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We’ve been to LEGOLAND many times, it’s still a big hit with the children. About an hour drive from South-West London, LEGOLAND Windsor easily accessible. The key in LEGOLAND is always being organised: everything that can be booked in advance, should be. From parking to rides. Then it’s much less stressful as a parent. Also a good idea to see what rides are closed on the day to avoid disappointment. It’s a great place for the kids who love Lego and theme park rides.
We went for Bobcat’s birthday as it was his wish. Things are back to normal compared to our last visit just after the Covid lockdowns.
Our day out with tastecard
If you’re anything like us, you’re always on the lookout for ways to save a few pounds while still having a good time. Well, do we have a treat for you today! We’re going to let you in on a little secret and show you how you can save some serious dough when visiting one of our favorite family destinations: LEGOLAND Windsor.
Now, we know what you’re thinking. “LEGOLAND? That sounds expensive!” But fear not, because we’ve got a secret weapon: tastecard.
If you haven’t heard of tastecard before, it’s a great little card that gives you discounts on dining out at restaurants all over the UK. But did you know that it can also save you money on admission to a ton of attractions, including LEGOLAND Windsor? That’s right, you can use your tastecard to get discounted tickets for you and your family. Which means more money for lunch deals in London or souvenirs.
Let us show you how to make the most of your tastecard at LEGOLAND Windsor. We’ve been there many times ourselves, and we can’t wait to share our tips and tricks with you. It’s only about an hour’s drive from South-West London, so why not pack up the car and make a day of it?
How to get cheap LEGOLAND tickets?
LEGOLAND isn’t cheap. The pre – booked tickets are a must! Do not try just to pop in without a ticket, it’s much cheaper to buy them in advance.
We used our tastecard to book this visit to get the best deal – when using tastacard to pre book you could save up to 57% on entry. tastecard will not only gets you cheaper tickets but you can also use it in other restaurants UK – wide, even for discounted pizza delivery or lunch deals in London.
I searched online and on the day we wanted to go and there were no better rates available: tastecard offers were the cheapest at £29 per person. That’s not that bad at all!
What ages LEGOLAND is suitable for?
I’d say 3-10 is the ideal age for legoland. Duplo Valley rides are great for the very little kids and the rest is for anyone, but I’d expect beyond 10 years of age kids would require a bit more thrill when it comes to rides.
Me, on the other hand – I love it. I hate roller coasters and the really scary thrill rides!
What are the queues like in LEGOLAND?
When it’s a busy spring or summer day with nice weather expected, there can be a long queues, like in any theme park. There is nothing you can do about it unless you upgrade and buy the Q-Bots, which allows you to jump the queue.
Now, you might know, Bobcat has autism so we have a special disability card for him (not a blue badge) and with that we had to apply for Merlin Ride Access Pass.
What is an access card Merlin?
The Ride Access Pass is a system to help guests who require extra assistance or are unable to queue due to a condition or disability.
We needed to apply at least 7 days before the visit and with this we didn’t have to queue because some little people with autism find that very hard. If you have a child with autism you need this sorted.
LEGOLAND in bad weather
When it rains or just general bad weather – there are still a lot you can do in LEGOLAND. There are a lot of indoor rides (probably more than half of the rides are indoor) and brick rooms filled with Lego so you just build the time away (The Brick, Planet Legoland and Creation Station).
The Haunted Castle is indoor, so are the Ninjago Ride, Lego City Deep Sea Adventure, The Dragon and more.
You can also take a lunch or snack break whilst it’s raining.
LEGOLAND is closed during the winter month and the Duplo Valley Splash Safari and Drench Towers are only open in the summer months.
There’s lots of options for food, snacks and refreshers in LEGOLAND. There are 4 restaurants and a number of food/drink/sweet stations are scattered all over the park. Plus the restaurant and cafe in the hotel which is where we had our lunch last time.
Lots of food options, very child-friendly and veggie options are available too.
Our favourites in LEGOLAND
We spent most of our time in Miniland as Bobcat can’t get enough of the world built from Lego bricks, trains, buses, and ships moving about – he loves watching them still at the age of 9.
Both children mostly like the outdoor activities and rides; driving cars, boats, sitting on the train, in summer months the water features and playgrounds are a massive hit.