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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  • Certificate of Excellence 2018

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

  • Excellent
    141
  • Very Good
    86
  • Average
    47
  • Poor
    15
  • Terrible
    12

Recent Reviews:

  • Mhairi641
    Glasgow, United Kingdom
    Trip type:
    Family
    Had a good visit
    4 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 4th November 2018
    We visited with our 2 year old boy who really enjoyed it. I’m not a fan of soft play attractions but feel this allowed my son to engage and interact. As we were there midweek there was no time... Read full review
  • J92x
    Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
    Trip type:
    Family
    Nothing special
    3 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 10th November 2018
    Took my almost 2 year old for the first time last weekend and he was bored within an hour. Not much to do there at all I thought and he usually loves soft play etc. Also unfortunately within 24 hours... Read full review
  • LauraAnnBury_England
    Bury, England
    Trip type:
    Family
    Great for any Thomas fans
    4 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 11th November 2018
    Visited today, 2 adults and our 3 year old, our 3 year old (and his Daddy) absolutely loved it, because he’s Thomas mad. The replica of Sodor is very well done, with great attention to detail. Lots... Read full review

Opening Times

Mattel Play! Liverpool (last entry) (1 January 2018 - 31 December 2018)
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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