Here I’ve addressed some of the questions I’ve received regarding parties during the pandemic, what you can/can’t do etc. Some parents are excited about having science entertainment to celebrate their child’s birthday, but some parents remain concerned.

ARE WE EVEN ALLOWED TO HAVE A PARTY?
Yes! You can have one of our Science Parties (minus certain activities) to celebrate the special day. The parties are smaller becuase the government has said we can only meet in groups of 6. So you can have a small party in a community centre, in your home or in your garden.

WHAT HAPPENS AT THE SCIENCE PARTY?
You can still choose from any of the themes: Crazy Chemistry, Roald Dahl, Magical potions, Beauty or Devine Slime, but there will be some differences. The main difference is that we won’t be able to have any of the children helping us with the science show & demonstrations. This means that the party will be slightly shorter in duration – about 1 hour and we’ve reduced the price to reflect this. We have tweaked some of the activities too so children from different family groups can more easily maintain the 2 meter distance.

HOW SAFE WILL THE SCIENCE PARTY BE?
The kit we bring for the children to use will be cleaned beforehand, as well as the science items they get to keep as party bags. There is loads of interaction still, but there is no getting the kids up to be helpers, nor can we bring lab coats for children to wear at the moment, until it is safe to do so. We do bring goggles though!

HOW MUCH IS A SCIENCE PARTY?
We’ve reduced the price to £150 for these small parties of up to 6 children (£5 per additional child) plus mileage, although parties in the Barnstaple, Bideford and Braunton areas are not charged mileage. The reduced price reflects the fact that we’ll be using less resources and that the party is likely to be slightly shorter because children can’t help with the show. The party will still be hands-on and fun, with lots to make & take home.

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I STILL DON’T FEEL 100% COMFORTABLE WITH THIS, BUT STILL WOULD LIKE TO CELEBRATE MY CHILD’S BIRTHDAY. WHAT CAN I DO?
I understand that not everyone will feel entirely comfortable with having a garden party yet. Covid-19 has affected everyone in different ways. We have introduced an ONline Party Package, where the birthday boy or girl and their guests can have a great time live with me via Zoom, using the kit that we’ve sent them, to enable a fully interactive and memorable celebration.

We are also running science workshops that you could come to in order to celebrate the special day, and you can bring more guests too as the workshops is run as an educational class for children. Our workshops are very much like our parties in that they are great fun, hands on and the children take something home with them. Check out the science events across Devon here.

Please contact us if you have any other queries via email hello@sciencedipity.co.uk, or call/text 07847006048.

 

Happy science-ing

Ruth

Chief Scientist

Sciencedipity