LEGOLAND Family Fun
For Cuba’s 9th birthday he asked to visit LEGOLAND Windsor, for a family fun day out rather than having a party. And we are so glad he did as we had such a wonderful day.
His sister Kia was unfortunately working that day so, it was just Cuba, Coco, Sean and I whom went on our day of fun and adventure.
We pre booked our tickets for two kids with two adults well in advance using the ‘Kellogg’s Grown-ups go free’ promotion,costing £106 in total.
The LEGOLAND app
It was the bank holiday Monday therefore, it was super busy which wasn’t a problem. It just required a little planning in prioritising the attractions we really didn’t want to miss out on.
The Legoland app was super helpful with such planning as, it gives you an approximation of how long each queue would take for each of the rides.
Cuba later mentioned he really enjoyed the fact that the park was so busy. He enjoyed the buzz and energy from being around all the other families out enjoying themselves.
There are Themed areas and key locations within Legoland Windsor Resort. The park is split into 12 themed lands, incorporating various attractions, restaurants and shops:
- The Beginning
- DUPLO Valley
- Knight’s Kingdom,
- LEGO City
- LEGO NINJAGO World
- Pirate Shores, Heartlake City
- Kingdom of the Pharaohs
- Land of the Vikings, Imagination
- LEGO Mythica: World of Mythical Creatures.
For a gentle introduction to the whole queuing system, we kick started the day riding together on the spinning spider.
This particular ride is great for groups of four or less and is one of the first rides you arrive at walking from the entrance area.
Then, as it was so busy we decided to split up into two groups so, both Cuba and Coco could enjoy as many of their chosen rides as possible.
Coco managed to fit in the Desert Chase carousel and the Thunder Blazer swing carousel. In around the same length of time it took Cuba and Sean to go on Lego Ninjargo The Ride!
Both kids gave a huge thumbs up for each ride despite having to queue in the blazing sun!
We then had a quick stroll around the park and it wasn’t long before the kids were ready for their lunch.
I prepared a picnic we had left in the car as previous dining experiences in theme parks haven’t been reliable. However, Cuba couldn’t help but notice the Pirates Burger Kitchen restaurant. So, I joined a rather long queue with the kids, while Sean walked back to the car for some picnic food for mummy and daddy.
The restaurant was pretty organised and after queuing for around 20 minutes it was our turn to enter, scan the nhs track and trace and order food from the self service machine.
The cost of a kids meal was £5.50
Cuba chose a cheese burger, fries and water and Coco had the chicken fingers with fries and water.
The food was a hit and the kids enjoyed their lunch finishing off with a tub of Ben & Jerry’s cookie dough ice-cream at an extra cost of £2.75 each.
I have to admit it, the food was much better quality than I had anticipated. So, I’m thinking not to bother going to all the trouble of preparing a picnic when we return to the park.
LEGOLAND LEGO City
Our next stop was Lego City as both kids were determined not to miss out on the Driving School. Cuba went on the Driving School suitable for the big kids up to 13 years old and Coco enjoyed the L-Drivers suitable for the little ones from 0.9 to 1.1m.
Here again we split into two groups, this time I stayed with Cuba while Sean headed over to join the L-Drivers queue with Coco.
LEGO City Driving School
The Driving School queue time was estimated at 40 minutes on the app however, it ended up taking around 25 minutes. I came to the assumption they were shortening the actual duration of the ride as it was so super busy being such a popular hit with so many kids.
LEGO City L-Drivers
Both driving schools were high energy and very woo hoo! The driving instructors were very animated in their performances.
They were also extremely professional taking good care of all the kids. I felt very confident the children were in very safe hands which, for me says a lot as I can be a bit of a stress pot, especially in theme parks.
The LEGO Driving School Licence Warning!
So, here is the all important warning about the Driving school.
- All children who complete the ride pass their test and receive a paper driving licence.
- You then take your paper licence to the photo booth area.
- They ask you if you would like a lanyard and if so, what colour.
- They take the kids picture and for £12 a pop you go round the corner to collect your shiny driving licence.
- This was something I would have liked a little pre warning about so, I could have at least accounted the grand total of £24 into the days budget.
But, bless them it was one of the highlights of the day. Unfortunately, time was running out so we decided to leave Lego City and head for LEGO Mythica.
Lego Mythica had only opened two days prior to our visit and we were super excited to be one of the first to experience it.
It was utterly magical with some of the most stunning lego creations we have ever seen. The characters and the rides absolutely lived up to the Lego Mythica magic, especially The Flight Of The Sky Lion.
The Lego Mythica restaurant
I heard great things about the Lego Mythica restaurant especially the bright green coloured fish & chips and glazed donuts!
Super Thrilling Rides
All the super thrilling Lego Mythica rides and attractions were suitable for all of our family to ride on and enjoy together. You can only but imagine what a big girl Coco felt!
For all the height restrictions click here
One of my favourite water rides I have ever come across!
We spent a lot of time admiring the stunning Lego Mythica statues
The Lego Mythica Play area
Book your LEGOLAND tickets in advance & save
Buy your tickets either vis the official LEGO LAND website or via the Kellogg’s Grown ups Go Free Promotion and save up to 40% compared to the gate price. Print your tickets at home or take them on your phone to enjoy faster entry into the Resort.
Budget for your visit
There are many extra chargeable activities and win a prize games within the park so, my advice would be to budget for all the extras you may want to enjoy.
Measure your child’s height
Measure your child’s height and plan the rides and attractions you want to visit by checking our ride restrictions guide.
Download the free LEGOLAND App
Download the App for queue times, show times, retail and dining information, exclusive offers and special activities are all available to access via the App. Maps are also available to collect from the Admissions team at The Beginning.
Plan to arrive nice and early
Checkout the parks opening and closing times as they can vary. The turnstiles open at 9.30am and you can enjoy The Beginning area before the majority of our rides and attractions open at 10am.
Connect to the LEGOLAND WiFi during your visit
Follow these easy steps to connect to WiFi during your visit:
– Check your device has WiFi switched to ‘on’
– Select ‘LEGOLAND Windsor’ from the available WIFI network list
– Open your browser and follow the on screen instructions to register or log on.
It was our first visit to the park and we cannot wait to return. There are so many rides and attractions we just couldn’t have possibly fit everything in on one visit. That isn’t such a bad thing as it is a great excuse to plan a little cheeky two day break for our next visit.
Thanks for stopping by! As always, I would love to hear your thoughts.