We went to Legoland Discovery Centre with SuperBreak!

A few weeks before we were jetting off to Haven in Blackpool for our first Family holiday, I received a lovely email from the team at Superbreak, offering us a day out to one of the destinations on their very extensive list! Being a blogger from Northern Ireland, we’d generally be excluded from opportunities like this, but as luck would have it we were going to be over on the mainland so we felt very lucky & chose to visit Legoland Discovery Centre in Manchester. 

We have a troop of Lego loving tiny humans and they were very excited to get there. We don’t drive, so it was quite difficult for us to get to {3hrs travel, train, buses, walking} and Manchester’s only an hour and a bit away {when you drive} from Blackpool, so it was a long morning for us all, including the toddler. But when we finally got there, the children perked up and instantly ran over to a lego statue of Harry Potter & Hagrid for a photo.

Once we went in and got our passes, the children got their activity booklet lanyards round their necks {£3 each}, we were off!
 
The first stop was the Lego Factory Tour. We all got brought into the factory and we were shown round by Professor Brick-a-Brack himself. He told the story of how Lego came about and how it was made and more importantly, would the children like to help Professor brick-a-Brack make some Lego too. Of course, they said yes, so they got to work! Turning wheels, pressing giant buttons and more.
 
Once the tour of the Factory was complete and the children helped Professor Brick-a-Brack to make some more bricks, they got given their own special Lego brick to keep as well as a certificate! I thought this was a lovely touch.

After walking through the doors of the Lego production factory we got to go on a fabulous cart ride, given pistols and the task to save the Princess from the pesky goblins!! This lot got to pile into one and I got one all too myself! Oh yeah! I pew pew pew my way around that course like a boss! It was so much fun!! 


After we saved the Princess from her impending doom, we got to walk through the amazing Miniland. All sorts of constructs, rivers, little moving pieces, boats, windmills, the flashing lights of the Blackpool Promenade….it was gorgeous and the kids loved that you could turn out the lights and watch all of the little houses, shops, and Ferris wheel lights twinkle on and come to life. 

After Miniland we walked into a MASSIVE room and there was everything from a Master Builder workshop, a huge soft play area for the children, lego brick coloured sofas for the Mums and Dads to relax on, four giant play pits of red, green, yellow and blue lego bricks to play with, a cafe and then for the toddlers & preschoolers, there was Duplo Village and so so much more! 
 
Once we were done with the big hall, we came across one of my son’s favourite things – Lego Ninjago! I even think there was an exciting kick into the air, true ninja style! The kids were able to ‘train’ to be a Lego Ninjago by means of completing a laser beam course! This was so much fun to watch and the kids really enjoyed this part of the tour. 
 
There was so much for the kids to do here and you could easily spend the afternoon in their without a hitch. From Racing your own builds over super cool tracks, a really fun 4D Lego Chima movie to watch and you could even build your own construct and test up against different category earthquakes! This is where I was mostly found!

Gosh, there was so so much more to see/do/play with that I wouldn’t want to spoil it for you! We had such a great time. There was something for each of the kids, all at different ages {11, 9, 5 & 1yrs}, so nobody felt like they couldn’t do something to join in on the lego themed fun! 
 
Massive THANKS to Superbreak for giving us the opportunity to make such amazing memories with the kids, on our first ever family holiday! And FYI, if you’re ever in or around Manchester, make time to visit this place as it’s a fabulously fun place to visit! 
 
Disclaimer: I was supplied with tickets into this venue for the purpose of my review. All thoughts, photos and opinions are my own. 
 
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7 Comments

  1. Debra Carr
    16/07/2014 / 8:07 AM

    This looks so cool! I think it’s fair to say you all had a great time. I don’t think we’d get our boy out of the place.

    • Deborah Patrick
      18/07/2014 / 7:44 AM

      Haha Debra we actually had such a fabulous time in order to leave, we had to make a promise to back again the next time we’re in Blackpool! haha x

  2. 16/07/2014 / 3:12 PM

    Every time I hear of this place I love it even more. I WANT TO GO!! x

    • Deborah Patrick
      18/07/2014 / 7:44 AM

      YOU MUST GO! It’s such fun Donna! x

  3. Mrs H
    16/07/2014 / 11:16 PM

    #mmwbh This place does look amazing. The idea of the kids getting their own lego brick and certificate is great. Although, I think I would be jealous and want one for myself. It does look like you have a lovely day. Hopefully, all the travel was worth it. Hugs Mrs H xxxx

    • Deborah Patrick
      18/07/2014 / 7:45 AM

      It really was a lot of fun. The fact that there is something for everyone to do within their age groups was a big thumbs up for me. Thankfully the travelling was worth it! haha x

  4. Samantha Mann
    23/04/2017 / 9:05 PM

    We love legoland discovery centre. Cant wait to visit no its bad a revamp … hope they let you bypass the factory though

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