One of the things I was most looking forward to about becoming a parent was having fun. Going on days out and making amazing memories. Going to places that as an adult you can only go with children. Legoland was one such place.
We are very lucky that the girls have an uncle who works for the Tussauds group, and even luckier to land a friends and family day pass prior to the opening of the park for 2013.
Legoland in March has its issues, firstly it was FREEZING and secondly not all attractions were ready (some don’t open till May) but we still had an amazing day.
What I loved most was how geared up it was for little people. There were only a handful of rides that The Little Lady couldn’t go on at her height of 1m tall. Baby Essex was also able to come on some rides with us too (not that she was that impressed by this judging from the tears).
There are toilets dotted all over the park, another plus point when out for a day with the children,
As we walked from one part of the park to another there was hours of fun to be had looking for the lego man and animals hidden in the bushes and by the ponds.
Food, as you would expect, was a little on the pricey side. However we took a packed lunch with us and then just bought a hot drink and some chips at lunch time (which come in the shape of lego pieces, totally worth the £2.70 a portion).
I would struggle to pick a favourite attraction. The Lego Legends of Chima 4D movie was great (be prepared to get a little wet), the Atlantis Submarine Voyage was educational yet so much fun and The Little Lady loved driving school complete with her own driving license.
We also popped into the Legoland Hotel to have a look around. I was very impressed and will certainly be planning a summer visit to stay there. As the weather was so cold we couldn’t do any of the water rides in the park, so that a good enough excuse for me to go back! I also really want to take Baby Essex back to explore the Duplo Valley Splash and Play area that opens in May.
We all had such a wonderful day, The Little Lady hasn’t stopped talking about it since we got back, and for me it will always be the day I got to take my big girl on the Waltzers for the first time, I will remember her laughter and squeals of ‘I’m getting fizzy’ for the rest of my life