Halifax’s Eureka is a fantastic day out and is highly recommended for children up to about 11. There are specific areas for the under 5’s and even a couple of special non-walker areas.
The concept of the museum is that you learn through play and everything there is hands-on. I visit regularly with my 2.5-year-old and 5-year-old and they are constantly begging to go back.
There is a mini M&S shop for the children to work and shop in, a bank and post office. There is a car garage where you can do an MOT, the sound garden, the desert area, a lovely craft room where the children can relax and do some gluing and sticking, and so much more.
There is a cafe and gift shop on site, although there are indoor and outdoor picnic benches if you want to take your own food.
Best of all, the cost of the admission gives you free entry for 12 months. Parking costs £3 for four hours.
Please note, Eureka is usually closed on MONDAYS during term time and the new All About Me Gallery is now open.
Eureka! The National Children’s Museum Discovery Road, Halifax, HX1 2NE 01422 330 069 http://www.eureka.org.uk/whatson email@example.com
Prices from 1 April 2017 Free with Standard Admission/Annual Pass. Pay once and come back as many times as you want for a year: Adult/Child (age 3+): £12.95 each, Toddlers (age 1-2 years): £5.25, Babies (under 1 year): FREE *Additional charge may apply on some events Opening Times Weekends, half-terms, holidays and bank holidays open daily 10am -5pm. Term-time weekdays open 10am -4pm. Closed Mondays during school terms, 24th-26th December and 1 January.