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Our trip to Legoland, Windsor!

Confession time. Chris and I were a billion times more excited than the kids!
We planned ages ago to visit Legoland on either the 5th or 6th of June as Matthew had INSET days so we could be guided by the weather. We plumped for the Monday and so did everyone else! The staff were surprised at how busy it was! But we weren’t too interested in rides and those we went on had queues of only 15-20 minutes which was fine.
We didn’t tell the children where we were heading but Matthew saw the signs on the way (I always forget he can read!)
So, we arrived at 10am and it was 11am before we got through the gates due to increased security and the sheer number of people. Toilet first stop! The cubicle doors all have minifigures on them which is so fun and means the kids can be interested in looking at those while you wait for one to actually become available.
We loved Miniland where famous places have been recreated, the models are simply stunning. I loved the tiny pigeons in Trafalgar Square.

 

Heartlake City is really impressive and the models of the girls are spectacular. We took the Heartlake train and I loved the animals which were so realistic.

The massive Heartlake layout was a highlight for us all and even Matthew who hates pink was completely caught up in the scene.

It is all about Ninjago in our house at the moment. Matthew received a couple of sets for his birthday after watching the first 4 seasons and the older two are completely addicted. Again this are had big figures dotted around but also had an exhibit that visitors can build on which was very popular.

We wandered through other areas admiring the cleverness of design of pirates and Vikings. The castle playground is fantastic to run off any left over energy but it was a bit hair-raising try to keep track of where the kids were as it is such a vast area!
We had then almost completed our visit but had saved the best until last.
Star Wars.
Lego Star Wars.
This exhibit is stunning. It has been so cleverly designed to recreate major scenes from the films. Plus there are large figures which are so impressive. The only negative I’d say is that the exhibition is very dark (I’m not sure if this is to be dramatic or prevent good photos or for some other reason) so it is a bit tricky to keep track of 3 children whilst trying to enjoy the details in the displays. The Death Star was AMAZING!

And then at the end you come face to face with Darth Vader and a perfect photo opportunity:

We left at 4pm, utterly exhausted and exhilarated! I think we’ll leave it a couple of years before visiting again for Zach to appreciate it more but then we will get an annual pass or even lifetime membership if we save up!

54 comments

  1. We did Legoland last week and it was brilliant. It was the first time we had fast passes and it definitely made the day more enjoyable. Glad you had fun

  2. chantelle hazelden

    This looks like so much fun and I’d love to take the kids but it works out so expensive for a day out up here with my four kids #triedtested

  3. Looks like you had a brilliant day! We love Legoland, we’ve had Merlin Passes a few times over the last few years and been lucky enough to visit a few times, there’s so much to do and even though the rides can have quite long queues there is still plenty to see without having to wait. I agree the Star Wars models are amazing

  4. It looks like you all had so much fun! I haven’t been to LEGOLAND since being a child, but I look forward to the day our daughter’s are old enough to enjoy it there 🙂

  5. We’ve only been once, years ago… I think the Star Wars exhibit had only just opened!! The Ninjago and Lego Friends stuff looks cool – both big favourites in our house. Really need another visit but it’s a long way from Yorkshire… 🙁

    #triedtested

  6. I can’t wait to visit. My boy is too young, but having been to the original one in Denmark as a child it will be great to see how they’ve done this one. Looks like you had a fab time x

  7. Lol! Love your vibes and total honest that you guys were more excited Han the kids. My daughter is 3 and would to take her, do you think she would enjoy it?

  8. Looks like a great day out. We are planning on going at some point just need to organise a date. It is quite a trek for us though which keeps putting the date back!

  9. I would LOVE to go to Legoland, and I know my daughters would too. It’s always the price that puts me off, I just wonder if they’re old enough (6 and 3) to really get the most out of it? I think we might try the Discovery Centre in Manchester first!

  10. Hubby is a massive Lego fan and he is so excited to get Ben his first set and if he could, he’d be planning a trip to Legoland also haha! I told him they have a hotel now and his face! You’d think it was christmas hahah!
    Thank you for sharing this with us at #TriumphantTales. I hope to see you back next week.

  11. Wow that Star Wars exhibition does look stunning. I think I went to Legoland once as a kids but I am not sure I can remember… I would however love to go again it looks absolutely amazing! When my children are a little older I will definitely take them, as much for me as them lol! Thanks for sharing at #familyfin – glad you al had such a great day x

  12. We went to Legoland about 4 years ago and it was amazing. Our youngest is a nightmare in crowded places at the minute as she just wants to run everywhere and I think I would be a nervous wreck. Give it another year though and I think we’ll be going back. Looks like you had a great day x
    #bestandworst

  13. We are hoping to visit again soon. Have some money off vouchers. We visited before last year and vowed we wouldn’t return until George was at least 5 but I still think we can have a good time without going on all the rides, as you did. He was in awe whwn we visited last year.

    #KCACOLS

  14. How cool is the starwars thing? We’ve been to Malaysia and Denmark – I’m a big fan of Legoland. Probably more so than the kids! It seemed like such an exotic and magical thing when I was a kid. #KCACOLS

  15. oh wow this looks so much fun! I laughed when you said of course he can read! I haven’t been to lego land but it is def on the to do list at some point! Thanks so much for linking up at #KCACOLS. Hope you come back again next time!

  16. Tim

    We haven’t been to Legoland at all this year, having been annual pass holders for the previous 5 years – our boys have outgrown it now, I think, and Kara is quite happy to do older kids’ stuff too. But we always had a great time and the joy of living less than an hour away meant we would go 7-8 times a year and so not feel under pressure to try to do everything in one visit. Despite the price and the crowds, it’s still a great place for the kids. #KCACOLS

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  18. Ahhh we love LEGOLAND over here too and went the last two years on the June inset day! This year we went to Thorpe Park instead which was also great fun. We’ve not seen the new Ninjago bits at LEGOLAND yet so I’m sure we’ll visit in the Summer! #KCACOLS

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