Friday, 19 September 2014

Everything is Awesome at LEGOLAND Windsor!

Last week we decided to go on one last little summer adventure as the weather was still nice and my girl was about to start the doom of the 'pre-school schedule'. Ever since we have watched the Lego Movie my girl has been obsessed with going to LEGOLAND Windsor. So that's where we went!

It is quite a pricey affair but with the combination of Tesco Clubcard Vouchers and a free kids voucher from the movie box, we only had to pay for one ticket and also parking. It makes me so cross that you pay for parking at theme parks as well. But that's for another day. For the first time ever I did no research about the theme park so literally had no clue what it was going to be like. And you know what? It was ruddy amazing!


Firstly like most theme parks is it split into different 'lands'. We first visited the Pirate ride area and it quickly became clear non of the rides there were suitable for my boy who is 20 months. I then started to panic (by panic I mean shout at my husband like it was his fault). We took a look at the map and headed over to the DUPLO area and the day picked up.


We were super lucky as the day was very, very quiet due to it being term time so we never queued once and went on pretty much every ride we could do with the two little ones. Our favourite rides by far were the boat trip round the fairy tale Lego characters and also I am OBSESSED with the sea life centre submarine ride which nearly made me weep it was so good. You basically sit in a little submarine and go under the 'sea'. All around the windows are actual real sharks and fish and other under the water creatures. It's really beautiful. 


We also loved the Pirate live show, so much we watched it twice! There was singing and dancing and we loved eating our tea watching the excitement unfold. The highlight of the day has to be the waterpark in DUPLO Land. Opposite a pretty amazing adventure playground, the water park is just brilliant. I was considering not letting them go in the water as it was a bit cold but they were desperate and you know what? They had the time of the lives! See this picture of my girl for proof! 


In the past few months we have visited many days out from farms to Cbeebies Land and I have to say this so far is one of my favourite family days out. There was no mum miserably standing holding the bags whilst the girl and Daddy went on the rides, we could all enjoy lots of the attractions and generally have loads of fun.  I think there would be more then enough fun to fill two days. Here are a few little tips! For further information check out their website.
  • After 3pm children eat free in a few of the restaurants so we got some food and sat and watched the pirate show. Was brilliant.
  • The hotel on site looks amazing but is very pricey. We stayed in a Travelodge nearby which was cheaper and spent the afternoon before looking round Windsor, which was brilliant.
  • There is quite a lot of walking around the park as it is very big so ensure you take your buggy, and buggy board if needs be. There is a train though that goes up and down the hill.
  • Keep your eyes out for characters milling around. My girls head nearly exploded when she saw Emmet! 
  • If you are planning on buying presents I wouldn't leave it till the very end of the day like we did. Maybe go during a quiet period or even pre buy a few Lego toys as they are quite expensive there. 
  • Download the app and it gives you special offers and tips for the day.

If you want to see all the exciting things we got up to then please 
take a little look at our days out vlog! 

Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall 

34 comments:

  1. I loves LEGOLAND and especially the pirates. Makes me want to go back. Great review xx

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  2. Looks like you had such a fabulous day! Boo has just totally adored watching your vid and seeing her little mates! So now I want to go to Legoland again...! xxx

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  3. Oooh I really want to go to Legoland. Everytime I see that advert on tv with the water park I long to go - although I know it would rain on the day we went… It looks amazing and like there is plenty for the younger children to enjoy as well. well jell! xx#countrykids

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    1. It was so fab - defo try and go if you get the chance! x

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  4. It does look good. I'm toying with taking the children down there in may half term, but camping nearby so we could get a two day pass. I think it will be incredibly busy, but we would see more over a couple of days. You're really making me want to go now! Think I'm going to have to get saving xx

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    1. There is defo enough to do over two days. It is really good x

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  5. Legoland does look like a lot of fun for everyone.

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  6. Its great to hear you had a good time. I've heard mixed review about taking the little ones due to the height restrictions but you have given me hope! Love the photo of your daughter in the splash park :-) x

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  7. Looks like a fun packed day all the way. the shows they put on are really very good and I remember it being the highlight for my children, especially since there was no queuing! I bet the have only visited in August but I bet it is much nicer there out of season. Thank you for sharing with me on Country Kids.

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    1. It was brilliant and the lack of queues made it even better! x

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  8. We love Legoland although we've never made it into the main park other than Atlantis - Monkey would spend all day in the Miniland. I totally agree about the parking, it drives me mad when you pay a fortune to get into these places #CountryKids

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  9. We love Legoland too - it's literally 10 minutes from us. I also hate the parking charge though, such a con after the price of the tickets! x

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  10. Oh hon it looks like you had an amazing time! We're going in a few weeks and we're all really excited :-) xxx #magicmoments

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    1. It was amazing! You will have such fun! x

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  11. What an absolutely brilliant write up, it sounds like you had an awesome day and I love it when everyone can go on the rides. Coming from a mum who has been stood with bags at the exit ;) I would love to take my children there, so we might go on an inset day, great info about vouchers and where to stay too. Thank you for linking up to #magicmoments

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    1. It was such a fab day! I always am the Mum with the bags. Defo get the vouchers bab! Well worth it x

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  12. Lego land looks amazing but I could not believe how expensive it is (good idea to use CC vouchers). To have to pay additionally for parking is a pain. However, it does indeed look awesome! :) x #OrdinaryMoments

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    1. It was awesome but there are ways to get in cheaply x

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  13. Sounds so much fun!! The sea life thing sounds bloody amazing I can't believe that's a real thing!!!!?
    Totally agree that paying for parking at a theme park is sick what a joke!!! But at least you managed to save some pennies with good old trusty tesco club card!!!

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  14. We enjoyed our visit to Legoland, quite a few years ago, but the parking charges really annoy me too. It's not like you would park there to go to the local shops. No excuse for it in my book and it's slightly put me off returning. Looks like you had a wonderful time though.

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    1. It was really brilliant! The parking is a right pain and the same in all the parks x

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  15. We always always would want to visit this place but too far & too expensive. Thanks for sharing awesome photo of your fun day there =) #countrykids

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  16. I have the song completely stuck in my head now :) I've never been to that Lego land and reeeeeally want to go. Legoland discovery centre in Trafford centre is awesome ;)

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    1. Oh I want to go to that one! I may have to take a trip x

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  17. Hello there, ooo I really want to go there-we have some vouchers and are thinking of going, we've been to Windsor and that's lovely too as you say. Thanks for sharing, and so glad you had a great time! x #magicmoments

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