After TJ’s Lego Party in February, we decided that we would take him to Legoland during the Easter holidays. He absolutely loves making various buildings, animals and vehicles out of Lego as well as putting together the different sets he has.
We managed to get a really good hotel deal online where we got two days for the price of one in the park and an overnight stay in a hotel near Heathrow with full English breakfast included – all for well under £200!
We got there just before 10am on Sunday morning and the queues were already massive to get into the park. Luckily, TJ is pretty patient and we were probably only waiting for about 20 minutes which wasn’t too bad. We had done a bit of research before we went and knew that TJ really wanted to do the Driving School so headed straight there. As he is only 5, we could only go on the L-drivers but he didn’t mind at all. He loved driving round the little track and picking up his driving license afterwards.
TJ isn’t overly fussed on rides but loved seeing all of the Lego creations dotted around the park. We went on the Heartlake Express train which took you on a tour of the park and decided that we would do the Coastguard HQ ride the next day as the queues were well over an hour. We also went on Fairy Tale Brook which was really nice as TJ has just finished a Fairy Tale topic at school and could recognise all the characters and retell the stories.
The only slight disappointment of the day was that the splash park at Duplo Valley wasn’t open. It was really hot and sunny and it would have been great to have been able to cool down in there. We left the park fairly early in the afternoon and went into Windsor for some dinner before heading back to the hotel for a quick swim before bed.
After an amazing breakfast in the hotel, we got to the park quite early on Monday. It was much quieter than it is been on Sunday and we headed straight for the Coastguard HQ ride. We probably had to wait about 10 minutes in all but it was well worth it. TJ loved steering the boat round and spotting all the models he had seen from the train the day before. We also went on the Atlantis submarine which took you ‘underwater’ with sharks and rays which was great.
Overall, we had a great couple of days. Sunday was very busy and very hot so it was good that we could go back the next day and enjoy the park at a more leisurely pace! If we were to go again, we would definitely do the 2 for 1 deal. It takes the pressure off having to cram everything into one day and it meant that it felt like a mini break rather than just a trip to an amusement park.