Last weekend we visited the Legoland Resort in Windsor. The kids have wanted to go for ages but as it’s so far away from where we live we’ve never had the chance to go. As we were at Ascot on the Saturday as part of the work I’m doing with Great British Racing, we decided we would make a weekend of it and head to Legoland the following day.
We got up bright and early and arrived at Legoland just before the park opened at 10am. The advice we’d been given beforehand was to get there early and head straight to the back of the park and work our way back to the front. So we went over to the Haunted House Monster Party first and as we joined the queue the wait time was already at 40 minutes! This did concern me a little and I worried that this was going to be the case with every ride during the day.
Luckily the the wait time ended up being more like 30 minutes than 40 minutes and the kids did really enjoy the ride, so I guess it was worth the wait in the end.
Next we went to Atlantic Submarine Voyage which was probably our favourite ride of the day, I would definitely recommend it. There was a bit of a queue but not quite as bad at Haunted House Monster Party. On this ride you get to go under water in a submarine and see the amazing tropical SEA LIFE aquarium.
After that it was around 11:30am so we headed to get something to eat before everywhere got too busy. We grabbed some fish and chips from Harbourside Fish and Chips, which was expensive but actually not as bad as I was expecting. If you’re visiting and can take a packed lunch with you I would highly recommend doing that, we couldn’t as we were at a hotel the night before.
We then watched Return To Skeleton Bay Pirate Stunt Show at 12pm. There are various show times throughout the day and it does get busy so it’s best to get there early to make sure you get a good view.
Next we went to the Lego City Driving School which was another long queue, I think we were waiting for about 45 minutes for this one. The kids did enjoy it but honestly I wouldn’t say that it’s worth the long wait.
We were all a bit fed up with the queues by this point so we went for a wander around Miniland with an ice cream which is amazing and probably the best thing about Legoland in my opinion.
It’s also worth mentioning that you can hire both single and double buggies at Legoland which is perfect if your kids aren’t big fans of walking. We paid £15 for a double buggy. My two are six and eight so they would walk, but Evie in particular will start moaning after a while so it’s just easier to get a buggy incase they feel like sitting down for a bit. And let’s be honest, theme park days involve an awful lot of walking don’t they? It’s no surprise kids get tired.
We then headed over to Duplo Valley as we thought the queues would be shorter there and luckily we were right. The kids got to go on three rides in the time it took to get to the front of the queue for Lego City Driving School! They also spent some time playing in the big play area in Duplo Valley which is great.
Price wise, we took advantage of Legoland’s current offer of four tickets for £99 (on visits every Sunday until 1st September). If you are going any other day of the week I’d recommend doing Kellogg’s grown ups go free offer, which would mean you just pay for children. More info on prices can be found here.
We had a great day at Legoland and despite the queues would go back again if we lived closer. I think that at this time of year the queues are to be expected and if you plan your day well and arrive early you can still make the most of it.
Have you ever been to Legoland?
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