Monday, 21 January 2019

Valentine's Day Letterbox Cakes from bakerdays - A Review

One of my favourite things about blogging is being introduced to brands that really appeal to me. I love to purchase unique and special gifts for friends, so when I first became aware of bakerdays a couple of years ago, I knew that they were a company that would quickly become one of my favourite online stores.

When shopping for the perfect present, I always try to find something that is personal for the intended recipient. It is nice to show that you have put a little thought and effort in to finding the perfect gift and I believe that bakerdays makes this simple, especially when shopping for friends and family who can sometimes be very difficult to buy for.


The company bakerdays create personalised cakes for all occasions, with a whole host of different themes, flavours and sizes available. This review will focus on their popular letterbox cakes, however they do offer some much larger options which also makes them ideal for weddings, birthdays or even corporate gifts. There is a huge selection available to choose from, but the website makes it easy for you to narrow your options down, by using the search or category functions.

My favourite choice though is the Letterbox Cake which measures approximately 5 inches in diameter. As the saying goes, the best things come in small packages which certainly rings true with this product. They have been designed to fit through your letterbox, so there is no need to worry about the recipient being at home at the time of delivery and they are sure to put a smile on anyone's face when they return to find their gift.


With Valentine's Day fast approaching, I opted to try a cute romantic theme for my Letterbox cake, so after having a search through all the available designs I finally made my choice. The website is really easy to use which makes choosing and personalising your cake, a really easy process. Once I had chosen my selected cake image, I simply clicked on the required size and my flavour option, then added a special message of my choice. You can either choose the template design or amend this to suit your requirements.

The hardest decision I had to make was the choice of flavour as they all sounded delicious. The available options were:
  • Traditional Sponge
  • Lovely Lemon Drizzle
  • Rich Chocolate Chip
  • Gluten Wheat Free Sponge
  • Dairy Free Sponge
  • Fabulous Fruit
I decided to go with Rich Chocolate Chip after some deliberation, as to be honest chocolate and cake are two of my favourite things, so it seemed the most obvious choice for me. Also as the whole family would no doubt be sharing it, I needed to make sure I chose a flavour that we would all enjoy.  Once I had made all of my choices and continued to the checkout page, I saw that there was the ability to add extras to the order such as balloons, teddy bears or a card. I thought that this was a great idea and the price was clearly displayed for each add-on so you can customise your gift package to suit your budget.

Once my order was completed, it was simply a matter of waiting a couple of days for it to arrive. Due to various family members being unwell and having an extremely hectic week, I had actually put it to the back of my mind, so when it popped through my letterbox on Friday it was a lovely surprise and certainly cheered me up. 


The cake came well packaged in a sturdy cardboard box branded with the bakerdays logo and securely fastened with tape. It was good quality packaging and there was no damage to the exterior at all, not even a scratch. On opening the box, we found a beautiful miniature cake tin, a small card and further bubble packaging that prevents the tin from moving around whilst in transit. I thought that the presentation was lovely and my children and I couldn't wait to look inside.

When we opened the tin, we found the cake exactly how it had been displayed on the website. The image and text were clear and it looked a really good quality product. My husband has been poorly for a couple of weeks, so I knew that it would cheer him up and I was really pleased with the whole presentation of the item. 


I had chosen the text "To my darling Valentine, I love you with all my heart now and forever!" This was actually one of the template scripts, but as I was happy with the message I felt no need to amend it and I was really pleased with how it was displayed. I particularly liked the hearts which went all around the border as I felt this created a lovely romantic design that made it that little bit more special.

There was a large paper tag that hung over the side of the cake tin and continued underneath the product itself. The aim of this is to help you remove the item from the tin without any damage and it is a simple idea that works well. I was able to remove the cake from the tin really easily and we placed it on a small plate ready to cut and share between our family.


The cake looked even better on the plate and we went to get a knife to cut it into pieces. Although it recommends this cake as being suitable for 3-4 people, we were actually able to cut six nice size pieces which meant that one of us were able to enjoy two slices. (I wonder who claimed the extra slice?) 

