Hands-on Science Kits

Build, Learn, Play

Build, Learn, Play

Our Discover and Play kits provide hands-on experiences for children to learn about the world around them.

Each kit is designed to help your child discover a science or engineering topic, while making games and gadgets they can play with.

We think you’ll enjoy them too!

How it works


Choose a Kit

Purchase a kit and follow the step-by-step instructions to build and play with the projects included.


Visit the Shed

Visit Sniff and Snails’ virtual Shed to discover more projects to make with each kit – for free!


Keep Learning

Add more kits to continue the journey of scien-terrific discovery and play.

How it works

Loved by kids and grown-ups!

Ali (mum of two)
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The kids had a blast...they don't even realise they've just had a science lesson.
Jenny (mum of two)
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Sniff and Snails make the most wonderful kits. Nancy loved making the kit with her dad.
Archie (age 8)
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This is so, so epic...when can I get the next one?
Alex (dad of one)
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She really loved making the alarm and and the kit is really nicely put together too.
Emmett (age 9)
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Woah this is awesome! We should cancel our subscriptions and buy more of these kits.
Sophie (age 10)
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I love how colourful all the creations are and the instructions are really easy to follow.

Meet the Kits

Explore the amazing science behind electricity. Learn how to make games and gadgets that light-up and buzz.

Future Kits

We’re working behind the scenes to bring lots more Discover and Play kits to you very soon. Watch this space!

Visit Sniff and Snails’ virtual shed to discover new creations, gadgets and games to make with each Discover and Play kit.

Designed by expert technologists, engineers and astrophysicists.

Tested by kids, parents and teachers across the UK.

Frequently Asked Questions

Each of our Discover and Play kits can be purchased individually - no subscription required!


And wait, the fun doesn’t stop once the projects in the kit have been completed. We're constantly coming up with imaginative new ways to make the most of each kit. If you want to be the first to discover new creations you can make with your kit, join our mailing list or give us a follow on social media.

Discover and Play kits are designed to spark the curiosity and creativity of young minds aged 5 and over. We appreciate every child is wonderfully unique, so request adult supervision at all times to ensure each kit remains maximally enjoyable and (of course) safe.

Discover and Play kits are designed to empower children ages 5 and over to discover the fundamentals of science and engineering through the superpowers of hands-on play.


The kits are inspired by the primary school curriculum and explore a wide range of topics from circuit science to mechanical engineering. For a description of the topics covered by each kit, visit the individual product pages.