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How old do you have to be to take part?

Our workshops and parties are suitable for ages 3+ (there's no upper age limit). Some children may need extra help from grown-ups, but we try to encourage kids to do as much as possible. 

Do adults have to pay? can adults stay? 

We advise one accompanying adult attend per booking to ensure our venue does not become overcrowded. Adults are welcome to purchase a ticket if they wish to participate in the workshop alongside their children. Children can not be left unaccompanied. 

Where is GOOTOPIA?

We have 3 branches in LEWISHAM, BRIXTON and WANDSWORTH .

Gootopia Lewisham

Unit 21 (opposite Greggs), Lewisham Shopping Centre, Molesworth Street, Lewisham. SE13 7HB.
We are 5 minutes walk from Lewisham DLR and Train Station, and on many major bus routes via Lewisham town centre. 

Gootopia  Brixton

Arch 494, Rathgar Road, London SW9 7EP

We are 2 minutes walk from Loughborough Juntion train Station and 12 minutes from Brixton Tube and train station.

Gootopia Wandsworth

Unit 38-39, Southside Shopping Centre

Do you have parking?

Parking is available at Lewisham Shopping Centre and Southside Shopping Centre.  There is off-street parking at Brixton in nearby residential streets (Wanless Road & Hinton Road are near). 

How long do workshops and parties last?

Workshops last approx one hour. Arrive 15 minutes before your workshop start time. Please do not be late. To preserve the experience for all customers we have a strict policy of no admittance 15 minutes after a workshop begins.  Please do not call us to tell you are going to be late. 

Do kids take anything away?

Yes, they go away with a tub of the slime they have made plus a tub of the giant slime.  We provide all materials and VegWare containers for all workshops and parties.

Is Slime Safe?

Gootopia slime is certified to CE standards, it is non-toxic and child-friendly. It has been laboratory tested. 

Can I get a Refund?

Our workshops are a ticketed event, therefore tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable. Unfortunately if you miss your workshop for any reason,  (including illness or travel issues) you will need to buy another ticket.  For parties, you can cancel  and re-schedule up to 14 days before your party, providing we have availability. 

Do you have wheelchair access?

We are inclusive and welcome children of all abilities. We are fully wheelchair accessible . The party room at Lewisham is accessible only via stairs, however, we have an alternative option if access is required. 

Can I bring Babies/Toddlers even though they can’t participate?

Yes, they can sit with you in the spectator area at the side of the workshop.

How can i get slime out  of hair & clothes?

Vinegar! Pour some vinegar on a dishcloth, rub it on the slime,  and wash as normal. A normal wash will usually get rid of slime on clothes without vinegar. 

IS IT MESSY? 

Not usually, but we do recommend children wear clothes they can get messy and roll their sleeves up. We provide aprons.  

WHAT HAPPENS IF I'm LATE TO A WORKSHOP OR PARTY?

Sorry but you will not be admitted if you arrive late - latecomers are disruptive to the session and spoil the experience for other customers.  We are unable to refund tickets for people who arrive late and a new ticket will need to be purchased. 

WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A WORKSHOP AND A PARTY?

If you book a party, you have the space to yourself, and are allowed 15mins at the end to cut cake and sing happy birthday. We are also able to give the birthday child a bit more attention than they might receive if your birthday group attended an open workshop. However, the slime making experience is exactly the same as our regular workshops.  From our experience, the kids enjoy it either way!

HOW MANY EXTRA CHILDREN BEYOND THOSE IN THE PARTY PACKAGE CAN YOU ACCOMmODATE? 

Our workshop space can accommodate 32 children. Just pay for any extra children beyond those included in the package on the day. We will contact you before  your party to get a rough idea of the number of children you are expecting. 

What's the difference between original and glow slime workshops? 

Our Original Slime recipe provides a wider variety of colour choices and shaving foam.  Glow slime is restricted to green, yellow, pink and orange colours and we don't add shaving foam (but we do add glow powder so it glows in the dark!). Both recipes include charms, glitter & scent. 

WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN YOUR WORKSHOPS AND 'DROP-IN' SLIME? 

Our workshops last an hour and include a slime show (10mins), individual slime and giant slime making.  They run at 11am, 1pm and 3.30pm on weekends and school holidays. We recommend pre-booking and tickets cost £15.99 per child.  We run 'Drop-In' slime all day, every day,  at our Wandsworth & Lewisham stores, and you can make a slime from scratch with no pre-booking.  Drop In costs £7.99 and usually takes about 10-15minutes. 

Do YOU SELL PARTY BAGS? 

Not at the moment but we're working on it!

DO YOU HAVE TOILETS? 

Yes, at every store. 

WHAT IS YOUR SUSTAINABILITY POLICY?

We use non-toxic, biodegradable PVA glue, VegWare packaging to reduce plastic waste, natural and vegan-approved paint, and biodegradable mix-ins for our slime products. We promote public transport use among our employees to lower carbon emissions, and many of our venue fixtures are reclaimed. Additionally, we actively encourage recycling at all our locations. Our sustainability policy reflects our dedication to making a positive environmental impact while delivering enjoyable and sustainable slime products to our customers.

HOW CAN I FIND OUT ABOUT FRANCHISING? 

We are actively seeking our franchisees across the UK and internationally.  Please give us a call or email hello@gootopia.co.uk with your details, and we'll get back to you. 

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