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The Play Area

Indoor and Soft Play Areas, Indoor
Profile iconAges 0-12
Location iconManchester
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Attraction Information

The Play Area and theCreche at theTrafford Centre, offer places for kids under 10 years to blow off some steam and help you all make the most out of your day's shopping. Both are located on the lower floor next toNando's, and they are open daily.

The soft play area has a number of features to entertain the kids, such as a huge ball pool, climbing nets, rope swings, slides, tube crawls, and more, plus a dedicated Little Tikes area for children under 6 years of age. The area is unsupervised so you are asked to stay with your children as they have loads of fun, but experienced staff do monitor the equipment.

Seating is available for parent and guardian spectators, and refreshments are available, making it easy to relax as you keep an eye on the kids playing.There is a height restriction of 5ft (152.4cm) applies.

The creche offers supervised care for children aged between 2 and 9 years of age, with plenty to keep them amused, including Little Tikes toys, ball pool and slide, educational toys, playdough, sand play, and a home corner. They also have non violent Sega, Nintendo, and Playstation games.

The creche and play area are a great venue for children's parties with between 8 and 40 children, aged between 2 and 10 years of age. You can bring your own food, or choose from a delicious selection of restaurants, as some will deliver to the creche and play area. All parties are 2 hours long.

Opening hours

Monday to Friday 10:00 - 19:00
Saturday 09:00 - 19:00
Sunday 11:00 - 17:00



1B The Orient, The Trafford Centre,
Greater Manchester,
M17 8AA,

Phone number

0161 746 9000


General Admission
Kids from £2.80


FAQ & Additional Information

Additional Info

Anything else I should know?

There is an onsite shop

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