Creative little ones can make cardboard arcade games at Dreamland Trust’s GEEK workshop

Youngsters can make their own arcade games

The Dreamland Trust is working with Margate based Tootles & Nibs to bring a ‘Cardboard Arcade’ to Dreamland on Sunday (February 18).

Penny and pinball machines have been an integral part of the heritage of amusement parks for many decades and now creative youngsters will have the opportunity to make their own arcade games.

The free activity, which will take place in the Octopus Garden, will give children up to the age of 8 the opportunity of taking part in a workshop to learn how to make their own arcade games out of re-cycled cardboard.

GEEK Festival

The drop in workshop is part of the popular Geek Festival running over the weekend. Youngsters will be able to draw inspiration from Dreamland’s pinball collection before taking part in the workshop and help to create their own recycled arcade game. ‘Cardboard Arcade will run from midday to 4pm.

Bernie Morgan, Chair of the Dreamland Trust said: “The Trust is delighted to present the ‘Cardboard Arcade’ in association with Tootles & Nibs as part in this year’s Geek Festival. We hope that many children will enjoy learning about historic arcade games and creating their own game out of cardboard.”

All materials will be supplied for the supervised activity which is free to children aged 8 and under. Entry to the Octopus Garden is free to Geek ticket holders. Normal entry prices will apply to all others.

The Dreamland Trust is committed to working with all age groups within the community to develop an understanding of the culture and heritage of Dreamland through a programme of learning and engagement activities.