Why trips to Legoland Windsor are popular with all the family
Legoland Windsor is dedicated to giving children aged between 2 and 12 years old the time of their life. The rides and attractions have all been developed with young imaginations in mind but the theme park really is fun for all the family because it takes us all back to our childhoods. Located close to the historic town of Windsor which is easily reached form London the theme park has a world class collection of rides and amazing LEGO models created using 55 million LEGO bricks.
Legoland Windsor is set within 150 acres of stunning parkland packed with rides live shows and other attractions. It’s a theme park and water park all-in-one so it is worth keeping in mind that all the family are likely to get wet at some point. The fun starts from the minute you get on the Hill Train down to the main park and with the unique Q-Bot ride-reservation device you can reserve your place in line for the rides without actually having to stand there.
Duplo bricks are made for the youngest members of the family and Duplo Valley is targeted at Legoland Windsor’s youngest visitors. Rides like Fairy Tale Brook and the Duplo Train are colourful and gentle. The play areas are designed with safety as paramount but without compromising on the fun – Brickville is an interactive play village for the little ones whilst the only thing that parents need to know about Drench Towers and Splash Safari is that these attractions really live up to their names.
All the family will get a buzz from rides like the Spinning Spider and Vikings’ River Splash. The Dragon’s Apprentice is the perfect roller coaster ride for the little ones whilst The Dragon is an excellent introduction to larger rides – although both these rides are still gentle enough not to result in tears. The Knights’ Quest Carousel is another ride that spins fast enough to be fun for older family members to enjoy as much as the younger ones.
Eating is not a problem at Legoland Widsor as it has five family restaurants on site as well as four fast food outlets and many stands dotted around the park selling treats like ice-cream popcorn and hotdogs. There are a number of specialist shops in the park selling everything from Lego and Duplo sets to clothes towels and flip-flops; if you don’t want to carry your purchases around with you all the outlets have a ‘buy now collect later’ option. Plan to visit the park during its Christmas Shopping days and the staff will help you to keep your Christmas present and stocking filler purchases secret from the kids.
Visit Legoland Windsor’s website for ticket details and book online in advance to save money (for example a family of two adults and two children will save over £40 buying their single day tickets online). There are plenty of parking spaces and a day’s parking (even if you order Priority Parking) is very reasonably priced. If you don’t want to drive there are regular coach trips to Legoland – these are excellent value for money and leave from London and other nearby places.
Legoland Windsor also has its own app for Apple and Android smartphones so you don’t even have to leave the comfort of your armchair to start preparing for your family’s Legoland holiday.