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Autism Friendly Thursdays @ LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre

As part of our ongoing commitment to creating a fun environment for all, every Thursday afternoon during term time will be Autism friendly*

From 2pm til 6pm we will be placing extra trained staff around the Attraction, we will also turn off the music, limit the sound effects and make the lighting as standard as possible throughout.

All the awesome elements of LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre, such as the bricks, soft play area, stop motion animation tables and the rides will be open as usual! But the centre will just be a little bit quieter and lighter. If there is an event running on your visit date (see the events page), then all the awesome extra builds and themed fun will be available to join in with too!

For the parts of the attraction which require certain lighting and effects to operate (such as the 4D Cinema and the Kingdom Quest ride) signs will be in place and staff will fully explain what will happen for families to make an informed decision before entering that particular area.

There will be a designated quiet space available and extra provisions such as ear defenders can also be provided. A social story about LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre Manchester is available to download on the website for familiarising children with the centre before a visit.

Due to the limited capacity, advanced booking is advised. 
All adults must be accompanied by a child.

*Exclusion dates: 

  • 4th, 11th & 18th April 2019
  • 30th May 2019
  • 6th June 2019
  • 25th July 2019
  • 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd & 29th August 2019
  • 24th & 31st October 2019 
  • 25th & 26th December 2019

Where to Go

Name of venue
LEGOLAND Discovery Centre
Venue address
Barton Square
The Trafford Centre
Manchester
Postcode
M17 8AS
Additional Notes

LEGOLAND Discovery Centre is designed specifically for children aged 3-10 years to enjoy - everything is child sized

Please note ALL adults must be accompanied by a child (aged 17 and under) to visit the attraction (with the exception of Adult Fans of LEGO Nights). Adults aged 18 and over, must be accompanied by a child 17 years or younger to visit the LEGOLAND Discovery Centre.

When is it On?

Date & Time Information
Every Thursday during term time
Session Information
2pm - 6pm

Other Details

Associated Cost
Yes
Referral required?
No
Supporting people with:
Autism

Who to Contact

Name
Helen Roughley
Position
Marketing Executive
Telephone
0161 629 2049
Email
Helen.Roughley@merlinentertainments.biz
Website
https://manchester.legolanddiscoverycentre.co.uk/whats-inside/events/autism-friendly-thursdays/
Additional Notes

LEGOLAND Discovery Centre is designed specifically for children aged 3-10 years to enjoy - everything is child sized

Please note ALL adults must be accompanied by a child (aged 17 and under) to visit the attraction (with the exception of Adult Fans of LEGO Nights). Adults aged 18 and over, must be accompanied by a child 17 years or younger to visit the LEGOLAND Discovery Centre.

Last Updated: 11/03/2019