My friend took her 2 children & husband to Legoland Windsor & kindly shared their day out with me.
LEGOLAND WINDSOR by Annette.
We were lucky enough to go to Legoland Windsor on Saturday 19th May 2012 and arrived at 10.15am (Opening hours are 10am – 6pm) After parking up we made our way to the ticket booths. There were no queues which was a real bonus for us, the first time I have ever arrived at a venue of this type and not encountered queues. Scanned our tickets and in we went. The entrance was extremely clean and there were plenty of staff all around to offer assistance. I was particularly impressed with the buggies for hire, a small or large wagon type buggy suitable for young children/toddlers to ride on (similar to a double pushchair) or to be used as a bag carrier. A great way to keep a track of your children and take the strain off your back for all the necessities you need when on a day out with young children.
We are given a resort map which was very easy to understand and full of information about specific places to see within the resort with pictures and signs so the children could use it easily as well.
The choices were endless, so we plotted a trail as to what we wanted to do through the day and did manage to stick to it roughly so the children each got to see exactly what they wanted to without being rushed or missing anything.
All round Legoland the grounds were spotlessly clean and well maintained.
The children had a fantastic day, especially our son who loved the Star Wars attraction. I would say that although in general the entertainment for children was great and the models etc. were superb, we did find the actual rides on the site quite limited and were slightly disappointed with the lack of rides for slightly older children. Having said that the favourite of the day was definitely the submarine ride in Atlantis, an underwater experience in a submarine which gave every impression of actual submerging and a superb real underwater playground a real hit for parents and children. The miniland was also a very special experience for us as we had recently visited London and the children recognised most of the sites on display.
There was plenty of eating places around Legoland, mainly fast food burgers, chicken n chips, pizza etc. We ate at a lovely restaurant in the pirate area called Crossed Ribs and had a lovely burger and chips with a soft drink and piece of fruit for the children. The service was fabulous very quick and the restaurant was only half full and very clean, apart from the odd pigeon flying in as the area was partly open air. I found all the restaurants quite expensive but many offered a huge discount if you ate later in the day (after 3pm) on the whole a great selection.
We were not lucky enough on this occasion to stay at the resort hotel, but having spent a day at Legoland I would say that I don’t feel a 2nd day ticket was needed and would have struggled to spend two whole days at the resort.
A very enjoyable day made ultimately better having been blessed with good weather.