We got invited to the opening event of the new and refurbished Legoland Discovery Centre at the Trafford Centre in Manchester last week for a review!
Let’s jump straight into it!
The Legoland Discovery Centre for Manchester is at Barton Square at Intu Trafford Centre and even though it can get a bit busy round there sometimes you know that there is always free parking. I like the location because it’s right next to Sealife Centre and you can buy a combined pass to visit both which works out cheaper.
I expected it to be busy on the opening night so it was no surprise to me. The staff kept the line moving quickly and smoothly and I really cannot complain. The interior was nice and you knew where you were going because there were directions.
The staff were lovely and they couldn’t do enough to help. Every single member of staff helped in whatever way that they could which I thought was really professional. Not only were staff professional but they were also friendly and approachable. The staff asked Leo and Mylo if they were having a nice time as we walked around and got involved in the activities which was a nice touch. It’s rare that you find staff that are very friendly!
This was the let down area for me, if they would have got the food on point then they would have got 10/10 from me. I was looking for dairy free food for myself and Mylo and when I couldn’t see anything I asked the staff. I got passed around a couple of times but ended up with the manager.
Now I understand with it being the opening night that they got the food from an outside agency and nothing was labelled. Ok I will take that, but when I spoke to the manager he mentioned that Legoland would be more than happy to cover the cost of any food from their cafe and he handed me over to the cafe staff. The cafe staff thought that a gluten allergy was a dairy allergy. I tried to explain but cut my losses and left it. They had no sandwiches or anything that was dairy free and I felt a bit offended. I feel that food allergies should be taken more seriously and people working with food should have better training. We ended up getting a Mcdonalds on the way home.
Things to do
I have to admit that I really didn’t think that the inside of Legoland Discovery Centre Manchester was that big! There were rides, go karts, a 4d cinema, party room, cafe, building areas, children’s play zone etc.. there was so much in there! The 4D cinema was really good, this was something we really enjoyed. Both boys were amazed by it and obviously because it was 4d we ended up getting wet. We thought sitting on the first row was a good idea haha. The boys didn’t go in the soft play area as it was really busy and I would have ended up with two crying boys who have got lost inside! I didn’t even know that there were rides inside, the boys were only big enough for one of them though.
The models were amazing!
It is well worth a visit in our eyes. The staff are lovely, the rides are cool and the play zones are great for the children. Just remember though that if you or your child/ren have an allergy then take your own snacks. The boys really enjoyed themselves! Thank you Legoland!
Here is our vlog of the event:
Here are the links to Legoland Manchester should you want to visit them:
Hope you enjoyed the review!