So to finish the Easter Holidays, we decided to treat pugs to a trip to LEGOLAND. He has been asking to go for three years, so as you can Imagine he was super excited!
So after a trip to Windsor, and a night in Kam’s Place (Air b&b!) which was fantastic we got up early, had our breakfast and took the 5-10 minute drive to LEGOLAND! To say Pugs was excited is an understatement!
Entrance to the park was easy, we had pre-booked our tickets and this made entry much quicker and cheaper. Upon walking into the park we were greeted with an amazing view, we could see an airport in the distance (unsure which one!!) and an amazing view of Windsor and the Castle.
We decided to head to Lego Ninjago the ride, as this ride gets busy and large queues. We saw many models on the way down all made of Lego, and all very impressive. Unfortunately, once we arrived the ride was closed for maintenance , so we headed to the Fire engine ride just around the corner. The idea of this ride is you have two people pumping the fire engine across the track, and once you get to the other end you pump the water to put out the fire. Then you run back to the fire engine and get it back to the start. Mummy and Andy had the joy of doing the hard work , whilst Pugs sat “steering”. There was a race element to this ride against the other fire engines, and it sure was a workout. We had tons of fun on this ride!
We then headed to the driving school. Sadly adults are not allowed on this ride, but the Pugs watched a safety video, then drove around the track, following rules such as roundabouts, traffic lights and pedestrian crossings. He did very well and got a driving license at the end. They get a basic paper one for free- or you can buy a proper one for £12 , which also comes with a large photo in a book.
Pugs was super excited that he passed his basic driving test, and can not wait until he is 17 to do the next stage!
Finally, Ninjago was open! But not before a trip to the toilet and the drink stand. We bought a refillable drink for £8, as this seemed the best option when single drinks were £2.95. We certainly had our moneys worth and got a cup to keep at the end.
The queue was Ninjago was LONG. I would say we waited at least an hour.
But was it worth it? YES! 3D glasses on and we set off in our little car, where we had to use our hands to fight the Ninjas, with objects flying at us, falling through floors and having hot and cold air blown in our faces. Mummy lost on the scoring system, but still had fun (though the ride photo says differently!) We bought our ride photo in Lego form, which was £25. It is our ride photo printed on some Lego. We were given a receipt and had to collect at the end of the day.
Once we went on Ninjago we headed to Heartlake City as we decided it was time for lunch. Fish and Chips. OK but not the best. I would recommend taking a picnic. There are several picnic areas around the park and it would save you a few bob!
After this we went on Atlantis, a quest into the sea in submarine. Not along queue about 5 minutes, even though the guide said an hour. This ride was awesome! You go underwater in a submarine. The narrated journey takes you through the ocean, with interactive screens, where through the windows you can see Lego sea life, along with real sea life (sharks, rays, fish etc). At the end the Submarine goes off and the kids have to press all buttons to make it resurface, and the ride is over!
We also went on squid surfer (great fun and really fast!) , Helicopter School and Viking Splash. There are many more rides in the park also, but really two days are needed to get the full experience, as we missed so much stuff!
One area we were super impressed with was the Star Wars zone. This was amazing for any Star Wars fan, and included life size models, famous scenes from movies made from Lego complete with moving bits. We expected to enter a small room, but it was a full walk around attraction and we must have spent close to an hour in there.
Another great part is the Lego City where several models have been built of famous landmarks around the world. Sadly Pugs was more interested in the rides than this, but the other half had much fun looking around these models whilst we went on a ride close by. Some of these models were very large and very impressive.
Upon exiting LEGOLAND, there are several shops (also shops in different areas of the park and linked to rides). I promised my son one present from LEGOLAND thinking he would want to add to his Lego collection. I was rather surprised at his choice.
The downside of LEGOLAND? Well in my opinion there are two. Firstly a day simply isn’t enough. I would recommend taking advantage of the two day discount to be able to experience the full park. Secondly, parking comes in at £6 and after paying the amounts you do to enter the park, it seems a bit expensive to be paying this on top.
Pugs Rating: One Thousand Times better than the Easter day
Price: £37- £42 per person (Discount if booked online in advance- also look for vouchers on cereal boxes)
Time Range: 1-2 days
LEGOLAND Windsor Resort
Winkfield Rd, Windsor
Tel: 0871 222 2001