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 7+.


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

Age Group

Age 4 - Year 2
EYFS and KS1

Step Coding

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

Line Following

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

Object Detection

  • Code Botley to avoid hitting objects.

Other Coding Activities

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

Meet Out Robots



  • Bluetooth control
  • Obstacle avoidance
  • Text-Speech communication
  • Object detection and tracking
  • Travel on outdoor terrain

Typical Workshop Day*

* The activities may vary depending on the length of the workshops and the age and ability of the students.