I live with some major LEGO fans, so any opportunity to fuel their LEGO passion is always met with intense excitement.
Over the years, I’ve said multiple times that a great day out in the the North West with a family is Legoland Discovery Centre in Manchester – have you been? It’s part of the Merlin Entertainments group, so if you are one of those lucky people with a Merlin Annual Pass, you can use that to have a fun family day out.
Legoland Discovery Centre in Manchester recently had a Christmas Bricktacular event. It’s worth keeping your eye out for special events as they often have additional things on during school holidays and at particular times of the year.
The recent event, which only finished at the weekend, saw the only LEGO Santa in the North West, for meet & Greets in his grotto. We missed him sadly, as he was only available until Christmas Eve. However, there was also a Christmas themed Miniland, and make a cool Christmas decoration out of Lego available!
The children loved spotting Santa in Miniland. It was fun seeing where he had appeared in each setting. It looked as if Miniland Blackpool were having their very own Santa Dash!
You can still enjoy the rest of the attractions during a special event. You begin in the LEGO factory and then go through to the Kingdom Quest ride where you have to shoot the baddies with your laser in a bid to save the princess. This ride it currently undergoing some work, although it is still running.
The 4D cinema experience is still the same and lots of fun for all ages. You are given glasses to wear and the show is just the right length to keep everyone engaged for the whole feature. We watched a fun Ninjago episode which all the children enjoyed.
One of the children’s favourite areas is the fairly recent “LEGO Ninjago City Adventure”. This area is very exciting and includes:
- Ninjago Build Table
- Ninja Skill training
- Interactive Adventure playground
- Rotating Climbing Wall
The Ninja Temple will test LEGO® fans’ time and reaction skills before they venture through physical courses and test their own agility – play features include a Tiger widow island escape trainer climbing wall, LEGO® Ninjago™characters’ challenges from Kai, Jay, Cole, Lloyd, Zane and Nya, crisscross maze and vertical rope climb, a spiral slide of lights, crawl through tunnel, ballpool, sky wheels, bash bags, lightening buzzer bars, Spinjitzu tornado and much more!
The climbing wall is always a really popular choice with the big kids, and the three boys enjoy Forest Pursuit, as they drive around in the little cars.
Of course, we can’t leave without them building a huge tower and then pressing the earthquake button so it crashes down.
Have you been? Perhaps you’ve been to the Birmingham Discovery Centre? How does it compare?