Legoland – Windsor

It has actually been a couple of months since we went to Legoland Windsor, and this post is a little overdue, but it’s been giving me dirty looks from the midst of my gigantic to do list, so I thought I’d get on with it! We were on a staycation that included Portsmouth, Legoland and Oxford.

This wasn’t the first time we’d been to Legoland, we went a couple of years ago in the March. Often in March it’s lovely and Spring-like and sunny, but this March was a little bit different. A few days before we drove to Legoland it was snowing there, and we had what I seem to remember was one of the coldest Marches on record.

This did however mean that we were some of the few crazy enough people to actually be there, so we didn’t have to queue for a single ride. Having been there again on a hot sunny day in June, I now appreciate just how brilliant that was.

In the March when we went there, we splashed out on a room in the actual Legoland Hotel with a themed room which was fantastic, the boys had their own area of the room with bunk beds and their own television, there were clues for them to solve when we arrived, which unlocked a safe below a Lego frog, where a Lego treat was waiting for them.

Legoland Hotel

I can’t believe how much bigger the boys are now than here!

In June we were in a Travel Lodge in Newbury that had really seen better days, so not quite the same! However in June we went with the lovely Lisa from The Love of A Captain, her fiancĂ© Trev – who has been friends with Si since they were about ten, and their lovely little mini man Jack, who the boys love, even Fin who isn’t usually keen on babies.

Lisa and Jack

Lisa and baby Jack :)

It was great to catch up with them, and bore the males with some blog talk over the weekend! Jack was so good the whole time we were at Legoland despite it being a seriously hot day and there being a lot of hanging around.

When went in the March, the boys loved every second of it despite the fact that we were absolutely soaked and on most of the rides we had freezing cold rain giving us ‘ice cream’ style headaches as we went around, but we still went on everything there and really got our money’s worth.

Legoland

This year when we went it was bedlam, ridiculously busy and to be honest considering the price of entry to Legoland Windsor, if we hadn’t already been before I would have been really disappointed as we didn’t get to go on even half the rides and some parts we didn’t get to see, as it took over an hour to get on to a lot of the rides.

I suspect being a Friday, this was a lot to do with school trips, but in future if we decide to go again, it will be on a rainy day or a really out of holiday season time of year. I really don’t recommend going there at such a busy time, unless you love queuing!

Legoland

Luckily the food places were pretty huge, so despite how busy it was we managed to sit easily and get our food quickly.

One of our favourite rides is the submarine one, which is amazing with glass sides that mean you get to see some fantastic underwater creatures including sharks and stingray, as you go along ‘under the sea’, and luckily we managed to get on this one both times.

Legoland Windsor

Not being able to get on many rides was made slightly less annoying by the fact that Lisa was lovely enough to save tokens from the side of cereal packets for us so that we got two free entries into Legoland, which really helped price wise. If you plan to go to Legoland Windsor, then don’t go paying full price on the day if you can help it!

There are often vouchers on cereal packets and other food items, you can use Tesco clubcard boost to get tickets very cheaply, and there are often offers around online. It’s definitely worth having a look around before you go, as it can save you money.

Legoland fun

Taking your own food and drink is another good way to save money, I actually miss the days of having a push chair to take on days out to carry everything, I rarely paid for drinks when I did have one!

Legoland is definitely worth a visit in my opinion though, there’s so much there, that so long as you can actually get on everything it’s worth the money, especially if you’ve used some form of discount.

We had a great time both times that we went, and the boys would happily go again as would we.

Stevie x

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  1. 10 August 2015 / 10:48 pm

    Hopefully next time you go you’ll actually get to go on everything :)

    Stevie xx

  2. 15 August 2015 / 12:04 am

    Legoland is somewhere I’d love to go but I’ve always been out off by the price, distance and the queuing. It’s notoriously busy!

    Sounds you had a fab day both times you’ve been. I’m liking the sous if the Legoland Hotel – way better than Travelodge I’d imagine!

    • 15 August 2015 / 8:50 pm

      The Legoland hotel was amazing lovely, not cheap but we wanted to do it just once whilst the boys were young enough to enjoy it and remember it :) Hotel this year wasn’t quite so good lol. If you did want to go, Tesco points make it so much cheaper, I wish we’d thought of that ;) Now saving my points instead of using them on my shopping all the time!

      Stevie x

      • 16 August 2015 / 5:15 pm

        Thanks for the Tesco tip – have lots of vouchers that we’ve yet to use.

  3. 19 August 2015 / 10:45 pm

    Ah I’m so glad I read this, thank you Stevie! We’re heading there soon so we’ll definitely make sure it’s a day when nobody else wants to go. We’re a bit spoilt with Drayton Manor around here so I think my girls would be pretty gutted if they had to queue for hours to go on everything.x

    • 20 August 2015 / 6:49 am

      Have a brilliant time and let me know how it goes :)

      Stevie xx

  4. 21 August 2015 / 7:33 am

    Great photos, we love Legoland! #PickandMix

  5. 21 August 2015 / 7:35 am

    I really want to go! My husband is a massive Lego fan- I’m wondering about going down for a weekend around February/March. We had a similar experience to your June one when we visited Disney in July, hot and busy and hard to do everything. I think out of season would be better. #picknmix

    • 21 August 2015 / 4:27 pm

      When we went it March it was the first day it had reopened after the winter, think it was around the 19th, so check what date it opens first :) Tescos vouchers make it loads cheaper as well, that’s what we’ll be doing if we go again anytime!

      Stevie x

  6. 21 August 2015 / 8:34 am

    Legoland Windsor is definitely on our list of places to go next year! I think I will be avoiding school holidays though but that will mean taking Izzy out of school for a couple of days. Do you think it’s worth going for 2 days?

