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"Great fun for kids of all ages…"
I went to Eureka as an older child when it first opened and was skeptical about how much it would have to offer my DD1 (18 months) but I couldn't have been more wrong. Whilst most of the educational elements were lost on her, she had great fun running around and touching all the exhibits. There are also 3 dedicated under 5s spaces. I would really recommend it as a day out for children of all ages.
We live fairly locally so the admission fee (£11 for adults and £4 for under 3s), which includes an annual pass, was reasonable. For a one off visit it is probably a bit steep.Read moreLess
"We all thought this was a fantastic place there is…"
We all thought this was a fantastic place there is so much to see and do that I believe that we will have to go back again in order to cover it all. My 2 year old thought she was in heaven with so much to see and do and all very much 'hands on'.
Couple of helpful tips if you decide to go
1)Go as early as possible it gets extremely busy quickly. 2)After paying go straight to the desk about annual membership ITS FREE!! 3)Take at least your own drinks if not food as pricey especially if there all day. 4)If your kids are into crafts like mine make that room one of your first as equipment soon runs out! Above all enjoy! xRead moreLess
"Great place, hands-on, very interactive and child-led/child-centred. It's very tempting…"
Great place, hands-on, very interactive and child-led/child-centred. It's very tempting as an adult to want to get involved, but try and "join in" rather than take over! :-) It does get very busy, so get there early if you can.Read moreLess
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"I visited Eureka last month with my best friend and…"
I visited Eureka last month with my best friend and her 3 year old son Leo - I thought it was fairly expensive, but once inside I was pleasantly surprised at how educational it was for adults too, particularly the Human Body section. We spent hours inside - and outside - the museum and enjoyed a great healthy lunch of baked spuds with houmous.
My only criticism was the terribly old fashioned computer system for the 'How many people are like you' quiz - Leo lives in Japan so wasn't impressed with the outdated technology!Read moreLess
"Very impressed with Eureka had great interactive stuff for the…"
Very impressed with Eureka had great interactive stuff for the children. I was particularly impressed with the amount of things for the toddler age group to do. Word of warning, went on went day in the school holidays and it was heaving ! I lost my 3 year old girl in the crowds and was very impressed with the speed and organisation used to find her. Cafe was also good value and tasty home cooked food.Read moreLess
"A museum with kids in mind. Everything in this museum…"
A museum with kids in mind. Everything in this museum (which isn't in any way museum-like) is designed for children to mess with, play with, explore and learn. It's all 'child size' and at child height. There's a replica post office, bank, M&S Food, garage, dressing up, space, weather and loads more!
There are also outdoor activities which change each week. When we last went there was a beach party - with real sand. So what you might ask? Well, this is Halifax and nowhere near a beach but they bring the beach to you
Nice picnic area outside with tables and climbable toys for kids. If the weather isn't great then there's a train carriage that you can sit in. The cafe is good, serving a range of hot and cold food and healthy options but we found it a bit on the expensive side. Picnics are more fun anyway (that's what we've told our LO's!)
I'd thoroughly recommend Eureka! for a visit. We can easily spend 3-4 hours in there and the children never seem to get bored of it. School holidays can be busy though. Parking is ample. If you go regularly then I'd recommend becoming a member.
I've taken my children here on many occasions and they've wanted to go back time and time again. Brilliant!Read moreLess
"Sound, in a word: it the the science museum for…"
Sound, in a word: it the the science museum for children, especially those at Primary age
Have been going for a couple of years now after school finishes (we get there for he final hour mid-week, when it is empty & can shoot straight to what we want, without the ques. What started as a place with lots of fun & activities has now been a place that prompts further discussion (e.g. global warming, how car engines work, feeling different emotions)
Always an enjoyable experience & the staff are especially switched on to providing entertainment for the kidsRead moreLess
"Being billed as the Museum for Children, and it lives…"
Being billed as the Museum for Children, and it lives up to the rating. A cross between an educational & entertaining centre, mostly indoors, has changing attractions & is weatherproof. Very good staff, great interest in all the exhibitions & activities. Almost a Science Centre (reminded me of the Body exhibit at the Millenium Dome), but lots of things for the kids to take part in - plus attached Nursery, healthy food & safe outdoor activities. Always tires out my daughter (& she wants to go back for more)!Read moreLess