Our visit to Legoland Windsor

27 Apr

In the Easter holidays Evie, Isaac, Grandma and I visited London and incorporated a trip to Legoland in Windsor as part of it.

We were staying in Covent Garden so it took a tube train from Picadilly Circus to Paddington station and then overground trains to Windsor via Slough. The trip from Paddington to Slough only take around 15 minutes and then it’s just 5 minutes on the train to Windsor.

She disowned us and joined another family!

She disowned us and joined another family!

He's behind you!

He’s behind you!

Girl racer

Girl racer

We got there without problem and then asked a friendly police lady to direct us to the bus stop to take us up to Legoland. You do really need to catch the bus if you are on foot as it is a way out of town, but there are 3 an hour and there was plenty of room on the bus. You can of course also drive to Legoland and there is a huge carpark just for the park.

The Legoland Resort Hotel

The Legoland Resort Hotel

As you arrive at Legoland and see the Legoland Resort Hotel, the excitement on the bus starts to grow as the children (and adults) start to see Lego figures pulling letters up the hill to spell the word “WELCOME”.

On entering the park you need to make the decision to turn left or right and proceed down the hill. We chose left and spent the day in the left hand side of the park.

If steps are too boring for you then come down the slide!

If steps are too boring for you then come down the slide!

Due to the fact that Evie is only 4 and Isaac is a baby, we just couldn’t cover the whole park in one day as it is huge! I’m sure that older children could cover more ground, but we were happy doing what we did and to be perfectly honest, didn’t realise just what we’d missed until we were on our way out and walked up the other side to the exit.

We did have a lovely time and to show that the pictures that follow are how our day panned out.

This dinosaur guards the Discovery Centre where you can build static models, race cars or be inventive and let your imagination run wild.

Lego dinosaur bursting out of the building

Lego dinosaur bursting out of the building

Let loose with your imagination

Let loose with your imagination

In the discovery centre there are activities for all ages

In the discovery centre there are activities for all ages

This tame ride was perfect for the little ones and gave you a birdseye view of the park.

A ride in the sky. Evie told everyone she'd been on a roller coaster!

A ride in the sky. Evie told everyone she’d been on a roller coaster!

View of the miniature village from the sky ride

View of the miniature village from the sky ride

Spot the famous buildings

Spot the famous buildings

A view of London in miniature

A view of London in miniature

This fire fighter ride makes you get interactive and was the part of the trip where we realised we should have brought Daddy to help up move the engine!

It's a race to drive the engines, put the fire out and get back to the beginning

It’s a race to drive the engines, put the fire out and get back to the beginning

Pump the handles up and down to race the engines to the fire

Pump the handles up and down to race the engines to the fire

Race to the hoses

Race to the hoses

Put out the fire

Put out the fire

This is a part of the park for the little ones. It is hilarious watching them crash and I pitied the poor guy who had to keep untangling them from each other and the edge of the track.

Time to burn some rubber

Time to burn some rubber

Even if you don't have a 3-5 year old you need to watch these racing cars for comedy value!

Even if you don’t have a 3-5 year old you need to watch these racing cars for comedy value!

Watch out pigeon

Watch out pigeon

In hindsight, I think I should have viewed the map of the park online before we set off and planned our trip better, rather than just blindly wandering around. I don’t think that it spoilt our day in the least, but we might have had a different day, rather than a better day if I had planned ahead.

Mummy, what is that gold robot man? Star Wars was wasted on the four year old.

“Mummy, what is that gold robot man?” Star Wars was wasted on the four year old.

She knew who Buzz was though!

She knew who Buzz was though!

These are a few things we didn’t even get to. I think they were focused on older children than mine so we didn’t mind and know what we need to aim for when we come back when they are older.

Watch out for Vikings

Watch out for Vikings

The right hand side of the park that we found on the way out!

The right hand side of the park that we found on the way out!

The things to see and do are varied and suitable for lots of different ages. There are rides, places to build Lego and play and of course the famous towns built in Lego that are a must see for every age group.

I recommend that you plan your trip in advance; have a look at the map online before you set off and decide where you want to visit and make a list so you have more purpose than we did, visit everything you want to and don’t realise you’ve missed an important part as you are setting off home!

Entry to the park is quite pricey, but considering how much there is to do, I can see why it is so much. You can receive good discounts if you book in advance online. Current prices can be found here.

To plan your visit and for more information go to the Legoland website here.

We received free tickets for the family to enter Legoland. We paid for our own trip to London and all travel. My words, pictures and opinions are all my own.

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