A Day Out In Manchester: Legoland Discovery Centre Manchester Review

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Last weekend while I was enjoying myself at the BlogOn conference over at Hotel Football, Mr B took the girls on a day our around Manchester. He popped into InflataNation, then over to the Legoland Discovery Centre Mnachester.

A Day Out In Manchester: Legoland Discovery Centre Review

Mr B and L love Lego and now she’s getting older she’s getting much more into the proper grown-up Lego. Much to his delight!

The Experience

The Legoland Discovery Centre in Manchester promises lots of fun and a great day out for the whole family, they were not disappointed. It’s the ultimate indoor Lego playground filled with adventure and creativity.

A Day Out In Manchester: Legoland Discovery Centre Review
A Day Out In Manchester: Legoland Discovery Centre Review

It’s a magical experience to see. Specifically designed for children aged 3-12 years. Adults do have to be accompanied by a child to enter the attraction, but they do offer adult only events. It’s home to the UK’s only Lego VR Experience, which sees fans immersed in a 360-degree world.

There is much to do here and explore, fantastic for when the weather outside is not so good. You can watch your children’s face light up in amazement at what they see and build.

The Lego builders take huge amounts of care in the builds, they are geniuses to what they do with small bricks!

What is there to do at the Legoland Discovery Centre Manchester?

Inside there are many attractions to visit inside including:

  • Ninjago City Adventure – a brand new ultimate playground for little ninjas
  • Miniland – Manchester’s top attractions made from Lego
  • The Great Lego Race VR Experience
  • 4D Cinema
  • Kingdom Quest
  • Creative Workshop
  • Duplo Farm
  • Forest Ranger Pursuit
  • Space Mission
  • Factory Tour
  • Merlin’s Apprentice
  • Lego Racers
  • Lego Shop
  • Coffee Shop
legoland shop

What We Thought

It does pay to book in advance as it does get very busy and you don’t want to be turned away. As it was a Saturday Mr B said it was extremely busy and they couldn’t get to everything to see and do while they were there, but they still had lots of fun nonetheless.


The three-storey play area in the Ninjago City Adventure zone was a huge hit along with the Duplo Farm for younger visitors. The 4D cinima experience was fantastic and always a surprise with the water shooting out!

In the Miniland over 1.5 million bricks make up an interactive city; towers glow and airships swoop around while kids watch and play. It’s one part not to be missed.


The facilities are great, family restrooms, and baby changing facilities. The first intro part of the attraction isn’t buggy friendly, but you can leave your buggy in a buggy park. The rest of the centre is fine for both buggies and wheelchairs. The coffee shop is great for a pit stop for hungry tummy’s. You will find sandwiches and snacks, coffee for the parents and soft drinks.

A Day Out In Manchester: Legoland Discovery Centre Review - the coffee shop

Where Is The Legoland Discovery Centre Manchester?

It is located within The Trafford Centre, about 5 miles West of Manchester City Centre, which offers lots of free parking and great transport links. The closest car park to the attraction is at Barton Square.

The full address with postcode for sat nav is:

LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre Manchester
Barton Square,
The Trafford Centre,
M17 8AS

Sat nav: M17 8AA

Directions: We are located off the M60, via junction 9 or 10.


How Much Does It Cost?

General Admission
Adults (18+) from £20.95 (walk-up price)
Kids (3-17) from £16.95 (walk-up price)
Under 3’s: Free

It’s advisable to book online, where you can find money saving deals and you can combine your ticket with the Sea Life Aquarium for an even better deal. Annual passes are also available.

The Lego VR Experience is not included with the entry ticket. This is charged at an additional £5.00 pp.

Don’t forget to arrive 15 minutes before your timeslot to ensure entry at the time selected.

Legoland Discovery Centre Manchester Opening Times

  • Daily from 10 am to 6 pm, with last entry at 5 pm (the shop is also open until 6 pm)
  • On Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve, the centre shuts at 5 pm, with the last admission at 3 pm
  • Closed on Christmas Day

Last Entry

1 hour before the centre closes

Thanks for stopping by today, I hope you have found this review post helpful to your visit to Legoland Discovery Centre Manchester.

Don’t forget you can find more information over on their website.

rachel bustin

**Prices and opening times correct as of May 2019

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3 thoughts on “A Day Out In Manchester: Legoland Discovery Centre Manchester Review

  1. Sounds great. We’ve been to the Legoland in Windsor which was fun. I didn’t know there was an indoor one too.

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