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LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre has collaborated with LEGO® Education to provide unique, high quality learning experiences.

 LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre and LEGO® Education work in partnership to deliver high quality educational experiences. We offer well-designed, age appropriate workshops that support the educational curriculum.

Our lessons are designed to bring maths, science, engineering and language to life and encourage skills in communication, collaboration, critical-thinking and problem solving. Discover the learning philosophy of LEGO Education in the thrilling atmosphere of LEGOLAND Discovery Centre, offering a wonderful balance of learning and fun!

"As a primary school teacher LEGOLAND staff were excellent to communicate with and preparations were great. They provided the opportunity for a free guided tour risk assessment with my partner and I. The day went smoothly and the children enjoyed the trip, and more importantly the children learnt :)" - Tripadvisor Review

 

2019 School Ticket Prices (per pupil)
  Entry ONLY Entry PLUS Workshop
Peak: May - Aug £6.00 £8.00
Off-Peak: Jan - April & Sept - Dec £4.00 £6.00
Additional adult £7.50  

 

Why not combine your visit with SEA LIFE Manchester? 

SEA LIFE is right next door, for an additional £3 per child you can visit both Attractions on the same day! 
Visit SEA LIFE

 

Download your risk assessment here.
View the Public Liability document here.

 

Primary SCHOOLS

HANDS – ON LEARNING

Inspire your students imaginations with educational play that harnesses the limitless creative possibilities of LEGO® bricks.

LEGOLAND Discovery Centre offer hands-on learning across the curriculum, including science, mathematics, language arts, technology, and engineering design, while building and reinforcing Collaboration, Communication, Creativity, Critical Thinking and Problem Solving.

Our centre facilitates learning through interactive experiences to promote deeper engagement with the subject matter. 

We have various workshops that are suited for your school classes. 

Spinning Tops Workshop (Easy)

Spinning Tops workshop:  FAQ’S

What age group is this workshop for?

Suitable for children aged 6-7yrs (years 1 & 2)

What is the key stage?

Suitable for Key Stage 1

How long is the workshop?

45 minutes   

Do the children work alone or in groups?

The season’s workshop is a group activity. The children will work in teams of 2’s/4’s/ or 6’s depending upon the size of the class.

How many children can join the workshop?

The maximum capacity in the workshop room is 30. This includes teachers and helpers but excludes workshop host and LDC staff.

What do the children learn in the workshop?

In this exciting workshop, students build LEGO spinning tops, collect data on whose design spins the longest, while also learning about the forces that affect their tops performance.

National curriculum links covered are: Science and Technology, English, Language Arts and Reading

Spin the gears workshop (Average)

SPIN THE GEARS:  FAQ’S

What age group is this workshop for?

Suitable for children aged 8-9yrs (years 2 & 3, early year 4)

What is the key stage?

Suitable for Key Stage 2

How long is the workshop?

45 minutes   

Do the children work alone or in groups?

The season’s workshop is a group activity. The children will work in teams of 2’s/4’s/ or 6’s depending upon the size of the class.

How many children can join the workshop?

The maximum capacity in the workshop room is 30. This includes teachers and helpers but excludes workshop host and LDC staff.

What do the children learn in the workshop?

Gears, gears, gears! In this workshop, students will build a series of models and experiment with gears exploring the difference between drive and driven gears, clockwise vs counterclockwise, and discover the concepts of effort and force.

National curriculum links covered are: Mathematics, Science and Technology, English Language Arts

Merry- Go - Round (Advanced)

Merry - Go - Round:  FAQ’S

What age group is this workshop for?

Suitable for children aged 10+ years (years 5 & 6)

What is the key stage?

Suitable for Key Stage 2

How long is the workshop?

45 minutes 

Do the children work alone or in groups?

The season’s workshop is a group activity. The children will work in teams of 2’s/4’s/ or 6’s depending upon the size of the class.

How many children can join the workshop?

The maximum capacity in the workshop room is 30. This includes teachers and helpers but excludes workshop host and LDC staff.

What do the children learn in the workshop?

A fun, hands-on way to get students excited about engineering, design and mathematics. Students build a LEGO merry-go-round to explore gear ratios then experiment with gear trains to see which combination enables their ride to spin the fastest.

National curriculum links covered are: Science and Technology

PRE-SCHOOLS

Our Pre-school program taps in to young children's innate desire to explore, investigate and learn.

See your pre-schoolers imagine, create and explore whole new worlds with oversize LEGO® bricks designed to fit perfectly in small hands.

We believe that playing is the best way to learn for pre-schoolers and LEGOLAND Discovery Centre are the ultimate LEGO classroom.

After completing the NEW LEGO Education workshops, children can put their newfound knowledge into action around the centre using the specially developed, unique worksheets and resources available for download.

We have various workshops that are suited for your pre-school classes.

Everything you need to know about the lessons is in the drop down below:  

 

Workshops for Preschools: Seasons

SEASONS:  FAQ’s

What age group is this workshop for?

Suitable for children aged 3-5yrs (reception and year 1)

What is the key stage?

