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
    154
  • Very Good
    91
  • Average
    52
  • Poor
    16
  • Terrible
    12

Recent Reviews:

  • Yulia L
    London, United Kingdom
    Trip type:
    Friends getaway
    Great time for kids, especially boys!
    5 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 12th June 2019
    Great fun, so many things to play with, Thomas, the locomotive, was the one that rob the show, my friend’s son loved it! He went crazy inside, running from one side to the other. Highly recommended... Read full review
  • Abi S
    Edinburgh, United Kingdom
    Trip type:
    Family
    Extremely well done!
    5 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 13th June 2019
    Wow, we visited here yesterday with our two year old and his grandparents. We all had a blast!! We booked the tickets online and prepaid for a photo and a flag (looks like it saved a few quid doing... Read full review
  • Tayla_Kerry
    Liverpool, United Kingdom
    Trip type:
    Family
    Nice Little morning but a bit on the steep side for price
    3 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 15th June 2019
    Visited today with my mum, neice 4 and nephew 5. An enjoyable morning was had by all. Facilities were clean and well presented staff were polite and courteous. Special mention to the gentleman... 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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