James Boffin Party Proposals



It is possible for a party to be as long or short as you wish. Here are some ideas for your event. Please remember that James Boffin can adapt to any situation or format so if you have your own ideas then please do input.

My signature presentation at a party is an hour of general mixed science experiments designed to wow the children, and all presented in words to suit the age and understanding of the children. It is put across in a way that is entertainment, education, and amusement.

Here’s typical comment after a UU7 party . . .

Thank you so very much for entertaining us all today for Millie's party! Definitely by far the best idea for a party I think ever, and the children were kept engaged and wowed the whole way through. I am so pleased that we chose you, and you were professional the whole way through planning, from start to finish. The children left full of exciting ideas and experiments to try at home.

And then there’s this . . .

"Attended a great party on Saturday - James Boffin you really entertained the children - loved the James Boffin persona/stories.  Highly recommend if you are thinking of a children's party idea or a school event. Thanks James."

Kate Morris, a guest Mum at Nathan's party

My presentation takes the children on a mission to rescue Skwiddee from Doctor Puss. Here's Skwiddee . . .

To accomplish this mission I need to use a lot of different science on the way and I show the children this science in a WOW way. I will invite some of them to help me out. All presented in words suited to the age and understanding of the partygoers.

Here's a link to a short video, made by a School for me, that will give you an idea of the style of my presentation . . .

School Action Video UU7

And here’s a party video short . . .

Party Action Video UU7

I manage to fit in around a dozen experiments, so it's pretty quick-fire to keep everyone absorbed.

Plenty of WOW experiments happen, including . . .

nitrocellulose flash paper

science versus magic experiment with everyone joining in

air pressure, space, and a jam jar water experiment

Secret Science Agent model jet car for Newton's 3rd Law of Motion

butterflies and a very special science middle

how scientists keep trying, using a helicopter kit

Bernoulli's principle and how aeroplanes stay up, easily understood using a toilet roll

a pop bottle eruption

a dangerous chemical experiment with potassium iodide and hydrogen peroxide

a slightly scary experiment that everyone can try at home later

a really cute, easy to use, secret science electricity gadget from America that everyone loves

an appearance by Skwiddee and an intro to rocket science

a big WOW finale with a little science gift for each child to take home and experiment with

If you have a particular experiment you want included just let me know. Indeed we can discuss a different format to my standard presentation if you wish.

My fee for a one-hour appearance is just £199.00 all-inclusive of travel expenses and materials used.

I am not currently required to be registered for VAT so it doesn’t have to be added

(saving over £35 more)


I will perform a complimentary water rocket launch, conditions permitting


All children get a Skwiddee badge as a memento

If you want the party to be longer then one or two of these special extension modules, of 30 minutes each, work well. More time also allows for more hands-on involvement for all the children.



Lots of things fly and all of them use a different science to do it

We play with some of them and find out the science which helps them to fly

We'll experiment with flyers such as birds, bees, hot air balloons,

planes, hovercraft, rockets and lunar modules

all the children make their own science model hovercraft

All presented IN A PARTY FUN WAY and

in language appropriate to the age and ability of the children


-80° FROZEN CARBON DIOXIDE extra £99.00

This is an ESPECIALLY WOW extended party module

We use a box of DRY ICE pellets to find out about stuff

And about what happens inside stuff when we do things to it

Like discovering the rules about making it hotter and colder

And finding out that there's always some stuff that breaks the rules

All presented IN A PARTY FUN WAY and

in language appropriate to the age and ability of the children


Here’s a Dry Ice Explosion . . . . .


Skwiddee is a Rocket Science Agent

And Skwiddee will help show us how easy rocket science is

and tell us how some of his relatives can fly just like rockets!

We'll use a couple of indoor science rocket models to see how they do it

Then outside we could launch a REAL ROCKET up to a quarter of a mile high

All presented IN A PARTY FUN WAY and

in language appropriate to the age and ability of the children

And back indoors for a big WOW finale

(IMPORTANT  Real rocket launching is dependant on safe weather and space conditions

Launch may have to be aborted if considered to be a danger at the time

Appropriate contingency plans are in place so as not to disappoint)



Here a Plasma Ball is used to safely have some fun with electricity 

Oh! And we use an exciting new Light Wand UU7 got from a foreign Secret Science Agent

We all get very hands-on with some nitrocellulose, light tubes, goo, matches and paper clips, and have a shocking time

All presented IN A PARTY FUN WAY and in language appropriate to the age and ability of the children

AND Birthday child gets a Secret Science Light Wand  worth £15 as a present!



Polly Murs is our Goo Science Adviser

All children love slime

So with this Mission Extension let's find out what makes Goo what it is

and why it does what it does

Then let's dance to understand what's happening here

Now shall we do it with chemicals?

