Family facilities

Play area

Shopping doesn’t have to be boring for kids. We have a soft play area designed for kids under 10 to let the little ones blow off steam so you can make the most of your day's shopping.

The play area is located on the lower floor next to Nandos. The area is unsupervised so please stay with your children at all times while they have lots of fun. There will be experienced staff monitoring the play equipment, seating for parent and guardian spectators and refreshments available.

Equipment includes a huge ball pool, slides, climbing nets, tube crawls, rope swings etc. For children under 6 there is a dedicated Little Tikes play area.


Monday-Friday 10am-7pm
Saturday 9am-7pm
Sunday 11am-5pm

Please note: A height restriction of 5ft. applies.


Up to half an hour£2.90
Up to 45 mins£4.30
Up to 1 hour£5.20
Up to 1.5 hours£5.80

For more information please call 0161 746 9000 or visit the website here:


In the same location as the Play Area (lower floor, next to Nandos), the Crèche is where children from 2 to 9 may be cared for by fully qualified and professionally trained staff.

Youngsters will be so busy playing with the wide variety of toys, games and equipment available, that they probably won’t notice that mum and dad have gone shopping. But if there is a problem, don’t worry our trained staff are always available to help.

Equipment includes educational toys, Little Tikes toys, adventure play structure, ball pool and slide, non-violent Sega, Nintendo and Playstation games, playdough, painting, sand play and a home corner.


Monday-Friday 10am-7:30pm
Saturday 9am-7pm
Sunday 11am-5pm

Last entry to both facilities is 45 minutes before closing (75 minutes in the Crèche during all non term time and at weekends.)


Half an hour£2.80
45 mins*£4.20
1 hour£5.50
1.15 hours£6.90
1.30 hours£8.10
1.45 hours£9.10
2 hours (2 year old max stay)£10.40
2.15 hours£11.70
2.30 hours£12.40
3 hours£15.10
3.30 hours£17.80
4 hours (max stay)£20.50
*not available at weekends & holidays. Children aged two years are only permitted to stay for up to two hours.

For more information please call 0161 746 9000 or visit the website here:


Left your buggy at home? No problem. Pushchairs from Mama's & Papa's can be hired at the Customer Service desk in the Main Dome. There is a refundable £20 deposit required as well as proof of ID. Please note, this facility is not suitable for babies under six months of age.


Meal times are never easy when out with children, and so we have plenty of high chairs available for free in the Food Court in the Lower Orient.

Parent & baby rooms

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.

Here at intu Trafford Centre we have catered for your needs with baby changing facilities, nappy dispensers and private areas for feeding.  You can find all you need to take care of your little one in each of the main toilet blocks.

Fun buggies

Let's face it, shopping can be dull for little ones...but not at intu Trafford Centre. Here, you can collect a Fun Buggy to keep them entertained!

You'll find Fun Buggies available to hire at the Customer Service desk on lower Peel Avenue. These are miniature cars which are great for keeping the kids smiling while you shop.

The fun buggies are £6 per hour for hire, and a returnable £20 deposit is required. Our double buggies are also £6 per hour with a £20.00 refundable deposit.

Please note suitable identification is required and height restriction applies.

Children's shops

We offer a wide selection of children’s shops at intu Trafford Centre, including fashion, toys and games and lots of family friendly places to eat. See the store directory for a full list.