Christmas Bricktacular at Legoland Windsor - Little Hearts, Big Love

Christmas Bricktacular at Legoland Windsor

We hadn’t told the girls that we were going to see Father Christmas at Legoland ahead of time. Jessica, I think, would have guessed as soon as she realised we were heading in that direction, had I not made it so clear that Legoland was closed over the winter. It wasn’t until we took the exit off the roundabout that led up the hill to Legoland itself that she finally twigged. Sophie had fallen asleep en route but the look on her face when she woke up and realised where we were was just a delight:

“Look, Mummy, look! It’s Legoland! I love de Legoland! Hooray!”

Christmas Bricktacular at Legoland Windsor - Little Hearts, Big Love

The entrance to the park was decked out in Christmas lights and the sweet shop had been transformed with miniature Christmas trees and toy soldiers to form the ticket station for the Brickmas Express. Our tickets were checked; we were given tickets for the children to see Father Christmas and for us to have a hot drink and then we were greeted by a jolly conductor as we boarded the train that would take us down the hill into Legoland.

Christmas Bricktacular at Legoland Windsor - Little Hearts, Big Love

As regular readers of my blog will know, Legoland is one of our favourite places to visit, and we have made full use of our annual passes over the last couple of years. This was the first time we had been here for the Christmas special event though and I was looking forward to seeing how Legoland had been transformed. I wasn’t disappointed by the changes. There were lights and miniature Christmas trees, dusted with snow, everywhere. The only slight disappointment was that our favourite area, Miniland, wasn’t open but there were plenty of other rides and attractions to explore instead.

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First stop was one of our favourites – Desert Chase. With hardly any queue, the girls made a beeline for the spinning cup, their favourite.  We loved the Christmas tree built from Lego which we saw nearby and the way the lights on the Heartlake City lighthouse made festive pictures.

 

We then headed over to Mrs Christmas’ Kitchen where we discovered Mrs Christmas fast asleep and running out of time to make biscuits for Father Christmas and the reindeer. Could we help her out by decorating a gingerbread snowman? Well, the girls were quite keen but trying to squeeze the icing out of the tubes was a little tricky for small hands and so a lot of help was needed from Mummy and Daddy. The tables were also a little bit too high and it was very uncomfortable kneeling on the floor with a small child propped on a knee, but the girls throroughly enjoyed it (especially eating the snowmen afterwards) and that was really all that mattered!

Christmas Bricktacular at Legoland Windsor - Little Hearts, Big Love

Jessica wanted to go and watch some Lego Friends videos in Olivia’s House next. She loves seeing “the fairies” and was slightly disappointed that there was no Lego Friends show on! Sophie loves Olivia’s House too as there are lots of giant Lego bricks to build houses for the Lego Friends’ pets and with Daddy helping (and having more fun than the girls), she managed to build quite an impressive house which she then tested out by going inside! In the meantime, I took advantage of Daddy being there to watch the girls and finally got to try out the Mia’s Riding Adventure ride which was a lot of fun (and best of all, there was hardly any queue!)

Christmas Bricktacular at Legoland Windsor - Little Hearts, Big Love

It was getting dark by this point and our slot to see Father Christmas was coming up so we headed over to the Christmas Kingdom. We stopped off at the Elves’ Workshop on the way where the girls had the opportunity to colour in a Christmas card, write a letter to Father Christmas or make a Lego ornament for the tree, but it was fairly busy and they weren’t too keen.

Christmas Bricktacular at Legoland Windsor - Little Hearts, Big Love

The Christmas Kingdom looked magical – the castle was all lit up and the route that led to Father Christmas’s cabin was lined with Christmas trees. We didn’t have to queue for too long, thankfully, although Sophie did get a little bit upset as we got towards the front of the queue but the Head Elf was there to give her a cuddle, pose for an “elfie” and cheer her up again. We were then met by elf Tootsie who led us through the maze of Christmas trees (very cleverly done) to Father Christmas’s cabin where we were greeted by another elf who asked the girls their names and ages and then popped in to see if Father Christmas had finished his mince pie before letting us in.

