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“Not brilliant”

Eureka! The National Children's Museum
Ranked #3 of 38 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, Bathroom facilities, Lockers / storage, Baby buggy parking, Wheelchair access, Food available for purchase, Activities for older children, Stairs / lift
DONCASTER
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21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Not brilliant”
Reviewed 6 August 2014

Average, parts are great for kids, other areas not so clever, mainly because a fair percentage of hands on exhibits are not in full working order. Would agree with other reviewers that its more for the younger kids. Shop ok, café average, outside play area ok. Staff are very good and polite. Can not understand why you want to buy a season one visit was enough.

Visited July 2014
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Halifax, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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“brilliant for play”
Reviewed 5 August 2014

take my grandchildren who thoroughly enjoy Eureka, its fun as well as educational, lovely cafe or take your own food

Visited July 2014
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Mediocre all round”
Reviewed 1 August 2014 via mobile

Not great, but not dreadful. Value for money - OK. Exhibits - OK. Food - OK. Shop - OK. Playground - OK. Will come again with the included annual pass, but probably wouldn't pay again.

Very nice staff.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Good value based on it being an annual ticket”
Reviewed 27 July 2014 via mobile

Great value if you go a few times over the year.

Fun and educational, probably more for younger kids in my opinion.

If you take a picnic and it's raining there are old train carriages round the back you can use.

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Frome, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“A 'Eureka' moment!”
Reviewed 26 July 2014

My husband and I took our 9 year old niece and 10 month old daughter on a day out down to Eureka and were amazed at the variety of activities such as the 'high street' where children can 'withdraw' money and 'spend' it in m & s or the garage. They can control the weather and find out about themselves (heart rate, height, arm stretch, tooth number) but also role play as a bank clerk, receptionist, dentist or doctor. Children can find out about sound and how it travels to our ears. These section were perfect for our niece.

To top it off there were small designated areas for those children who were not yet walking (such as my daughter) which were great little oases of soft play which meant my daughter would not get squashed or lost in the action which was lovely and something which was clearly something that had been thought about.

There is also a picnic are for those that bring a picnic, a cafe for those who did not and a massive sandpit outside so that children can let off steam too (again my daughter loved this!)

The ticket price can be seen as steep with over 3 year old being charged £11:95 a ticket but there is an option to buy an annual ticket for those that live slightly closer.

The staff were friendly and helpful and also had a good array of facilities for those with special needs.

Fantastic day out... We spent 5 hours there... Bring change for the car park. Very buggy friendly!

Visited July 2014
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