The venue

Our friends over at Family Gamer TV will be hosting the UK's first family-focused gaming festival at this year's Kidtropolis, which takes place at ExCel London this October.

Kidtropolis is the UK's largest consumer event for kids and families. Family Gamer TV - a YouTube channel which gets 8 million views a month - will be on hand with the latest games, tech, apps and toys to life products. Given the channel's focus on Nintendo products, it's fair to say we can expect to see some 3DS and Wii U titles covered, as well as amiibo.

Here's what Family Gamer director and Nintendo Life contributor Andy Robertson had to say about the news:

Families have been crying out for a dedicated video game festival for years. 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.

The event runs between 25th and 27th October. You can find out more about Kidtropolis here.