When it came to the taste test, we were all pleasantly surprised. We have eaten bakerdays cakes before and have always enjoyed them, but the rich chocolate chip flavour was so tasty. I had thought that the chocolate chips may be hard, but the chocolate was so smooth and delicious, that we all agreed it was extremely yummy!

Overall we find that bakerdays offer a wonderful product that makes the perfect gift for any occasion. They offer a great range of designs that not only look great, but taste superb too. I love the fact that they can be personalised to your particular requirements, making a beautiful present for friends and family. I would definitely recommend bakerdays to others and my family and I will also continue to use them in the future.

If you would like to find out more about the great range of cakes that bakerdays offer, then you can visit their website or social media channels on the links below:

Website - www.bakerdays.com/
Facebook - facebook.com/bakerdays/
Twitter -  @bakerdays
Instagram - @bakerdays


*Disclaimer - We were provided with a complimentary letterbox cake from bakerdays for the purpose of writing an honest review of the product. Opinions and thoughts are my own unless stated otherwise. 

Friday, 18 January 2019

A Season of Family Fun Guaranteed at The Esptein Theatre, Liverpool

The Epstein Theatre continues its strong tradition of programming the finest selection of family entertainment, with plenty on the bill to keep the little Epsteinies entertained in the coming months.

Join Ballet Theatre UK on Friday 25th January with one of the most enchanting love stories of all time, Beauty and the Beast. Inspired by the original tale, this production is set to a stunning classical score and showcases new choreography by Artistic Director, Christopher Moore.

Merseyside Youth Association return to The Epstein Theatre with their Young People's Arts Festival, Now from Wednesday 6th to Friday 8th February With this year's theme Rise Up: Adverse Childhood Experience and Resilience, the festival will showcase real life stories from the children and young people of Liverpool.

The Chiltern Youth Company present the classic ballet tale, The Nutcracker on Sunday 10th February. Celebrating their 10th Anniversary, this promises to be another wonderful production of the timeless ballet.


Expect mischief, music and plenty of surprises when The Twirlywoos Live come to The Epstein Theatre on Wednesday 20th and Thursday 21st February. With beautifully inventive puppetry the show promises a cast full of all your favourite characters from the CBeebies smash hit.

Friday 22nd February sees The Panto Company bring audiences their adaptation of Hans Christian Anderson's classic story, The Little Mermaid. With stunning scenery, eye catching costumes, original songs plus up-to-date chart songs, not forgetting loads of audience participation, this makes for a thoroughly entertaining family day out.

David Baddiel's magical story AniMalcolm The Musical comes to life on Thursday 28th February and Friday 1st March. After a bizarre school trip like no other, schoolboy Malcolm begins to understand animals more deeply than anyone, changing his life forever. With outstanding physical theatre and puppetry, this is a must-see show in 2019.


Bing and his friends are coming to Liverpool in their first ever stage show Bing Live! on Tuesday 19th March and Wednesday 20th March. Full of fun, laughter and music, Bing Live! is the perfect first theatre trip for pre-schoolers and their families.

Follow LHK Productions down the yellow brick road all the way to The Epstein Theatre when they return this Easter from Thursday 11th April to Monday 22nd April with The Wizard of Oz. This classic tale is wonderfully reimagined and guaranteed to send audiences over the rainbow in LHK's sensational panto production.

This jam-packed family season is guaranteed to be a smash-hit with audiences and shows are certain to sell out fast. Be sure to grab your family's tickets to avoid missing out on these spectacular shows!

