The Heartlake City model at Legoland

Legoland: the end of an era

Legoland’s our happy place, of that there is no doubt

We’ve made some brilliant memories there from many fun days out

We’ve certainly had our money’s worth; the preschool pass we’d recommend

We’re quite sad our term-time days out there have now come to end.

The girls standing outside the entrance to Legoland and the title Legoland: the end of an era

We get the Hill Train down to Miniland; I always love the view

The models are so detailed, each time I see something new

The girls love racing dragsters and watching all the trains

And this year there’s been the birthday show to keep us entertained

The model of Buckingham Palace at Miniland

We used to love the pirate show but the girls became afraid

Of the big explosion at the end and the loud noise that it made

The girls both love the Lego Friends; we have to see their show

And have a photo with them afterwards with a chance to say hello

My girls with the Lego Friends girls

There’s also Duplo Theatre – the puppet shows are good

We love to watch Three Little Pigs and Little Red Riding Hood

Jessica loves to be the driver; all aboard the Duplo Train!

A ride we end up going on “again, again, again!”

Jessica driving the Duplo Train

Sophie loves the little boats on Fairytale Brook

And seeing all the characters from our favourite storybooks

Desert Chase – the carousel – is always on our list

And the Thunder Blazer chair-o-plane is a ride not to be missed

Snow White Lego model on the Fairy Tale Brook ride

Balloon School’s a firm favourite too – flying high up in the air

And we love making ourselves dizzy in the Spinning Spider’s lair

We get lost in Loki’s Labyrinth, and in Brickville climb and slide

Then to Atlantis to see marine life on an underwater ride.

A yellow submarine and fish on the Atlantis Submarine Voyage ride at Legoland

We’ve never once been bored there, there’s just so much to do

(And best of all our term-time trips meant we rarely had to queue!)

Two years of happy memories, I’m thankful for each one

An era may have ended, but didn’t we have fun!

My girls with a Lego Spaceman at Legoland

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48 thoughts on “Legoland: the end of an era

  1. Coombemill

    Oh my Louise such a clever poem! It rhymes so beautifully and yet tells your story too. I must say I have only visited a couple of times and in the August school holidays. Probably for this reason alone I am really not a fan; the queues are hours long and the wasps a pain. My kids did all love the pirate show though including the bang at the end, I guess that is just an age thing. Well d one you for making so much use of your term time ticket. I’m sure If we lived close we would have tried the same thing.

    Thank you for sharing with me on #CountryKids

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    1. Louise Post author

      Thank you so much Fiona – I’ve heard it nicknamed Queueland and Wasp World in the summer – thankfully I’ve not experienced it going earlier in the season! I’m glad we made the most of having the preschool pass – there’s still three days ahead when Jessica is on hols/inset day and we can use it – then after that I think our visits will become much more infrequent as we’d need passes for all four of us to go regularly – which is a big jump from the Β£60 we spent on the preschool pass!

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  2. Emma T

    Certainly some fun times. We went last year straight after the summer half term thinking it was fine. Tuned out most o fhe people werer there because of inset days which was a surprise.

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    1. Louise Post author

      It’s amazing how busy it can get on some days in term-time, especially when there’s inset days

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  3. Cheryl | TimeToCraft

    You look like you all had fun. The models look amazing and I can imagine spotting all the details would take time. Hope you make it back again. (There are always Inset days to fill.) #CountryKids

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    1. Louise Post author

      Thanks Cheryl – we plan to use the last three days this year where school holidays and inset days combine nicely with days where the preschool pass is valid and then our days out will become much less frequent.

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  4. John Adams

    And you made it rhyme! Great work. Only been the once and it was, I believe, term time. Good luck with your future school holiday visits! #CountryKids

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    1. Louise Post author

      Thanks John, we’ve still got three dates ahead where holidays and inset days combine nicely with preschool pass days so will be making sure we make the most of those!

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  5. Gemma Nuttall

    Absolutely wonderful!!!!
    Fantastic poetry Louise and what a lovely way to document the end of an era for you.

    Sending love, it’s tough as they grow up and life has to change and adapt, but I’m sure Jess is going to love school.

