Mattel Play! Liverpool

The Grand Hall
The Colonnades
Albert Dock
Liverpool
Merseyside
L3 4AA
Mattel Play! Liverpool

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Find Mattel Play! at Livepool's favourite attraction, the Albert Dock. 

Based on the popular TV characters that children know and love - Thomas & Friends, Bob the Builder and Fireman Sam - inspire your child’s imagination with over 13,000 square feet of interactive adventure play across three uniquely themed zones. 

Once inside you don’t sit and watch, but instead it is your child’s creativity, physicality and natural curiosity that brings their favourite characters and stories to life.

Begin your adventure with Thomas and Rosie as you explore the Island of Sodor from Knapford Station to Tidmouth Sheds and Farmer McColl’s farm. Grab your tool belt and hard hat and lose yourself in the adventures of Bob and Wendy as they construct projects using a foundation of determination and teamwork. Be transported to the Welsh village of Pontypandy where you can climb aboard Jupiter, explore the Ocean Rescue Centre and put fires out at sea, just like our heroes next door Fireman Sam and Penny!

With free entry to the on-site café and retail area, as well as two themed party areas for your special celebrations and an interactive green screen experience, Mattel Play! is one of the most unique family attractions in Liverpool.

Facilities

Other

  • Accept Credit/Debit Cards
  • Cafe/Restaurant
  • Coach Parking
  • Disabled Access
  • Gift Shop
  • Parking Available

Children & Infants

  • Child Friendly

Map & Directions

Road Directions

You’ll find brown tourist signposts to both ‘Liverpool waterfront’ and ‘Albert Dock’ from the M62; if you’re coming from Wirral via the M53, head northbound from Ellesmere Port, through the Wallasey (Kingsway) Tunnel. Merge onto Scotland Road as you leave, and turn right at the lights, following signs for ‘Liverpool waterfront’ or ‘Albert Dock’.

Visitors arriving on the A41 through Birkenhead should follows signs for the Queensway Tunnel, which will in turn signpost you to the Dock and waterfront.

You’ll find parking on site at the Albert Dock, plus supplementary car parks at both Liverpool ONE and ACC Liverpool.

If you’re using sat nav, use the postcode L3 4AA.

Public Transport Directions

On foot:

Albert Dock is a 20-minute walk from Lime Street, Liverpool’s mainline station, through Liverpool ONE. You can also reach us on foot from either the Museum of Liverpool and Cruise Liner terminal, or ACC Liverpool.

By train:

If you don’t fancy the 20-minute walk from Liverpool Lime Street, our mainline station, you can transfer to Merseyrail at Lime Street, which takes you to James Street Station, just a five minute walk from the Albert Dock.

By bus:

The C4, C5 and City Link services stop at Albert Dock; the Liverpool ONE bus station is just opposite us too, where services in and out of the city centre start and finish.

By coach: 

The Albert Dock has designated coach short-stay pick-up/drop-off points located at the stops on Salthouse Quay, near Albert Gate (close to the Pump House public house), and at Gower Street.

For longer stays, the nearest coach park is a 24-hour pay and display coach parking area located at the nearby King's Waterfront, adjacent to the Arena and Convention Centre (ACC) Liverpool.

Note for drivers: Albert Dock estate has a one way system in place for coaches, which should enter the estate via Albert Gate (opposite the Hilton Hotel). Gower Street Gate is for coach exit only (not entry).

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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

4 of 5 stars
  • Certificate of Excellence 2019
  • Excellent
    157
  • Very Good
    96
  • Average
    55
  • Poor
    19
  • Terrible
    15

Recent Reviews:

  • JoeW1327
    Warrington, United Kingdom
    Trip type:
    Family
    Disappointed
    1 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 12th September 2019
    I visited on the 11th September and would just like to say it is a great place for kids, however I was really really disappointed with the whole day. The staff were all very miserable and the... Read full review
  • 738sazm
    Trip type:
    Family
    A bit of a disappointment
    2 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 22nd September 2019
    We arrived and payed £12 for each child and £3 per adult. When inside we were directed to a buggy park which wasn’t secure, basically leave your buggy around the corner of where anyone can walk by... Read full review
  • mnms1987
    London, United Kingdom
    Trip type:
    Family
    Return all day 👍🏻
    4 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 17th October 2019
    We initially thought the prices were a bit steep as somewhere just to get us out the rain, but we learnt they’re return all day prices. Toddler and crawling twins loved exploring the different areas... Read full review

Opening Times

Mattel Play! Liverpool (last entry) (1 January 2019 - 31 December 2019)
DayTimes
Monday09:2015:30
Tuesday09:2015:30
Wednesday09:2015:30
Thursday09:2015:30
Friday09:2015:30
Saturday09:2015:30
Sunday09:2015:30
Bank Holiday09:2015:30

* Open 7 days per week from 9.20am until 3.20pm (last entry). Please check website for exact opening dates. Closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day.

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