Show Listings

Ballet Theatre UK present Beauty and the Beast
Date: Friday 25th January 2019
Time: 7pm
Tickets: Standard £17, Concessions £15

Now Festival 2019
Date: Wednesday 6th February to Friday 8th February
Time: 6:30pm
Tickets: £8

Chiltern Youth Theatre Company Present: The Nutcracker
Date: Sunday 10th February 2019
Time: 3pm & 7pm
Tickets: £10

Twirlywoos Live!
Date: Wednesday 20th February to Thursday 21st February
Time: Wed 1:30pm / Thursday 11:30am & 1:30pm
Tickets: Adult £14.50 / Child £12.50 / Family £50

The Little Mermaid
Date: Friday 22nd February
Time: 11am & 2pm
Tickets: Adult £14 / Child £12 / Family £47

AniMalcolm
Date: Thursday 28th February and Friday 1st March
Time: 28th 4:30pm / 1st 1pm & 5pm
Tickets: Adults £16 / Child £14 / Family £54

Bing Live!
Date: Tuesday 19th March and Wednesday 20th March 2019
Time: Tuesday 1pm & 4pm / Wed 10am & 1pm
Tickets: Adults £18.50 / Child £16.50

The Wizard of Oz
Date: Thursday 11th April to Monday 22nd April 2019
Time: Start times vary
Tickets: Standard £16.50 / Concessions £15.50 / Family £54.00 / Group Bookings £14 with 1 in 15 free

To book tickets please call 0844 888 4411 or go online at www.epsteinliverpool.co.uk* or in person at The Epstein Theatre Box Office from 12pm - 6pm Monday to Saturday.

*Subject to a booking fee. All prices include a £1 per ticket venue restoration levy.

Photo Credit: Johan Persson

*Disclaimer - Details provided believed to be correct at time of writing, however they are subject to change. I would therefore always recommend visiting the venues own website in order to obtain the most up to date information.

Wednesday, 9 January 2019

Story Pocket Theatre Present David Baddiel's AniMalcolm The Musical at The Epstein Theatre

Story Pocket Theatre are delighted to announce that AniMalcolm, based on the bestselling children's book by David Baddiel, will play at The Epstein Theatre on Thursday 28th February and Friday 1st March 2019 as part of a major UK tour and following a smash-hit premiere at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2018.

Malcolm doesn't like animals, which is a problem because his family are wild about them. In fact, their house is full of pets of all shapes and sizes. The only bright spot on the horizon is the Year Six school trip, until he is on the bus, heading to... a farm. But on a school trip like no other, Malcolm begins to understand animals more deeply than anyone. Will he end up the same as before? Because sometimes the hardest thing to become is yourself.

A vibrant, energetic and gloriously funny musical from the award-winning Story Pocket Theatre, AniMalcolm combines physical theatre, puppetry and the company's outstanding storytelling style to bring David Baddiel's magical and wonderfully comic story to the stage.

Photo Credit - Steve Porter
David Baddiel is an award-winning comedian, author, screenwriter, director, and television presenter known for his work with Newman and Baddiel, Fantasy Football, Baddiel and Skinner Unplanned and his platinum number one single Three Lions. David has written four children's books which have now sold over one million copies, as well as four critically-acclaimed adult novels and the hit film Infidel. David's latest stand-up show, My Family: Not the Sitcom, premiered at the Menier Chocolate Factory before going on to run for 15 weeks in the West End.

David Baddiel said: "It has been such a thrill to see AniMalcolm brought to life on stage, and as a musical! Story Pocket have done a wonderful job with this adaptation, and it will be a real treat to see Malcolm adventuring around the UK with his menagerie of animals in tow."

Story Pocket Theatre is a company devoted to bringing both classic and original children's stories to the stage in a magical, inventive and exciting way. Previous productions include Michael Morpugo's King Arthur (Edinburgh Fringe and UK Tour) and A Pocketful of Grimms (Edinburgh Fringe and International Tour).

AniMalcolm is directed by Julia Black and Adam Fletcher-Forde with musical direction by David Perkins, set and costume design by Jacqueline Trousdale, lighting design by Declan Randall and movement direction by Shona Morris.

AniMalcolm is supported using public funding by Arts Council England.

