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The Basics:

Cost of Soanes Centre Workshops:
Each workshop is for a maximum of 30 children and last between 1 ½ and 2 hours

Costs from September 2017/18 school year:
Schools situated in Tower Hamlets: £85 per workshop (= a 29% reduction on the full price).
Schools from other boroughs: £120 per workshop (1.5–2 hrs).

SEN classes of 15 pupils or less pay £50 per workshop

NB: One of our workshops, Electric Circuits (Rudolf The Red Nose Reindeer), has an additional charge for the cost of materials that the children use and take home with them. The cost is £0.80 per child. Please advise us at the time of booking how many children will be attending. No changes to this number can be accepted after the invoice has been sent.

Payment has to be received at least 2 weeks before the date of your booking and can be made by cheque or directly into our bank account with remittance advice sent to us by mail or email (

For bookings where payment has not been made at this time we reserve the right to cancel the booking.

Any cancelation received with less than 5 full working day’s notice will be charged in full.
NB: weekends, Bank Holidays and Tower Hamlets school holiday times DO NOT count as working days
Cancellations are only accepted in writing by mail or email (

Costs for Materials: For the “Rudolf The Red Nose Reindeer” workshop (electric circuits) we have to charge for the cost of materials that the children use and take home with them. The cost is £1 per child, which will be billed after the workshop for the actual number of children attending. This charge applies to all schools, including those from Tower Hamlets.

Please book by phoning Sigrid Werner on 020 8252 6644.
Early booking is recommended especially if you have a particular day in mind. And follow us on Twitter where we will also post last minute availability for weeks that were previously booked out. @SoanesCentreSLE
A confirmation and invoice will be mailed to you approximately 6 weeks before the date of your booking.

We do not provide lunch or any refreshments.
You can bring a packed lunch that can be eaten in the classroom before or after the workshop, or, weather permitting, you can picnic anywhere is the park.
NB: It is important to book the lunch space at the time when you book the workshop!
If the room is not reserved at the time of booking we cannot guarantee that it will be available for your class

Special Educational Needs:
We welcome children with special needs (both Special Needs classes and individual children) and can adapt any of our workshops to suit your class. The Soanes Centre and its large pond are wheelchair accessible, as are the main paths in the park.
NB: If your class includes children with individual SEN it is helpful for us if you can tell us at the time of booking but it is important to tell us before the start of the class itself!


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