Summer is around the corner and Margaux our mummy reviewer, shares with her recent family trip to Legoland Windsor. She is a mother of two and a member of Kensington Mums. Make sure you follow her blog here.
I am writing this time about our first time in Legoland. An amusement park inspired by Lego so close to London. My daughter had been asking for it for a while, so finally it was her birthday present, along with the collaboration of class friends, because it is not cheap at all.
Legoland is on the outskirts of Windsor, just around half an hour from South West London by car. Half an hour by train from Paddington station and, also by train, although a slightly longer trip from Waterloo, just outside the train station there is a bus service to the park.
I have to say I was not sure at all about this day out as I had different version of the park, but after a day here I think this was incredible! A good plan to do once in a while with the children.
The attractions are divided from 0 to 3, from 3 to 6 and from 6 to 13 years, so, unlike other theme parks, this is very familiar and the level of “fear” that attractions could make is very close to the age. My daughter, who a priori seemed afraid of everything, wanted to go up to each of the attractions and had a great time: roller coaster, water boats, “submarine”, fire station…
We took a break for lunch in one of the two hotels that are on the premises, for those who want to make night / s. It was not bad, the menu was not extensive but varied and they had children’s menu. There are plenty of areas to recharge, and picnic areas if you prefer to bring your own food. Of course, many facilities to go with children and babies: changing tables, high chairs, etc.
We enjoyed the different areas of the park and also because you are in the contact with the nature. And it is amazing to see tremendous Lego figures everywhere: moving, decoration or as part of the attraction. We really loved Miniland. What a creations and what patience!
For a perfect plan with children is to arrive at the change of guard at Windsor Castle at 11 in the morning and then go to the park. This was our intention but in the end we were late, so it is pending for a next break.
Tips: Buy the Vip pass, even if it’s more expensive, it’s worth if you do not want to spend half of the day queuing.
Check schedules because there are months that Legoland is closed or they organize special events such as Halloween or Christmas.
You can read more of our past review here on Legoland Windsor.