FAQs

• How do I find out if the date I want is available?

Call Aberdeen Science Centre on 01224 640340 and we will be happy to help with your enquiry.

• What is the duration of the party?

The party will last 2 hours and are at 10.00-12.00, 12.00-14.00 or 14.00. These slots are filled on a first come basis.

• The weekend I wanted is fully booked, do you do weekday parties?

Depending on availability we may be able to offer mid-week parties. If we are able to do this, the party would be from 16.00 - 18.00. Please call the centre on 01224 640340 and ask to speak to Elaine to discuss this.

• Where can I get party invitations?

Click here to download your party invitations.

• Is there enough parking for guests?

Unfortunately we don't have parking onsite at Aberdeen Science Centre but Bon Accord's car park is a short walk from the centre.

• How much is the deposit?

The deposit is £50 and we require it within two weeks of your provsionally booking. Once we have received this we will give you birthday invitations, the party menu and a hard copy of our Terms and Conditions for you to read at your leisure.

• Can I pay the deposit over the phone/online?

Deposits can be paid by coming into the Centre, or by BACS transfer. Unfortunately, we cannot take payments over the phone. For further information please call the Centre on 01224 640340 or e-mail birthdays@asc.scot

• Is there a minimum number of children needed?

Yes, the minimum number is 10 children. If you have fewer children attending you will still be charged for 10. The final number of guests will be required one week before the party.

• How many adults can be admitted free of charge?

For children aged 5 and under, one adult can be admitted free of charge for every party child. For children aged 6 and over, up to 4 adults can be admitted free per party. Any additional adults will be charged the £5.75 adult entry fee. Adults accompanying the party should supervise the party at all times.

• When does the menu need to be submitted?

We provide a set menu for your party, however please let us know if there are any allergies that we need to be aware of at least three weeks before your party. You are welcome to bring in extra food but a food waiver form must be completed. We cannot cater for those with severe allergies and would therefore recommend you bring along your own food in these instances.

• Do I need to bring anything other than just a cake?

We try as much as possible to make the party bags gender neutral. We try our best to vary the items but each party bag will usually contain the following:

• A puzzle based item
• A book based item
• A stationery based item
• A miscellaneous item

Some parents like to provide extras for the party bags – this is no problem at all! Just hand any items into reception at the beginning of the party and we will pop them into the bags so that they are ready for the end of the party.

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