Winter Season at Eureka!

Event Date: 24/11/18 - 06/01/19

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Join us for the Winter season at Eureka!

Experience the museum as never before as we celebrate the winter season with extra activities, decorations and a huge outdoor Christmas tree.

See our new winter show and visit “one of the best Grotto’s in the UK” according to Netmums and meet the big man in red and the friendliest elves in town.

Father Christmas

Father Christmas at Eureka

Our winter show and Santa’s Grotto are running on the following days:

  • Weekend Sat 24 – Sun 25 Nov
  • Weekend Sat 1 – Sun 2 Dec
  • Weekend Sat 8 – Sun 9 Dec
  • Every day Sat 15 – Sun 23 Dec
  • Including Toddler Days on Mon 17 – Tues 18 Dec
  • Note: Weekdays 27 Nov – 14 Dec: Santa’s grotto opening times are 2.30pm – 3.45pm
  • Note: Winter show continues Thurs 27 Dec – Sun 6 Jan (excluding New Years Day when we’re closed)

Plus from 15 December check out Patternarium – the latest exhibition in the Spark gallery.

Event Highlights

  1. Winter Show - 'A Place for the Winter'
    3-7 years
    It’s almost time for the animals to hibernate but Dormouse isn’t too keen. He’s never experienced this time of year before and is just too curious to go to sleep. Hedgehog must help his young friend understand the season and find just the right place to rest, but will he do so before Old Man Winter arrives?
    A 30 min interactive show in the theatre
    Free with standard admission/annual pass
  2. Santa's Grotto
    £4 per child
    Step inside our enchanted grotto to meet Father Christmas and the friendliest elves in town!
    Grotto tickets should be purchased from the info desk before 3.30pm to avoid disappointment
  3. Autism-only Grotto
    £4 per child
    From 10am - 11am
    We open the grotto an hour early just for children with autism to meet Father Christmas.
    All staff are autism-trained and we can adjust the grotto as needed: no music, lights, or even beards!
    Grotto tickets should be purchased from the info desk on arrival
    Weekends from 24 Nov and every day from 15 Dec

Seeing Santa during the week

Santa’s grotto will be open in the afternoon from 2.30pm – 3.45pm for families on weekdays from Tues 27 Nov – Fri 14 Dec (Eureka! is closed on Mondays during term time).

Santa will be working full time at the weekends from 24 Nov and every day from 15 Dec, right through to 23 Dec, when he has to get ready to make his deliveries!

Father Christmas

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Eureka! The National Children’s Museum
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