The exhibits are great, but to avoid going on public holidays with the crazy crowds, if you don’t have to!
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Located in one of the most beautiful malls in the UK, The Trafford Centre, Legoland is located right next door to the Sealife Centre. I visited on a public holiday weekend around Easter one year and didn’t realise how chaotic it would be! Rookie mistake!
There is a large open space in the main area where kids can play with Lego blocks and have fun on the little playground, which was extremely busy. If possible, try to go first thing in the morning or mid-week, when it should be less busy.
The Lego exhibits are fantastic. What I loved most was that the displays were all centred around the north of England. There is a large scene from Coronation Street, a very popular TV show filmed in Manchester, which is set up with the rows of terraced houses. In the middle row is the bright blue and yellow brick house of Jack and Vera Duckworth’s, which I thought was really cute. Next to
the model of the Trafford Centre, they also had Manchester City Centre with some very happy-looking shoppers outside and a wonderful Salford Quays. They even had a Chester Rows with the Eastgate Clock as well as the Winter Gardens and Pleasure Beach theme park in Blackpool.
A great feature is seeing the exhibits in the dark, with twinkling lights appearing above, showing the scenes lit up as if it were night-time. Then, after around 5-minutes, the lights slowly became brighter and the exhibits would return to daylight. It was really cool!
Unit D5, Barton Square, Trafford Centre, Manchester M17 8AS | http://www.manchester.legolanddiscoverycentre.co.uk
Thanks for reading my post on Legoland Discovery Centre in Manchester. I am not what you would call a Lego fan, but seeing the displays was enough to ignite my curiosity. I loved how they were based on the North of England, which I could really relate too, being from Manchester. This is a wonderful attraction to do with children, but really, anyone can go and enjoy this fun place.
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