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The Best Things to do at The Trafford Centre

As one of Manchester’s most popular places to visit, the Trafford Centre has something for everyone. An immense shopping centre and leisure complex, whether you’re there to enjoy retail therapy in the many high-end and high-street shops, to dine in a popular restaurant, or to visit an excellent indoor entertainment attraction, fun is guaranteed.

With so much to explore inside, visiting the Trafford Centre can seem intimidating if you’re never been before. We’ve listed our pick of the best things to do at Manchester’s Trafford Centre and, of course, the best hotels near the Trafford Centre so you can make the most of your visit.

1. The Legoland Discovery Centre

If you’re visiting the Trafford Centre with young ones, the Legoland Discovery Centre is a must! Suitable for all kids over the age of three, whether have a little Lego fan with you or not the Legoland Discovery Centre is a super fun activity that anyone can enjoy. There are several interactive play areas inside, as well as creative workshops, the UK’s only Lego VR experience, and even a 4D cinema. With all this excitement under one roof, you can let your kids and their imaginations run wild!

2. The Sea Life Centre

Next up on our pick of the best things to do at the Trafford Centre is to visit the Sea Life Centre. A fun and fascinating day out for all ages, Sea Life has a variety of educational underwear zones for you to dive straight into. 
Learn about Turtles, see fish swimming around in the 360-degree circular tank, experience the colour-changing jellyfish tank, and even watch sharks swim up close! There’s plenty to see and do here, so treat yourself and your kids to an unforgettable experience during your visit to the Trafford Centre.

3. Laser Quest

The Laser Quest attraction is undoubtedly one of the best things to do at the Trafford Centre. An adrenaline pumping experience in a multi-level interactive arena of bridges, walkways, and ramps. Atmospheric sci-fi sounds complete the scene – an afternoon of laser blasting is great fun for kids and adults alike, and this experience is suitable for everyone over the age of seven.

4. The Odeon Cinema

What better way to wrap up your day than by kicking back and enjoying a new-release film in the Trafford Centre’s Odeon cinema
Odeon own some of the biggest and best-known state-of-the-art cinemas in the UK, and their Trafford Centre location is no exception. Showing films that are suitable for kids and adults alike, you can catch all the latest and some older favourites at the Odeon Trafford Centre. Whether you’re been shopping, dining or enjoying one of the Trafford Centre’s other attractions, grab some popcorn and your beverage of choice and wind down with a great film to top off your trip!
If you’re looking for hotels near the Trafford Centre, we have the perfect option. Our ibis budget Manchester Centre Pollard Street is ideally located right in the heart of Manchester’s bustling city centre, situated next to transport links that will take you straight to the Trafford Centre. 

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