We’ve been wanting to go to Legoland for sometime as our daughter is at the perfect age for it, she’s 5. We went on the weekend and had an amazing time. Here are a few tips to help you get the most out of the day.
1) Don’t be a ‘Nobby No-Mate’
I’m always moaning that places don’t give breaks to families of three. However, on this occasion I had 4 tickets and managed to persuade a mum at school to allow me to ‘borrow’ her son for the day, still a bit in shock that someone would leave their most prized possession in my care. It was perfect, he had a fabulous time and my daughter had someone to share the excitement with.
2) Do it Backwards
When you first walk into the park, everyone naturally migrates to the right, working their way down the hill, starting with the Land of Vikings. However, if you head left when entering the park and work your way down the hill towards MiniLand, where 40 million pieces of Lego have been used to recreate well known places, such as London, you’ll miss the masses.
Plus, this means that you do Land of the Vikings, where you’re bound to get wet, at the end of the day and not the beginning, so you don’t have to walk around with a soggy bum all day! Unless you’ve been clever enough to bring a rain poncho!
3) Jump the Queues
If you’re feeling a bit flush, you can rent Q-Bots for the day. It allows you to book in a time slot for your chosen ride so you don’t need to stand in the queues, prices start from £15.
We were very lucky when we went. Firstly, it was fairly quiet, in terms of theme parks, so the queues really weren’t that bad. We were also lucky enough to have special VIP tickets which allowed us to access the Q-Bot entrances, we felt a bit guilty at first doing this, but got over it fairly quickly as it meant we got to go on a lot more rides.
4) Catch a show
This was pure chance and I can’t take credit for it. Just before 12, the little ones started getting hungry so we headed to Lego City for a bit of lunch. People were starting to gather but we had no idea what was going on. We chose to eat at the Burger Ranch, which had typical Theme Park food, but had tables that overlooked the Lagoon and the Lighthouse and unbeknownst to us we practically had front row seats to the Pirate Show!
5) Bring your Swimming Kit
Originally we were invited to celebrate the opening of Duplo Valley Splash and Play, the new water park. We did bring swimming kit for the kids but we honestly didn’t think they would go in as the weather hasn’t been very good. However, the sun popped out and they were determined.
It’s an amazing splash park, contained so you don’t have to worry about them escaping with a very comfortable viewing area for the parents. The best bit was the giant bucket tipping and absolutely flooding the place.
Thanks to the Team at Legoland Windsor for an amazing day. Something we’ve wanted to do for a long time.