Eureka! Blog

Want to hear about what goes on behind the scenes at Eureka! as well as thought pieces and top tips from our team of Experts? Well look no further!

We’d love to hear your thoughts, whether we’re talking about hot topics such as childhood obesity or education, or simply sharing our day-to-day experiences and giving you a behind-the-scenes peek into life at Eureka!, so do comment on our blogs or get in touch if there’s something you’d like to share.

Guest Bloggers

We regularly feature blogs by guest writers who are experts in their field. If you’d like to contribute please email Sophie Ballinger or give her a call on 01422 330069.

 

Don’t all families deserve a great day out?

Don’t all families deserve a great day out?

Why it’s important to be inclusive! With another school holiday about to end, how did you keep your kids entertained? Chances are that many of you had at least one family day out, and here in Yorkshire we’re blessed with lots of choices – days out and activities galore. Whilst most trips are great fun, I’m sure many (if not all!) parents can recount at least one angst-ridden tale of a […]

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Have a playful 2015!

Have a playful 2015!

Is it really just over four weeks since Christmas? With boxes and paper thrown away, and new toys already losing their novelty, what are your priorities for the remainder of the year? It’s not too late to make a new year’s resolution to be more playful in 2015. We surveyed 1,367 parents and carers last year, who said that whilst they know that play is an essential part of child […]

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Dear Santa...

Dear Santa...

My Facebook page is often inundated with pearls of wisdom from well-meaning friends sharing witty soundbites from self-help gurus or philosophical one liners from movies. Usually they just get ignored. This week however, amongst all the Christmas related cartoons, adverts and e-cards one of my friends shared this: “It is not what is under the Christmas tree… it is who is around it that counts”, accompanied by the obligatory cute […]

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Volunteer-ability: everyone has the right to work!

Volunteer-ability: everyone has the right to work!

Eureka! is the UK’s only national Children’s Museum and our hands-on approach to learning through play has made us a popular destination for families with children aged 0-11, as well as for young adults with learning and physical disabilities. We have lots of support groups and familiar faces that visit regularly and they really have become part of the Eureka! family. Volunteer-ability: everyone has the right to work! Eureka! is a vibrant […]

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War games: is play the right way to learn about war?

War games: is play the right way to learn about war?

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War, the so-called ‘War to end all wars’ which ultimately led to the deaths of over 16 million soldiers and civilians. School children up and down the country will have been exploring the history and impact of this unprecedented global event through lessons and field trips throughout the year. But as we head towards Armistice Day, we […]

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Halloween half term: All the tricks for finding great value treats!

Halloween half term: All the tricks for finding great value treats!

“I’m bored”- two words that all parents dread hearing, especially during school holidays. And as October half term approaches, parents around the country are faced with the challenge of keeping their children busy and entertained and, if your purse strings are already frayed from repeated tightening, the thought of yet more cost can be really quite horrifying. Halloween is frightening enough! Throw the need for some spooky costumes and the […]

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Getting started with nursery life

Getting started with nursery life

At this time of year there is a big focus on going back to school, but it’s not just our older children that are taking big steps into new environments. Leaving your child at nursery for the first time can be just as daunting for many children, not to mention parents not used to leaving their little ones in someone else’s care. It can feel a little overwhelming, but the […]

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What are you doing this summer: playing outside or staying indoors?

What are you doing this summer: playing outside or staying indoors?

Now that the summer holidays are well and truly upon us, the challenge for both parents and children is to see how they can last the summer in one piece, both mentally and financially. At Eureka! we know from the huge number of people that visit us over the summer that we are just one of many destinations placed on their summer agenda as a great day out. However, the […]

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When children pretend, they’re using their imaginations to move beyond the bounds of reality. A stick can be a magic wand. A sock can be a puppet. A small child can be a superhero." - Fred Rogers

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