Recommended for ages 5+

Listing Details

Show - AniMalcolm
Venue - The Epstein Theatre, Liverpool, Merseyside
Dates - Thursday 28th February and Friday 1st March
Times - Thursday 4:30pm/Friday 1pm & 5pm
Tickets - Adults £16 / Children £14 / Family £54

To book tickets please call 0844 888 4411* or go online at www.epsteinliverpool.co.uk* or in person at The Epstein Theatre Box Office from 12pm to 6pm Monday to Saturday.

*Subject to booking fee. All prices include a £1 per ticket restoration levy.

For more details please check out www.epsteinliverpool.co.uk and join the mailing list. Alternatively you can visit their social media channels on Facebook www.facebook.com/EpsteinTheatre and twitter @EpsteinTheatre.

Photo Credit - Steve Porter
*Disclaimer - This is a press release provided by BEA. Details provided believed to be correct at time of publishing, but are subject to change. I would therefore always recommend visiting the venues own website in order to obtain the most up to date information.

Tuesday, 8 January 2019

Dates for your Diary - Twirlywoos Live Comes To The Epstein Theatre and St Helen

My son Riley was only two years old when the Twirlywoos were first broadcast on Cbeebies in 2015 and it soon became one of his favourite shows. In 2017 it celebrated its 100th episode and this year it will be brought to life on stage, as Twirlywoos Live embarks on a UK tour.

MEI Theatrical are delighted to announce that the wonderful world of Twirlywoos will be coming to the Epstein Theatre on the 20th to 21st February 2019 and St Helens Theatre Royal on the 27th to 28th of April 2019.  Audiences will be able to join Toodloo, Great BigHoo, Chickedy, Chick and Peekaboo as they set sail around the UK in a brand-new theatrical adventure.

The show will feature all the favourite characters from the hit TV show and audiences can expect mischief, music and plenty of surprises. With beautifully invented puppetry, Twirlywoos Live! promises to be a laugh-out-loud treat for little ones.

Twirlywoos Live! is being brought to the stage by MEI Theatrical, whose recent productions include Sarah and Duck Live on Stage (Polka Theatre and UK Tour) and The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show (West End). It is written by Zoe Bourn, who has brought to life some of the worlds best-loved children's titles including Thomas and Friends and Fireman Sam Live!

The show is recommended for ages 1+ and babies in arms are welcome. The running time is 55 minutes with no interval.

For further information and full UK tour dates, please visit www.twirlywoosliveonstage.com/

Listing Details Epstein Theatre

Show - Twirlywoos Live!
Venue - The Epstein Theatre, Liverpool, Merseyside
Dates - Wednesday 20th February and Thursday 21st February 2019
Time - Wednesday 1:30pm, Thursday 11:30am/1:30pm
Tickets - Adult £14.50/ Child £12.50/ Family £50

To book tickets please call 0844 888 4411* or go online at www.epsteinliverpool.co.uk or in person at The Epstein Theatre Box Office from 12pm-6pm Monday to Saturday.

*Subject to a booking fee. All prices include a £1 per ticket venue restoration levy.

Listing Details St Helens Theatre Royal

Show - Twirlywoos Live!
Venue - St Helens Theatre Royal
Dates - Saturday 27th April and Sunday 28th April 2019
Time - Saturday 1pm/4pm, Sunday 1pm
Tickets - Adult £18/ Concession £17/ Child £16

Book in person at the Theatre Royal Box Office Corporation Street, St Helens, Merseyside, WA10 1 LQ (Mon to Sat 10am til 5pm). Alternatively, call 01744 756000 or log on to www.sthelenstheatreroyal.com.


*Disclaimer: This post is written based on a press release provided by BEA. All details believed to be correct at time of writing but are of course subject to change. I would therefore always recommend visiting the venues own website in order to obtain the most up to date information.

Monday, 7 January 2019

Dates for your Diary - Regal Entertainments Brings Beauty and the Beast to the Stockport Plaza this Easter!

