Manchester – Legoland Discovery Centre

On Tuesday morning, after a hearty YHA breakfast, we headed to the intu Trafford Centre, to the Legoland Discovery Centre

Here are some pictures from our day.

On entry, you have a photo taken, and then a short factory talk about how they make lego.  Next is a ride with guns to shoot the baddies.  Boy 1 and Boy 3 scored over a 1000 points each, whist Boy 2 and I managed less than 100.   You then walk through a room with various lego sculptures, before reaching the main area – where there are two further rides (one which goes round and you pedal to go up and down), and one where the children drive cars round a track).  There is also a continually rotating climbing wall, and game where two players can test their reaction times hitting buttons.  There are lots of stations to build lego, including cars which you can race down racing ramps.  A 4D cinema plays two films (approximately 15 minutes each on a rotating basis – we saw Brickland and Ninjago) continuously throughout the day, with wind, rain and snow.  There’s a cafe serving Costa coffee and kids meals for £5.95, or you’re welcome to bring your own picnic.

Best bits?  Boy 1 enjoyed learning how lego is made.  Boy 2 liked the shooting ride.  Boy 3 liked the life sized Darth Vader at the end.  I liked the bright colours, the sense of fun, and the fruity smell on route to the toilet!  I also enjoyed the 4D movies and smiles on the boys faces for most of the visit  🙂

Based on a recommendation from North East Family Fun, we opted for a trip to the Sea Life Centre next door too (A combi ticket for both purchased online via KidsPass cost £74.08 – saving just under £3 off the online lego website price, or approx £17 off the gate price of £91).  It’s worth keeping an eye out for 2 for 1 offers in advance, and term time offers as there are good deals to be had.  Under 3’s are free.

Is it overpriced for what you get?  For me, yes, but I’m glad to have visited and look forward to a trip to Legoland Windsor sometime in future.

#Manchester  #LegolandDiscoveryCentre  #YHA #intuTraffordCentre  #NorthEastFamilyFun  #KidsPass  #LegolandWindsor

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