We finished off our Manchester adventure with a trip to Legoland Discovery Centre. The children and Chris had been over to Barton Square on Sunday and had visited the Sealife Centre. The two attractions offer combi tickets which are fab value for money.
The vibe is completely different to Legoland Windsor which we visited last year. At the start of the centre you have a pretend factory and are presented with your own souvenir Duplo brick. Then you move on to Miniland and see famous places recreated in Lego with lots of buttons and dials to turn.
Matthew and Anya loved the soft play area and had a great time driving a Lego car.
There was a climbing wall and a pedalling ride (great work out for me!). A giant Duplo cow, a slide and big building blocks.
The main focus is on building your own creations. There are several work stations with base boards plus pre-made scenes to add to. The centre hold building workshops throughout the day and there are areas to build vehicles and test them.
Legoland is advertising the space element but this was really small. The kids enjoyed the computer panel with lots of buttons and flashing lights.
The children loved having a go at making their own stop-animation and we have had to promise to look for software to allow them to do it at home! There was a bat cave to negotiate with laser beams. And then the shop to finish off: every child’s (and adult fan of Lego’s) dream!
Our overall experience of the Legoland Discovery Centre was very positive. We spent 2 hours at the centre and the children would have been happy to spend longer as they loved the freedom to build. The focus of the whole attraction is on creativity and imagination with a few rides and features to burn off any over excitement…or generate more!