Top 10 reasons to visit intu Trafford Centre this half-term

intu Trafford Centre is about so much more than shopping and there's lots going on for kids there over the half-term break


‘I’m bored!’ Those two little words can strike fear into mums and dads when the little ones are having a break from school. Well fear not, because intu Trafford Centre is here to help. It’s about so much more than shopping, and a day out in its spectacular surroundings is just the ticket to keep the whole family entertained. So, to help you plan your visit we’ve put together our top 10 reasons to bring the family to the shopping mecca for a day out this half term.

1Free fun filled half-term activities

2Seven thrilling leisure venues in one place

3Delicious child-friendly dining

We know all of the 60 restaurants do tons of super yummy food for little ones. But don’t just take our word for it. The team at intu Trafford Centre asked the very people who know children’s food the best – kids. A team of mini restaurant reviewers have undertaken the massive job of trying hundreds of tasty treats. Pick up a kids dining guide from the info pods in centre or download a copy here.

4Fun buggies and pushchairs

5Barney Bear

Did you know the shopping centre has its very own bear on the team? Barney Bear tours the centre in his little orange car every day spreading joy and laughter throughout the centre. He’s so popular they’ve even given him his own club for kids to join and it’s free!

6The dolphin fountain

7Free parking

intu Trafford Centre has free parking for 11,500 cars, including parent and child spaces offering safe and direct access for families with little ones. So park up in the morning and spend as long as you like having fun – it’s free!

8Crèche and play area

9Parent & baby rooms and child safe shopping

When a nappy needs changing, mummy needs a rest, or a toddler needs taming, the parent and baby rooms are on hand to give you a calming and peaceful environment. You’ll also find all you need to take care of your little one in each of the award winning toilet blocks. The centre is a super-safe place for family shopping but sometimes little ones can get lost. The friendly team is on hand to help with everything from free wristbands to top tips for parents and kids. There’s even a hotline number should you need assistance.


After you’ve spent the day at intu Trafford Centre, why not explore more amazing leisure and entertainment right on the doorstep? TRAFFORDCITY is the new destination brand for the area and includes Chill Factore indoor ski slope, Trafford Golf Centre, Chill Factore ski slope, iFLY indoor sky diving and Oxygen Freejumping to name a few. Plus there’s a range of hotels should you decide to make a weekend of it.

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