Themed Zones

With three completely unique themed play zones to enjoy, join us seven days a week at the Albert Dock. Based on the popular TV series that kids know and love – Thomas & Friends™, Bob the Builder™ and Fireman Sam™, we’re home to fun and exploration including:


  • Meet Thomas, the number one blue engine.
  • Interact with Rosie, a really useful engine.
  • Jump into Harold the Helicopter’s ball pool.
  • Ride on miniature locomotives.


  • Grab your hats and safety jacket to join Bob’s crew.
  • Dig with Scoop and move sand with the diggers at Bob’s workshop.
  • Learn to construct with Mega Bloks™ in Wendy’s workshop.
  • Get creative with light box sketching.


  • Junior cadets can drive Jupiter.
  • Climb aboard Titan and Juno at the Ocean Rescue Centre.
  • Become a shopkeeper in Dilys’ grocery store.


  • Daily character appearances by Bob the Builder™ or Fireman Sam™ and The Fat Controller is also welcoming guests to Sodor every Friday, Saturday and Sunday between 10:00am and 4:00pm.
  • An interactive photo experience* where your group can step into their favourite characters’ worlds and take home a photo memory of their time at Mattel Play! Liverpool.
  • An amazing shop, packed to the rafters with a mind boggling selection of branded toys, games and clothing.
  • Fuel your adventures for the day (or recover from your exertions) in our café with great views across the Albert Dock.

If you're interested in learning more about  Thomas & Friends™, Fireman Sam™ or Bob the Builder™ please click the relevant link to visit that official brand page. 

*Additional charge applies for printed photos.