We had February Half Term last week and it ended up very Lego inspired.
In this blog I will share with you all about LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Birmingham.
We haven’t been to the Manchester Discovery Centre but I have been told it is very similar.
We explored LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Birmingham at the start of the week with family. We have been Merlin Pass Holders prior to Covid and again for the past year so we’ve had a few visits before but it’s always interesting to see how the experience changes as the kids age changes. I would say it is an attraction more aimed at aged 3+ to get the most out of your time (it’s advertised as aged 3-10) but you can definitely enjoy an hour or two with younger children as you have the 4D cinema and an under 5’s play area.
As you enter you will find a photo ‘green room’ where you can get photos with different back screens (quite cool if you aren’t planning to go again for souvenirs, you can also say no and walk through).
Next up is the Kingdom Quest ride, can you zap all of the skeletons and trolls to save the Princess? It’s always fun to have a bit of friendly competition and see who gets the highest score too.
There is a small miniland, which has great builds of different well known areas of Birmingham and a couple of extra places. Some scenes have interactive buttons which is always a hit with people of all ages. As you enter the main room you will find different areas to explore.
A Lego Friends area with tables full of lego to make your creations, and a new addition my 6yo loved the Lego Dots where you could get a pad or bracelet to create on and take home as a souvenir.
There is a super fun 4D cinema which shows 15-20 minute movies throughout the day. There are 3 different movies showing each day so you can visit more than once for sure. An action packed short movie where you experience wind, rain and even snow under one roof.
As mentioned above there is a small under 5’s soft play area, and there is also a medium sized multi level soft play for the older children (must be between 3ft and 5ft). There is also a second ride, Merlins Apprentice. Pedal as fast as you can to help Merlin conjure his magic.
There is no end or age limit to how much fun you can have with Lego. It is a great day out (I would suggest staying local and enjoying other attractions if you have a long drive), perfect for a rainy day and to get the creative juices flowing. Build as much as you can, test out your car creations on the ramps and you can even enter the daily competitions with your creation.
You can also book a creative lego workshop for £5 per builder.
There is a coffee shop inside with sandwiches, paninis, Costa coffee, cakes and kids meals. The kids meals which include a sandwich, side and drink are £5.95 so if you are wanting to keep costs down (or have children who snack constantly like mine ha).
Top Tip – if you don’t have a Merlin Pass, keep an eye out for the 2 for 1 tokens often on Kelloggs boxes and other items. You can also buy a multi-attraction ticket and visit SeaLife Birmingham and/or Warwick Castle (Cadbury World is coming soon as an option).
Lego Discovery is also now a cashless attraction (as are most Merlin attractions) so make sure you have your card with you.