Kidtropolis to host inaugural Family Gaming Festival

Kidtropolis, an October event that’s set to engage families with toy and children’s entertainment brands, will play host to the inaugural Family Gaming Festival.

Hosted by FamilyGamerTV’s Andy Robertson, the Festival will offer children the opportunity to ‘Become a YouTuber’ with Robertson and star in a video.

“Families have been crying out for a dedicated video game festival for years," said Andy Robertson, director of the FamilyGamer YouTube channels.

"Catering for both children and parents, this is a unique opportunity to engage this huge audience of gamers.The Family Gaming Festival at Kidtropolis will be breakthrough space for families to experience amazing games, get expert advice and discover how to get more from the games they play.”

Parents will also be able to seek gaming advice and test out games in a Parent’s Gaming Zone, while an Educational Zone will enable children to seek career advice for getting into the gaming industry.

Additionally, consumers can also tune in to FamilyGamerTV broadcasting highlights of Kidtropolis each day and exclusive looks at the best games.

“Kidtropolis is going to be fantastic and I can’t wait for the doors to open," said Simon Pilling, managing director of Kidtropolis.

"I’m a kid at heart, but I’m also a parent and I can be sure that within the Family Gaming Festival, the content my children will be exposed to will be appropriate but still very exciting. I’m delighted to be working with Andy.”

Gemma Gallagher director of brand relations, added: “There is a need for a gaming festival for families in the UK and Kidtropolis is the perfect place to host it.

"Gaming and toys to life products play significant roles in family life and we’re thrilled to be able to offer this unique experience to brands and consumers in the UK. FamilyGamerTV is a hugely successful and well respected YouTube channel and Andy Robertson will bring enormous value to the show.”

To get involved in the Family Gaming festival, contact Simon Pillig at simon@kidtropolis.co.uk or Andy Robertson at editor@FamilyGamer.TV.

Kidtropolis will take place at London’s ExCeL in the October half term.

About Robert Hutchins

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