Merlin Entertainments has revealed details of two new features to launch at Sea Life Manchester and Legoland Discovery Centre Manchester, this year.
The two new features, due to launch ahead of the Easter break, are the latest in a string of developments at the attractions and sees more than £400k invested.
Sea Life Manchester
Further to significant work and the development of an entirely new area, a visual 360-degree experience called The Lair of the Giant Crab will be unveiled at Sea Life Manchester.
The attraction will welcome two new sea creatures to the centre - a giant Japanese Spider Crab, which can grow to up to 18 feet from claw to claw, and a Giant Pacific Octopus, nicknamed the ‘Einstein of the Ocean’ owing to its highly intelligent brain powers.
It is said to be the first time either creature has been available to see in the North West of England and will see visitors invited to learn about what it means to survive in the extraordinary underwater world of the Pacific Ocean.
Legoland Discovery Centre Manchester
At Legoland Discovery Centre Manchester, visitors will be able to enjoy an all-new interactive experience called ‘Space Mission’ which is suited for groups with youngsters.
The intergalactic experience will provide visitors with the opportunity to build their own Lego® rockets and explore weird and wonderful alien landscapes, before taking command at Lego’s mission control base and blasting a shuttle into space.
The feature replaces ‘City Builder’ which will remain on display until the end of February.
Speaking on the announcement Jenn McDonough, general manager Manchester Cluster, Merlin Entertainments, commented: “Sea Life Manchester and Legoland Discovery Centre Manchester are two of our leading attractions and have been inspiring, exciting and educating families for over seven years.
“We’re committed to delivering new experiences for both first-time visitors and returning guests and promise the features will bring something incredible to the North West.”
Group visits to both attractions can be arranged, and group organisers should check the individual websites for details on bookings.