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There's a new Legoland theme park opening in the UK - and it's going to be in a major city

Mirror logo Mirror 11/06/2017 Julie Delahaye

Legoland (Photo: Splash News) © Provided by Trinity Mirror Plc Legoland (Photo: Splash News) Merlin Entertainment is expanding its LEGOLAND empire!

The company is set to open a brand new theme park in the UK - and it's particularly great news for those who don't live right by the Windsor Resort or Manchester's Discovery Centre.

In fact, the LEGO parent company's latest venture has seen it bag a central UK location at the heart of one of the nation's biggest cities... Birmingham!

According to the Bristol Post , the new LEGOLAND Discovery Centre will be a huge indoor attraction at Birmingham's Barclaycard Arena.

Families wanting to go will have to wait a little while longer, as work on the complex is scheduled to start later this year.

In the meantime, check out the best deals and offers on current LEGOLAND resorts - including how you could get up to 25% off tickets.

© Provided by Trinity Mirror Plc The new park in Birmingham is sure to prove a hit with parents and children alike, as it will be host to a wide array of popular attractions that are sure to make for the ultimate fun-filled family day out.

For example, kids can enjoy masterclasses from a Lego Master Model Builder, go on an adventure on interactive rides, watch a film in the 4D cinema, or play in one of the LEGO-themed areas on offer.

As a bonus for little ones who are huge LEGO fans, there will even be some special rooms available to hire for birthday parties.

Also on the cards will be one of the popular MINILAND areas which are found in all of the theme parks, and have proven a firm favourite with the thousands of families who flock to the parks each year.

Credits: Get Reading © Provided by Trinity Mirror Plc Credits: Get Reading Merlin's Chief New Openings Officer, John Jakobsen, told Gloucestershire Live : "The Legoland Discovery Centre concept has been a huge success across the globe.

"It was always conceived and designed from a child’s perspective so it is a very special place, offering an opportunity for adults and younger children to spend fun, quality time together.

"The Barclaycard Arena is an exciting destination with a strong tourist proposition, and in an area where we have first-hand experience through operating the SeaLife Centre in neighbouring Brindleyplace.

"This attraction will be only the second Legoland Discovery Centre to open in the UK, the other is in Manchester.

"These two indoor attractions together with our very popular Legoland Windsor Resort reflect the insatiable appetite for everything Lego in the UK.

"Most importantly when the new Birmingham attraction opens in 2018 it will underline our mission to bring joy to families across the world through educational Lego play.”

Credits: Legoland © Provided by Trinity Mirror Plc Credits: Legoland Owned by Merlin Entertainments, this marks the second Discovery Centre to open in the UK, with the company already owning a site in Manchester.

It's already proven an exciting year for the LEGOLAND family, as the Windsor Resort opened its brand new NINJAGO land in May .

This includes the new NINJAGO Ride , a 4D interactive family ride which lets you put your ninja skills to the test with battles through ice, wind and fire alongside the NINJAGO heroes.

Also new for the park is the exciting Castle Hotel, set to open its doors in July, a medieval-inspired hotel where budding knights, princesses, wizards and sorceresses can unwind after a day of adventure!

Related: A hotel in Florida is covered in more than 2 million Legos (Provided by INSIDER)

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