Children's Science Parties with the super Science Boffins!

Our Science Boffins present amazing science parties which include jaw dropping scientific experiments, mind blowing demonstrations and entertaining games, specifically created to give your children an unforgettable party and take away the hassle and stress from you. So sit back and enjoy the party too!

If you're stuck for a fantastic party idea then why not get in touch to see what we can offer? We cover all of the UK and will travel to the location of your choice. Our Boffins are DBS checked (Disclosure and Barring System, CRB replacement scheme) and fully insured and we guarantee you and your children won’t be disappointed - check out our super star ratings below!

Don’t hesitate to get in touch and check availability as we do book up very quickly!

Before we visit your school, please make sure you have asked any questions you may have:

1. Do you have your own public liability insurance?

Yes! All of our Boffins are hand picked and trained by our head Boffin. Part of their training process covers them for up to £10m.

 

2. Are the presenters DBS checked?

Of course! Safeguarding and the safety of both our presenters and children is top of the priority list, therefore we make sure that every presenter has a valid DBS, certified within the last 3 years.

 

3. How long is an assembly?

Our show can be up to 60 minutes, although shorter if you’re tight on time. It’s a mixture of our favourite experiments designed to excite and inspire the children.

 

4. How long is each workshop?

Our workshops are designed to be between 30 and 60 minutes.

 

5. How many children can you see at a time?

With an assembly, if the children can fit in the room then we’ll entertain them. With workshops we ask for no more than 30 pupils. If you need larger numbers than this, it will be more of an assembly program than a hands on workshop.

 

6. When will you invoice / when is payment due?

We normally invoice approximately 14 days before your science day, with the exception of events in March where due to high demand it may be after the event. We have 30 day terms from the invoice date.

 

7. How long before the presenter starts will they arrive?

Most presenters will arrive half an hour before they’re due to start. Some like a little more time, some a little less but half an hour is the average.

 

8. What equipment will you need us to supply?

All we need from you is a table (a lunch table is ideal), a power supply and access to water to fill jugs up.

 

9. Do you just do BSW?

No! We’re able to do events 365 days a year!

 

10. Do you do any other workshop titles?

We focus on 5 workshop titles each academic year, and normally change one or two over the summer holidays. To ensure our workshops are the best they can be, we’re unable to offer other titles during the school year.

Meet our Science Boffins – they like to cause a chemical reaction; to demonstrate that what goes up may not come down; to show how light can create magical illusions; and, most of all, they like to involve the children in very smelly experiments!

Our Boffins - Science Boffins

Boffins HQ

Boffin David - Science Boffins

Boffin David

Boffins HQ

Boffin Oli - Science Boffins

Boffin Oli

Boffins HQ

Boffin Annette - Science Boffins

Boffin Annette

Boffins HQ

Our Boffins

Boffin Ady - Science Boffins

Boffin Ady

Lincolnshire

Boffin Alicia - Science Boffins

Boffin Alicia

Essex

Boffin Charlie - Science Boffins

Boffin Charlie

Surrey

Boffin Conor - Science Boffins

Boffin Conor

Belfast

Boffin Dan - Science Boffins

Boffin Dan

Berkshire

Boffin Dave - Science Boffins

Boffin Dave

Essex

Boffin Eva - Science Boffins

Boffin Eva

London

Boffin Harry - Science Boffins

Boffin Harry

Manchester

Boffin Hugh - Science Boffins

Boffin Hugh

Leicestershire

Boffin John - Science Boffins

Boffin John

Wiltshire

Boffin Keith - Science Boffins

Boffin Keith

London

Boffin Kelly - Science Boffins

Boffin Kelly

Bedfordshire

Boffin Louise - Science Boffins

Boffin Lousie

Kent

Boffin Martin - Science Boffins

Boffin Martin

Cambridgeshire

Boffin Neville - Science Boffins

Boffin Neville

Birmingham

Boffin Olly - Science Boffins

Boffin Olly

London

Boffin Rebecca - Science Boffins

Boffin Becca

Bristol

Boffin Rebecca H - Science Boffins

Boffin Rebecca

Croydon

Boffin Rita - Science Boffins

Boffin Rita

Leicestershire

Boffin Robyn - Science Boffins

Boffin Robyn

London

Boffin Tori - Science Boffins

Boffin Tori

Belfast

  1. We will always strive to offer you the nearest available Boffin but the acceptance of your booking does not guarantee availability.

  2. You will be given in advance the name and mobile phone number of the Boffins attending your event. If you have any concerns on the day, do not hesitate to call the Boffin if the office is closed. Boffins must keep to a time schedule and appreciate your guests being ready at the appointed time.

  3. Should you have any documentation requirements viz: Presenter Identification, DBS's, Public Liability Insurance, Risk Assessments etc., these must be requested a minimum of two weeks before the presentation.

  4. We require a covered table, minimum of 1.2 m (4 feet) long and access to a sink with running water.

  5. Please be aware that there is an inherent risk with Pop-Corn that some of the kernels will not pop and this presents a hazard to teeth. Please ensure your guests are aware of this as we cannot be responsible for any injuries.

  6. We will always do our best to ensure that dry ice is delivered in time but we are dependent on third parties over whom we have no control and therefore we cannot guarantee or be financially responsible for late or non-deliveries.

  7. All adults are most welcome to sit in on the presentation, but a minimum of one adult present at all times, please. If there are several adults, we do request that they respect the presenter and remain quiet.