    Gem.xx

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    1. Louise Post author

      Thank you Gemma, I do feel quite sad coming to the end of preschool days but we’ve made the most of them and created so many happy memories to look back on x

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  6. Baby Isabella

    Sounds like some wonderful memories have been made at Legoland. We’ve only been once, even though it’s local to us, as it’s a bit too expensive πŸ™ Maybe next year Santa will bring us a annual pass xx #CountryKids Love your piccys xx

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    1. Louise Post author

      It is expensive although the preschool pass has been amazing value for money. We probably won’t get passes next year though as we’d have to get them to cover all four of us which is a big jump from being able to use one single pass

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  7. Karen (@karenjwhitlock)

    We’ve never been to Legoland as I have never been sure how good it would be with Emily now only 3, but I can see how brilliant it would be for both of mine! We’d have to go in the school holidays though!
    You are so talented with your poems! #countrykids

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    1. Louise Post author

      Thank you Karen. I’m sure Emily would love it – there’s quite a lot for little ones there.

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  8. karen

    Thats so lovely. Glad you had so much fun there. I definitely think being able to go during the school days makes a difference. Its just awful in the school holidays x

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    1. Louise Post author

      Thanks Karen – I’ve only been once in the school holidays so far and yes it was quite a different experience!

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  9. Katy - Hot Pink Wellingtons

    This is so lovely! I love your poems, so clever. I’m such a huge Legoland fan (partly as it has so many lovely memories for me from working there) and it’s been amazing to introduce Max to it too – he’s such a big fan, he gets excited just driving up the drive!

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    1. Louise Post author

      Thank you Katy. I didn’t know you worked there – I have another friend who used to work there too and it seemed like a fun place to work. It must be lovely seeing Max’s excitement as you head up the drive – my girls’ reactions are pretty similar! πŸ™‚

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  10. Mummy Ms memories

    I have loved reading all your Legoland posts, come rain or shine you have always had fun.

    We are going in the summer and can’t wait to explore all the fun and see the rides you have all enjoyed over the past 2 years.
    #countrykids

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    1. Louise Post author

      Thank you – it certainly had been lots of fun. Hope you all have a wonderful time there in the summer, I am sure your girls will love it! πŸ™‚

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  11. Emma

    What a clever post πŸ™‚ Sounds like you had lots of fun there and how lovely that you had such a fantastic place to visit close-by. I hope the next stage with schools goes brilliantly. All very exciting xxx #countrykids

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    1. Louise Post author

      Thank you Emma, we’ve certainly made the most of those days out and yes we were very lucky to be close enough to visit so often πŸ™‚

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  12. karen

    Love this Louise, So many happy lego memeories depicted in poem. Clever you. I wish I had lego land closer by. I am going to find somewhere to get a year pass too and start going with my little man soon. I think it’d be good! #countrykids

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    1. Louise Post author

      Thank you Karen, hope you find somewhere you can get a year pass to make some memories with your little man too! πŸ™‚

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    1. Louise Post author

      Thank you Sara – we’ve certainly made the most of it and made a lot of happy memories along the way πŸ™‚

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    1. Louise Post author

      It is sad to be coming to that end of an era isn’t it? Glad you’ve enjoyed making the most of your season ticket too!

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    1. Louise Post author

      It has been lovely to make those memories/ We have one inset day later this year when we will get to use our preschool pass for the last time and I’m looking forward to being able to go again then.

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  13. Merlinda Little ( @pixiedusk)

    I was actually going to tell that you are so lucky too to be living near Legoland and going there always (as a reply when you commented how lucky we are to live near the beach) & now this. I am going to miss your Legoland post and I can only imagine how your girls are going to miss going! We havent been to Legoland but feels like we know the place well because of how well you described it in your posts =) #countrykids

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    1. Louise Post author

      Thank you – I am sure we will still have a day out there every now and then but not like we have done in the past – we will definitely miss it!

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    1. Louise Post author

      It’s such a great place for kids. Hope you manage to get to go next year with M πŸ™‚

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  14. Samantha Free

    Oh this is so beautiful and so sad at the same time! I can completely imagine how it must feel to give up your favourite place; end of an era, though a good time to discover something new? Legoland is fabulous and is my husband’s favourite place! As he teaches at a private school we get a week in October before the schools break up and we try to go then to avoid queues. #CountryKids

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    1. Louise Post author

      Thank you – it must be lovely to have that week in October when you can go and enjoy it! I am sure we will discover some new places to visit although we certainly made the most of our Legoland days! πŸ™‚

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  15. Melody

    Oh! How beautiful. I am envious too. I saw your beautiful Legoland photos and it does looks fun and I can tell your girls are loving it. It’s twice now that I’ve booked Legoland and didn’t make it due to husband’s work. πŸ™ I am crossing my fingers again for another go. lol
    #countrykids

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