If you are a regular reader to the blog, then you will know that I am a huge fan of Regal Entertainment's pantomime productions. They are always packed full of comedy, singing and dancing and provide some really wonderful family entertainment. You may remember that back in October we reviewed Beauty and the Beast at St Helen's Theatre Royal and I can honestly say that it was one of the best pantomimes that we have visited. I am therefore delighted to share the news that Regal Entertainment's Beauty and the Beast will be heading to the Stockport Plaza for Easter 2019. Telling a tale as old as time, this fun packed production is suitable for all ages to enjoy and the audiences in Stockport will be in for a treat!

Photo Credit: David Munn Photography
This magical panto version of the classic fairytale comes to Stockport from the 18th to the 22nd April 2019, so get ready to go on an adventure and follow Belle as she falls in love with the most unexpected of Princes, The Beast!

The show is set to feature a superb cast and will star the wonderful Kiera-Nicole Brennan as Belle. She is best known as the host of popular children's TV show Milkshake! and is currently the youngest presenter in Channel 5 history after landing the role at only 19 years of age.

Andrew Geater will be taking on the role of the Beast and when we watched the show previously, we thought that he played this part perfectly. He has extremely impressive vocal talents, which have also seen him perform across the globe as a member of world renowned group The 12 Tenors.

Returning to the role of Gaston will be Philip McGuinness, who will also be trying to win Belle's heart. Stockport audiences will also remember him as Tin Man in the 2016 production of The Wizard of Oz. His other panto appearances for Regal Entertainments include Captain Hook in Peter Pan.

The hilarious Lewis Devine is playing French Frank. He is a wonderful entertainer who has delighted audiences in many of his previous appearances including Buttons in Cinderella and Muddles in Snow White. Lewis is guaranteed to bring the same hilarity to Stockport this Easter.

Dancer and choreographer Sarah Walker will be bringing all the moves, as well as lots of sparkle, when she takes to the stage as Fairy Rose.

Completing the cast is the fabulous Si Foster, who will be playing Potty Polly, guaranteeing hilarious gags that are sure to keep the audience laughing throughout.

Photo Credit: David Munn Photography
This enchanting tale is filled with hilarious comedy, wonderful songs and a story which proves that even the grumpiest of Beasts can change his ways. So be sure to book, before the final rose petal falls!

Beauty and the Beast Producer, Chantelle Nolan said: "We're very excited to be bringing this production of Beauty and the Beast to Stockport. We had a brilliant time at the theatre when we staged The Wizard of Oz - audiences were fantastic, and the theatre staff were very welcoming.

"Beauty and the Beast went down a storm at St Helens Theatre Royal during October half-term so we can guarantee a magical panto time at Stockport for Easter 2019."

The Stockport Plaza Manager, Ted Doan added: "The Plaza has a history of providing the finest and most sensational affordable family entertainment for all ages to enjoy with our magnificent Easter Pantomimes and welcoming Regal Entertainments back this year with Beauty and the Beast will ensure that this annual tradition receives the right royal treatment that only Regal can provide!"

Beauty and the Beast runs from Thursday 18th to Monday 22nd April 2019. Tickets are now on sale. Book early to avoid disappointment. Please note that the cast is subject to change. For further information you can visit the following websites or social media channels.

Facebook - www.facebook.com/RegalEntertainmentsLtd
Twitter - @RegalEntsLtd
Stockport Plaza Website - www.stockportplaza.co.uk

Listing Details

Show - Regal Entertainments Ltd presents Beauty and the Beast
Dates - Thursday 18th April to Monday 22nd April 2019
Times - Thurs 1pm, Fri-Sun 12pm and 4pm, Monday 1pm
Tickets - From £12 (prices are subject to booking fees)
Venue - Stockport Plaza Theatre, Mersey Square, Stockport, SK1 1SP
Box Office - 0161 477 7779

Photo Credit: David Munn Photography
*Disclaimer: This post was written based on our opinion of the show which we reviewed in St Helens, as well as a press release provided by BEA/Regal Entertainments. Details believed to be correct at time of writing, but are subject to change. I would therefore always recommend visiting the venues own website in order to obtain the most up to date information.



Wednesday, 2 January 2019

Happy New Year - It's 2019!!

