Brick or Treat at Legoland Windsor

As Jessica had an inset day on Monday and her preschool pass was valid that day, we couldn’t resist a trip to Legoland, with her friends H and E, to take part in their Brick or Treat event.  I hadn’t originally intended to put the girls in costume (we don’t really do Halloween) but when H and E’s dad told me there was a fancy dress competition, I couldn’t resist trying to put together some costumes for the girls so we could take part!

Jessica and Sophie with the orange brick: Brick or Treat at Legoland Windsor

Jessica’s octopus costume was originally made for her just before her second birthday.  Back then, the octopus legs were as long as her own legs – seeing how short they are now is definitely a reminder of how much my big girl has grown! We decided to turn her hair into octopus tentacles too by doing eight plaits wrapped in sparkly red pipe-cleaners.  I couldn’t resist doing something similar to my hair with green pipe-cleaners and turning myself into Medusa for the day!

Jessica sitting on the Hill Train wearing her octopus costume

It was the third Halloween in a row that Sophie’s cat costume was used – it was originally bought for Jessica and then Sophie wore it last year. It still fit – just! – but I couldn’t find the headband that went with it so decided to turn Sophie’s hair into cat ears by making two buns on top of her head and then wrapping them with sparkly silver pipe-cleaners.  It turned out to be a good thing that I’d lost the headband – Sophie ended up winning the fancy dress competition in the 0-5 age category and I think it was the sparkly ears that swung it for her!  She was very chuffed with her prize – a cuddly toy and a book – and was definitely like the cat who had got the cream for the rest of the afternoon!

Sophie at Miniland wearing her cat costume and holding the bag containing her prize for winning the fancy dress competition

Me, Jessica and Sophie with a giant Lego vampire

The Enchanted Forest was turned into a spooky forest for Brick or Treat with witches, vampires, skeletons and pumpkins everywhere.  There were also various activities for the children to take part in – we joined in with creating a mosaic tile which became part of a giant Brick or Treat picture, and made a pumpkin from Lego.

The Enchanted Forest (l-r) Lego skeleton and pumpkins, Lego witch and pumpkins. Lego vampire and pumpkins and a giant spider on a web

Jessica putting together her mosaic tile and the partially completed Brick or Treat picture

The fancy dress competition was held in Miniland and we arrived early enough to sit on the green and have our lunch before it started.  It was a beautiful warm sunny day – warm enough at one point to shed cardigans altogether – and certainly didn’t feel like the end of October! Waiting for the costume competition gave me my favourite moment of the day – seeing the children getting up and dancing to the music.  At one point Jessica, Sophie, H and E were all holding hands and dancing around in a circle and clearly having the most wonderful time.  It was such a beautiful moment to watch.

Jessica and Sophie dancing while waiting for the fancy dress competition to start

After the competition, we headed over to Duplo Valley for a couple of rides on “the blue train” before making our way further down the hill toward L-Drivers.  As Sophie has just turned three, she was now old enough to go on them for the first time and for once Jessica also wanted to have a go too.  While Jessica was now able to steer her car around the track, Sophie’s steering wasn’t quite so good.  She kept driving into the side of the track and her serious little face as she patiently waited to be rescued each time made me chuckle.  She was very chuffed to get her “ticket” (driving licence card) at the end of the ride though!

Sophie riding a yellow L-driver car

The Thunder Blazer carousel ride is always a firm favourite although the girls were a little disappointed to see that the “spinny cup” had been removed from the ride.  Fortunately, the rocking carriage was still there (Jessica’s second choice) although Sophie preferred to ride a horse instead of sitting in the carriage.

Sophie on one of the horses on the Thunder Blazer carousel

One of my favourite things about Legoland at this time of year is how pretty it is with the leaves changing colour on the trees.  I thought I might miss seeing them this year – last year, they were well and truly past their best by the end of the season, but thankfully this year, the pretty colours were still very much there.  We ended our day with a ride on the Aero Nomad which gives the best view of the autumn colours.

Two trees with red and yellow leaves

A view of the trees and the Thunder Blazer carousel from the top of the Aero Nomad ride


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29 thoughts on “Brick or Treat at Legoland Windsor

  1. Oh what a fabulous day out! Legoland looks so beautiful in Autumn and I just love their little costumes, well done to Sophie for winning the competition!

    1. Thank you Nat – it was a gorgeous day and so lovely to see all the Autumn colours of the trees 🙂

    1. Oh I can imagine the fireworks would have been good – we’ve never stayed to see them though.

  2. Ahh it looks like you all had fun, how fortunate to have an inset day so you could all enjoy Legoland without the crowds. The girls looked fab too. Mich x #CountyKids

    1. Thanks Michelle – I was so glad we had an inset day and could enjoy one more day with the preschool pass! 🙂

  3. What fun! I love all your fancy dresses. Great way to join in. I bet Sophie was made up being able to join Jessica on more of the rides, this time round. Looks the perfect day to go, with fewer people and the trees in full glory. #CountryKids

    1. Thanks Cheryl – yes, she loved being able to go on more of the rides this time around 🙂

  4. It looks like it was a great day. N loved the Little Learners when he went too – but Jessica must have done well as a 3 year old. When N went, only he and another boy could actually steer, the rest were a bit rubbish. #countrykids

    1. It was a fab day out – Jessica’s had her moments of not being able to steer on the Little Learners cars too so it was lovely to see her being able to do it this time!

  5. Well done to Sophie winning on the fancy dress, I must say you did a wonderful job on those cat ears so totally deserved. Legoland looks amazing with the autumn leaves everywhere and the enchanted forest looks a real highlight. I must say our Halloween trail was one of the highlights of our fun day too and so popular with all the children. A great decision to use your inset day here and always more fun with friends to go with too.

    Thank you for sharing with me on #CountryKids

    1. Thank you Fiona – it was so lovely to be able to have one more day at our favourite theme park and all the Halloween activities made it even more special 🙂

    1. Thank you Mary – the park is lovely in the autumn and it was so nice to be able to enjoy a day out there again 🙂

  6. Brick or Treat-love it!! The costumes are absolutely amazing. Congratulations on the win! Legoland looks amazing in the autumn and it looks like you all had a brilliant day out.


    1. Thank you Heidi – it was a fanulous day out and lovely to win the fancy dress too! 🙂

  7. This looks amazing – I didn’t realise they ran events like this. Looks so nice to be there without the massive crowds! Love the photos. – great costumes!

  8. This looks like such a great day out i am gutted we missed it this year. I absolutely LOVE Jessica’s outfit – in fact they both looked adorable #CountryKids

    1. Thank you Sherry – the girls loved getting dressed up in their costumes for their day out

    1. Thank you Caroline – it was fun getting creative with the girls’ hair for their Halloween costumes and we had such a fun day 🙂

  9. What a great day out! Love the costumes, well done Sophie! Would like to have seen your hair too 🙂 Great that you were able to use your pass and enjoy this event x #countrykids

    1. Thank you Sara – my hair was very similar to Jessica’s and you can spot me in one of the photos with one of the Lego characters 🙂

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