In July VICTA ran a family day to Eureka – an inspiring, interactive children’s museum and educational charity based in Halifax, West Yorkshire. Charlotte and Tracie from VICTA were there to meet the excited group of children (aged 0 – 11) and their families, who were ready to explore the hundreds of hands-on exhibits.
In the morning the knowledgeable Eureka staff were on hand and provided a variety of activities for the children to do. In particular the group enjoyed the sensory ‘We’re going on a bear hunt’ activity. The children mixed well together and the activities were inclusive and suitable for sighted siblings also. The staff gave a talk about groups/events run at the museum that were of relevance to the parents, and how the Helping Hands Budget provided monthly groups for the parents to attend.
Lunch was provided after the mornings activities to give the group the fuel to explore the museum in the afternoon. The lunch time arrangements also gave the parents a great opportunity to socialise and some all important connections were made. In the afternoon, families were free to visit all the exhibits the museum had to offer. The children all enjoyed the day and Eureka proved a great place to explore.