Suitable for Key Stage 1

How long is the workshop?

45 minutes   

Do the children work alone or in groups?

The season’s workshop is a group activity. The children will work in teams of 2’s/4’s/ or 6’s depending upon the size of the class.

How many children can join the workshop?

The maximum capacity in the workshop room is 30. This includes teachers and helpers but excludes workshop host and LDC staff.

What do the children learn in the workshop?

The theme used is the four seasons and each team is given a choice of ‘spring’ ‘summer’ ‘autumn’ or ‘winter’. The workshop is designed to encourage discussion and conversational skills. The children will talk about what the differences are between the season’s. What we wear in the “winter’ or ‘summer’/ what we eat/ seasonal fruit and vegetables / Any special occasions? (Christmas, Easter, Halloween, summer holidays etc.)

The children have about 30 minutes to create a ‘story’ using picture cards and Duplo bricks to build scenes depicting a season. Encouraged to talk about their models to the rest of the class each team has the opportunity to turn the ‘scene’ into a story.

What is the educational value?

National curriculum links covered are: Design technology and conversational English 

 

ABOUT LEGO EDUCATION

LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre and LEGO® Education work in partnership to deliver high quality educational experiences will prepare today’s students for tomorrow’s world. Now educators can discover the learning philosophy of LEGO Education in the thrilling atmosphere of LEGOLAND Discovery Centre, offering a wonderful balance of learning and fun.

WHAT WE OFFER TEACHERS

We offer teachers well-designed, age appropriate school trips that support educational curriculum standards.

  • All LEGOLAND Discovery Centre workshops integrate hands-on materials and activities designed by LEGO Education in collaboration with real-world educators
  • Meet current education standards bringing math, science, engineering, and language arts to life
  • Develop 21st century learning skills of communication, collaboration, critical-thinking, and problem solving

We are thrilled to offer special rates for groups affiliated with educational institutions.

We offer teacher preview visits to help you plan your school visit. Come and familiarize yourself with the attraction and ask our staff any questions you may have. Please contact us at 0871 226 5448.

If we haven't answered your question below contact us! 

  • Times admission to LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Manchester
  • Preferential discounted rates
  • Free teacher planning tickets

The maximum capacity in the workshop room is 30. This includes teachers and helpers but excludes workshop host and LDC staff.
If your party is bigger than this, the workshop can be split in to sessions throughout your visit.

There is no disabled rate but if a member of your class is registered disabled you will be entitled to admit one free carer with them. Please ensure that you bring documentation with you on the day such as your blue badge, DLA Letter or note from a doctor or specialist. If you are booking in advance, you do not need to book a ticket for your carer.

To reserve a school visit call 0871 222 6937* or fill in the provisional booking form and email it to Contactus@LEGOLANDDiscoveryCentre.co.uk
*calls cost 13p per minute plus network extras

Once a provisional booking has been made, you will receive a confirmation form via email.

Yes, payment is only due 10 days prior to your visit.

Once a provisional booking has been made, you will receive a confirmation form via email. You will then get a payment reminder closer to your chosen visit date.

Self-guided visits are £4 per pupil (Jan - April & Sep - Dec) or £6 per pupil (May - August).

Add a workshop to your visit for just £2 extra per person!
Plus, get 1 free teacher ticket per every 4 children.  

Download your risk assessment here.
View the Public Liability document here

We make every effort to include students with special educational or medical needs. We are happy to discuss your requirements at the time of booking.

The attraction is wheelchair friendly.

Accessible toilets are located in the attraction.

Tickets for Carers
There is no disabled rate but if a member of your class is registered disabled you will be entitled to admit one free carer with them. Please ensure that you bring documentation with you on the day such as your blue badge, DLA Letter or note from a doctor or specialist. If you are booking in advance, you do not need to book a ticket for your carer.

 WE are located in Barton Square, within intu Trafford Centre. We are situated right next to SEA LIFE and Homesense, just next to the Barton Square Car Park.

Our address is:
LEGOLAND Discovery Centre, Barton Square, intu Trafford Centre, Manchester, M17 8AS.

Cars and coaches can park on the Barton Square car park which is situated right outside the attraction. This is accessed via the road between the Trafford Centre and Event City.

Should you wish to amend or cancel your booking, please contact the Group Bookings Team on 0871 226 5448 (calls charged 13p/min) or email them at guestsupport.ldcmanchester@merlinentertainments.biz

If you would like to ask more about the workshops, or about planning your visit, please contact the Guest Experience Team on Contactus@LEGOLANDDiscoveryCentre.co.uk or phone 0871 222 7741 (calls charged 13p/min).

HOW TO BOOK 

Call our Call Centre on 0871 226 5448 (Calls cost 13p per minute plus network extras) or fill our the provisional school booking form 

Please note, all school trips must be booked in advance and can not be booked on the day. School bookings for the year 2018 will be available shortly. 

 

CONTACT INFORMATION

Subject title: School Trip Booking 
Email: Contactus@LEGOLANDDiscoveryCentre.co.uk
Phone: 0871 226 5448*

*Calls cost 13p per minute plus network extras.