14.15 
  • Duration: 60 mins 
  • Group size: minimum of 20 learners, maximum of 50 (we may be able to accommodate larger groups on request) 

Informal education groups

Informal education groups (includes uniformed groups such as Girlguiding or Scouts, summer schools, youth and community organisations) can experience Power Up on weekends and school holidays. Please note sessions will also be open to general visitors. 

  • Price: Adults £6.00, Children £4.50 (this is a 25% discount on our standard prices) 
  • Dates: weekends, school holidays and bank holidays 
  • Times: throughout the day

Other groups

All other groups (such as adult interest groups and groups organised through tour operators) can experience Power Up on weekends and school holidays. Please note sessions will also be open to general visitors.  

  • Price: £6.80, Children £5.10 (this is a 15% discount on our standard prices)
  • Dates: weekends, school holidays and bank holidays  
  • Times: throughout the day 

Upcoming school holidays

See our upcoming school holiday and term-time dates