On Wednesday we took a trip over to West Yorks. Our first train stop was Halifax and a visit to the children’s museum Eureka. None of us had been here before and the kids loved it. There are many galleries to enjoy and everything is hands on, therefore no looking at things through glass here. The museum boasts a realistic Marks and Spencer’s shop along with a post office and a bank with a cash machine. Eureka even have their own bank notes.
There’s even a garage with full size trucks and cars, a digging pit and a realistic modern house.
There’s a big garden type room with strange looking plants and a big play space just for the under fives.
Ryan really enjoyed the “All about me” rooms on the second floor which is a massive walk through the human body and health.
They have a doctor /dentist set up with reception and even a realistic baby scanner. Izebella is inside a mouth here.
There is lots more to explore at Eureka and it’s easy to spend several hours in there. There is a cafe too which we went too. The queue was huge and food a little pricey so it may be best bring own packed lunches.
There is a gift shop too which is not too expensive. Then more exploring and a bit of fancy dress too.
Once Eureka was done we jumped back on the train to the nearby city of Bradford where we checked into the Holiday inn express. This hotel is conveniently located just across the road from Bradford interchange station. It’s inside a leisure complex with cinema, bowling and restaurants next to it.
The rooms were lovely with a big double bed and a big double sofa bed. Both beds already made up for us. It was very clean too.
I paid just £51 for a night here for four of us which included a lovely breakfast too. This included sausage, egg, beans, cereals, yoghurt, fruit, toast, croissants, hot and cold drinks.
After checking in we had a walk around Bradford, found a pound world to stock up on munchies and a McDonald’s as a nice treat. We also found the National media museum too. This is free entry with several floors starting with cameras, then onto TV and history. We spotted a few well known characters along the way like this scary one.
Ryan even had a go at videoing a tv scene.
The games room is full of old and some well remembered video games that can be played on, there is a gallery displaying games consoles from the 1970s onwards. It’s a good place to visit if in Bradford.
We had a great time and it was lovely to get away for the night.