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Lappset Creates Mattel Play! Liverpool: Bob the Builder™, Thomas & Friends™ and Fireman Sam™


Lappset, Europe’s leading manufacturer of playground and fitness park equipment, and themed activity parks, has designed, manufactured and installed the themed play equipment at Mattel Play! Liverpool.

Mattel Play! Liverpool, the first Mattel Play! in Europe, opened its doors on 22 March, and is home to favourite pre-school brands like Bob the Builder™, Thomas & Friends™ and Fireman Sam™.

Lappset create MattelPlay! Liverpool with Thomas & Friends

Graham Dentith, General Manager of Mattel Play! Liverpool, said, “We’re so pleased and excited to be finally opening our doors to families.  I hope everyone will get as much fun and enjoyment from visiting Mattel Play! Liverpool as we had from creating it.”

The themed family entertainment centre in Albert Dock, Liverpool, covers a total area of 1.902 square metres, with each branded theme area occupying approximately 300 square metres. The attraction also includes a restaurant, shop, themed party rooms and green screen experience.

Lappset create Mattel Play! Liverpool with Fireman Sam

Mattel Play! Liverpool is owned and operated by Heritage Great Britain, and joins a portfolio which includes iconic tourist attractions across the UK such as Land’s End, The Needles Landmark Attraction and Snowdon Mountain Railway.

Commenting on the announcement, Allan Leech, CEO of Heritage Great Britain, said, “After months of planning and preparation, we’re delighted to reveal this new concept which is a first for Liverpool.  Everyone’s pulled together to make this happen and we’re grateful to all our city partners, along with Lappset Creative and their team from Finland who built the attraction.”

Lappset create Mattle Play! Liverpool with Fireman Sam

The attraction has been designed and manufactured at Lappset’s factory based in Rovaniemi, Finland, and was installed by the Lappset team.

Johan Granholm, Director of Lappset Creative, added that Mattel Play! Liverpool attraction is, “an exciting new experience, the first of its kind developed in cooperation with Mattel and Heritage Great Britain.”

Lappset create Mattel Play! Liverpool with Bob the Builder

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