Last week my children had an inset day and we made good on a long overdue promise to take them to the Legoland Discovery Centre in Manchester.
It was with huge excitement we arrived at the very grand Trafford Cente and parked for free and 1 minutes walk away form the Legoland Discovery centre (oh how I love good parking!)
From the outset we adored the Legoland Discovery Centre. It begin with a little lego factory tour where the children get to press all sorts of buttons and find out how logo is made then you are free to go to whichever areas in whichever order you please.
First we headed to the electric cars and the kids had a drive around Lego city , then we made cars out of Lego and raced them down some brilliant tracks.(mine sadly crashed!)
We bought lunch: sandwiches, crisps, fruit and juice there and it was busy in the lunch area but we were quickly served.
We went in the Lego friends house and built some more and saw a 4D Lego movie which had water sprinkles, 3d action and air whooshing through. Great fun.
After that we wondered around the very amazing mini land (how wonderful the Blackpool illumunitins looked made of lego. I love the focus on the North for a change and this mini land was a real celebration of the lakes, Derbyshire, Manchester and more. Wonderful.
Even the toilets were Lego themed and fabulous.
We went on a ride where we had to laser shoot baddies to free a princess which was a great giggle and to a laser ninja training camp (which was a bit spoilt by unattended and littler kids running wildly round and round it so no one could have a proper go..this could have done with staff supervision)
There was big soft play area to with slides that my daughter enjoyed whizzing round and their were master builder workshops available too which we did not try but looked great fun
We were probably there for about 4 hours and had to queue only twice for the cars and the cinema ( but it was an inset day not a weekend or school holidays)
We have been to Legoland at Windsor a few times and I was a little worried that my kids would be disappointed it wasn’t like that, but nope they loved it.
The shop at the end of the of the visit was excellent and really well stocked and we got to make our own mini figures out of lots of bits.
We had a lovely day and it was well worth the trip
Tickets £9.95 – £18.95 per person, dependent on your chosen time to visit.