Eureka! The National Children’s Museum
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Average time spent – 3-4 hours.
Things to do at Eureka! The National Children’s Museum review
Have you been to Eureka! The children’s museum in Halifax, West Yorkshire? If not and you have children under 11, then you really should if you are ever nearby.
There are over 400 interactive exhibits for children to interact with. In addition there is a creative space (art and crafts) and a theatre space. They also put on extra activities. On one of our visits we saw a interactive storytelling session of Room on the Broom (by Eureka! Staff), which was great for preschool age children.
The staff are amazing with kids and they are always on hand in the creative space and we’ve also seen a couple in the town square area pretending to be robbers and police which the kids seemed to love.
In the pretend town square there is a bank with a working cash machine (not real cash), post office, supermarket, road works, car garage and a house with all the rooms you’d expect.
Kids can find out how their body works in a bright and modern area with a dentist, baby clinic area and more. The baby clinic has scales and dolls to weigh. There is also a pregnant dummy with pretend ultrasound machine, complete with heartbeat sounds. It’s a great place for kids to learn without even realising that they are learning.
There is a great outdoor area too, complete with large sandpit plus a train which you can explore and even picnic in.
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Important Information Eureka! The National Children’s Museum
Eating – There is a cafe on-site which sells meals, drinks and snacks. You can take a picnic outdoors and they have a few picnic spaces inside.
Facilities in brief – Interactive children’s museum with over 400 exhibits. There is an outdoor play area. There are toilets and a cafe.
Entry price – *Mid-range
*Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online. *Mid-range. Tickets are £13.95 for anyone 3 years and over. 1-2 year old £5.95 and under 1s are free. Parking is £3.20 for 3 hours or £6.40 for 6 hours. Annual passes are available.
Opening: Eureka! has quite a varied calendar. They open during school holidays but over the winter they tend to only open Friday to Sunday. For up to date opening times and dates please follow this link.
Address: Discovery Rd, Halifax HX1 2NE, West Yorkshire. Phone: 01422 330069
This is a Guest Post with thanks to Claire from The Ladybird Adventures
Category – Museum – Indoors with outdoor playground – suitable for all ages.