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“lots to do even for toddlers!”

Eureka! The National Children's Museum
Ranked #3 of 41 things to do in Halifax
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: We're an award-winning children's museum in Halifax, West Yorkshire, with more than 400 interactive exhibits which inspire children aged 0-11 to learn about themselves and the world around them through imagination, discovery and, most importantly, play!
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Lockers / storage, Baby buggy parking, Stairs / lift, Food available for purchase
Reviewed 28 August 2012

I visited Eureka in July with my son and granddaughter, aged 17months. I didn't expect there to be much to entertain her because I thought the museum was aimed at the over 5s but I was very wrong. There is a lovely outdoor play area with an enormous sandpit and lots of outdoor toys, along with some open marquees where you could eat a packed lunch if the day was cold or rainy. Inside there are some areas aimed specifically at toddlers but my granddaughter enjoyed everything she encountered. The entry fee was very reasonable too because for £10 you get a year long pass to visit as often as you like and over the course of the year there are themed activities so you could easily visit three or four times a year and it not feel as though you had seen it all before. I think children up to the age of about 11 or 12 would enjoy a visit and find lots to interest them. Finally, a word of praise for the cafe food - it wasn't too expensive and the portions were enormous. There was lots of choice and it was good wholesome food - not fast food.

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Reviewed 28 August 2012

This is a museum with children at the heart. All ages up to about 12 years catered for, quite expensive to go in, although for those living close by you can get a yearly pass. (this would be more useful if the child was named and the adult could be interchangable, say mum and grandma). So many things the children can do it is difficult to know where to start, everything hands on, they can go to the bank, draw out money, go to the supermarket. There is a house which teaches so much while the children play. There is a reading tree, a garage where the children can change tyres, and learn many different things while playing cars. For the little ones there is now plenty to do at their level. When I last went there was a large section on 'my body', which the children could go round, learning at their level. As an extra, there are many outside activities which can be accessed without paying the entrance fee.

Thank Christina M
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Reviewed 28 August 2012

Fantastic place to visit for both kids and adults.
Very hands on experience for everyone.
Thes loads to do and see. A full day out.
We took our 18month old & 4 year old and we all enjoyed it.
They had things on for kids like workshops on to make things, there was people dressed up for entertainment, there was a room for book reading, arts and crafts. Etc.
It's also fantastic for people with all kinds of disabilitys, easy access, great stimulants.
there was also entertainment outside in the tents as well as a big sand pit. A little maze for you to walk around (don't worry, you carnt get lost as its at foot level)
There is a cafe but it is quite dear (as is most places within these kind of attractions) and doesn't offer much Choice. But of corse you can take your own food.
You have to pay for parking though, what we did was pay for 4hours then returned to the car and paid for another 4hours otherwise it would of cost a lot more.

But overall it was Absolutly fantastic.
And if you book via Internet, you can get a annual pass upgrade for free which in titles you to return for FREE as many times as you like within 1year from date of purchase.

Thank zoepaul2
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Reviewed 27 August 2012 via mobile

We were queued out in the rain waiting to get in umbrellas and chocolates were given to us Which I thought was lovely I think for adults it's a rip off entry wise!
For kids there's loads to do yeah some things downtown work but it doesn't matter kids loved it my review is real I'd go again but not especially ! Overall out was great and a nice experience !

Thank Najmx
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Reviewed 27 August 2012

Eureka! Is a good family day out but quite tired & the exhibits aren't refreshed enough meaning its the same everytime. We went when they had a creepy crawly display, drove 15 miles, paid for parking with an excited 3 yr old to see the 'creepy crawlies' only to be told that it was for 5 yr olds + only despite their being no mention of this in their leaflets or website & thus had a disappointed 3 yr old. It's good if you're local to it & need to entertain children on a rainy day however magna in Sheffield is a better option.

Thank GemmaFAR
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