How to be an Allergenius!

The other week my children and I attended an event organised by Appliances Online and Hotpoint. My children and I set off to Halifax on a spectacularly sunny day all prepared to have fun and learn about how allergies can be impacted on by things around the home. I have one child with ezcema and one with asthma, so I was interested to know how to minimise the impact on them. We were also excited because after the event, Appliances Online had treated us to tickets to Eureka, which is a fantastic interactive museum for children (and big kids too). 


During the event the children were well entertained. They played hide and seek, looking for dust mites around a fake living room which had been set up. They also did some amazing colouring (which I joined in with too!), and made some fabulous spring flowers (you can find instructions here).

Whist the adults were informed about the Hotpoint range, the children all played a game together where they had to rescue another child without being spotted, followed by a game of musical statues James from Hotpoint spoke about how their  range includes machines which are available with anti-allergy washing cycles.  We have two cats in our house and their fur seems to get everywhere so it would be really useful to ensure that their fur and the dust that goes with it definitely comes off the children's clothes.

Allergenius event

Appliances Online have offered readers of my blog a £20 discount from any Hotpoint large appliance when purchased from Appliances Online, simply enter the code HOTPOINT20. You can browse the range here. The range we were shown was the Aqualtis and it looks really nice. I like the design and have personally used Hotpoint products since we had our first home twelve years ago. In fact, our 12 year old Hotpoint fridge freezer was only given away when we moved house last summer to my grandma's house where there is an equally old Hotpoint fridge in residence!

With the event over, we were handed some fantastic goodie bags, including some for each child, which I thought was a really nice touch. We have been enjoying looking through the cookery book and the children have chosen Fondant Fancies for my next bake! 

After this we headed to Eureka where the sun was still shining! We had a lovely lunch and, to be honest, the children could have spent the rest of the day playing outside in the sandpit. However, once I had encouraged them away, we went inside to explore.

Eureka Halifax

Initially it was a bit busy, but we had walked in at about 2pm. It soon died down and by the end of the afternoon, we practically had the place to ourselves! We had a fabulous time and I really enjoyed seeing the new part which was being renovated the last time we were there!

Eureka gut

We had a wonderful time and the children adored Eureka, especially upstairs. I thought it was incredibly informative, as well as being really good fun to learn about. We will definitely be heading back again. 

It was such a gorgeous day that we even had to stop for ice cream on the way home!

Disclosure: We were entertained by AO and Hotpoint and treated to tickets for Eureka in the afternoon. This had no impact on my post, which is honest and fair.