The other week, when it was half-term, we headed to LEGOLAND, Windsor, to spend the day with my nephews, niece, brother and sister-in-law. I've actually been to LEGOLAND before, about fifteen years ago; from what I recall, not much has changed... though there's still the awesome view of Windsor Castle.

LEGOLAND is very much aimed at those with young children, and whilst the LEGO scenery is cool... the rides that you will find here aren't great, and neither is the food.


Queues for the rides were horrific. Take the Atlantis submarine voyage, for example. We queued for 80 minutes, only to be met with a ride that lasted less than two minutes and broke down at the end. Great stuff!

This seemed to be the same for all the rides we went on - a long queue time for a short ride once you got to the front of the queue.

LEGOLAND cheekily have a solution to this though, the Q-bot, and it costs between £15 per person to a whacking £70 per person(!) depending on how easily you want to skip the queues. With tickets into the park already costing £47 for adults and £41 for children, this seems a bit outrageous.

Whilst us adults didn't rate the park, the children seemed to enjoyed it... when they weren't stuck in a queue.

It wasn't all doom and gloom though, and that's down to Miniland, something definitely worth seeing if you decide to visit the park.

Landmarks from around the world are given the LEGO treatment and are reproduced perfectly. They are quite something, aren't they?

Parts are even motorised: Boats sail down the rivers, cars drive around, and LEGO soldiers march around Horse Guards Parade. 

But, there's only so much of Miniland to see... I appreciate that it was half term and an unseasonally warm day (it was much quieter the next day when it was raining and they returned without us), which is why it was so busy, but based on our experience I couldn't recommend for you to visit LEGOLAND. If you do want to visit, go out of season when all the children are at school!

Have you been to LEGOLAND? x

LEGOLAND, Windsor, SL4 4AY
Tickets in 2014 cost £46.80 for an adult and £41.40 for a child. We used a 2 for 1 National Rail voucher making it £46.80 for two people, then took the shuttle bus to the park (£5 each for a return ticket). A return train ticket from London Waterloo to Windsor & Eton Riverside cost us £11.50 each.

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