Free services for disabled children and their families
Helping Hands is a range of free services that help disabled children and their whole family to come along and enjoy a day at Eureka! whilst reducing the stresses and strains that a family day out can entail. To find our more about Helping Hands email Trizia Wells, Helping Hands Project Lead, or call us on 01422 330069.
- Helping Hands is offered thanks to funding from the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation.
- In May 2013 Eureka!’s Helping Hands Project won Bronze in VisitEngland’s Access for All Tourism Awards.
Extra Pair of Hands
Our bookable Extra Pair of Hands service provides families with a specially trained enabler to support them throughout their visit. The service will be available on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturday afternoons and Sundays throughout the year.
The service is free with an annual pass, and each family is entitled to two supported visits (each visit lasting two hours) per year. The service must be booked at least two weeks in advance of your visit. Find out more about Extra Pair of Hands.
Saturday and Holiday Clubs
We run regular Helping Hands clubs, free for disabled children and their families. Check in regularly for new dates, or take a peek at our events calendar.
All activities, parking and a packed lunch are completely FREE! All families that attend will also receive a free Eureka! family annual pass.
Sessions run from 10am-12pm and are suitable for children aged 3-11 years. Clubs run from 10-12 and include fun craft and games activities with trained members of the Eureka! team, followed by a supported to visit to a different area of the museum each week.
- 1, 8, 22 March 2014 – Autism Primary
- 10, 24, 31 May 2014 – Wheelchair Users
- Easter Holiday Clubs – 16, 17, 23 and 24 April
To book your place call Trizia or Coral on 01422 330069.
Call us on 01422 330069 for more information about Helping Hands.
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