CHILDREN'S favourite TV characters have been coming to life at a half-term event this week.

The National Science and Media Museum has welcomed CBBC back to Bradford, with kids and parents getting the chance to try out games and learn to code.

There is a play zone where visitors have been getting stuck into some of the children's TV channel's most popular online games.

This includes: Danger Mouse, The Worst Witch, Operation Ouch! and The Dumping Ground.

The CBBC "Own It" team has also been on hand to show cool tips and tricks to help youngsters boss their online life.

An "A-maze-ing Code" activity also challenged kids to make a LEGO maze and use their coding knowledge to work their way through it.

Others designed and drew their own game in the "No Code Needed" sessions.

There was also two workshops on the Monday and Tuesday for aspiring game designers.

The "Games Design 2.0" activity allowed visitors to create a basic game with the help of experts from the world of video-gaming.

John Darnbrough, Learning Programmes Developer at the museum, said: "We are thrilled to be welcoming back CBBC this February half-term following the success of last year’s Operation Ouch! event.

"CBBC Games have something for all ages to enjoy, and as well as being fun to play, they can be excellent learning tools.

"This is a great opportunity to explore the science behind our favourite videogames, uncovering how they are made and what it takes to be a games developer."

The event runs until this Sunday (February 23) and is free entry.