I would like to thank each and every one of my readers for taking the time to support the blog during 2018. The site has grown from strength to strength and we have some exciting new projects planned for 2019 which I cannot wait to get started on. We have worked with some amazing brands, attractions and travel companies in the past 12 months and look forward to sharing more news and reviews over the coming year. We would therefore like to wish everyone a very Happy New Year!


Monday, 31 December 2018

Legoland Discovery Centre Manchester - A Review

I always find that after a couple of days at home over Christmas, the whole family are keen to get out and about. So when we received an invitation to visit The Legoland Discovery Centre in Manchester, this sounded like the perfect opportunity to enjoy some family fun and get creative. We therefore decided to spend a morning at the attraction on Friday and see some of the new additions and changes that have been made since our last visit in early 2017.


The Legoland Discovery Centre experience begins with an introductory factory tour where you are welcomed by a Lego professor. A fun interactive demonstration soon follows where we learnt about how lego bricks come to be created and the process involved. My youngest son Riley loved participating, as all the children (and adults) were encouraged to jump, shout and wave their arms to get the machinery working. We followed the action through two rooms and once we reached the end, all of the children were rewarded with a Lego Duplo brick to thank them for their help.


As we exited the factory tour, we immediately joined a queue for the Kingdom Quest Laser Ride. We remembered this from our previous visit, where we had enjoyed competing against one another for the best score. We were all able to fit into one car, which is a rarity at some attractions when visiting as a family of five, so we immediately liked the fact that we could enjoy the ride together. My children all really enjoyed this and my daughter managed to obtain the highest score, though I am convinced that I should have won! It is a great little ride for younger children as it isn't scary and the laser guns are quite light to hold, so my five year old was able to use his on his own without any assistance needed from me.


We then made our way into Miniland, which is an area packed full of recognisable landmarks, all built of Lego. I also found out from their website that this area is constructed from over 1.5 million bricks, which I think is incredible. My children enjoyed looking at them in great detail and we loved that there were some santa and elves figures peeping out of some of the windows. A Santa Dash had also been created near the Blackpool Tower which we thought was a lovely idea. My son Ben also spotted The Woolpack, docks and a yellow submarine. As we looked at all the creations, the lights began to dim and this provided the opportunity to see all the landmarks how they would appear at night time. The tower lit up lovely as a tram made its way up and down the tracks. It looked really beautiful and must have taken a very long time to build.


As we entered the main attraction area we came across the Space Mission Experience which had not been here on our previous visit, so it was fun to be able to enjoy a new activity that we had not seen before. Some of the creations looked absolutely superb and my children enjoyed pretending that they were astronauts navigating their spaceship. There were building areas where guests could create their own Lego rocket ships, planets or spacecraft and the mission control base offered a great opportunity for some pretend play. Riley really enjoyed this area, so we spent quite some time here getting creative with all the different Lego pieces on offer.



Once we had finally convinced Riley to explore the other activities on offer, we made our way over to the Merlin's Apprentice Ride where you could take to the skies by pedaling as fast as you can, which would then raise the vehicles up to the roof, whilst also spinning around. Each vehicle can seat two passengers and there are height restrictions which means that younger guests between 90cm to 120cm will need to be accompanied by an adult.


Riley then asked to go straight to the Lego City Forest Ranger Pursuit Ride where children can drive around in purpose built Lego police cars. Children have to be at least 4 years old to operate the vehicles and there are also height restrictions which apply. I think that this is because children need to be able to push the pedal down to make the vehicle move, as well as steer it around the course, so I can completely understand why the age and height restrictions have been implemented. There was only a short queue for this attraction, so my two boys didn't have to wait too long for their turn. Once you reached the beginning of the queue, a staff member provided the children with a safety briefing, before allowing them to enter the course and select their vehicle. Riley absolutely loved being able to drive his own car and because the road was in a simple oval shape, it was easy for younger guests to navigate their way around. It was also well supervised and we noticed that if any child appeared to be having difficulty operating the vehicle, then a staff member would go straight to them to assist.


