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
    142
  • Very Good
    87
  • Average
    47
  • Poor
    15
  • Terrible
    12

Recent Reviews:

  • Thomassmalley
    Trip type:
    Family
    Great for a few hours
    3 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 27th November 2018
    Great Place for spend a few hours and to be part of the world of thomas, bob and sam. First area has life size trains for the children to play on an interact with. Large ball pool and block area to... Read full review
  • Michelle Q
    Liverpool, England, United Kingdom
    Trip type:
    Family
    Great for toddlers
    4 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 2nd January 2019
    My 17 month old throughly enjoyed her visit, with lots to keep her occupied. We spent a couple of hours here so perfect for tiring her out haha! She especially enjoyed the Thomas the Tank area with... Read full review
  • GarethShaw85
    Trip type:
    Family
    My son was in his element
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 13th January 2019
    For any child who loves Bob, Sam and thomas they will love it! Also for those parents who want a huge step up from same old soft play you are in for a treat! Highly recommended and my son does to! 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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