Usually a bit quieter on the roads during half term. But yeah good advice to set off in plenty of time incase of traffic.
There certaily is but going there in the rush hour between monday- friday would be a test of patience.Roadworks all over the m60 around manchester area and heavy traffic. https://www.trafficdelays.co.uk/m60-traffic-delays/
Lots of other things to do as well as its near the Trafford centre as well as Lego discovery and the Sea life centre. Where you can use the Kellogg's 2 for 1 entry too.
The most scenic and peaceful place you could find around manchester rite next to the M60 motorway & 3x lane B5214 outer manchester ring road .Im sure the drive will be adventure during the rush hour in itself.