Finishing off half-term with a day out at Legoland

Going to Legoland at the end of the season has become a bit of a tradition for us. Back in the day when we had a preschool pass for Jessica, Legoland visits were a more frequent occurrence. I miss our days of having annual passes and being able to go on quieter days. It is lovely to revisit some of those memories again and have a fun day out together.

 

Jessica and Sophie watching the train in the Holland part of Miniland - "Finishing off half-term with a day out at Legoland"

 

As with last year, the last day of the season was an inset day at school. I had hoped that the park would be a little quieter than during the holidays. However, the car park was filling up fast when we arrived at 9.30am. It turned out to be the busiest day we’ve ever been on with tickets selling out by 11.30am.

 

Now that Jessica is six, she is big enough to drive the cars at the Lego City Driving School. I knew this ride would be a busy one, so we headed there first. She loved her first experience driving the bigger cars and didn’t do too badly at keeping on the left either!

 

Jessica driving a yellow car at the Lego City Driving School

 

We decided to leave the L-Drivers cars for Sophie for a little later in the day as the queue was a bit on the long side when Jessica finished her drive. We headed up to Duplo Valley to check the times of the puppet show and go on “the blue train” (otherwise known as the Duplo Train). Unfortunately, this was shut when we arrived there.

 

The girls wanted to go for a walk in the Enchanted Forest instead. There had been some Halloween themed activities in this part of the park the previous year. They were quite disappointed to find this was also closed.

 

A ride on the Spinning Spider helped ease their disappointment before stopping for lunch at the Pizza and Pasta buffet. We’ve learned from our various days out at theme parks to have lunch slightly early to beat the queues and it worked well again this time!

 

Jessica and Sophie on the Spinning Spider ride at Legoland

 

The Lego Friends show is always a must-see for my girls. I was pleasantly surprised to see that it was still running as it finished earlier in the season last year. Sophie loved dancing along to the songs. Of course, we had to make sure we got our photo with the Lego Friends afterwards!

 

Jessica and Sophie with Lego Friends Olivia, Emma and Andrea

 

The Duplo Train had re-opened by the time we headed back to Duplo Valley. The queues were the longest we’d ever known them though so the girls decided to give it a miss and play in the Brickville play area instead. Jessica managed to cross the wobbly bridge on the pink castle for the first time by herself. She also loved climbing on the cannon at the other side of the play area. She and Sophie also had fun going down slides together.

 

Jessica crossing the wobbly bridge at Brickville

 

The Brickville play area is fun but the layout means it can be a challenge trying to keep an eye on both the girls. Thankfully, they were happy to stay together which made it a lot easier!

 

Jessica and Sophie going down the slide together

 

Miniland was our next stop. This is still one of our favourite areas and the girls headed straight for their favourite part of it – the moving trains in the Holland area. They love watching the train stop at the Lego station before heading off again.

 

Me, Jessica and Sophie watching the train going round in the Holland part of Miniland

 

We stopped to catch the Elves and Shoemaker puppet show at the Duplo Valley Theatre before going back through Miniland en route to Papa Moles to get some ice cream and doughnuts as the girls were getting hungry again. This turned out to be closed as well! We ended up getting our ice cream and doughnuts in Heartlake City where the queues were as long as some of the rides! I think it must have been a good half an hour from joining the queue to getting our ice-creams.

 

Jessica enjoying an ice-cream

 

Sophie on the Thunder Blazer ride

 

We had a couple of rides on Thunder Blazer and the Desert Chase carousel where the queues weren’t too long. The girls then wanted to go to Olivia’s House where they had fun building a wall together with the giant Lego bricks and bumped into the Lego Friends again.

 

Sophie and Jessica building a wall together at Olivia's House

 

Jessica and Sophie with the five Lego Friends

 

We finished off the day with a ride on the L-Drivers cars for Sophie and a ride on the fire trucks at the Fire Academy. It was a lovely way to end the half-term holiday. We didn’t go on many rides, but the girls had a wonderful day. I have to admit that it was a little too busy for my liking though and it was a little frustrating to keep finding parts of the park closed. The girls enjoyed it though which is what matters most!

 

Sophie on a red L-Drivers car

 

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16 Comments

  1. November 4, 2017 / 7:20 am

    Sounds like you made the most of the day. What a shame so much was closed though and there was no Halloween stuff! We had the same with things being closed at Alton Towers. #countrykids

  2. November 4, 2017 / 8:43 am

    Sounds like a lovely day even if it wasn’t all open. Lots of fun xx

  3. November 4, 2017 / 10:18 am

    I remember your visit here from previous years, it looks a lovely way to finish half term and fun to see the girls growing and doing more each year. The show was the best part when mine visited, I’m glad that was still running for you. Jessica looks so grown up in that yellow car zipping round the course, that’s when you realise they are growing, when they suddenly reach the rides they couldn’t in the past. I hope it is a tradition you keep going for next year too, the joy on the girls faces is wonderful.

    Thank you for sharing with me on #CountryKids

  4. November 4, 2017 / 10:39 am

    I’m glad the girls had a fun day, it’s always disappointing when lots of parts are closed though. I’m the same as you, I much prefer it when it’s not too busy but had everything been open perhaps the crowds would have dispersed a bit better.
    Nat.x

  5. November 4, 2017 / 12:13 pm

    I was really disappointed with the Halloween stuff this year, not as good as previous years. We had a lovely time at the fireworks there over half term. #countrykids

  6. November 4, 2017 / 1:27 pm

    Oh no that stuff was closed 🙁 we love lego land too and it is such a lovely place #countrykids

  7. November 4, 2017 / 8:38 pm

    We’ve never been to Lego land. We really ought to go there before T is too old to enjoy it. Looks like the girls had a blast 🙂 #countrykids

  8. November 4, 2017 / 11:14 pm

    Glad they had a good day. The only time we’ve been was when N was at nursery and it turned out to be an inset day and was insanely busy. Kiosks werern’t open, the only places for food were the big restaurants. And cafes had run out of food by 12.15. It’s totally put me off going away. #countrykids

  9. November 5, 2017 / 3:45 pm

    We went a couple of years ago, and the enchanted forest was one of the highlights, so a shame it was closed! Glad you still made the most of it though #countrykids

  10. November 5, 2017 / 4:56 pm

    A shame that some of the rides were closed and the queues were long – looks like lots of people had the same idea as you! Glad you managed to make the most of it. #countrykids

  11. November 6, 2017 / 5:51 pm

    Our friends went on the Monday 30th which was inset day and said a lot of things were closed for the season. Sounds like you made the most of your adventure to Legoland – we haven’t been in ages! #CountryKids xx

  12. November 7, 2017 / 4:22 pm

    Yes busy half terms and closed rides will have had many a parent frustrated I imagine. #CountryKids

  13. November 8, 2017 / 8:50 pm

    We were there on the same day!! I was thinking the same it was meant to be quiet in my head. Monkey had a great time although we didn’t go on much either. Lesson learnt!! We are going for Christmas too though which wasn’t too bad last year so fingers crossed x

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