Practical science in Devon & the south west to support your child’s learning

On this page you’ll find details of how to book onto Sciencedipity’s spring/summer schedule of science clubs for home educating families.

We also have some stand-alone workshops for home-ed families at venues who haven’t got a regular club.

*** Block Booking offer: Book all 10 sessions and get 20% off ***

sciencedipity home-ed science club spring summer term

The club’s key features:

    • The club is fortnightly, date & time depends on the location.
    • Suitable for primary aged children aged 6-12, who will receive the British Science Association’s Crest Award after completing 8 activities.
    • Club costs £12.50 per child per session (£10 for the Early Bird offer which ends on jan 20th. These children can be dropped off but parents/carers are welcome to stay and join in.
    • Younger children (3-5yo) are welcome with accompanying adults at £5 each if participating but only older children can get the award.
    • Each session is 90 mins long. There are 10 sessions running from feb-june, with each session covering different topics. To see the spring/summer topics, click here.
    • You can book into all sessions or just 1 or a few sessions – its up to you although block bookings receive a 20% discount.
    • Download & print the Superstar Crest Passport here for us to stamp to record your progress.
    • Sessions are also valid for Children’s University Passports.
    • Join our Facebook group
    • Science kits are available to purchase and we’ll bring them to your session for you (they can not be posted).

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Spring/Summer Timetable

Bookings for these are open, click on the relevant button below:

Barnstaple – Mondays 10.30-12
Barnstaple Library (Room 3B), Tuly Street, Barnstaple, EX31 1EL
on the following dates
Feb 24th,  March 9th, March 23rd, April 6th, April 20th, May 4th, May 18th, June 1st, June 15th, June 29th.

Book a Barnstaple Session

Book all 10 Barnstaple sessions


Bideford – Mondays 2.15- 3.45
Northam Community Centre, Fore St, Northam, Bideford EX39 1AW
on the following dates
Feb 24th,  March 9th, March 23rd, April 6th, April 20th, May 4th, May 18th, June 1st, June 15th, June 29th.

Book a Northam Session

Book all 10 Northam sessions


Launceston – Tuesdays 10.30-12
The Ambulance Hall, Westgate Street, Launceston, PL15 7AE
on the following dates
Feb 25th, March 10th, March 24th, April 7th, April 21st, May 5th, May 19th, June 2nd, June 16th, June 30th.

Book a Launceston Session

Book all 10 Launceston sessions


Okehampton – Tuesdays 2-3.30
Pavilion in the Park, OCRA, Mill Rd, Okehampton EX20 1GE
on the following dates
Feb 25th,  March 10th, March 24th, April 7th, April 21st, May 5th, May 19th, June 2nd, June 16th, June 30th.

Book a Okehampton Session

Book all 10 Okehampton sessions


Tiverton – Wednesdays 10.30-12
Old Heathcoat Community Centre, 81 King St, Tiverton EX16 5JJ
on the following dates
Feb 26th,  March 11th, March 25th, April 8th, April 22nd, May 6th, May 20th, June 3rd, June 17th, July 1st.

Book a Tiverton Session

Book all 10 Tiverton sessions


Exeter – Thursdays 10.30-12 
Newtown Community Centre, Belmont Park, Gordon Rd, Exeter EX1 2DH
on the following dates
Feb 27th,  March 12th, March 26th, April 9th, April 23rd, May 7th, May 21st, June 4th, June 18th, July 2nd.

Book an Exeter Session

Book all 10 Exeter sessions


Kingskerswell – Thursdays 1.30-3 
Kingskerswell Public Hall, Newton Rd, Kingskerswell, Newton Abbot TQ12 5ES
on the following dates
Feb 27th,  March 12th, March 26th, April 9th, April 23rd, May 7th* (*at Kingskerswell Village Hall), May 21st, June 4th, June 18th, July 2nd.

Book a Kingskerswell Session

Book all 10 Kingskerswell sessions


Taunton – Fridays 10-11.30
The Trident Centre, Galmington Road, Taunton, TA1 5NN

on the following dates
Feb 28th,  March 13th, March 27th, April 10th, April 24th, May 8th, May 22nd, June 5th, June 19th, July 3rd.

Book a Taunton Session

Book all 10 Taunton sessions


Minehead – Fridays 1-2.30
Minehead Eye, 1 Mart Rd, Minehead TA24 5BJ
Feb 28th,  March 13th, March 27th, April 10th, April 24th, May 8th, May 22nd, June 5th, June 19th, July 3rd.

Book a Minehead Session

Book all 10 Minehead sessions


Yeovil – Fizz-Zoom-Science
Friday 14th Feb 1.15 to 3.15pm at Abbey Manor Community Centre, The Forum, Abbey Manor Park, BA21 3TL Yeovil, Somerset
2 science workshops in 1 – Chemistry: what happens in a chemical reaction (take home bath bomb & slime) followed by Engineering: design, make & race air powered cars (take home you car). For home educated children.
£15 per child. Click here to book.

Weston s Mare – Fizz-Zoom-Science
Wednesday 26th Feb 12.30-2.30 at Worle Community Centre, Lawrence Road, BS22 6TU, Weston-super-Mare
2 science workshops in 1 – Chemistry: what happens in a chemical reaction (take home bath bomb & slime) followed by Engineering: design, make & race air powered cars (take home you car). For home-educated children.
£15 per child. Click here to book.

Totnes – Fizz-Zoom-Science
Monday 2nd March 1-3pm at St John’s Church, 26 Bridgetown, Totnes TQ9 5AD
2 science workshops in 1 – Chemistry: what happens in a chemical reaction (take home bath bomb & slime) followed by Engineering: design, make & race air powered cars (take home you car). For home educated children.
£15 per child. Click here to book.

Dorchester – Fizz-Zoom-Science
Friday 20th March 12.30-2.30pm at Frampton Village Hall, 33-36 Dorchester Road, Frampton, Dorset, DT2 9NF
2 science workshops in 1 – Chemistry: what happens in a chemical reaction (take home bath bomb & slime) followed by Engineering: design, make & race air powered cars (take home you car). For home educated children.
£15 per child. Click here to book.


Older children/teens

Ruth from Sciencedipity offers tuition for older children in particular in Biology and Microbiology. She is a Biomedical Scientist & qualified teacher, and currently teachers part-time on the degree at the local college to her home town of Barnstaple, as well as private 1-2-1 sessions and her private lab-based courses for teens. Please get in touch to find out more.

Chemistry and other sciences for KS1-3

Chemistry and other sciences for KS1-3