LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Manchester Survey Reveals Most Popular Wish is to do Well at School

Top Quote A LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Survey in Manchester has revealed that the most poular wish for 3 - 10 years is to do well at school. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) April 19, 2011 - THE nation's three to ten year olds would far rather do well at school than become famous, a new survey shows.

    In an age of instant celebrity the UK's youngsters show us how it's done as doing well at school (20%) tops a list of their favourite wishes, leaving the wish for fame (6%) trailing behind whilst being grown up (2%) barely makes the list.

    20% of children put their education ahead of material goods, with only 13% choosing a new toy and 13% a holiday when asked to choose what they would wish for if they were magical for just one day.

    Becoming a footballer or a princess are still huge favourites with 16% of youngsters, plus being able to fly is also high on the agenda with 12% choosing this magical power.

    Political problems aren't passing our three to ten year olds by as 10% of them chose world peace as their priority.

    Altruism isn't an unknown concept either and 5% of children would choose to give their wish away to a friend or family member.

    Interestingly the nations trend for reduced family numbers does not seem to be worrying our children, with only 2% wishing to have a new brother or sister.

    The survey was carried out to mark the launch of the magical new Merlin's Apprentice ride ( at LEGOLAND Discovery Centre at the Trafford Centre, Manchester and consulted 2094 children aged three to ten visiting the centre from February to April 2011.

    Neil Crittenden, general manager at the LEGOLAND Discovery Centre comments: 'To launch the new Merlin's Apprentice ride it seemed apt to find out what our children would really wish for if they had magical powers. I'm delighted with the results, it seems we have a lot to learn from our children who show remarkable maturity in putting their education first.'

    The full list of results is as follows:

    To do well at school - 20%
    To be a footballer - 16%
    A new toy - 13%
    A holiday - 13%
    To be able to fly - 12%
    World peace - 10%
    To be famous - 6%
    To give the wish away - 5%
    A new brother or sister - 2%
    To be a grown up - 2%
    Other - 1%

    Located at The Trafford Centre, Manchester, the LEGOLAND Discovery Centre is made up of a series of interactive features to immerse kids into a world where their imagination can run wild with creative inspiration at every turn. Featuring a whole host of exciting attractions from the Kingdom Quest ride to an amazing recreation of the North West's most iconic buildings, the Centre not only provides fun for LEGO fans young and old, but fantastic educational benefits too.

    The Centre involves just one entry fee, with all attractions included in the cost. Tickets are available online from just 6.25 plus VAT per person. Open from 10am onwards daily. We close at 7pm, with last admission at 5pm.

    About LEGOLAND Discovery Center Manchester

    LEGOLAND Discovery Center is a family entertainment destination and ideal for Manchester days out for kids, with over 2 million LEGO bricks and nine attractions including: Model Builder Workshop; Kingdom Quest; Duplo Village; Merlin's Apprentice ride; LEGO 4D Cinema; Build and Test; LEGO Factory Tour; and MINILAND featuring iconic Manchester landmarks.

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