Legoland: the best bits (from a preschooler’s perspective)

Now that Autumn is here, our preschool pass is valid again and we have been making the most of being able to go back to Legoland. We’ve been so many times now that we’ve almost fallen into a bit of a routine of which rides we visit and the order in which we visit them. Sometimes the order changes slightly but these are the best bits of Legoland from my preschooler’s perspective:

Legoland: the best bits (from my preschooler's perspective) - Little Hearts, Big Love

1) Atlantis Submarine Voyage

Also known as “the yellow boat” where we get to “see the fishes” and nearly always our first port of call. Heading for this ride first means that there is rarely much of a queue when we get there.   I find the toddler carrier invaluable when going on Atlantis – trying to step on to a moving submarine and go down a set of stairs is tricky with two small children. If I put Sophie in the carrier, that leaves both arms free for me to pick up Jessica, balance her on my hip, and hold on to the handrail going down the steps.

Atlantis Submarine Voyage - Legoland: the best bits (from my preschooler's perspective) - Little Hearts, Big Love

2) Balloon School

The girls love the “balloon ride” where they get to fly a balloon – making it go up by pulling the rope in the middle. In reality, it’s Mummy who pulls the rope and makes sure the balloon goes up as the girls don’t quite have the strength to hold it themselves – as long as I hold the rope higher up though, they still think they’re the ones doing it!

Balloon School - Legoland: the best bits (from my preschooler's perspective) - Little Hearts, Big Love

3) Aero Nomad

This is another good ride for getting a nice view across the park – a ferris-wheel style ride with six gondolas. We love this one when we’re with friends as there is enough room in the gondola for all six of us, whereas most of the other rides are limited to two or four per carriage.

Aero Nomad - Legoland: the best bits (from my preschooler's perspective) - Little Hearts, Big Love

4) Desert Chase

A nice gentle carousel ride next to the Aero Nomad. Whilst the girls will happily ride a horse each, their preference is nearly always to ride in the “spinny cup” or the carriage where they can sit next to a Lego person. We have been known to wait in the queue for the next ride in order to get on one of these!

Desert Chase - Legoland: the best bits (from my preschooler's perspective) - Little Hearts, Big Love

5) LEGO Friends to the Rescue

I have lost count of just how many times we have seen this show – I probably know the whole thing by heart now! The girls love to dance along to the Lego “fairies” (as Jessica calls them) and sing along to the songs. We always have to meet the “fairies” after the show and they now recognise the girls when they come to say hello.

LEGO Friends show - Legoland: the best bits (from my preschooler's perspective) - Little Hearts, Big Love

6) The Duplo Train

After the LEGO Friends show, we head to Duplo Valley for the first of many rides on the “blue train”. If there’s no queue (quite often the case in low season) then we end up staying on the train for multiple rides. Jessica loves to “drive” the train and I think Sophie would love to sit at the front too but she is too little to ride in a carriage without an adult with her and the front two seats of the train are just for children.

Duplo Train - Legoland: the best bits (from my preschooler's perspective) - Little Hearts, Big Love

7) Duplo Valley Theatre

The girls love seeing a puppet show (or two) at the Duplo Valley Theatre each time we visit Legoland. There are two shows running at the moment – Little Red Riding Hood and The Three Little Pigs and we love them both.

Duplo Valley Theatre - Legoland: the best bits (from my preschooler's perspective) - Little Hearts, Big Love

8) Duplo Valley Airport

This is one of Jessica’s favourite rides but as Sophie is too little for this ride, I can only take Jessica on it if someone is with me to watch Sophie. The helicopters will only take one adult and one child though so even if Sophie was big enough, we would still need someone to wait with one child while I took the other on.

Duplo Valley Airport - Legoland: the best bits (from my preschooler's perspective) - Little Hearts, Big Love

9) Brickville

The Duplo Valley play area is a big hit with both the girls as there is so much to explore, climb and slide down. I find it quite a struggle to keep an eye on both children in this area though, especially as there is more than one way out. Whilst Jessica doesn’t tend to take too many risks, Sophie is quite a climber and is much less aware of potential danger. Consequently, the girls only get to explore this area if there is someone else with us who can help supervise or if Sophie is having a nap in the buggy.

Brickville - Legoland: the best bits (from my preschooler's perspective) - Little Hearts, Big Love

10) Miniland

Our favourite part of Legoland – lots of Lego models of famous landmarks and buildings. We could happily spend an entire afternoon just wandering around Miniland and looking at everything. Every time we go, I notice something that I hadn’t seen before. Jessica and Sophie love watching the trains going around Lego Holland and Lego Scotland or racing the Lego dragsters at the Santa Pod model.

Miniland - Legoland: the best bits (from my preschooler's perspective) - Little Hearts, Big Love

Have you been to Legoland with small children? Which rides and attractions were your little one’s favourites?

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20 thoughts on “Legoland: the best bits (from a preschooler’s perspective)

  1. Aaaahhh this is great. We loved the submarine ride too and how sweet that the lego friends come to see you. My big girls would love that x

    1. The meet and greet with the LEGO friends is a big hit and definitely popular with a lot of the children 🙂

  2. Do you know even though my kids are much older, when we visited their favourite attractions were much the same, the show and the model village is where we spent our time, mind you it was August and very busy which influenced things too. I envy your preschool pass, it must be lovely to visit and not have to queue for hours. It looks like a magical adventure and I love the girls choices of favourite things and your lovely photos. Thank you for sharing with me on Country Kids.

    1. Thanks Fiona – we do tend to avoid the rides that have longer queues anyway but it is lovely to have the preschool pass and to be able to visit so often. Glad that your family all enjoyed the shows and Miniland too – they’re definitely my favourite things as well 🙂

  3. Now that is great! I want to throw a good tantrums now (lol). We were all set to be going there during summer holidays but, there was a last minute change due to husband’s work. Olivia is heart broken. 😉

    1. Sorry that you didn’t manage to get there in the summer holidays, am sure Olivia would love it so hope you can get to go at a later date.

  4. We have only been to Legoland when my eldest was about 6. Should really pay another visit with the preschooler! Your post has reminded me how much fun we had last time.

    1. I think all three of your children would love it Sara – my nieces are 9 and 11 and they love it too 🙂

  5. We visited in June and our favourite parts were the Atlantis Submarine and the Mini Land too:) You are so lucky being close enough to visit on a regular basis! #CountryKids

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