Taking shopping to the next level

Venue: intu Trafford Centre, Manchester
Date: 14 Jul 2018

Applications for this trip are now closed.

Three guided tours, lunch and a virtual reality experience are all to be expected on our Reader Club trip to intu Trafford Centre in Manchester this July.

With a huge selection of loved brands and stores, entertainment and delicious dining spaces all under one roof, Manchester’s intu Trafford Centre offers a wide wealth of attractions. Join us on our Reader Club trip there this July, and you’ll get to experience all of them.

Taking place on Saturday 14th July, this fam trip will showcase why the centre has won several awards relating to group travel; most recently the Best Shopping Experience award at the Group Leisure & Travel Awards 2017.

This familiarisation trip is free and includes:

  • A complimentary glass of fizz on arrival
  • A behind-the-scenes tour of the centre
  • Lunch
  • Visits to some of the centre’s varied leisure attractions

The trip will begin in The Great Hall entrance where guests will be met by one of intu Trafford Centre’s knowledgeable Meeters and Greeters. There will be a complimentary glass of fizz on arrival followed by a behind-the-scenes tour of the centre.

The centre has a selection of well-loved shops and you’ll get to discover more about what’s there, from the popular department store Selfridges and the futuristic Apple store to the largest Topshop and Topman outside of London.

The tour will also showcase the centre’s two-floors of architecture and fountains, as well as its extensive selection of restaurants and bars from all over the globe, including quintessentially British classics such as Bills and LEON, family favourites Five Guys and Carluccio’s, and classic Japanese cuisines Wagamama and Tampopo. A buffet lunch will be provided following the guided tour.

After this, the group will get to explore some of intu Trafford Centre’s varied leisure attractions; LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre, complete with two million LEGO bricks, and SEA LIFE which boasts an interactive colour-changing jellyfish tank and a walk-through shark tunnel. On the Reader Club trip, you’ll be able to find out about the range of group tickets and discounts available for both of these attractions.

Turtle at SEA LIFE

Pictured: A turtle at SEA LIFE.

Your day will conclude with an IMAX VR experience at the ODEON cinema, where the group will get to pop on a headset and completely immerse themselves in an exciting virtual universe in a state-of-the-art facility purposely designed to let you suspend reality – a first for any Reader Club trip and a not-to-miss experience.

Limited discounted hotel accommodation at Holiday Inn Express, TraffordCity is available for those of you who wish to stay overnight on the Saturday. If you would like more information please state this when making your application.


Saturday 14th July

11am    Arrival at The Great Hall

11.30am    Behind the scenes tour of intu Trafford Centre

12.30pm    Lunch buffet

1.30pm    Tour of LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre

3pm    Tour of SEA LIFE

4.30pm    IMAX VR experience at the ODEON

Itinerary is subject to change and timings are approximate.

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