As a finalist in the MAD blog awards we were treated to a family day out at Legoland along with all the other finalists and their families, and competitions winners and helpers.
We started our weekend with a trip to London and stayed overnight before making our way to Legoland at 8am. After meeting up in the Legoland hotel we were treated to a 4D movie, Chima. The Little Man loved it, he sat on my lap with his glasses on and was totally enthralled throughout. A complete surprise to me! Boo, also loved it and her hands kept going out to touch things that were not really there. Star, however, did not enjoy the experience so much. She found the elements thrown at us a little too much as she has sensory issues. She began to sob when we got a soaking and I had to sit covering her to protect her.
We got to spend the rest of the day to do as we pleased. With our special wristbands which allowed to jump any queue we managed to fit in a load of rides. First up we started with a little browsing while the kids gathered their courage.
Then it was time to brave the rides. We started with some easy ones in the Kingdom of the Pharoes, The horses of the Desert Chase and then onto the Aero Nomad. We then rode the Hill Train to The Beginning.
Once at the top of the hill we popped in to visit the Star Wars exhibition. The Little Ones loved this but the Little Man wanted to play with the lego figures and I do wonder how many they end up re-building at the end of the day. Little Man didn’t actually break anything, but given half the chance (or maybe a pre-occupied parent) I’m sure some child could. The models were fantastic though, and the lighting and sound effects made it a memorable experience. These photos where taken in the Star Wars Shop.
After Star Wars we took the Hill Train back down and then headed up towards the Knights Kingdom. The girls were keen to go on the dragon rides. They went on the The Knights Quest first which I found a little fast although the Little Man loved it and Boo was sat by herself and was really brave. Next it was the Dragon’s Apprentice which is a smaller roller coaster. Again Boo was really brave but I think Star was getting a little too nervous. We then went onto the bigger roller coaster The Dragon. I went on first with Boo, the start is a series of wonderful scenes of wizards and dragons, then you go onto a much scarier ride which I think even scared my brave little Boo. Star was even more nervous but decided she would ride with Daddy. She didn’t want to go on another ride afterwards.
It was past lunch time by now so we decided to eat at Crossed Ribs where we met up again with Eileen and her family from Et Speaks From Home
. The food was plentiful and the children really enjoyed tucking in to their chicken goujons. They also got a drink and an apple with their food.
After lunch we went to the Fire Academy where we learnt how to put out fires. This is a great family fun adventure, one everyone enjoyed. It was then time for Driving School where the girls got to drive around in their lego cars. Of course the Little Man wanted to have a go but he was too small, but fortunately, right next door was L-Drivers for the little ones. Little Man showed he was just as good at driving as his dad (who doesn’t have a licence) and the girls where as good as their mum (who does have a licence.)
The final picture in the collage above is the Little Man driving a boat as next up we went to Boating School.
We then took a look at the new Duplo Valley Splash and Play which looked great fun. Unfortunately, Boo had a little accident last week which meant she couldn’t get her leg wet and Star was not keen on the amount of children playing there as we arrived during a sunny spell. So instead we played in Brickville play area until it was time to leave.
we had a fantastic day at Legoland and there was so much we didn’t get around to doing despite not having to queue. I would love to go back there again sometimes.
I’d like to express a big thank you to Tots100 and Legoland Windsor for a fantastic #MADdayout