Legoland is one of the girls’ favourite places. Before Jessica started school, we made the most of term-time days out thanks to the preschool pass. Our visits are much more infrequent now. It was a lovely surprise for Sophie this week to be able to visit again as part of a day out arranged by her preschool. We enjoyed our day out although it felt very strange not to have Jessica there with us too.
We visited all our usual favourite places – Duplo Valley, Miniland and Heartlake City. Sophie was thrilled to see “Best Friends Forever” again (otherwise known as the Lego Friends). She enjoyed dancing along to the show and posing for a photo with them.
She also enjoyed trying out a few new rides and being able to drive the Duplo Train for the first time now she’s reached 0.9m! We had fun exploring the new Ninjago World area. Sophie particularly liked Zane’s Temple Build where she could stop for a while and add some more Lego to the model.
As much as we love the rides and all the attractions of Legoland, it’s also nice to be able to have a little time out in a quieter part of the park. The Enchanted Forest area is a small woodland area near Castaway Camp in the Pirate Shores area. There are Lego models of various woodland creatures and logs on the ground where we can look for mini beasts.
The logs were also fun for walking along too and practising some balancing skills. Sophie loved looking inside a big hollowed out log. The tunnel through the log was big enough for her to crawl through if she’d wanted to. She didn’t spot any mini beasts inside the log, although we did see a pretty snail on the ground nearby.
Sophie was quite fascinated by the grooves in this log and spent a few minutes looking closely into them to see if she could spot anything hiding inside.
The Enchanted Forest walk took us to the Nexo Knights Kingdom. Sophie got to try out her first rollercoaster ride here – the Dragon’s Apprentice. She wasn’t keen on it though – it was too fast and made her tummy feel funny.
We ended our day out with a wander through Miniland before walking back up the hill to the park entrance. Normally we take the Hill Train up the hill but it was closed for the day. Sophie was a little disappointed as she quite enjoys the ride up and down the hill. However, being able to take off her shoes and socks and have a little paddle in the “stream” near the sweet shop made up for it!
This year we’re taking part in #30DaysWild – a challenge from the Wildlife Trusts to get outside each day in June, do something wild and connect with nature.