Our first trip out of central London was to Legoland Windsor Resort. It isn’t very far out, you can get there by train, but it requires a bit of a walk from the station to the park itself, and had I been with older kids I would have taken that option. Travelling with 3 kids and a massive stroller, we hired a driver for the round trip. The tickets were £173 for 2 adults and 2 children (under 3 go for free, my youngest was 2 months shy of 3 when we went).
We picked a weekday and left home early to avoid the crowds; traffic was ok for the most part, at some points slowing down, but we got there in about 40 minutes. Getting in was very easy as we had booked online (recommended) and printed the tickets at home (all done before I actually travelled).
Once we got in, we felt the place was very crowded but we were hoping it was just because we were close to the entrance and many groups were holding maps to figure out which way to go (us included). As we went in, it was clear that the park was actually crowded, most rides had a queue of 30+ minutes and this was around 11 am.
The kids got very excited about the Lego playground where they could climb and slide, it was very impressive with shredded rubber flooring that prevented injuries if a child falls.
The only problem was safety; the playground was clearly overcrowded and I was very worried my kids would get stuck somewhere because all the kids were pushing to get into the tube slides. My kids seemed oblivious to the crowd of young children that kept coming in, but my husband and I saw hazardous it was getting.
We walked around trying to find other rides to get on, but most had long queues, so we went to have lunch. There isn’t anything good I could say about the food honestly, I read reviews about how horrible park foods were, but I didn’t think it would be that bad. Options are limited and anything that was fried (my kids ordered the chicken nuggets) was soaked in oil. I would definitely recommend you pack your own food, as for the ridiculous price we paid, it wasn’t worth it.
The kids loved getting knight costumes, the merchandise quality was very good, and we got many gifts from there. We spent around 7 hours at the park, and we managed to get on 4 rides. The Lego sculptures were amazing, especially the ones of cities; the attention to detail was impeccable. Unfortunately, that doesn’t make up for the time wasted in lines due to the sheer amount of people in the park. I knew we were going during peak season, I just felt that the resort should have taken safety precautions to limit the amount of people in the park at one time.
The kids say they had a good time, I honestly think it was a waste of time and money. If you plan on going, I strongly recommend you find an off season time.