Merlin Entertainments has revealed details of two new features to launch at its popular Manchester attractions, Sea Life Manchester and Legoland Discovery Centre Manchester, this Easter.

Sea Life will be offering visitors the chance to visit ‘The Lair of the Giant Crab’. Further to significant work and the development of an entirely new area, a visually compelling 360 degree experience ‘The Lair of the Giant Crab’ will be added to the attractions at Sea Life Manchester.

The breath-taking attraction will see two new unearthly sea creatures introduced 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 the first time either creature has been available to see in the North West and will see visitors invited to learn about what it means to survive in the extraordinary underwater world of the Pacific Ocean.  The new additions join over 5,000 creatures at Sea Life Manchester.

At Legoland Discovery Centre Manchester customers will be treated to an all-new interactive experience, ‘Space Mission’.

The intergalactic adventure will provide aspiring space stars 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 spaceThe feature replaces ‘City Builder’ which will remain on display until the end of February.

The two new features, due to launch ahead of the Easter break, are the latest in a string of developments at the family-friendly attractions and sees over £400,000 invested.

Speaking on the announcement Jenn McDonough, General Manager Manchester Cluster, Merlin Entertainments, said:  “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.”

She continued, “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.”

The Barton Square attractions will continue to bring visitors through the doors, over the past seven years Sea Life Manchester and Legoland Discovery Centre Manchester have welcomed over 3.5m visitors. ‘The Lair of the Giant Crab’ and ‘Space Mission’ will attract existing fans to return and new visitors to attend.

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