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Coding with Botley Workshop

A robotics workshop for younger children

This is a beginner workshop that is designed to teach early years and KS1 students coding with the popular Botley robot. The children will use logic and step coding with Botley to perform a variety of tasks including, turning, performing loops, line following, detecing objects, and making sounds. Please check our Coding with Robots Workshop for coding workshops for students aged 6+.


We can deliver sessions in parallel.
1 instructor can deliver the following in a full day:
Reception: 3 sessions x 1 hr 15 mins
(20 participants per session)
Primary: 3 sessions x 1 hr 15 mins
(30 participants per session)
Contact us to discuss larger events.

Age Groups

Y1, Reception

Step Coding

  • Code Botley to follow directions using a remote programmer.
  • Code Botley to get from A to B using step cards.
Botley Remote Programmer

Line Following

  • Watch Botley follow a line using it's sensors.
Botley Line Following

Object Detection

  • Code Botley to avoid hitting objects.
Botley Object Detection

Other Coding Activities

  • Use Botley to make sound patterns.
  • Use secret codes to turn Botley in to dinosaur, ghost, police car, and more.
Botley Lit Up

Day Itinerary*

Reception & EYFS

* The activities may vary on the day depending on the length of the sessions and the age and ability of the participants.


Please contact us to obtain a quote or request our price guide.


View Available Regions

Anywhere in England, Anywhere in Northern Ireland, Anywhere in Scotland, Anywhere in Wales, Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Cheshire, Cornwall, Cumberland, Derbyshire, Devon, Dorset, Durham, Essex, Gloucestershire, Hampshire, Herefordshire, Hertfordshire, Huntingdonshire, Kent, Lancashire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Middlesex, Norfolk, Northamptonshire, Northumberland, Nottinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Rutland, Shropshire, Somerset, Staffordshire, Suffolk, Surrey, Sussex, Warwickshire, Westmorland, Wiltshire, Worcestershire, Yorkshire, Antrim, Armagh, Down, Fermanagh, Londonderry, Tyrone, Aberdeenshire, Angus, Argyllshire, Ayrshire, Banffshire, Berwickshire, Buteshire, Caithness, Clackmannanshire, Cromartyshire, Dumfriesshire, Dunbartonshire, East Lothian, Fife, Inverness-shire, Kincardineshire, Kinross-shire, Kirkcudbrightshire, Lanarkshire, Midlothian, Morayshire, Nairnshire, Orkney, Peeblesshire, Perthshire, Renfrewshire, Ross-shire, Roxburghshire, Selkirkshire, Shetland, Stirlingshire, Sutherland, West Lothian, Wigtownshire, Anglesey, Brecknockshire, Caernarfonshire, Carmarthenshire, Cardiganshire, Denbighshire, Flintshire, Glamorgan, Merioneth, Monmouthshire, Montgomeryshire, Pembrokeshire, Radnorshire

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Want something more advanced?

Explore our Coding with Robots, Python (with Gaming) or Raspberry Pi workshops or search all workshops here.