I have had the pleasure of checking out the new look LEGOLAND®Discovery Centre Manchester today. I was gutted the kids weren’t with me because it looks fab. It’s really changed and in my opinion many changes are certainly for the better. The theme in the main section is LEGO® Ninjago™ and they have done a £1m refurbishment.
The entrance has remained the same with the factory, ride and miniature village. The big changes are in the main part of the experience. Gone is the big soft play area which for me made it very enclosed and now you have a huge open space. You now have the LEGO® Ninjago™ city adventure.
The LEGO® Ninjago™ City Adventure is all new. There is a fabulous shoes on soft play area (No more lost shoes for me). I went for a wonder through parts of it and I must say the twins will have a fabulous time. There is a ball pool, wobbly floor, low level climbing wall, slide and lots of bright lights and hidden parts. There is also a build station to create your own LEGO® Ninjago™ warriors.
After you have experienced the soft play area you can then try your skills on the climbing wall. They do only have one though so I can imagine it would get quite busy. The LEGO® Ninjago™ city is fully manned by staff at all times to assist with the climbing and soft play or the official description is LEGO® Ninjago™ training.
They have moved and extended the racing section to replace the old soft play. You can build and race your own cars here. There is also and earthquake city, can you build a Tower that can stand through the shake?
For me as a parent one of the biggest changes is the dinning area. They have opened up those huge dark windows and what a difference it has made.
The food and drink offering has also improved and they do a children’s pick and mix lunch now. They have kept the Costa coffee so that’s me sorted while the kids play.
The party rooms have been well thought out. I really need some of the colouring in paper they use a table coverings it’s awesome. You can choose from three themes for your party. LEGO® Friends, LEGO® Ninjago™ and LEGO® Classic.
The master builder is still there but he now has his own little office. You can knock on the window and ask him any building questions you may have. He is the biggest kid and LEGO® enthusiast you will ever meet.
The all new LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre is even bigger and better than before, with even more fun to be had for all the family; its three LEGO® Rides (Kingdom Quest, Merlin’s Apprentice and LEGO® City: Forrest Pursuit) MINILAND®, City Builder, LEGO® Studios – 4D Cinema, DUPLO® Farm, Factory Tour and The LEGO® Shop all still remain.
I had a fab time checking out what’s changed and can’t wait to take the kids back. The optimum age range I think is probably 3-10 year olds although younger and older will also have fun. Check back to see what the kids think.
Families planning their next visit should book online, to guarantee entry and for the best price around, with prices start from just £11 per child and £15 per adult when purchased in advance online. For more information and to buy tickets, please visit the LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Manchester and for regular news, fun LEGO® ideas and fantastic competitions join us on Facebook/Legoland Discovery Centre Manchester and Twitter @LDCManchester