  8. We reserve the right to publish any user submitted comments, images and feedback.

  9. We operate a Money Back Guarantee. We hope this will never happen, but if you are unhappy with the Presentation or the Presenter stop the Boffin within 30 minutes of the start. Tell him/her that you are dissatisfied and the reason for it. We will refund in full whatever you have paid us for the Presentation as well as any costs paid to us for mileage.

  10. Cancellations within 30 days are subject to a 50% cancellation fee. Cancellations within 15 to 0 days are subject to a 75% cancellation fee.

  11. The right is reserved to charge a late payment fee and interest in accordance with the Late Payment of Commercial Debts (Interest) Act 1998.  Additionally, a correspondence charge of £5.00 per letter, email or phone call necessitated by the non-payment of our account, may be charged at the Company’s discretion.

  12. Our Privacy Policy is to collect only the information that you supply us on the booking form or the contact form or over the telephone. This information is never divulged to any third parties. It is used solely for informing you about our services and the performance of any event that you book. Should you require that we delete any information held, please e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it with your request.

  13. Our address for correspondence is: Science Boffins (Barnet) Ltd, Devonshire House, Manor Way, Borehamwood. WD6 1QQ.  The company is registered in England number 6912483

  14. Alterations to these conditions will only be accepted if confirmed in writing by us.

  15. We want you to have as much fun as we will do presenting your event. If you have any concerns, please contact us. Should you have any complaints we will do our best to resolve them. However, if it is ever needed, our complaints procedure is available on request. 

  1. Booking Arrangements. To avoid disappointment, we invite you to make your booking as early as possible and to secure it with a £50 deposit, payable to Science Boffins. The balance is payable not later than two weeks before the party date.

  2. We will always strive to offer you the nearest available Boffin but the acceptance of your booking fee does not guarantee availability.

  3. You will be given in advance the name and mobile phone number of the Boffin(s) attending your party. If you have any concerns on the day, do not hesitate to call the Boffin if the office is closed. Boffins must keep to a time schedule and appreciate your guests being ready at the appointed time.

  4. You are requested not to provide food or drink during the presentation and to encourage the children not to wander off to any other attractions that may be present. Telephone descriptions of the party are not a guarantee that we will perform any specific experiments.  If there are any special requests, we will endeavour without commitment to comply.

  5. Should you have any documentation requirements viz: Presenter Identification, DBS's, Public Liability Insurance, Risk Assessments etc., these must be requested a minimum of two weeks before the presentation.

  6. We require a covered table minimum 1.2 m (4 feet) long in a quiet room large enough for all the children to sit down and access to a sink with running water

  7. All parties are quoted based on a continuous presentation. We do not have any stops between sections apart from perhaps a short comfort break which can be prearranged.

  8. Please be aware that there is an inherent risk with Pop-Corn that some of the kernels will not pop and this presents a hazard to teeth. Please ensure your guests are aware of this as we cannot be responsible for any injuries.

  9. The party organizer must inform us of any known allergies before the party.

  10. We will always do our best to ensure that dry ice is delivered in time but we are dependent on third parties over whom we have no control and therefore we cannot guarantee or be financially responsible for late or non-deliveries.

  11. All adults are most welcome to sit in on the presentation, but a minimum of one adult always present, please. If there are several adults, we do request that they respect the presenter and remain quiet.

  12. We reserve the right to publish any user submitted comments, images and feedback.

  13. We operate a Money Back Guarantee. We hope this will never happen, but if you are unhappy with the Presentation or the Presenter stop the Boffin within 30 minutes of the start. Tell him/her that you are dissatisfied and the reason for it. We will refund in full whatever you have paid us for the Presentation as well as any costs paid to us for mileage.

  14. Booking fees are not refundable although we will willing carry them forward to a future date. 

  15. Cancellations within 30 days are subject to a 50% cancellation fee. Cancellations within 15 to 0 days are subject to a 75% cancellation fee.

  16. The right is reserved to charge a late payment fee and interest in accordance with the Late Payment of Commercial Debts (Interest) Act 1998.  Additionally, a correspondence charge of £5.00 per letter, email or phone call necessitated by the non-payment of our account, may be charged at the Company’s discretion.

  17. Our Privacy Policy is to collect only the information that you supply us on the booking form or the contact form or over the telephone. This information is never divulged to any third parties. It is used solely for informing you about our services and the performance of any event that you book. Should you require that we delete any information held, please e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it with your request.

  18. Our address for correspondence is: Science Boffins (Barnet) Ltd, Devonshire House, Manor Way, Borehamwood. WD6 1QQ.  The company is registered in England number 6912483

  19. Alterations to these conditions will only be accepted if confirmed in writing by us.

  20. The retrospective reduction of £5 for non-attending children, down to 15 participants, must be claimed within 1 month of your booking.

  21. We want you to have as much fun as we will do presenting your party. If you have any concerns, please contact us. Should you have any complaints we will do our best to resolve them. However, if it is ever needed, our complaints procedure is available on request.

In your slime pack you have:

  • 100ml bottle of Polymvinyl Alcohol 
  • 25ml bottle of sodium Tetrabroate 
  • 5ml Slime Colouring 
  • 5 pots
  • 5 lids 
  • 5 stirring sticks 

 

How to make Slime

1. Pour approximately 20ml of polyvinyl alcohol into your pot. This should be enough to cover the bottom of the pot.

2. Add 10 drops off your slime colouring to the polyvinyl alcohol and stir with your stirring stick 

3. Add 50 drops (5ml) of sodium tetraborate to your solution and stir 

4. If your slime is still quite runny add 5 drops of sodium tetraborate at a time until it goes slimy. Remember to keep stirring too; good slime takes time!

5. When you're not playing with your slime, remember to keep the lid on it so that it doesn't dry out

 

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