Visiting Legoland Windsor

At the beginning of the holidays, we found a day where we were all off work together and the sun was shining, so we got up early, packed a change of clothes, rain coats and drinks, got in the car as we were visiting Legoland Windsor. We aimed to arrive as the park opened so we could pack as much into the day as we could. We didn’t do too badly, and got out of the car in the car park at 10:15am.

 

Visiting Legoland Windsor

 

Armed with our voucher for a free adult with a paying child, we queued at the fairly short entrance queues. It was nice to see so many open and the lines were moving fast, so we weren’t stood around for too long. Once inside though, it really did get busy, so we quickly headed off away from the crowds. First up was Space Tower. We queued for around twenty minutes for hubby to use his muscles hoisting Miss A and himself up the tower. She loved it though.

We started to queue for the monorail after Space Tower, however spying the time, I realised there was no queue for the Lego Chima 4d showing due to start so we abandoned the monorail 45 minute queue and headed off to watch the film instead. We sat in the wet zone, and yes we got wet. The film itself was only around ten minutes but it was great fun.

Moving on to Mini Land, 6yo wanted to have a look around, but I’m not sure what she thought she was going to be looking at, as she soon started to get bored and wanted to move on to another ride. We enjoyed looking at the mini sets.

Visiting Legoland Windsor

Getting hungry by now, but we spied the fire station on our way round the corner. Thankfully the queue in this one moved fairly quickly and we were only in it for half an hour or so. Competing against three other families, we had to move our fire engine to the pump and then pump the water to put out the fire, before racing the fire engine back to the start. That was arm wrenching work, and my muscles got a good work out during this “ride”. I am pleased to report that we won though.

Visiting Legoland Windsor

Time for lunch, as we were all starving by now. The first place we spied was a baguette station so opted for meal deals for all of us. There are plenty of places to eat at Legoland, and it depends on what you want. I was happy with baguettes as it meant we could still have a cooked meal later, and we wouldn’t be too full to enjoy the rides. Three baguette meals did cost us just under £20 though, and obviously I could have made them at home for a lot less, but we were paying for the convenience.

Next up, onto the driving school. Miss A wanted to gain her driving licence, and the queue for this went quite quickly.

Visiting Legoland Windsor

As we wandered around we decided to give boat school a miss as the queue was really long and hubby wanted to go on Atlantis. We were lucky enough to walk past the pirate show just as it was about to start so we stopped to watch it. We didn’t have a really great view, but it was a great way to spend fifteen minutes. They all looked like they really loved their job which was good.

The time came for Atlantis.The queue for this ride was REALLY long and we winded around and around until it felt like we finally got to the beginning. Unfortunately we sat on the wrong side in the sub so didn’t get the full effect of seeing “Atlantis” however Miss A enjoyed seeing all the lego creatures underwater and enjoyed the experience. I’m not sure I would queue for so long next time though. We walked past some of the smaller rides that Miss A wanted to go on such as the horse carousel and a mini big wheel.

 My arm was nearly pulled off by Miss A when we neared the log water slide. There was an hours queue for this one, but none of us cared as there were well placed TV’s on and lego stations to keep the children entertained.

Visiting Legoland Windsor

By this time it was almost 6pm, so there was time for one more ride before we needed to head home. The dragon’s apprentice was the choice of Miss A as the large roller coaster was out of action for some reason. We were all completely shattered by the end of the day. There were plenty of rides that we didn’t manage to see or go on. I think if I go again in peak season, I would consider purchasing the queue bot tickets and plan my day to avoid the queues. Or the other option would be to stay nearby and then have two days in the park.

We’ll definitely return! After visiting twice now, I would definitely recommend these tips to get the most out of your day at Legoland Windsor

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14 Comments

  1. August 21, 2013 / 7:35 pm

    Looks like a brilliant day! We went to Legoland for the first time a couple of months ago, and like you, we’ll definitely be going back 🙂

    • spicers1976
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      August 22, 2013 / 10:44 pm

      so will we

  2. August 23, 2013 / 9:02 am

    Looks like you had a great day despite the queues. We love legoland – and the model village is fantastic.

  3. August 23, 2013 / 7:55 pm

    Sounds like great fun – Little Mr A keeps bugging us to take him!

  4. August 23, 2013 / 10:47 pm

    We went to Legoland for the first time earlier this year and are desperate to go back. We were lucky to have special wristbands which gave us priority over queues. It felt kind of mean at first but we soon realised that we would not have had time to do much at all without them the queues were so long. It is a lovely place though and a great day out.
    #PoCoLo

  5. August 26, 2013 / 8:24 pm

    We went last year in September and it was forecast rain, so it was really quiet, plus the weather was gorgeous, but it was pure luck. The pirates show is amazing, isn’t it! They really do look like they love it 🙂

  6. April 8, 2015 / 11:03 pm

    It sounds like you managed to pick the right rides at the right time – I hope we can do the same when we go #travelwithkids

    • spicers1976
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      April 12, 2015 / 10:06 am

      I think preparation is the key and being organised and knowing what is where.

  7. April 10, 2015 / 3:08 pm

    Looks like you had a fab day! We love Legoland, we had Merlin passes for a couple of years so we went loads, it was a good way to visit as we could spread things out over a few visits. It’s been a while since we last went though since they ran out, I’d like to go back before the children get too big for it! Definitely getting there early is the way to go, my husband came up with a tried and tested route around the park which avoided as many queues as possible!

    • spicers1976
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      April 12, 2015 / 10:05 am

      that sounds promising. It’s usually best to go the opposite way to the crowds isn’t it.

  8. April 11, 2015 / 7:04 pm

    We went for the first time about 18 months ago when the children were almost five and just three. They enjoyed it but it rained all day – the only bonus of this is that there were no queues! By the end of the day, we were on a ride and the guy running it just let us stay on until the kids got bored! I think we went about six times in a row – my daughter has always been a thrillseeker and didn’t want to get off. Looking forward to going back having read your post. Thanks for linking up #travelwithkids

    • spicers1976
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      April 12, 2015 / 10:02 am

      Sometimes rain is a bonus isn’t it. I need to make a date to go back soon.

  9. April 13, 2015 / 10:14 pm

    Mummy and the others went before i was born. We will go again when I am a bit bigger. Lovely post – it looks great. Thank you for linking up to #travelwithkids

    • spicers1976
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      April 17, 2015 / 9:53 am

      I’m sure you’ll have a great time when you go.

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