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The Play Area

Manchester, Greater Manchester, England

Attraction Information

  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas icon Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Suitable for ages: Babies and Toddlers (0-3), Young Children (4-8) and Older Children (9-12)

Venue type: Indoor

The Play Area and the Creche at the Trafford 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 to Nando'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.


  • Restaurant Onsite Restaurant Onsite
  • Onsite Shop Onsite Shop
  • Snacks Available Snacks Available
  • Baby Changing Available Baby Changing Available
  • Pushchair Friendly Pushchair Friendly

Getting There and Contact Information


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


Click here to visit The Play Area's website
0161 746 9000

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

: Monday to Friday 10am to 7.30pm Saturday 9am to 7pm Sunday 11am to 5pm Last entry 45 minutes before closing.


Up to half an hour £2.60 Up to 45 mins £3.70 Up to 1 hour £4.50 Up to 1.5 hours £5


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