Eureka! The National Children's Museum, Halifax

3.8
#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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Eureka! The National Children's Museum Reviews
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  • We visited for the first time this summer. Great interactivity displays, particularly the Sparks exhibition which the grandchildren absolutely loved - we couldn't get them out! Bit of a queue to get i...  more »
  • Went this Sunday with my five years old and managed to spend all day there without him getting bored. Result! Because of this, i thought the £12.95 entry each (+£6 all day parking) was good value for ...  more »
  • Just had my first visit to Eureka with my grandson. The variety of activities for children is great. Its extremely well laid out and with plenty of space - crucial when your with excitable children! T...  more »
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  • We visited Eureka on an extremely busy half term day. This didn't detract from my son's enjoyment at all because there's so much to do and you can easily move around from one thing to another and everyone seemed to get a go at everything. Queue at the cafe was enormous which was a bit of a pain but once we'd ordered food it came really quickly so I'm not complaining too much. If maybe recommend taking a picnic if you're going on a busy day though - especially as they have dedicated seating areas for eating your own food. Not something you see at many attractions. Overall we had a great day despite the fact it was probably at it's absolute busiest.
  • Packed with good ideas. Worth a return visit for our 4 year old as too much to see and do in one go. 90% of the interactive stuff worked. Picnic areas everywhere. Outdoor spaces looking tired apart from the massive sandpit Food is good. Coffee middling. Not warm for first entry in the autumn. 5 stars if it had been warmer.
  • Boring, lots of things didn't seem to work. We were charged an adult price for our 9 year old. Only stayed 30mins & we were so bored we had to leave. We actually feel robbed at the price. It is definitely not worth £12.95pp. I understand that this is for a year but it won't be getting used again. Our 9 year old commented on how boring it was. We then went to see the train at Eureka which was closed. I will definitely not recommend this to anyone.
  • An excellent children's museum where little ones can explore the world around them. So many great examples of everyday life that children can explore. In particular, the Halifax bank where children can 'pay in' money using paying in slips or withdraw 'money' from a cash point using a mock bank card. M&S offers a great shopping and check out experience too and children are encouraged to dress up in appropriate costume for the job they're engaging in. It's even better than when I last visited as a child!
  • Bit like walking into a time capsule but not alot seems to work, a little maintenance goes a long way. Then again a place like this is supposed so inspire imagination so if you imagine it all works then it's all good! That said there was one very cool little spot full of retro style games and robots. This tech room is the only reason for the second star.

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