On yet another rainy day in Manchester (!) our party arrived at the Trafford Centre LEGO land Discovery Centre for an after school treat!
Our party consisted of two girls, aged 5 and 6 years and two mummies…I’m not really sure who was the most excited about being there! For us adults, LEGO had been a large part of or childhood in the 70’s and it’s fabulous to see our next generation just as excited as we were!
The attraction started off with a life size model of Buzz Light Year where we could have our photograph taken with him and we then moved along to the LGO factory to meet Professor Brick-a-Brack, who with the help of the children showed us how LEGO was made.
From here we ventured down to the first of the rides at the venue, Kingdom Quest. A ride where 4 people can shoot evil characters such as Skeletons and Giants, in the quest of goodness on the side of the Good King’s Army. The mummys loved this ride and got quite carried away really!
Our next stop was the miniland where we saw amazing constructions of venues around the north of the UK such as Blackpool where nearly 1.5 million blocks ae used to create the scenes.. the lights even dim at one point and the scenes take on night time scenes – the detail was incredible.
There was so much to keep the girls busy from a pool of LEGO, soft play areas and model builders workshops.. and even if you had very little ones, an area of Duplo has been specifically created. Their new ride is Merlin’s Apprentice where you step inside Merlins magical potion room helping him create amazing spells! And don’t miss The LEGO racers area where you can let your imagination run wild and create fabulous cars which can be tested on the racing track!
The highlight of our visit was the 4d studio cinema where we got blown away – literally, and experienced water and ice as well – I won’t go into too much detail as I don’t want to spoil the surprise – but I definitely recommend you don’t miss it!
LEGO land has a lovely little refreshment area where you can sit and watch your children play and it even has birthday party rooms which start at just £15 per child. There really is something for all both boys and girls of all ages.
An individual annual pass is £30 and you can also purchase annual family passes for 2 adults and 2 children for £96.00. For individual visits, entry prices start at…£8.20 (after 4pm) if booked on line. Children 2 and under go free!
Check out LEGO lands website www.LEGOLANDdiscoverycentre.co.uk for more information and details of their themed weekends such as LEGO Halloween, LEGO star Wars Weekend and LEGO Christmas…