70 reviews of Legoland in English
The kids loved it. I needed a second mortgage
theres nothing not to like. the rides and shows are all good, the lego models very impressive. But somehow it seems as though the primary aim of the place is not to give you a good time, but to remove as much money from you as possible. the steep entry fees are backed up by very expensive food and drinks outlets, and inevitably the kids want some lego to take with them from the shop on the way out.
All of that said, there was plenty to do and see, and we did spend the whole day there, leaving with 2 very happy and exhausted kids.
Went in September. No queues… staff said we could go on rides twice round as they weren’t busy. Compared to 10 years ago its’ really improved. Don’t pay standard prices (absolute rip-off prices) but search for 2:1 offers online or get a merlin annual pass and visit all their attractions in one year as much as you like.
Never been to Legoland before but decided to make a last day of the holidays fun day out for my 8 year old. As did over 18,000 others. The sun was out and it was really busy. Free entry with a Merlin annual pass.
Living in Hoxton we don’t have a car so we set off at 7.50 to make sure we were there for opening time using public transport. Train from Paddington (using a family railcard – costs just £14 in Tesco Clubcard vouchers and oddly you can use anytime on this route) takes half an hour with a change at Slough and then there is a bus from outside the station to the park.Takes about 15 minutes but cost nearly £7 for an adult and child return. We were at the entrance at 9.55. The place was already packed.
As we had free entry and this was the last day out of the holidays I had booked 2 express Q-Bots online the night before. These are not cheap at £40 per person but I would say essential. The queues were unbearable today peaking at over 2 hours for the best rides but with the Q-Bots we managed to do nearly 30 rides in the day – we did the best ones 5 times. This is like supercharged fast track. You pay to queue jump.
Q-Bots are basically a handheld device that lets you do your queueing virtually for one a ride at a time. They sell 3 versions – regular express and ultimate. So you choose the ride you want to do – if the real queue for the ride is currently an hour with the regular q-bot you can walk to the front of the queue in an hours time, with the express in 15 mins and with the ultimate straight away.
With the express they basically check you in when you enter a ride which clears that booking from the handheld – you then pick the next ride which will then be available in about 15 mins time. Lets you do the ride you are on and then walk across to the front of the next ride queue. It worked rather well.
Food and drink are pricey – 20% off with the Merlin pass – we always take picnics and bottles of icy water. The park is spotless as were the toilets and the staff friendly and helpful. The place is clearly pitched at 4 to 11 year olds. They have some great rides – many of which will be familiar if you know Chessington and Thorpe Park (except they have a lego theme, are on the whole mini-versions done better).
The pick was Vikings’ River Splash which was seriously wet – puts Rumba Rapids at Thorpe Park to shame. The Atlsntis submarine ride was also novel.
Journey home was a nightmare getting on a bus back to Windsor proved problematic and we had to wait till 8.20 it was that busy. Also be warned there are very few lockers (but loads of food places) – I guess they don’t really want you to bring a picnic.
On the whole a great day out – we will definitely be back despite the journey.
Back again. The Merlin Pass is paying dividends this year. Back for the 4th time and still finding new things to go on. Great family day out. Take a picnic and don’t bother with a hot chocolate unless you like it expensive and watery. Otherwise a well organised park.
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I love Legoland probably nearly as much as my four year old! Absolutely tons of rides for the whole family to enjoy but get there early to cover as many as possible.
The downsides are that it can get very busy so try to go outside school holidays and avoid weekends. It is also an expensive day out (entry, food, lego shop, etc) so try to find a deal online. We have saved up Tesco vouchers and just recently used this to offset the cost of an annual pass.
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I took two young children for the day and we had a fantastic day out, although it helped that we did have a disabled pass so that we could get to the start of the queus.
I think that it works well for young children, but for anyone over the age of about 12 I think there are better theme parks around London.
The services were good and the food reasonably priced, however really not enough seating areas!
A great day out for the family, but best for the pre-teenagers and/or those who love LEGO [like my son].
While not as good as the Danish Legoland, there is enough to see and do here for several days a year, and we do make the most of it.
Food and drink can be a little pricey, but there are very good deals for Annual Passholders.
If you are not going to be a regular visitor, remember there are lots of 2-4-1 offers available.
Great fun if you're under 10yrs of age and your adult has bottomless pockets and doesnt mind queueing for up to an hour for a ride that can last less than 2 minutes. £44.00 adult entry price and £31.00 for under 13yr olds - grab one of the 2-4-1 offers to save on entrance fee. Best rides in my opinion are the Viking water ride and the Dragon coaster, our kids enjoyed the Driving school and the Spider Web. Food and drink very expensive - but this is the norm to captive customers at amusement parks, suggest taking a packed lunch if pennies are tight. Adventure playground climbing frames all over the park so not everything requires a wait. The Pirate show on the lake is well worth watching - be aware though, you get spashed too !
The whole park is smoking controlled with only 2 pre-designated smoking areas tucked well out of the way.
Some degree of fitness is required by visitors and the site is NOT wheelchair friendly as there are many steep slopes - especially close by the entrance and most rides are accessable only by steps.
Young children will want to come to Legoland time and time again and the novelty will never wear out !
