Legoland!

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. 

Country Kids

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18 thoughts on “Legoland!

  1. Coombe Mill (Fiona) (@coombemill) says:

    This looks like an awesome mini-break for all of you, I bet TJ loved being able to spend two days exploring the park. It’s a shame that on such a sunny day they hadn’t opened the splash park but at least you could go back to the hotel and use theirs. I’m sure TJ will be asking to visit again soon to explore some more!

    Thanks for linking up with me on #CountryKids.

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  2. Kimmaree Williams says:

    Glad you had a fab time, it is an amazing place, our son loves it there. The atlantis submarine is super as is the boats. The Duplo valley splash park is only seasonal I think but is great when you can get in to it. Hopefully you will get there again soon 🙂

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  3. Louise says:

    My girls love it at Legoland but there is so much to do that it’s hard to fit it all in to one day. Doing it over two days is a great idea if you can. The queues are always the worst thing about theme parks – glad that it was much quieter on the Monday though and sounds like TJ enjoyed himself 🙂 #countrykids

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  4. mudpiefridays says:

    We visited legoland at Christmas and brought merlin passes on the back of it. Totally agree about not squeezing it all into one day, we only managed three rides last time we visited! Brilliant place though #CountryKids

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  5. Sian | The Mama Story says:

    Sounds like a great trip! Shame about the splashpad area though. I am going to Legoland with my youngest on a nursery trip in June, hoping it won’t be TOO busy as will be midweek. She’s not too bothered about rides though so one or two would be fine for her!
    #CountryKids

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  6. Wherejogoes says:

    We love Legoland and go for 2 days so we can go at a leisurely pace. Your son looks to be having a great time! #countrykids

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  7. Tracey @ Mummyshire says:

    You’re brave to attend Legoland at Easter- we’ve always tried to go out of season and the queues aren’t so long. Looks like you had a great time and I like the idea of spending two days there, as you say it takes the pressure off trying to do it all in one day. We did that with Cbeebies land – spent two days and just took our time.
    Glad you had a good time and TJ got his driving license. My two have theirs and they are hanging up on hooks near their bed!
    Popping cross from #Countrykids – sorry for the late reply, we were away for Easter

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    • westcountrymumblog says:

      It wasn’t too bad on the Monday thankfully but Sunday was super busy. With us both working in schools, it’s impossible not to do these things during the school holidays. We try to guess when places might be a little quieter but don’t always get it right!

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  8. Claire @ The ladybirds adventures says:

    We are going to legoland in a couple of weeks. We’ve got a good deal staying one night in the legoland hotel, only one day in the park (for under £200 too). Our eldest is four this week so we are making the most of our last term time visit! Looks like you had lots of fun.

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