Mattel Play! Liverpool

A new £1.5million family entertainment centre is set to open in Liverpool in spring 2016; Mattel Play! Liverpool will feature Thomas & Friends, Bob the Builder and Fireman Sam.

Mattel is the company behind the design and manufacture of many toys and family products, including Barbie, Hot Wheels and Fisher-Price. The new entertainment centre is set to be the first of its kind in Europe.

The interactive centre will open at the Grand Hall at Albert Dock, and will be operated by Heritage Great Britain plc, the group behind iconic tourist attractions and destinations including Land’s End and Snowdon Mountain Railway.

There will be three interactive zones where visitors can meet Fireman Sam, see life size engines from Thomas the Tank Engine including Thomas and Rosie, and visit Bob the Builder’s yard and Wendy’s workshop.

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What else can you do at Albert Dock?

Visitors to Albert Dock will find plenty to do alongside a visit to Mattel Play! Liverpool. Situated on a World Heritage waterfront, the dock features the largest collection of Grade I listed buildings in the country.

Groups will find a variety of attractions in the area, including the Beatles Story for an insight into the history of the iconic band, and Tate Liverpool which boasts national and international art exhibitions.

You’ll also find the Merseyside Maritime Museum, where you can explore Liverpool’s maritime heritage, as well as the International Slave Museum where you can learn about the city’s history of slave trade.

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