Legoland Windsor

Here’s a few things to know if you are thinking of visiting Legoland in Windsor.

About Legoland Windsor

Firstly, it’s not all about the Lego.  Legoland is one of the few big theme parks that actually caters for younger children, typically in the 5-12 age range.Get Out With The Kids - ReviewedIt’s a place we’ve been back to numerous times and somewhere our kids really enjoy.

So what’s at Legoland Windsor?

In addition to the rides there are also stunt shows at times during the day, and also worth a visit is their firework display at Halloween.  It also has a 4D cinema that is well worth a visit.

And of course, there’s the Lego.  The model village (well actually lots of well known places from around the world) is very impressive and a great place to take a quieter moment.  Some of the rides look like they’re made out of Lego – fortunately they’re not.

Some tips for your visit:

  • It’s on a hill but push chair friendly.
  • There’s a hill train that goes up and down.  Save time and walk down (the queues can get long), but catch the train back up.
  • If summer, take a towel and clothes you don’t mind them getting wet in as there’s  great water play area in Duplo Land.
  • Plan to eat your sandwiches during the stunt show, but get there at least 10 minutes early.
  • If you have kids that aren’t yet in school, go in term time.
  • If going at weekends and school holidays, the queues during the day for the big attraction rides can get very long.  However, we’ve often found that about an hour before closing, the queues almost disappear.
    After queuing for nearly an hour in the day for Viking River Splash, we were able to go on it in 3 successive times for 15 minutes at the end of the day.

Legoland Map

Want to know more?  Legoland produce this interactive map.  A great tool for planning your visit.

Click on the picture of the map to view the rides, shows, shops, and rest points.

If you click on the ride it will also tell you details of any height restrictions that apply, and if you’re likely to get wet.

 

Legoland Resort Hotel

Also opening in 2012 is the new LEGOLAND Resort Hotel.  If it is anything like the on-site Chessington Hotel at Chessington World of Adventures, your kids will have a great time, as well as getting the most from your park tickets.

The Legoland Resort Hotel provides the following 3 themed rooms: Pirate Room, Adventure Room, and Kingdom Room. (View room details here).

The Pirate Room is the hotel’s ‘Premium Room’ so a bit more pricey, but I notice the room does cater for 2 adults and 3 children, so if you’re in the same boat as us (a-ha!) then it may be cheaper than getting two rooms.

Beware that if you put 2 adults and 3 kids into the on-line booking form it may automatically select 2 separate rooms (and the price to go with it).  If it does this then choose the Family option of 2 adults and 3 children (displayed at the top of the results screen) and then click update, and you’ll see a price closer to half of what it first quoted.

Hotels near Legoland

If you don’t fancy staying on site, Legoland Holidays can arrange a good combined hotel and ticket price.  We’ve booked through them several times and have never been disappointed.

View a list of hotels near LEGOLand Windsor, including our Top 3 stays.

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Where is Legoland?

Located just outside Windsor.  Put SL4 4AY into your sat nav.

Visit the Legoland website for more details.

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  1. […] you have older kids, they soon become adrenaline junkies at theme parks.  Whilst the excellent Legoland, is a great family park, especially with younger kids, if you have teens then you need Thorpe […]

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