Eureka! The National Children's Museum, Halifax

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#1 of 9 in Childrens Museums in Yorkshire
A whole day of fun for kids and parents, Eureka! The National Children's Museum offers over 400 interactive displays designed to inspire and teach. Based on the North American model of children’s museums, this site is primarily aimed at families with kids aged 11 and under, encouraging intergenerational learning. Explore the museum’s four themed galleries, allowing children and parents to learn about the world around them by playing through several educational setups, including a mini town square and a variety of natural environments from around the world. The interactive museum also includes the Beach, one of the biggest outdoor sandpits in the country, and a Wonder Walk, an outdoor sensory trail. Book your tickets for this unusual experience online, and check for upcoming themed events and special activities. Make Eureka! The National Children's Museum a centerpiece of your Halifax vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Halifax online trip builder .
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  • My grandchildren have been here before so expectations were high, however on this visit a lot of the interactive items were not working so they did not spend as much time there as they usually would a...  more »
  • We arrived around mid morning with 2 children aged 2 and 8. We didn't have change for the parking but found we could pay whilst collecting our tickets which was handy on check in we were asked how old...  more »
  • We called today with some childminded children. The car park is close by and massive, £3 for upto 4 hours which is not bad value, can be extended for another £1. The building itself is inviting and th...  more »
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  • So lucky to have this on our doorstep. Our sons been going since he was 11 months old. We thought he may be too young for it at the time but it really is suited for all ages. He is now 2 and still loves it! The cafe is very busy during peak times but has a good selection of food. Staff are always pleasant in the cafe. We love Eureka and couldn't recommend it enough! 👍
  • Wonderful place to visit and learn about different things that children like to learn. Fun activities to be doing and entertainment for a really fun day out. So much to learn in one day, that it would be good to revisit on a regular basis. Free exploration by the children can make learning much more fun, but at the same time there can be distractions to prevent absorbing information deeply. Therefore, I recommend visiting with friends and family and taking time on the latter. We explored everywhere but were overloaded after 3.5 hours. So, the 4h parking (payment only via cash) was sufficient. Also it is situated in the centre of Halifax, making a short walk also an option. A visit in the summer maybe also really exciting with lots of land to go running around outside.
  • Fun day out with lots to do and learn whilst playing. Good parking available, train station next door. No Discount for families or additional children.. we paid £57 for 2 adults 2 children aged 11 & 8 and toddler 17months old. This price enables you to return free as often as you wish for a year, this would be great if we lived local. As we don't we are less likely to return, I felt the price may prevent some families/ people on low incomes or benefits from visiting the museum meaning children miss out on an amazing experience.
  • Great day out, lots of things to do for all ages of children, my grandson really enjoyed himself. Only down side is big queues at busy times so get there early. Also you have to pay for parking but for us the entry price was reasonable so we didn't mind too much. You can pay for parking when you pay for entry.
  • Visited yesterday. Waited well over an hour in the queue to get in. Thankfully it was dry weather but my 2 & 6 year old were losing the will by the time we got to the front. We paid via Tesco CC vouchers so thankfully it cost less than £10 to get in. So much for children to see and do but I felt as it was such a crazy mental busy day (half term) more staff were needed to monitor the displays, tidy as kids trash so all children get a nice “fresh” experience. The kitchen is very dated and hasn’t changed in years, the play food is really grubby. It was so busy I didn’t feel my little ones got a lot out of it but having said that they did enjoy the experience but obviously they have nothing to compare it to. Some children (as children do) pushes and shoved, didn’t queue for things etc and that wasn’t pleasant. Also some of the costumes were very worn and again grubby. The positives, if quiet it is a great place to learn about a lot of different topics with hands on displays galore. I feel a scheduled slot for X amount of people would give visitors a much more pleasant experience in busy times. Like winter wonderland, you pay for your 4 hour slot, and within that time you do not queue for anything and can make the most of what is on offer. Would not recommend this place during school holidays/peak times. Quiet times yes.
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