I’ve been debating whether or not to go to Legoland for a while as my assumption has always been that if toddlers under 90cm go free it’s probably because there’s not much there for them? However we went today and ended up staying there from 10am – 4pm and barely stopped! We both had a really fun day and there was plenty to keep her entertained!
What rides can they do?
There are 12 rides that toddlers under 90cm are permitted on.
- Coastguard HQ
- Aero Nomad
- Balloon School
- LEGO City Deep Sea Adventure
- Desert Chase
- DUPLO Express
- Fairy Tale Brook
- LEGOLAND Express
- The Hill Train
- Laser Raders
- LEGO NINJAGO The Ride
- Cole’s Rock Climb
The only rides we didn’t do were the last 3 as I didn’t think she’d enjoy them much at her age, but the rest she absolutely loved. In fact most of them we went on multiple times because she enjoyed them so much.
What else is there to do?
DUPLO Playtown is an amazing themed playground with fire engines, a police station, a rocket, princess castle and more! I watched every parent struggle to get their kids out of it today.
We both really loved Miniland too which is an a model world built from lego. You can see famous landmarks like Buckingham Palace, The London Eye, Sydney Harbour Bridge, the Taj Mahal and the Empire State Building to name a few. However what entertained her the most is the lego trains running through the cities.
They run loads of shows throughout the day at various venues. We caught the LEGO Friends in Concert which she loved having a dance along to.
There are other playgrounds and activity areas to explore that we didn’t have time for today. I don’t think all of them were open either. When the weather is warmer there is also a splash pad and water park in the DUPLO area too which looked amazing!
Was it busy?
This is the question I think I’ve asked every blogger that’s been there recently! The answer was not at all, the only rides we queued more than 5 minutes for were LEGOLAND Express and LEGO City Deep Sea Adventure which we queued for 10 and 20 minutes. The Deep Sea Adventure takes you down in a submarine where you are surrounded by fish, loads of sharks and stingrays. It was my highlight of the day and completely worth the wait.
Most rides we walked straight onto which when you’re with an impatient toddler who doesn’t like queuing (well who does?) was ideal.
We went at the end of September on a Tuesday. I’m sure (and I know from other bloggers responses) that if you are there in the school holidays or a weekend it’s a completely different story.
Get a deal
There are loads of ways to get discounted tickets to Legoland. Obviously your toddler at under 90cm is already free but here are some options to get your other ticket(s) cheaper.
- Tesco Clubcard – you get £1.50 in Legoland vouchers for every £0.50 of Clubcard vouchers. This is what I used today to get myself a free ticket.
- The Sun Superdays – these only run at certain times of year but work by you collecting vouchers from The Sun. Keep an eye out for when they next run them as they do them throughout the year for various attractions.
- Kelloggs – you can get vouchers for a free adult ticket when you buy a child or adult ticket on selected promotional cereal or snack pack boxes.
- Kingsmill – it looks like they are running vouchers as well as it mentions them on the Legoland website, however I can’t find any details on them.
They also do an amazing deal on Adult and Toddler (under 90cm) annual passes for £49. The pass is valid on off peak days only, so mid-week and outside of school holidays. The best thing about this pass is you buy it for your toddler and then any adult can go with them so grandparents, childminders, family friends, etc can all use it.
Best bits: Our favourite ride was the definitely the LEGO City Deep Sea Adventure, but honestly loved the whole day. There were enough different rides for us to go on, combined with the DUPLO playground and Miniland that we stayed busy and having fun all day.
Worst bits: Obviously any queues are annoying but thankfully we didn’t have to endure many.
Cost: Free if you’re under 90cm! For everyone else the price varies so it’s always worth checking the website for the current price on the day you’re going. We went for free today thanks to having enough Tesco Clubcard vouchers.
Tickets: Tickets must be purchased in advance. Click here to purchase.
Pram friendly: Yes
Bike & scooter friendly: No
Social Distancing: I was really impressed today with this. Everyone kept to social distancing in all the queues we were in which after being to other theme parks I was amazed at! We may have got lucky with this today though as I have seen reports from other people that have been where they’ve found social distancing non existent. All the paths are split in two with directions shown on the ground and there is hand sanitiser absolutely everywhere!
Location & parking: LEGOLAND is on the B3022 Windsor/Ascot Road just two miles from Windsor town centre.
Sat nav: Use postcode SL4 4AY but pick up the brown signs as you get closer and follow these as the postcode can direct you to a residential street.
Baby in Bucks Top Tips
Download the LEGOLAND app before you go and plan your day out. It will give you all the queue times for each ride and give you directions around the park.