Techniquest

Round Up – Teen Lates: Level Up

On Friday 21st June Techniquest played host to a gaming extravaganza, Teen Lates – Level up!

An event strictly for 12-17-year olds, our first Teen Lates event saw teens come along after hours to play a range of modern-day games, as well as exploring consoles from 1972 to the present day with our Generation Games exhibition.

There were five new and exciting gaming stations for those who attended to show off their skills.

Techniquest at night
©Steve Pope
Fotowales

Gaming Squad

Gaming Squad’s state-of-the-art luxury gaming van was on site and allowed the gamers to jump inside and take part in an unforgettable multiplayer gaming session. The luxury, state-of-the-art mobile gaming theatre was packed with the latest tech and gadgetry. Inside gamers found the latest in console gaming technology, multi-player games, wall to wall 4K TV’s and dedicated bass booming sound bars!

Mario Kart competition

Who doesn’t love Mario Kart?! Our Teen Lates gamers certainly did as they took part in an old-school Mario Kart fastest lap competition with their friends winning vouchers for their favourite consoles with the Welsh Gaming Network.

Develop your own game

Many teen’s dream would be to develop their very own game, and our gamers were able to do just that! They took part in coding workshops where they learnt how to make their own snake game, courtesy of Technocamps.

You are the gun

Recoil, an indie multiplayer game being developed by students from the University of South Wales was onsite enabling gamers to experience how it feels to actually be the gun!

Rocket League and FIFA

Belong Gaming Arenas hosted Rocket League and FIFA 1v1 tournaments where gamers were able to indulge in a little healthy competition with the opportunity to win a range of prizes. Nobody left empty handed as there were freebies for everyone!

We were delighted to see so many teens take part in our event and show off their gaming talents!

As we aim to launching the Science Capital project, we will be developing more Teen Lates events in the near future, so stay tuned.

Get in touch

For more information on holding an event at Techniquest, please contact us at events@techniquest.org or on 029 2047 5466.

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Find us

  Techniquest, Stuart Street, Cardiff, CF10 5BW

Contact us

  029 2047 5475
  info@techniquest.org

Opening hours

  During local school holidays
10.00am–5.00pm Bank Holidays, seven days a week.

  School term
9.30am–4.30pm Tuesday–Friday;
10.00am–5.00pm Saturday and Sunday.

Charity & company

  Registered charity no. 517722
  Registered in Wales no. 01955696

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FAQs

  •   What is Techniquest?

    Techniquest is an educational charity, with a science centre in Cardiff Bay. Our mission is to embed science in Welsh culture through interactive engagement. We provide a range of services to schools and teachers to complement formal education provision in Wales and work extensively with public audiences.

  •   Where can I park?

    We are pleased to be able to offer all of our visitors discounted parking with Q-Park, our preferred parking partner.

    The Q-Park operates the Cardiff Bay car park in Pierhead Street which is around 8 minutes walk from Techniquest.

    We have agreed a special discount rate for our customers of 15% off all pre-bookings.
    Pre-book and guarantee your space here using the code TECHNI15.

    There are also nearby pay-and-display car parks on Stuart Street and Havannah Street. Please do not park on Havannah Street itself.

  •   Who is it for?

    Techniquest is suitable for all ages! We do have special events for certain groups, however — see Toddler Days, After Hours and Home Educator days.

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