Want to create some long-lasting memories with your kids this Christmas season, a little different to the usual traditions? Well, this December, a brand-new, multisensory experience heads to Manchester’s Regent Retail Park and, at just over an hour’s drive from Leeds, it’ll make for a great day out over the Christmas break. Guests and their little ones are invited to escape into Dreamland Imaginarium for an hour – which is exactly what it sounds like: an imaginarium full of children’s dreams brought to life. Tickets are now on sale, and you and your child(ren) can be some of the first to experience the event this Christmas holiday.
So, what exactly is Dreamland Imaginarium?
Dreamland Imaginarium boasts four different worlds: Dreams of Flight, Underwater Enchantment, Monster’s Midway, and Fantastical Flora. Designed for children aged 2–10 years old, these realms are home to the likes of (friendly) monsters, birds, fish and flora, and have an abundance of space to run, crawl and daydream. The venue makes use of an abundance of sights, sounds, scents and texture to encourage development in a fun way.
In the Dreams Of Flight room, your child will be able to jump and ‘fly’ with the birds in a game that uses technology and motion sensors to trigger a surprise. In Underwater Enchantment, they’ll play within the ball pit, filled with shimmering ‘pearls’, and test their colour and number skills with an interactive game, under the watchful eye of Olly the octopus. Get moving at Monster’s Midway, which is not only home to a dance floor, but a huge monster bounce park slide too, plus get competitive with games designed to support the development of fine motor skills.
The welcome lounge – and central point between all other rooms – is Fantastical Flora, which is filled with flowers, verdant greenery, a cafe and a gift shop. While you enjoy a refreshment, watch over your toddler in the inflatable play space, or instead partake in the scavenger hunt with slightly older ones. On select evenings,this spot may beckon adults back for some child-free activities – keep an eye out for more info.