Christmas isn’t Christmas without a visit to intu Trafford Centre, and a day out in our spectacular surroundings is just the ticket to keep the whole family entertained! There’s festive music and glowing lights throughout, visit Father Christmas at our brand new Peter Rabbit grotto , take a spin on our big wheel, be tempted by our amazing delicacies and there’s gift inspiration everywhere you turn. So, to help you plan your visit we’ve put together our top 10 reasons to bring the family for a day out this Christmas…
Join us at our brand new grotto located outside The Great Hall.
2. Events to keep everyone entertained
Visit The Apline Village see our Christmas parade, watch the amazing Manchester Show Choir, join the Selfridges party parade and more. Just keep your eye on our website and pop those dates in your diary!
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…
We’ve some of the biggest names around with Selfridges, John Lewis, Mulberry, MAC, Reiss, Zara, Stradivarius, Hamley’s, Pull & Bear and more so you’ll find lots of inspiration to tick those gifts off your list - or maybe you'd like a little treat for yourself... (and for those tricky gift dillemas why not solve them with an intu Gift Card - available in centre and online here).
It's the most important meal of the day so why not make an occasion of it and bring the family for a delicious breakfast at intu Trafford Centre. Most of our restaurants have scrumptious breakfast menus with something for every taste, from wonderful smoothies and healthy veggie options to indulgent eggs benedict and the traditional full English. Get your day off to a great start and pop into giraffe, LEON, Bills (with their award winning veggie breakfast!), Carluccio's, All Bar One - to name a few.
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!