Like (C2H4O)x and Na2B4O7·10H2O and C2OH12O5

In pots so we can take it home and bounce it off the walls

All presented in IN A PARTY FUN WAY and

in language appropriate to the age and ability of the children

MORE MIXED SCIENCE extra £49.00 per half hour

Including some hands-on mixture from the above topics  

For more about James Boffin, please follow this link . . .

Just About UU7

More reviews are published here . . .

Reviews of UU7

I do hope that you choose UU7. It will be a huge fun event for everyone that is entertainment, education, and amusement with science. And all the children will leave with some ideas of experiments to try at home! You would not be disappointed.

James Boffin, Secret Science Agent UU7


0333 339 7007




James Boffin Secret Science Agent UU7

is a character created and performed by

Graham Hidderley/Burgess

'a grandfather, marketing maven, and actor'

more here


Where others sway, James Boffin rocks



UU7 SnapeClass Wizard Event For A Harry Potter Party 

Oftentimes a Secret Science Agent has to go undercover

in disguise to accomplish a mission objective.

A happening of Harry Potter-style Wizardry is

one of those times that you can share.

Invite James Boffin in disguise to present a

SnapeClass at your Harry Potter Party.


The Subtle Science and Exact Art of

"There will be no foolish wand-waving

or silly incantations in this class"

Science with a difference


Secret Science Agent UU7 goes undercover


for pure science intrigue and delight


Parties     Schools    Clubs     Events




Harry Potter Party Classes . . .  . . . . 

Basic Lesson Topics


Nitro Whoosh


Slimy Goo Concoction


Shocking Plasma


Light Wand Sensation


Spectral Spectacles


Bumblebore's Magic Exposed


Make A Snake


Fang Whitening Formula


Party Potion Recipes


Whirlwind Fire Illusion


Rocket Potion Pills 



Advanced Level Dry Ice


Large Jelly Cauldron Collider


Smoking Potion Drink


Screaming Spoons


Cold Bubble Chaos


Phlying Phials


Dry Ice Vapour Tasting


Glove Balloon Shape-Shifting


Fartescue's Ice Cream Manufacture


Mushroom Cloud Explosion

UVFX To Another Level


And The Wizard Extravaganza!



"I don't expect many of you to appreciate the subtle science and exact art that is potion-making. However, for those select few who possess the predisposition, I can teach you how to bewitch the mind and ensnare the senses. I can tell you how to bottle fame, brew glory, and even put a stopper in death."





There are four elements on offer


Basic Lesson

Advanced Level




Basic is the Foundation of a Snapeclass.

Advanced uses Dry Ice

UVFX creates long-throw UltraViolet light effects with lots of UV-reactive objects and materials and is displayed throughout the class presentation

Extravaganza is a post-class session when UVFX are left on for party food, dancing, and games (none of these are conducted by me, however)   

These are the options


Basic Lesson Only (60 minutes) - £299

Advanced Level Only (60 minutes) - £399


UVFX is an add-in feature for any package, - £199

Extravaganza is an add-on only available with UVFX add-in (60 minutes) - £100


Basic + Advanced Mix (90 minutes) - £499

Basic + Advanced (120 minutes) - £599


Basic + Advanced Mix + UVFX (90 minutes) - £699


Basic + Advanced + UVFX (120 minutes) - £799


Basic + Advanced Mix + UVFX + Extravaganza (150 minutes) - £799


Basic + Advanced + UVFX + Extravaganza (180 minutes) - £899


These packages are premium parties and use lots of materials and some expensive equipment, hence the pricing structure. Particularly WOW and UNIQUE though so well worth the investment if the best is wanted.


They said it was the best day ever.


The whole school, children and adults alike, thoroughly enjoyed the activities of the day. Every single child had a positive comment to make. 

Thank you so much for a truly brilliant party - all the children were talking about it at school yesterday (and the parents).

The children absolutely did have a great day and it certainly sparked an interest in Science for many. It is clear to me, as it was to the rest of the staff, that you are passionate about Science and teaching these exciting things to children.

​Thanks James, for all your work on the day. You really animated the Bradford Science Festival and the evaluations are all very positive.

Thank you for all the wonderful work you have done with the children over the last two days. It has been fantastic to see the children's excitement and engagement in the world of science. The adults have been totally engaged too!! 

Attended a great party on Saturday - James Boffin you really entertained the children - loved the James Boffin persona/stories and the experiments. Highly recommend if you are thinking of a children's party idea or a school event. Thanks James

Dear James, thanks for a wonderful, fun-filled and exciting two days of science extravaganza! The children have had a fantastic time learning about various scientific concepts in a fun way. The dry ice workshop was a real wow moment and the final rocket launch was a definite crowd pleaser! The assembly was amazing. It was a pleasure having you at our school.

I would like to say how much our children enjoyed James Boffin at our youth club last night. James entertained around fifty 4-8 year old children and they were all mesmerized by him, as were the thirty 9-15 year olds. The kids were all laughing and shouting their little heads off. The feedback from the parents the day after was fantastic. Apparently their little ones raved on and on about all the experiments that he had showed them.