Christmas Bricktacular at Legoland Windsor - Little Hearts, Big Love

The girls’ faces just lit up when they saw Father Christmas sitting there in his armchair by the fire, all jolly and friendly – calling them by name and remarking on how much they’d grown since he’d seen them both last year. Sophie rushed straight over for a cuddle whereas Jessica was a little more reticent. When asked by Father Christmas what she wanted, she just said “a present, please!” which made life very easy!   The presents were great – a Duplo starter kit for Sophie and a Lego Friends kit for Jessica and the girls were both thrilled with them. The elf was happy to take a photo with my camera as well as the official one. I was quite pleased that the photo taken with my camera was the better one of the two – it saved me from spending £10 to buy the official one!

Christmas Bricktacular at Legoland Windsor - Little Hearts, Big Love

We finished off our day with a ride on Aero Nomad, where we got to see all the beautiful lights from up high and another ride on Desert Chase. As there was no queue at all for Laser Raiders, we gave this a try too. We’ve been on it once before, over a year ago and Jessica found it scary. I thought it was worth trying again to see if being a year older had made her less fearful but she still didn’t like it.

 

Overall, we had a wonderful day. The park looked amazing with all the Christmas lights and the elves were all so friendly and helpful. Hubby and I were so impressed by Father Christmas and the whole set-up to meet him – the maze of trees was such a clever touch and they were so dense that I couldn’t see any cabins other than the one we visited (although hubby being quite a lot taller did spot a few others!).

 

The ticket prices were £15 each with the annual pass (£25 without). Last year, we had found the ticket prices a little too much especially as the girls were so young, but we decided to treat them this year. I have to say it was well worth the money – even with half the park closed, there were still plenty of rides to enjoy (with hardly any queues) and seeing Father Christmas was truly magical. The hot drinks included in the adult ticket were quite nice (I had mulled wine and hubby had spiced apple) and we both enjoyed the biscuits that went with them (even if we had to share most of them with the girls!). It was a wonderful day out and such a lovely way to get in the Christmas mood.

 

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13 thoughts on “Christmas Bricktacular at Legoland Windsor

  1. Mummy Tries

    Sounds like you had a great experience hon, and as you say worth the money in all. It’s so disappointing making an effort and paying out to see a rubbish Santa! ‘I love de Legoland hooray’ so so cute 🙂

    Wishing you all a wonderful Christmas lovely lady xxx

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    1. Louise Post author

      It was definitely worth the money and the reaction from the girls was just priceless. Hope you have a wonderful Christmas too x

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  2. Coombemill

    I knew this post was going to be lovely, I feel like I want to be there too just to see the excitement of the girls with all the Christmas lights and Father Christmas too, I can see how a year would make a huge difference to what they could take out of the day and I’m sure they will be asking to return next year. Refreshing to see them allowing you to have a photo on your own camera too, it makes me cross when they don’t let you and try to force you into their overpriced ones, well done Legoland. Thank you so much for sharing with me on the last #CountryKids of 2015 and for supporting my linky all year.

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    1. Louise Post author

      Thank you so much Fiona – it was a magical day out and so wonderful to see how much the girls enjoyed it all. So lovely to join in with #CountryKids each week – looking forward to more outdoor fun next year! 🙂

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  3. tracey at Mummyshire

    Wow it looks just amazing! Sometimes you do wonder just how magical a visit to Father Christmas will be but this one at Leogland looks fantastical. I love Mrs Christmas’ kitchen, its a good idea but probably just needed a bit more thought to accommodate children!
    Glad you had a lovely time overall and much love to you all this Christmas.
    xx

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    1. Louise Post author

      It was fab and we all really enjoyed it. Mrs Christmas’ kitchen would have been perfect if there were just a few lower tables for the little ones or some benches which would have made it much easier. Hope you have a wonderful Christmas 🙂

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  4. Beth @ BethinaBox.com

    What a magical day!

    Lego Land is one of the places on our to-do lid once Rainbow has had surgery and is on the mend.

    Beautiful memories! Xxx

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  5. Karen Bell

    What a lovely Christmas day you had. We went to Legoland bricktacular last year and had a wonderful day too, they really do make a fab Christmassy feel there. #CountryKids

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