‘I’m bored!’ Ah yes, those two little words can strike fear into mums and dads when youngsters are having a break from school. Well fear not, we’re here to help. intu Trafford Centre is about so much more than shopping and a day out in our spectacular surroundings is just the ticket to keep the whole family entertained. So, to help you plan your visit we’ve put together our top 10 reasons to bring the family for a day out this half term…
From children's workshops to family entertainment and celebrity appearances, there's always something happening in our fun-filled events calendar.
Where can you catch an iMax 3D blockbuster movie, come nose to nose with sharks and turtles, jump into the biggest box of Lego® bricks ever, bowl a strike, ride the dodgems, tee off in a tropical golfing paradise, play laser tag, rock climb and swing through the tree tops on a zip line? Intu Trafford Centre, that’s where.
We know all of our 60 restaurants do tons of super yummy food for little ones. But don’t just take our word for it! We asked the very people who know children’s food the best – kids. Our team of mini restaurant reviewers have undertaken the massive job of trying hundreds of tasty treats…
There are three miles of shop fronts at intu Trafford Centre. That’s quite a stretch for little legs so we have a newly upgraded fleet of fun buggies for little drivers - including mini police cars and cool little sports models. Toot toot! Left your pushcair at home? No problem. Our own Mamas & Papas pushchairs are available to hire for tired-out tiny tots.
Did you know we have our very own bear on the team? Barney Bear tours the centre in his little orange car every day, spreading joy and laughter throughout the centre. He’s so popular we’ve even given him his own club for kids to join - and guess what - it’s free!
Wander down lower Peel Avenue and you’re likely to see a little crowd gathering around our very special dolphin fountain as every few minutes it shoots a spectacular water jet up into the roof. Throw a coin in to the water and make a wish! All those coins are then collected and given to our nominated charities.
intu Trafford Centre has free parking for 11,500 cars, including parent and child spaces offering safe and direct access for families with little ones. So park up in morning and spend as long as you like having fun – it’s free!
Sometimes mums and dads need some time out to do some serious shopping and the fully qualified nursery assistants in our crèche are standing by, ready to care for your 2-9 year olds. If you want to stay and join in the fun our huge play area is equipped with a huge ball pool, slides, climbing nets, tube crawls, rope swings and much more. There’s also party packages available for birthday girls and boys.
When a nappy needs changing, mummy needs a rest, or a toddler needs taming, our parent and baby rooms are on hand to give you a calming and peaceful environment. You’ll also find all you need to take care of your little one in each of our award winning toilet blocks.
We’re proud to be a super-safe place for family shopping but we know that sometimes little ones can get lost. We’re on hand to help with everything from free wristbands to top tips for parents and kids. There’s even a hotline number should you need assistance from our friendly team.
After you’ve spent the day at intu Trafford Centre, why not explore more amazing leisure and entertainment right on the doorstep? TRAFFORDCITY is the new destination brand for the area and includes Chill Factore indoor ski slope, Trafford Golf Centre, iFLY indoor sky diving, Oxygen Freejumping and EventCity exhibition centre to name a few. Plus there's a range of hotels should you decided to make a weekend of it!