LegoLand Discovery Centre Manchester


At Easter I was lucky enough to visit Sealife and the LegoLand Discovery Centre at The Trafford Centre, Manchester.

I was very excited, I have never been to anything like this before. Mummy wasn’t sure what to expect, she has been to LegoLand Windsor before with the others, but not here.

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Firstly, it is nothing at all like LegoLand Windsor.

We had photos taken when we first went in, then waited for a couple of minutes before watching a film about how Lego is made.

We were taken through to where Professor Brick-a-Brack met us, he was very funny, and we had to help him make some Lego. It was bright, colourful and I loved it. It was all pretend but a lot of fun. We each chose a special piece of Lego.

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Waiting for us was the Kingdom Quest Laser Ride, we all sat in a little cart which moved along a track and it was lots of fun, we had to shoot spiders and all sorts of things. I needed some help from Mummy but I really enjoyed it.

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As we went into the main area, we walked through Mini Land. The others liked spotting and guessing the different countries, I liked all the little houses and everything.

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In the main area there was a cafe with benches to sit, The Fire Academy in the middle, and around the edges of this area were different rides. To be honest, it was much smaller than we expected. I was not tall enough for Forest Pursuits, and I didn’t want to go on Merlin’s Apprentice Ride. The Fire Academy seemed a bit big to me, and had older children playing in there, so I didn’t want to go in.

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I did like sitting in the big pits of lego, although I am only 2, I am really good about not putting things in my mouth, but this was the smallest lego, so Mummy and the others watched me like a hawk!

Mummy and Nana had a drink, and I sat in the Lego! I was tired, and grumpy, we visited in late afternoon, and I hadn’t had a nap. I didn’t want to go into the cinema to see the 4D film.

On the way out, there lots of Lego models of Star Wars.

Luke did like the Ninjago Laser Training Camp, trying to dodge the lasers – just like in the films he has seen!

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We were only in LegoLand less than a couple of hours, it does say on the website allow 2-3 hours, which would be about right, if I hadn’t had a meltdown! Make sure you check online for the best ticket prices and offers. You can combine ticket entry with Sealife and book online. NEVER just walk in, you will pay loads more.

I loved the Lego Shop at the end, and thank goodness there was a station to build a little lego guy (and distract me from the fabby but expensive Lego boxed sets!).

We did enjoy our visit to LegoLand Discovery Centre, but I think at 2 I am a bit little really. Although, it is free for me to get in. My bigger bro and sisters were too old really (big bro is 12). We think that it is perfect for children aged 5-10 ish.

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Woohoo Points

Under 2’s are free!

The Kingdom Quest Laser Ride is brilliant – not too scary for little ones. I couldn’t sit on Mummy’s knee though.

Book online, in advance together with Sealife for great value

Waaaah Points

I am a bit young to enjoy everything.

If you wanted to just drop in last minute, the entry costs are HIGH

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  1. Great review! My kids are 2 and 4 and I think they’re a bit young yet. Maybe in a few years as it looks great! #TriedTested
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  2. Looks like a fun place. I can’t wait for M to get old and we can take her to places like this!! 🙂 #triedandtested
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  3. Looks lik such a fun day, you may need to return when you are a little older too #TriedTested
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  4. What a fab review – I have heard of Legoland Manchester but didn’t really know what to expect. After reading your review I think my three would love it. Not sure about sitting in lego though – isn’t that a bit painful? LOL #triedtested
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  5. I really want to take my little boy here as he is 6 and loves lego. Maybe one for the holidays.

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  6. What a fantastic place to visit! It looks like such a great day out with so much to see and do x
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  7. I know Mr M would love this but Mini M is too little at the moment. Great review!! #triedtested
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  8. What did you think of the cafe? Last time we went we though it was really poor #TriedTested
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  9. It looks a LOT of fun – we are rarely in the Midlands but will definitely remember to visit if we are!
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  10. A really great review! When you’re a bit older I’m sure you’ll love it even more x
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  11. just think what fun it’ll be in a couple of years time!
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  12. We love going there, but haven’t been there for about a year and we haven’t done the Ninjago Laser Training Camp – looks fab.
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  13. We haven’t been, but I have always been told that it is a lot smaller than people think!
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  14. oh i would love to take my lot to legoland

  15. This looks like such a fun place to go and spend some time, Lego is such fun1 x
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  16. I think my son would love this – he’s very into Ninjago at the moment. Thanks for the tips! recently posted…Five tips for a child-friendly weddingMy Profile

  17. I have to admit we were really disappointed with the legoland discovery centre when we went – it was just a huge soft play area with lego, not what they implicated on the website
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  18. My girls would love to go there, in fact, so would I!
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  19. I can’t wait to Take T to legoland, he is loving Lego now so I’m sure a visit is imminent.

    Great review, thanks for hosting #travelwithkids
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  20. My 3 year old is desperate to go to Legoland so would love this, it looks so much fun!
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  21. Lego is always a sure fire winner
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