After the excitement of driving his own vehicle, Riley decided that it was time to build one, so we moved over to the Lego Racers Build and Test in partnership with Jaguar Land Rover. This area allowed all my children to be both creative and competitive as they all challenged themselves to build the best Lego vehicle that was capable of taking on the ramps and the Land Rover Discovery Build Table. My son Ben really enjoyed this area and he was very pleased with his creation.



One area of the attraction that my children had really been looking forward to, was the Lego Ninjago City Adventure, which was under construction during our last visit. I had assumed that this would just be a soft play area, however it offered much more, with numerous activities being spread across three floors. Amongst the play zone was a build table, some ninja skill training areas, along with a reaction time board and a rotating climbing wall, though unfortunately the latter wasn't open on our visit. It was a great area to enjoy some interactive play as well as being able to let little ones imaginations run wild too, with lots of pretend play possibilities. Riley enjoyed pretending to be a ninja and imagined that he was in training to become the best ninja on the planet!


We followed this up nicely with a visit to the 4D Cinema Experience that was showing a Lego Ninjago movie featuring the Spinjitzu Master and his scroll. As we entered the screening area we were provided with a pair of 3D glasses each and we chose some seats central on the second row. This was perfect for families of all ages to enjoy and it was great hearing all the children in the audience laugh as the water and snow effects fell from the roof. The movie itself only lasted around ten minutes, so it was also the perfect length of time for smaller children to enjoy without becoming too restless. We had previously watched The Lego Movie so it was nice to be able to watch a different film which again added variation to our visit.


Unfortunately we ran out of time to check out the Creative Workshop as my children had been too busy enjoying all of the other areas, but from the outside this looked like a large classroom where guests could sit and be given top tips to help with their lego creations. We also didn't get to try out the new Great Lego Race VR Experience which was a shame as this looked fantastic and it is something that we would certainly try out when we return in the future. There is an additional cost for this of £5 per person, We finished our visit with a trip to the shop, where two of my children purchased some lego items with their Christmas money. There was a huge selection of products to choose from as well as some fantastic displays, including a huge Hagrid figure. This must have taken such a long time to build and I cannot imagine how many bricks it would have required. My daughter is a huge Harry Potter fan so she thought this was magnificent.


Overall we had an enjoyable few hours at the Legoland Discovery Centre and it was great to see all the changes that have been made since our last visit in 2017, which show that it is an attraction that is always looking to make improvements for its guests. The staff we came across were all really friendly and also showed a lot of enthusiasm throughout the attraction, encouraging guests to enjoy themselves and have a great time. We regularly saw the Lego creation areas being checked and staff would pick up any loose pieces of Lego off the floor, helping to make it a safe environment to play in. My children loved the Lego Ninjago City Adventure area, which offered a whole variety of different activities to enjoy and to help improve on your ninja skills. Our favourite though had to be the 4D cinema experience which is really enjoyable for families of all ages. We had plenty of fun and a very creative time during our visit and would definitely recommend it to others.

Tickets can be purchased online here and you can also view the different combi tickets which are available. Children under 3 can visit for free! There are also some advantages to booking online as you can save money on standard admission and also scan your mobile ticket for faster entry. The Sea Life Aquarium Manchester is also next door, so by purchasing a combi ticket you can enjoy a full day out enjoying both attractions. It is important to note that adults are not permitted to enter the attraction without being accompanied by a child under the age of 17. However, they do run Adult only evenings on certain dates throughout the year, to cater for older Lego loving guests!

Attraction Details

Attraction - Legoland Discovery Centre Manchester
Address - Legoland Discover Centre Manchester, Barton Square, The Trafford Centre, Manchester, M17 8AS
Website - https://manchester.legolanddiscoverycentre.co.uk/
Opening Times - Monday to Sunday 10am til 6pm with last entry at 5pm. Closing times may vary over the festive period. Closed on Christmas Day.


Disclaimer: We were invited as guests to Legoland Discovery Centre for the purpose of writing an honest review of our experience. All opinions and thoughts are my own unless otherwise stated.