Eureka 2020 Access All Areas clubs

Our popular Access All Areas clubs offer different sensory play craft activities. Places are limited and most clubs are fully booked, so get your places on remaining clubs now!

Our clubs are free, include some time exploring the museum before getting crafty and creative with our trained Enablers, and the whole family is invited!

Remember: Places MUST be booked in advance, and clubs do tend to fill up. So give us a call on 01422 330069 to book your places. You can read more about each creative theme on our website.

  • Tuesday 14th April – Sensory Play (Down syndrome)
  • Tuesday 21st July – Summer Fun
  • Tuesday 28th July – Print Making

Have you seen me?


We’re holding an Ear Defender Amnesty!
We lend out ear defenders for visitors with sensory conditions who might find the many sounds of Eureka! a bit overwhelming, but our stocks are running low. Have you borrowed a pair and accidentally taken them home? We’d love to have them back if poss, just drop them in – no questions asked



Discovery Road, Halifax, West Yorkshire
Tel: 01422 330069 or Visit our website

New workshops at Eureka for children with visual impairments – British Science Week


New workshops for children with visual impairments

To celebrate British Science Week on Sunday 15th March we’ll be running FREE workshops for children with visual impairments aged 7-11 to explore the solar system.

Join us for our Tactile Universe workshops and use 3D models and sensory activities developed by astrophysicists from the University of Portsmouth to explore the wonders of space and astronomy.

Children will get to create their own mini 3D models of the solar system to take home. Find out more on our website.

Places are free for visually impaired children aged 7-11 years and their families but must be booked in advance. Places are limited, so call Trizia on 01422 330069 or email to book your place.

Circus Showtime at Eureka!

Ladies and gentlemen… Boys and girls… Roll up! Roll up! Tumble down to Eureka! to celebrate 250 years since the creation of the CIRCUS!

Opening on Saturday 10 February celebrate Circus250 this half term with two weeks of thrills and spills. Eureka! will play host to professional circus performers every day, showcasing a mix of shows, demos and interactive circus skills to mark 250 years since the Circus was created, right here in the UK. PLUS, they’re opening early at 9.30am on weekdays during our half term event, so get there early to avoid the longest queues!

The Eureka! ringmaster and street performers will be out and about performing circus tricks to entertain all ages, or families can try their hands at juggling, stilt-walking and other circus skills!

From 12–23 February be astounded, amazed and amused by the fire-eating, knife-juggling, pun-wielding wonder that is The Great Mandavi. Don’t miss the ‘Walk of Death’ finale to this awe-inspiring show.

Then on 10-11 & 24-25 February Circus Sensible will be bringing their interactive show to the Little Big Top. Audience participation, comedy, circus skills and unadulterated silliness guaranteed.

Circus Showtime activities are included in the price of standard admission or free to Eureka! Annual Pass holders.

Autism-friendly Santa’s Grotto Sessions at Eureka!

Eureka! are holding autism-friendly Santa’s Grotto sessions from 2 December-23 December.

The autism-friendly grotto will be open for the first hour of every grotto day from 10am – 11am (when the museum is at its quietest), with 12 grotto slots available to autistic children and their families only.

So how does it work?
The Eureka! team are all trained in autism awareness, and the dedicated grotto sessions will also be tailored in a number of ways by:
– turning off any flashing festive lights
– having bookable sessions to prevent the need to queue (for general grotto sessions it’s first-come, first-served)
– adjust lighting to suit each child (some prefer dimmed lighting, some prefer the lights right up)
– turn the festive music off!
– Remove beards or any costume items that are triggers for individual children.

At the start of each 10 minute visit, an elf will discuss your child’s individual requirements, before nipping in to see Santa and make sure that everything is just as you requested.

So when’s it happening?
The grotto is open every weekend from 25 November, and daily from 16-23 December 2017.
Autism-friendly sessions will run from 10am-11am on grotto days, with bookable 10 minute slots available – book at the the Info Desk on arrival. The grotto will open to the general public at 11am.
Standard grotto charge of £3 per child applies, and includes a small gift for each child (you must also pay for admission to Eureka! or have a Eureka! Annual Pass).

Important information:
Autism-friendly timeslots cannot be booked before your visit – book and pay at the Information Desk on arrival.
What if you arrive and no more slots are available? Our staff will be flexible accommodate your needs and offer the tailored, autism-friendly elements but unfortunately we can’t offer bookable slots from 11am.

For more information call 01422 330069 or email

National Children’s Day 2017 this Sunday 14th May

Come along to Eureka! to celebrate this years National Children’s Day on Sunday 14 May. A chance for kids to be kids at the UK’s leading interactive museum for children as they celebrate this national day dedicated to children.

National Children’s Day UK is all about the importance of a healthy childhood and how we need to protect the rights and freedoms of children in order to ensure that they can grow into happy, healthy adults

Standard entry or free with your Annual Pass 10am – 5pm

Eureka! The National Children’s Museum, Discovery Road, Halifax, West Yorkshire HX1 2NE

Contact telephone: 01422 330069

Shibden Spooktacular Fireworks and Ghost Walk

Go along and join in for the 2016 Shibden Spooktacular this October Half Term!

spooky-shibdenAn evening of family fun, spooky walks and one of the biggest firework displays in Calderdale! Don’t miss this fang-tastic charity event.

– Thursday 27 October 2016 –
The junior walk starts at 5.30pm and fireworks at 7.30pm which will be followed by a second walk.

Admission prices are as follows:

  • £5 – Adults (16+)
  • £3 – Children (under 16)
  • £15 – Family (up to 2 Adults & 3 Children)

The walk, entertainment and fireworks display are included in the entry price but rides, refreshments and additional activities in the park will be charged separately.

A Park and Ride service will be running from Eureka by the train station.

Wear warm clothing and suitable footwear and remember to bring a torch. Unfortunately, both walks are not accessible for wheelchairs or push chairs.

For more information, check out the spooky shibden website or follow on Twitter @SpookyShibden

Free Super Sunday Clubs at Eureka

Eureka has places available at its free clubs and they’d love for you to join them! The clubs last two hours starting at 10am and involve a mix of play, craft activities and gallery exploration. Oh, and remember, they’re completely FREE!

Clubs coming up are:

  • Sunday 2 October – Autism Early Years Club
  • Sunday 6 November – For children with autism, aged 7-11
  • Sunday 4 December – For children with Down Syndrome, aged 3-11

Clubs are run by trained, dedicated Enablers. The whole family is welcome and clubs are not only great fun, but also an opportunity to meet other families, chat and share experiences.

Places must be booked in advance and clubs are often fully booked, so if you’d like to go along please call on 01422 330069 as soon as possible.