LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Manchester
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What will students see and do?
On a visit to the Legoland Discovery Centre Manchester, students will have the opportunity to participate in various LEGO therapy workshops, including:
– Story Tales: Ideal for early learners
– Spinning Tops: For students in Key Stage 1
– Seesaw: For students in Key Stage 1
– Catapult: For students in Key Stage 2
– Robotics: For students in Key Stages 2/3
Each workshop focuses on unique engineering, science, maths and team-building skills that can be tied to your school curriculum.
Teaching resources provided
LEGOLAND offers detailed pamphlets on each LEGO workshop offered at the park. This allows teachers the opportunity to plan their curriculum ahead of time and relate it to the workshop that their group will be participating in on their adventure.
Additionally, a teacher’s guide and a teacher’s toolkit are available for download.
Minimum and maximum group size
There is no minimum group size for school groups planning a visit. However, there is a group size limit of 30 pupils per workshop. If teachers choose to bring additional students, children can be divided into multiple groups and workshop visits can be split up throughout the day.
Details of risk assessment
LEGOLAND has a detailed risk assessment which is available to schools. The Discovery Centre has its own security staff and engineering and maintenance staff to care for the attractions. All on-site staff wear a uniform so that they can be easily identified by students and teachers if they need any support while visiting.
Don't miss our downloadable A-Z guide on completing a risk assessment
There are several facilities on-site. Younger pupils can visit Miniland. This is a great choice for teachers who want to bring preschool students.
There is also a 3D cinema and the Great LEGO Race VR Experience. There are also several other attractions and rides that students can enjoy when visiting.
Outside of activities, school groups can participate in play sessions, visit the coffee shop or pay a visit to the LEGO store.
The centre is open from 10.30am until 2pm during the week during the school term. On weekends, the activity centre is open from 9.30am until 6pm, allowing for students and school groups to stay for longer visits.
The centre also extends its opening hours during the summer season and school holidays. During these seasons the centre is open from 9.30am until 6pm the entire week.
If you want to visit the LEGO shop, you can do so from Sunday through Friday from 10am until 6pm. Or, on Saturdays, you can stay in the LEGO shop until 7pm.
The price per pupil for a visit to the LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Manchester depends on the time of year that students are visiting. Teachers can plan off-season visits or workshop only visits to help them save money on their trip and keep costs to a minimum for students.
From September to February, the entry fee per student is £6. However, during the peak season, which runs from March to August, the price per pupil rises to £7.95. Groups that only wish to enter for the Workshop Tour pay £2 per person.
LEGOLAND offers a free teacher ratio. With this ratio, one adult for every four pupils can visit the centre for free. Plus, additional teachers receive a discount of 30% off the standard adult entry fee.
LEGOLAND also has the option for school groups to add on a visit to Sea Life which is right next door. For an extra £3 per child, school groups can explore both parks on the same visit.
The centre is located just five miles to the west of Manchester city centre. There is ample parking onsite, making it easy for coaches to park while students visit the Discovery Centre.
For groups wishing to take a train to get to the centre, you can get off at one of four stations: Manchester Piccadilly; Manchester Victoria; Salford Crescent; Urmston.
Each of these stations is a quick bus ride away from the venue. You can catch any of the following buses to the on-site LEGOLAND bus station:
– City centre express X50
– Service 2
– Express service X5
– Service 23/23A
– Service 25
– Service 52
– Service 68
– Service 100
– Service 126
– Service 132
– Service 245
– Service 247
– Service 250
– Service 291
– Express Service 300
All of these buses will take you right to the doors of LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Manchester. From there you’ll be ready to start your adventure.
LEGOLAND Discovery Centre, Barton Square, INTU Trafford Centre, Manchester, Greater Manchester
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