England’s northern powerhouse, Manchester offers world-class museums, historic architecture, a wealth of culture, and plenty of sport. One day provides enough time for a whirlwind tour around town. Here are the essential stops to make on your day in Manchester.
LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre, Manchester
Unit D5, Barton Square, intu Trafford Centre, Manchester, M17 8AS
With a variety of interactive, educational indoor attractions and its convenient location within the intu Trafford Centre, LEGOLAND Discovery Centre is the ideal rainy-day destination for families in Manchester. Walk-up tickets bought on the day often sell out during peak times; to guarantee entry to the center, which operates on a time-slot basis, book your tickets online in advance.
Things to Know Before You Go
Visitors to LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Manchester must be accompanied by a child, except on adult nights.
The center is autism-friendly on Thursday afternoons.
Relax and recharge at the on-site café, which serves drinks, sandwiches, and snacks.
The center is accessible to wheelchairs and strollers, although visitors must be able to transfer themselves to the rides and sit upright unaided. Caregivers enter for free.
How to Get There
LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Manchester is located in the intu Trafford Centre, some 5 miles (8 kilometers) west of the city center. If arriving by private vehicle, exit the M60 highway at Junction 9 or 10 and follow the signs to the intu Trafford Centre. Alternatively, take bus X50 from the city center. Check the center’s website for additional transport information.
When to Get There
LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Manchester is open from 10am to 6pm daily, except December 25. Last admission is at 5pm. For a quieter, less crowded experience, avoid school holidays and weekends, or go before 11am or after 3pm. Adults without children can enter LEGOLAND Discovery Centre on adult nights only, typically held on the first Wednesday of every other month.
Another Family-Friendly Attraction in Manchester
LEGOLAND Discovery Centre isn’t the only place to take your family in Manchester. For a full day of fun, combine a visit to the center with a few hours at nearby SEA LIFE® Manchester. Combo SEA LIFE and LEGOLAND tickets are available.
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