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

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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.


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

Autism-friendly Santa’s Grotto Sessions at Eureka!

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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

Used Eureka services? Tell us how we did!

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Have you used any of our inclusive services or attended our free events and activities?

We’re really love your honest feedback on how we did, by filling in our online survey.

Your feedback will help us to improve our services, plus one person will be chosen at random and will receive a £30 voucher of their choice!

The closing date for responses is 12 September 2016

Free Super Sunday & Holiday Clubs at Eureka

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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.