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Are science parties worth the high cost?

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Hygellig Mon 17-Oct-16 11:18:12

I'm thinking of doing a science party for my son's sixth birthday as he loves doing experiments. I've contacted a few companies and the prices seem to be between £200-250 for an hour. Whilst I'm not quite as tight as DH (who said he didn't expect to pay more than for a facepainter) it seems very expensive. If you've done one, was it worth it? There isn't the option to pay on a per child basis. I was thinking of inviting about 8 children.

On the other hand although the price is high I suppose it could easily cost nearly that much doing a large party at soft play or trampolining.

I know I could set up some experiments myself, or for that matter just have some of DS's friends over for tea, cake and a couple of party games, but get very anxious at the thought of supervising and entertaining multiple children.

Hygellig Tue 22-Nov-16 13:19:47

Not sure how many people ever venture onto this board, but should anyone ever be researching this, I highly recommend doing a science party. We used Science Boffins and the presenter was absolutely brilliant.

Monkeynuts22 Wed 04-Jan-17 11:12:56

Hi Hygellig
Thanks for posting about Science Boffins. I am trying to organise one for my 7 year old and finding it difficult to choose between Mad Science, Sublime science and Science Boffins.
Can you tell me a bit more about how your party worked out please? How many kids did you have, and was it all worthwhile! Bit nervous that it seems to be hit and miss depending on who the presenter is on the day.
If you could give me the name of your presenter that would be fab
Many thanks

FSmith Tue 10-Jan-17 21:12:16

Hi,
Great to here the party was a success. I'm currently trying to choose who to choose for a 6 yrs old party coming up. Find it very confusing which of the there to book. Any advice would be much appreciated!

Grumpbum Tue 10-Jan-17 21:15:12

We recently went to a 'sublime science' party was good and 6 year old enjoyed it. Have also been to a mini professors party that was also excellent

Cwtchythings Tue 10-Jan-17 21:26:24

We had a Mad Science party, with about half the class. It was summertime so they set up in a gazebo in the garden, and all trotted over to the field opposite to launch a rocket. It was great and we were very happy with it. They even added in some dry ice experiments that I hadn't paid for, because they had some left over from a previous party.

Tubbyinthehottub Tue 10-Jan-17 21:32:11

I did this for a 6 yr old. It was expensive but a really good party, all the kids enjoyed themselves.

FSmith Tue 10-Jan-17 21:48:54

It does seem like it's a great party idea.
Tubbyinthehottub, which company did you use?
Cwtchythings, do you remember which party package you bought?

Cwtchythings Tue 10-Jan-17 22:01:45

We had the basic package, with the rocket extra on top, I think that was it..

Tubbyinthehottub Tue 10-Jan-17 22:11:22

This guy, amazing http://www.captaindantastic.com/ North West based but he does all over.

FSmith Wed 11-Jan-17 09:05:48

Thanks for replies smile

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