Trafford Centre Easter 2024 opening times: when centre is open & closed between Good Friday & Easter Monday

There's plenty of events planned - but make sure you don't get caught out.
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Many of us will have some welcome time off over the Easter period (March 29- April 1) with a double bank holiday long weekend looming.

For some, it’s a great excuse to indulge in some retail therapy and where better to do it than the Trafford Centre with its huge spread of shops and fun activities However, the shopping centre has some different opening and closing times over the bank holiday period - here is what you need to know before you head off.

Trafford Centre Easter opening times

  • On Good Friday March 29), the Trafford Centre will be open from 10am to 8pm.
  • On Saturday (March 30), the centre is open from 10am to 9pm.
  • On Easter Sunday (March 31), the centre will be closed.
  • On Easter Monday (April 1), the centre will reopen from 10am to 8pm.
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If you are going to visit a particular store or restaurant, it’s advised you check with them in advance as some may not be open during the full range of times the centre itself is.

What is on at the Trafford Centre in March and Easter?

Cocktail & Canvas Evening, March 8, 7pm, The Orient

Unleash your creativity this Mother’s Day with Cocktails n Canvas, featuring the cheeky and mischievous ‘Oscar the Ostrich!’ Join us in The Orient for a Sip and Paint Party, and watch Oscar’s colourful personality come to life on your canvas whilst enjoying some delicious cocktails. Book your tickets here.

 Experience the AYTEE7 Pop-Up with Mark Wright, March 8-10, Main Dome

Discover the passion behind AYTEE7 as TV personality Mark Wright unveils his first-ever pop-up at Trafford Centre. Mark says: “Manchester really is my second home and so it made total sense for AYTEE7 to do our first ever pop up at the Trafford Centre. When my wife and I first started seeing each other we loved going to the Trafford Centre and whenever I'm in Manchester I will pop in, so it's really exciting to be collaborating with such an iconic shopping centre. AYTEE7 is a real passion project and to be designing activewear that I genuinely love is amazing. We will be at the Trafford Centre from Friday 8th - Sunday 10th of March, and I can't wait to meet some of you guys there.” 

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The new LEGO store opens its doors at the Trafford Centre

 Gandeys Hollywood Spectacular, March 28– April 14

Step onto the red carpet and into the Big Top as Gandeys Circus, the unparalleled maestro of spectacular circus entertainment, unveils the 2024 Hollywood Spectacular! Brace yourselves for a seamless blend of circus magic with the glittering glamour of Hollywood. Trafford Centre has arranged a special discount for visitors, with Ringside seats only £14.99 using the discount Code TR5 when booking (t&cs apply). Tickets available here.

Mother’s Day Brunch at Selfridges, March 9, 9.30am – 11.30am

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Treat them to a beauty brunch with delicious food and experience the best of the Selfridges Beauty Hall, plus, some exclusive offers. Tickets cost £20.

 Animal Crossing Make & Take at LEGO®, March 9 (10am-12pm) & March 10 (12pm -2pm)

Visit the LEGO® store to build a LEGO® Animal Crossing™ Fauna's House and take it home with you! No tickets or sign-ups are required, but a limited quantity will be available on each day.

 Swarovski Mother’s Day event, 9 March, 1pm-5pm

Join Swarovski in celebrating love at their glittering in–store event, where you can discover a spectacular selection of Swarovski pieces infused with meaning. Plus, receive a stylish fashion print from a renowned illustrator when you spend £200.

 Mother’s Day at TGI Fridays, March 8-10

Cheers to all mums and free bubbly! Treat the mum in your life to a memorable meal at TGI Fridays where Stripes Rewards members can receive a free glass of Prosecco for mum with an adult’s main meal.  

 Gold Exchange Event at H. Samuel, March 16-17

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Turn unwanted or broken gold jewellery into something new and shiny with H. Samuel’s free, no-obligation gold service. Experts will appraise your unwanted gold jewellery and you can then redeem the value in-store for something new.

Mother’s Day at L’Occitane, March 9-10

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Enjoy complimentary hand and arm massages with a lovely glass of prosecco this Mother’s Day. Call to book or just drop in to store.

Beauty Lessons at Selfridges, 6-10 March

Favourite beauty brands host expert make-up and skincare masterclasses in the Beauty Workshop, including Rabanne, Tom Ford, Gucci Beauty, The Ordinary, Dior Beauty, Rodial and Benefit. Find out more and book here.

 Sling Library, March 14, 10.30am – 12.30pm, Lower Peel Avenue (outside Boots)

Have you welcomed a new baby to the world and would like advice with babywearing and sling support? The Greater Manchester Parenting Collective CIC will be hosting a new monthly sling library at the centre, facilitated by a team of friendly professionals for parents and carers. To find out more and book your free slot, please click here.

Join us for a special performance by the UK’s favourite contemporary choir and Stockdales, in aid of the ‘Every Child Deserves To Play’ appeal. Just turn up and enjoy!