Ok so this is England and all the same things apply as when we try to do anything that America has already excelled at, just like fast food. Take one American theme park, remove everything good (managed queuing, helpful eager staff & well maintained clean rides) But on a sunny day with young kids it fab.
Kids love it & that's what it's all about, so the plastic blocks fade in the UV from the sun, the shape of the blocks makes them trap & hold every bit dirt going, but so-what, your kids well love it, you'll end up paying a fortune for some very average food.
The first draft was written two hours into the day & was very negative, then I realised it's not how I see the place but how it's seen by the children.
Go to Legoland with children & enjoy their joy in the place; that what it's for.
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Very disappointed with the samll amount of Lego in Legoland (even the shops seemed to have little). At the time of our visit - the park was besieged by wasps. We paid for the queue bot - which the children did enjoy - but it did add to the total cost - which was extortianate!!
All in all - the park did seem a little tired.
I took my family of four, our two kids are 6 and 3. They loved it.
I am glad we waited until this age as I think if my son hadn't been able to go on the rides he was just able to, we would have had a very different day.
Two rides we waited for, we were unable to ride threw technical faults but it was the first day of the year that they were open.
Overall we were very impressed, it was a very safe family friendly place. The staff were excellent.
Great place to take kids - I went with my niece and a friends daughter and they had a total blast. Cost a fortune but still a great day. When we went, you could re-use your ticket for the rest of the summer (not sure if that offer is still on).
The one thing I wish I'd known was that your kids are going to get SOAKED! There's a little water fountain fun area in one part of the park and my friends poor daughter had to walk around for the rest of the day with my spare t-shirt on as a dress and my headscarf around her waist as a belt! Not that she cared - far too much fun to be had :o)
We enjoyed 2 days at the park. The range of activities and rides are good but it has its downsides too.
Good points - great atmosphere. broad range of activities, clean, well laid out, fascinating lego creations, lots to do and see in plenty of space.
Miniland is amazing and there are plenty of rides to go on. Our eldest is 9 though and I think if he was any older some of the rides might have been a bit boring. Best age to visit? - probably 6-10 years.
Bad points - once you've paid the £20-£40 per person to get in you'll then get stung for all sorts of extras in the park unless you want your kids to think you're really mean.
It really is worth taking a rucksack full of drinks and snacks because food and drink prices were extortionate. Also take plenty of spending money because many extra attractions cost extra, the fairground stalls are ridiculously expensive and you also have to pay for parking (£2-£6)
This year there seems to be a massive problem with wasps too. Any attempt to eat or drink brought countless wasps towards you and we saw plenty of people getting stung.
All in all a good couple of days and would recommend it to others but arrive early, head round the side to the bottom of the park and work back up to the top, mind the wasps and prepare to feel slightly fleeced.
We went to legoland yesterday, we took my 3 year old daughter and my little boy who is 2 months old. The park was not very busy as we went out of school hols in april ,we did not have to cue for rides which was fab! We had all had a wonderful day and the weather was fantastic.
There are no white knuckle rides and if that is what you are looking for its probably best to go to another theme park, but it was perfect for us. If its a nice day then take your childs swimming costume as there is a childs water play area in duplo land which is brill.
There are plenty of places to attend to babys needs, microwaves to warm up food and bottles in all the seated resturants,we used one in duplo land and adventure land. We loved the 4d cinema its really good. There are quite a few indoor attactions if it rains, such as xbox play place and indoor activitys where your children can build and create to there hearts content. The bad points of lego land is that the food is expensive, which is normal in most theme parks. The entrance cost was 38 for adults and 28 for children 3 and over which is really expensive, we got some
2 for 1 tickets which saved us money.
We had a great day and we will be returning next april.
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lots to do with kids or without good selection of rides and a mean rollercoaster called the jungle coaster -can wait a while for rides if on a busy day but when not its straight on is very expensive so best to take own food drinks -even better if have annual pass as save on entrance fee well worth a visit if you get the chance
Really disappointed with this place. I took a 10 year old lego addict but there was hardly any lego for him to actually play with. I also had a 2 year old and there wasn’t much for her to do. I also accept these places are very expensive to get into but I kinda expect the adults kids to be very expensive while the kids are a lot cheaper..not so at this place..maybe it was just because we went shortly after it reopened after winter but I just didn’t rate the place..staff were good though
Lego land is great for children of all ages. Well what I really mean is me! I loved it but next I plan to take a credit card so I can just buy what I want in the gift store-or better still tell all my friends near my birthday-that should keep the bank manager happy. Seriously if you are visiting then pack a picnic and some dettol wipes as the facilities really require them. Overall everyone will enjoy this experience. It is based in Windsor
We visited legoland on a hot day, which was lucky as most of the park is outside. We had 2 4 1 vouchers to get in, so cost around £35 for an adult and a child- still quite expensive for a day out.
We had problems finding lockers for our stuff- there is not enough storage here for many visitors!
The rides vary in the ages they cater for, and it is set out as seperate lands- vikings, constructions- places of the world.
To be honest, we found this place boring. There was not enough to do for my daughters age group (5), and there were very long queues for the things she could do. Food was stupidly expensive, and was very limited in choice. Not somewhere I would recommend, unless you really like lego!
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