At Wild Science, we concentrate on three different science-based activities, specifically chosen to be suitable for use in your care home.

Each workshop lasts 30-45 minutes and is fully adaptable to meet the needs of your residents.

Our care home science activity sessions can be arranged individually as stand-alone sessions, or they may be combined with other workshops to make an engaging afternoon of science.

Our science workshops are designed to be family friendly, meaning that not just your residents, but their visitors (age four and over) can take part too.


Soap Making Workshop

When senses are stimulated, it can transport us back to a different time or place. A particular sight, sound or even smell can evoke a memory, once thought to be long forgotten. Our soap making workshop aims to stimulate these senses in an entertaining and enjoyable way.

Your residents will be encouraged to get up close and personal with the fragrances and textures of soap.

We start by looking at the history of soap – when it was first invented, who used it, the first basic soap recipe, what essential oils can be added and how they benefit you.

Each participant then has the opportunity to make their own soap.

We provide a melted pre-made base, each member of the group can then choose to add colours and essential oils to create a totally unique soap personalised to suit them.

Slime workshop

Can you ever be too old to make slime?….We think not!

In this fun and interactive workshop, we teach participants about the science behind slime, what makes is so gooey and how it can be manipulated.

Once residents know how it works, they then get the opportunity to make slime themselves.

Our simple slime recipe is quick and easy to make, and one of our science presenters is always on hand to ensure it goes smoothly.

Once the slime is created, the fun really starts, and you can begin experimenting with it – how well can you mould it and whose will stretch the furthest?

Sherbet making workshop

Another workshop deigned to stimulate memories from the dim and distant past.

The great thing about this activity is not only do you get the fun of making sherbet but you also get a sweet treat to enjoy after!

Learn what sherbet consists of and the chemical reaction that takes place when it touches your tongue.

Everyone can then have a go at making their own sherbert using our simple sherbet recipe – a mix of edible citric acid crystals, bicarbonate of soda and icing sugar.

Our care home science activity sessions can be adapted to your needs. If you would like to know more contact Wild Science on 020 3372 4300 or email