Practical Science for home-education

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

1) Online Clubs

Frees sessions can be found here.

Online, practical & fun science clubs can be found here

We also offer 1-2-1 classes, click here to explore prices & the topics on offer

2) In-person Clubs

** UPDATE 22nd FEB – BOOKINGS ARE RE-OPEN **

Following the Governments Spring 2021 Roadmap plans, children’s activities can resume indoors no earlier than April 12th (see point 117 here). Therefore we have re-opened our bookings again for our in person clubs starting after the Easter holidays in April.

Our practical science sessions are suitable for children aged 6-12, younger siblings are welcome too at a reduced fee and share resources with their older sibling. The sessions are run either as a fortnightly club or as ad-hoc workshops depending on demand and distance from Sciencedipity’s HQ (North Devon).

Our fortnightly clubs are in these towns: Launceston, Bude, Tiverton, South Molton, Exeter, Kingskerswell, Barnstaple. Prices start at £10 per session, more details below of the key features.

Towns we’re visiting in 2021 for ad-hoc workshops (after the pandemic): Taunton, Plymouth, Weston s.Mare, Yeovil, Exmouth, Okehampton. These are usually 2 hours long and price is around £15 per child.

Our fortnightly home-ed club’s key features are:

    • Each session is 90 mins long, very hands-on and interactive, each session covers different topics in biology, chemistry & physics.
    • Suitable for primary aged children aged 6-12, younger siblings (4-5yo) are welcome to join in with their accompanying sibling at £5 each
    • Topics are planned in advance – see below
    • Costs £10 per session when you block book 5 sessions or £12.50 per child per session if you don’t want to block book.
    • Children should be dropped off during the ongoing covid restrictions in April, but parents/carers who need to stay can do so, but please let us know as venues have limited the numbers of people in their space.
    • Option to register for the British Science Association’s Crest Award (£5 one-off fee). Certificate received after completing 8 sessions. You can register here.
    • Sessions are also valid for Children’s University Passports.
    • Join our private Facebook group

The Fortnightly Club 2021

Book a session or Block Book for a discount

Launceston – Tuesdays 10.30-12
The Ambulance Hall, Westgate Street, Launceston, PL15 7AE
on these dates:  27/4, 11/5, 25/5, 8/6, 22/6, 6/7, 20/7

Block Book 5 sessions for £10/session

Book a Launceston session

Bude – Tuesdays 1.30 – 3pm
Parkhouse Centre, Ergue-Gaberic Way, Bude EX23 8LD
on these dates: 27/4 11/5, 25/5, 8/6, 22/6 6/7, 20/7

Block Book 5 sessions for £10/session

Book a Bude session

Tiverton – Wednesdays 10.30 – 12
Old Heathcoat Community Centre, 81 King St, Tiverton EX16 5JJ
on these dates: 28/4, 12/5, 26/5, 9/6, 23/6, 7/7, 21/7

Block Book 5 sessions for £10/session

Book a Tiverton session

South Molton – Wednesdays 1.30 – 3
The Assembly Rooms at the Town Hall in Broad Street, South Molton.
on these dates: 28/4, 12/5, 26/5, 9/6, 23/6, 7/7, 21/7

Block Book 5 sessions for £10/session

Book a South Molton session

Exeter – Thursdays 10 – 11.30
Sylvania Community Hall, Exeter EX4 7DR
on these dates: 29/4 13/5, 27/5, 10/6, 24/6, 8/7, 22/7

Block Book 5 sessions for £10/session

Book a Exeter session

Kingskerswell – Thursdays 1 – 2.30 
Kingskerswell Public Hall, Newton Rd, Kingskerswell, Newton Abbot TQ12 5ES
on these dates: 29/4, 13/5, 27/5, 10/6, 24/6, 8/7, 22/7

Block Book 5 sessions for £10/session

Book a KKW session

Barnstaple – Fridays 10 – 11.30
Barnstaple Library (Room 3B), Tuly Street, Barnstaple, EX31 1EL
on these dates: 30/4, 14/5, 28/5, 11/6, 25/6, 9/7, 23/7

Block Book 5 sessions for £10/session

Book a Barnstaple session


Workshops – various locations (in Person)

These are likely to resume in May 2021 – details to follow


Older children/teens

Ruth from Sciencedipity offers tuition for older children in particular in Biology and Microbiology. She is a Biomedical Scientist & qualified teacher  currently teaching part-time teaching at the local college as well as working in clinical molecular microbiology. Please get in touch to find out about 1-2-1 private lessons and group classes. Her Lab-based evening course should return in the spring (pending the pandemic situation).

Chemistry and other sciences for KS1-3

Chemistry and other sciences for KS1-3


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