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Great day out for all but get a deal on your tickets
Author Name: mitsy13
Advantages: For all ages/ well maintainedeasy to get around/ value for money if using a deal
Disadvantages: expensive if paying full price/ queues during peak times
I live very close to Legoland and had only ever been once before having my son and remembered it was a great day out however very expensive at a whopping £38 pounds for an adult and £28 for a child.
You can buy tickets online via the website for £30.40 and £22.40 respectively, however still quite expensive.
They now do offers at the park that if you have bought a full price ticket you can pay £10 more and upgrade to an annual pass holder which gives you free entry all year long and gives you discouts of 10% off in the Lego shop at the park and 20% off food at the main restaurants within the park. You also get invited to special events and previews of new areas.
Last year I decided to use my tesco points to get an annual pass which cost £18 ( now £20 this year) of my points and gets you and adult pass and children under 3 go free which I think is such great value.
The park opens either 930am or 10am depending on the season and you have to get there early as the car park fills up very quickly and you can end up parking quite away from the park which can be tiring before you have even set foot inside.
There are also alot of queues at the gates, however if have an annual pass you can bypass these and go straight ahead to the turnstyles which is one less hassle.
Once inside the world is your oyster, you can either take a leisurely stroll downhill to the main park or if you have a little one and dont want them to get too tired out before the day has began then there is a little train that takes you down also which the kids love.
The park is imaculate and very well maintained and smoking is not permitted and there are a couple of designated areas should you wish to smoke.
As I have a 2 year old our choice is limited on what he can go on so we stick to a couple of areas but still plenty of choice, water area, duplo soft surface play area, a fairytale book, helicopters, balloon rides, boating school, dino safari ride, dino dipper, live fairytale shows, the famous lego mini land with miniture lego creations from canary wharf to NASA space station.
The map is clear with what rides have restrictions on them and a code for what they mean and if it is a ride with a height restriction, the staff have a measuring stick to make sure everything is as safe as it can be.
At peak times the queues can be lengthly and there is an option to purchase 'Q-BOT' which is a virtual queueing system for certain rides. It is £10 per person for a device and you can select the ride you want to go on, it logs the time and 'virtually' queues for you so you can explore other areas of the park instead of queueing yourself! then when it is your turn it sends you a message and you go to your ride through an express lane and on you get to your chosen ride! Sounds great, I have never done this as £10 each seem a little expensive for me.
There are restaurants dotted around the park which offer mostly fast food which is good quality and around £4-5 and again you get your 20% discount if you take advantage of the annual pass. There are also a carvary which I havent eaten at and there are stalls selling ice creams/ drinks etc however there are plenty of picnic tables and green areas should you wish to keep costs down and bring your own.
Overall a good day out for adults as well as the kids. I havent ventured into the depths of the park however I have never seen a bored face at Legoland!
Summary: Before you go explore ways of getting cheaper tickets
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- Adventure Wonderland (Dorset)
- Landmark Forest Theme Park (Carrbridge)
- Butterfly and Insect World (Edinburgh)
- Cairngorm Reindeer Herd (Aviemore)
- The Tortoise Garden (Cornwall)
- Valhalla (Blackpool Pleasure Beach)