    • 21 August 2015 / 4:05 pm

      Two days is plenty, that’s what we went for the first time when it was quieter and was plenty of time for us. Does she have any teacher training/inset days you could go on? At least then you’d not get in trouble with the school or only have to have 1 day off for her ;)

      Stevie x

  7. 21 August 2015 / 8:56 am

    We love Legoland, we’re lucky enough to only live 20 mins down the road so we have a season ticket, but my son loves it so much and we always have such a fab time there #picknmix

    • 21 August 2015 / 4:12 pm

      Fab and I guess with a season ticket you can pop in on quieter days too :) we love it there, but wow was it bus last time! Living in Cornwall I so wasn’t used to that many people!

      Stevie x

  8. 21 August 2015 / 8:57 am

    That’s on our ‘to do list’ but they will be too old if we don’t get there soon

    #PicknMix

    • 21 August 2015 / 4:13 pm

      My eldest is 11 and still loved it, and we enjoyed it as much as they did!

      Stevie x

  9. 21 August 2015 / 9:04 am

    Oh no it’s so lucky you also went earlier in the year otherwise I think you’d be very disappointed! I’d love to go to Legoland when Evie’s older (me and my OH LOVE lego and can’t wait till Evie can play with it). But we’ll definitely take your advise and go outside of the summer season, even if it is raining! xx

    • 21 August 2015 / 4:15 pm

      When it’s raining is usually the best time to go to a lot of touristy places, I love Crealy and Flambards in the rain, nice and quiet and we get wet on the log flumes anyway usually ;) Plus a very good excuse for hot chocolate pj’s and a blanket when you get home

      Stevie x

  10. 21 August 2015 / 9:11 am

    I am desperate to get back to Legoland, we last went 4 years ago when Harry was just 2 and Matilda was a baby. I think i’ll try and go out of season. #PickNMix xx

    • 21 August 2015 / 4:16 pm

      Definitely out of season hon and maybe avoid Fridays as that was when we went and there were coach loads of schools there! ;) It was amazing in the March though with no queues

      Stevie xx

  11. kerry norris
    21 August 2015 / 9:57 am

    We loved legoland and really wanted to take Eva back this year but like you say I think we’ll wait until it’s quieter x #PicknMix

    • 21 August 2015 / 4:17 pm

      It was a little crazy, and the price for the queue jumping things was ridiculous!

      Stevie x

    • 21 August 2015 / 4:20 pm

      The castle has a rollercoaster inside as well :) Plus a cool shop with foam swords etc…a little boys dream shop!

      Stevie x

  12. Helen
    21 August 2015 / 11:40 am

    Aww sounds like you had a lovely time! I haven’t been since I was a kid but I remember getting my ‘driving license’ there and it was my proudest moment up until that point! haha :) #PicknMix

    Helen x

    http://treasureeverymoment01.blogspot.co.uk/

    • 21 August 2015 / 4:21 pm

      Ha aw that’s so cute! The boys love it there, and we may do as well… ;)

      Stevie x

  13. 21 August 2015 / 2:16 pm

    Naturally, I love this post. Shame about the old dragon holding the baby! haha #PicknMix xx

    • 21 August 2015 / 4:24 pm

      Ssh silly woman it’s a lovely photo of you! Such a shame it was so manic though, we’ll have to come and visit you more out of season next time and attempt it again ;) Not long til you’re hopefully down here though!

      Stevie xx

  14. 21 August 2015 / 8:38 pm

    I’d LOVE to go to Legoland, we always put it off because it’s so expensive and Archie’s still too young to really enjoy it, but one day! And I think we’ll definitely try and stay in the themed hotel as it looks so much fun. #PicknMix

    • 21 August 2015 / 10:05 pm

      Their themed rooms are lovely, definitely not cheap but we wanted to do it at least once whilst the boys were young enough to be in complete awe of it all :)

      Stevie x

  15. 21 August 2015 / 8:59 pm

    I would love to take Monkey to Legoland and have saved some vouchers this year – thank you for the tip for going out of season we will definitely be doing that – and thank you for hosting #PicknMix xx

    • 21 August 2015 / 10:23 pm

      My pleasure on both counts lovely!

      Stevie xx

  16. LittleOandMe
    21 August 2015 / 9:07 pm

    I last went to lego land years ago and loved it. We stayed in a themed room at Alton towers recently and they had a code and gift in the room too. Shame it was so busy but I am glad you managed to make the most of the day.
    Becky-LittleOandme
    Thanks so much for posting #Pinknmix

    • 21 August 2015 / 10:24 pm

      I think we may do Alton Towers when the boys are a bit older, to make sure they’re tall enough for all the rides I’ll probably be scared of ;)

      Stevie x

  17. 23 August 2015 / 12:16 am

    Great photos and advice. It’s one of those places I feel I need to take the girls, but they never ask to go, so I never push it and still haven’t been. Find it hard to get my head around paying lots of money to stand in long queues with six year olds, but I expect I will do it one day.

    • 23 August 2015 / 10:15 am

      Out of season and a rainy day was the best way to do it for us :)

      Stevie x

  18. 23 August 2015 / 11:10 am

    Thanks for the review. Going in the off-season sounds like a great idea. Aside from anything else, I really don’t cope well with heat and crowds only make that worse. Legoland looks great, but I will probably leave it a bit until my two are older. #PicknMix

    • 23 August 2015 / 2:24 pm

      It was really hot when we went, so the queue for one of the water rides was huge, but well worth it to cool down!

      Stevie x

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