One of Britain’s best theme parks for younger children, Legoland features 55 interactive rides and attractions built from nearly 55 million bricks of LEGO. Younger kids will love riding on the Duplo train or driving the Lego cars, while thrill-seekers can get the adrenalin pumping in the Fire & Ice Freefall, or Flight of the Sky Lion – the UK’s first-ever flying theatre ride.
Alongside the rides, Miniland is an amazing model world, with iconic landmarks from around the globe, while kids can build their own lego creatures of join a Haunted House Party. Climbing and play areas are dotted about, themed around pirates and knights.
Getting there & doing it
Legoland is two miles from Windsor, about 30 minutes’ drive from London. There are regular shuttle buses from Windsor & Eton Central station (also 30 minutes from Paddington) or Windsor & Eton Riverside (approximately 50 minutes from London Waterloo). Although there are plenty of food outlets, they tend to be very pricey. Take a picnic – there are some lovely seating areas by the lake.
If you don’t fancy packing everything into one day, book an overnight stay at the resort hotel – you get the second day’s admission completely free.
When to do it
The park is open mid-March to early November, seven days a week.