₤1 million investment at
Discovery Centre Manchester opened by Kym Marsh
CELEBRITY mum and actress, Kym Marsh,
and soap star, I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! contestant and celebrity
dad Adam Thomas cut the ribbon at the all new LEGOLAND®
Discovery Centre Manchester, the ultimate indoor LEGO®
playground, to officially open its brand new LEGO®
Ninjago™ City Adventure play
On Thursday, 30 March 2017, guests attended a star studded VIP launch for the
official opening of the all new LEGOLAND®
Discovery Centre Manchester, at intu Trafford Centre. Celebrity stars made their
way down the red carpet with their families in tow, including soap stars
Catherine Tyldesley, Bruno Langley, Lysette Anthony and Simone Holmes. Actor
Garth Maunders and actress Alison Burrows were also in attendance with
presenters Mark Radcliffe, Chris Hawkins and Clare Nasir.
Kym Marsh and Adam Thomas added to the excitement of the event, by cutting the
ribbon inside the UK's only LEGOLAND®
Discovery Centre, officially declaring its
Ninjago™ City Adventure play feature, a UK exclusive, open, which saw
hundreds of excited children (and mums and dads!) run through the ninja portal
in to a world of LEGO®
The new look LEGOLAND® Discovery
Centre has received a ₤1million investment, and includes a brand new LEGO®
Ninjago™ City Adventure play feature, new modern café with floor to ceiling
windows, a new bigger and better Creative Workshop, where LEGO®
fans can watch the LEGOLAND®
Discovery Centre Master Model Builder at work, a newly located LEGO®
Racers Build and Test Zone and new Birthday Party rooms with 3 brand new
Birthday Party experiences.
The new play feature immerses visitors into a world of Ninjago™; putting their
Ninja skills to the test as they embark on a journey through the LEGO® Ninjago™
City Adventure, as they fight to save the City!
Before entering the 3 tiered temple, children
can practice their Ninja moves in the training camp, from interactive play to
imaginative play, the Dojo Training Camp teaches all there is to know on
becoming a Spinjitzu Master; play features include a dual sided Batak Game so
friends and family can battle it out and become top of the leader board!
The Ninja Temple tests 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™
character 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
LEGO® Ninjago™ City Adventure also features an interactive play table, where
young Ninjas can add to the brick built structure of the City and create their
own buildings and temples for the Ninjas to train. Plus, there will be another
large scale LEGO® Ninjago™ build
addition, which will be revealed very soon!
The new Creative Workshop features a bigger and brighter space for little
builders to spend time with LEGOLAND®
Discovery Centre Master Model Builder, Alex Bidolak. Here, guests have the
chance to learn from the Master himself, with hands on tuition and insider tips
on how to create their very own incredible models.
There are thousands of bricks waiting for you in the new look LEGOLAND®
Discovery Centre's Build and Test Zone. What shapes and vehicles will your
imagination create next?
Time your racing car on the speed test track;
the stopwatch is exact to the hundredths of a 2nd, so even the smallest change
could make all the difference! Ready, set, go!
The brand new Birthday Party rooms offer three new premium and unique birthday
experiences for children aged three to ten years old. With colourful and
inspiring LEGO® builds in the
Birthday Rooms, new themes include LEGO®
Friends, LEGO® Ninjago™ and LEGO® Classic.
Ideal for little builders with big imaginations, party packages come complete
with activities, party food, cake, lots of LEGO®
and birthday party goody bags for all guests.
And the perfect new addition for parents is the new look, modern café; Coffee
Shop; an ideal retreat for those that want to take some time out while the
children play. Coffee Shop features an internal and external seating area within
the attraction, comfy sofas and relaxed seating inside and a larger dining area
that's positioned alongside floor to ceiling windows. Menus are featured on
digital screens and LEGO®
artwork is displayed throughout. Visitors can enjoy
fresh coffee, juices, frappes, sandwiches, wraps, cake and kid's lunch boxes.
The all new LEGOLAND® Discovery
Centre is even bigger and better than before, with even more fun to be had for
all the family; its three LEGO®
Rides (Kingdom Quest, Merlin's Apprentice and LEGO®
City; Forrest Pursuit) MINILAND®,
City Builder, LEGO® Studios 4D
Cinema, DUPLO® Farm, Factory Tour
and The LEGO® Shop all still remain.
Jenn McDonough, General Manager of LEGOLAND®
Discovery Centre said:- "LEGOLAND®
Discovery Centre is a popular attraction for families, and we wanted to build on
that, by offering much more interactive and imaginative play. LEGO®
Ninjago™ is so iconic for LEGO®
fans, we wanted to give our young visitors an immersive adventure, combined with
fantastic play. This all new build is the biggest investment, since launch and
we can't wait for families and children to enjoy it for themselves."
Howard Jones has performed
in Salford's Lowy
Photographs by Jo
THE mid 80's British synth-pop legend,
Jones, was back in Salford's
Institute, on 30 March 2017. This fantastic
artist has had 10, ten top 40 hit singles, in the UK, between 1983 and 1986,
with 6 reaching the top 10. His best known hit was in 1984 when his album:-
to Number 1. His very recognisable tunes are still bringing in the fans today.
If you did not see him live at this gig, well you will be pleased to know that
he is heading to Hangar 34, in Liverpool, on Friday, 19 May 2017... Check out
for more information on that concert date and others...
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