If you love Lego or you have little children, you should take a day trip to visit Legoland in Windsor. It’s the place for rides, shows, models and Lego building fun.
Legoland Windsor Resort, also known as Legoland Windsor, is a child-oriented theme park and resort in Windsor, Berkshire in England, themed around the Lego Toy System. The park opened on 17 March 1996 on the former Windsor Safari Park site and it is the second Legoland after Legoland Billund in Denmark.
In common with the other Legoland Resorts across the world, the park’s attractions consist of a mixture of Lego-themed rides, models, and building workshops. The facilities are mainly targeted at children between three and twelve years old.
How to get to Legoland Windsor
Legoland Windsor is located in the charming Royal town of Windsor. The Theme Park is easily accessible by road and rail.
- Driving: Legoland is on the B3022 Windsor/Ascot road. Follow all brown signs for direction. Visitor will need to purchase a parking ticket from the Ticket Booths or Guest Services, for a total of £7 per day.
- Train: There are two main train stations you can travel into: Windsor & Eton Riverside and Windsor & Eton Central. London. For a direct train, hop on from London Waterloo to Windsor & Eton Riverside. The train takes less than an hour and generally runs every 30 minutes. From Windsor & Eton Riverside or Windsor & Eton Central, walk to Windsor Theatre Royal and take the 702 or 703 bus. There are three to four buses an hour every day, and the journey takes just 10 minutes. Windsor is located outside of London’s fare zones, so make sure you have a valid train ticket from London to Windsor that covers your whole journey.
Opening Time and Ticket
LEGOLAND Windsor’s opening times vary throughout the year but are usually 10am to 5pm or 6pm most days of the week, from mid-March to early November. There is also a special Christmas event that usually runs over a fortnight in December.
You should buy online ticket in advance which is cheaper than buying it on the day. Online ticket booked in advance cost you £32 while the ticket on the day is £62. There is also special online promotion from time to time for parents and toddler.
What can you do in Legoland
Children can learn to drive a Lego car, pan for pirate gold or star in a show, ride the dragon in the Dragon Knights’ castle, or brave the pirate falls.
The adventurous can track down bad guys with a trusty laser in Laser Raiders or head to 4D interactive family ride, NINJAGO The Ride, to test out budding ninja skills.
Waterbabies can explore a fascinating underwater city in Deep Sea Adventure or join the Viking fleet and sail away with Viking River Splash.
I visited Legoland as part of my company’s outing so I didn’t get to take any rides as we were busy with treasure hunting games.
Where to Stay in Windsor
If you have little children it is a good idea to stay in Legoland Windsor Resort Hotel for ultimate experience. There is Legoland Resort Hotel and Legoland Castle Hotel. Alternatively you can also stay in Hotels in Windsor. Staying overnight is a good idea because you can also make a visit to Windsor Castle while you are there.
London Heathrow Airport is only a 30 minute drive from LEGOLAND® Windsor Resort via the M4. So if you are flying to Heathrow you can go to Windsor first before exploring London.
I hope this article helps you in planning your visit to Legoland. Enjoy!