Last Saturday, my two girls and I headed to the Legoland Discovery Centre, Manchester, where we were greeted with a lot of fun and a bunch of Ninjas.
Last weekend, ninjas hosted a takeover of the Legoland Discovery Centre to celebrate the North-West Premiere of ‘LEGO® Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu’. Children dressed as ninjas were able to attend free of charge when accompanied by an adult.
My girls love Legoland at the best of times. My four year old in particular often asks if she can go back to “the karaoke place” – a reference to their karaoke machine amidst copious amounts of pink and purple Lego in a purpose built pink kitchen with a comfy sofa.
Imagine their excitement then when they got to see Eccles based martial arts school ‘The Little Ninjas’ showcase their talents, too. Of course I couldn’t get them to dress as ninjas if I tried (unless someone can point me towards a Princess Ninja consume, preferably with a fishtail plait) but they’ve been practicing some moves ever since (and I appear to be nursing a bruised shin).
Legoland is a great place to visit with the family so it s definitely one to bear in mind for the half-term break. The only thing I’d say is that it’s especially busy at weekends – of course his doesn’t bother the kids in the slightest so it depends on your preference. Personally, I prefer it when it’s slightly quieter.
There’s plenty to do inside and many unique and fun elements such as ‘Professor Brick’ who guides visitors through an interactive introduction to Lego and the process of making it.
There are indoor rides if your children are over 1 metre. There are many amazing displays of Lego buildings that my kids love gazing at and interacting with. In addition to the pink kitchen area, you’ll find huge vats of differently coloured Lego, a dedicated car-building area and soft play areas. The cafe is a nice addition and not too pricey.
We also saw the new Ninjago Laser Training Camp and my four year old took part in a laser game – stealthily crawling under and over laser beams to gain a certificate at the end. She was made up.
We saw an advanced screening of Ninjago which meant they had to sit down for a while. Luckily it’s still quite a novelty for them to attend the cinema so they were glued to it. It was the first chance to see episodes one to three, weeks before its first TV screening on the Cartoon Network.
An added bonus of Legoland is that there’s so much to do it tires them out! Cue early bedtime (hardly ever happens!) and some me time in the evening!
We’ll be returning to Legoland soon and it’s nearby attraction the Sealife Centre, both handily located inside the Trafford Centre. I am also rather thrilled to discover that my 4 year old can belt out a mean “Baby, Baby” by Justin Bieber on the karaoke.
Disclaimer: I was invited to attend this event free of charge, in return for this review. All opinions expressed however are my own.