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Legoland tomorrow - any hints and tips?

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Hulababy · 29/07/2004 08:31

DH and I are taking DD - 2y 3m - to Legoland tomorrow, using the £10 tickets from lastminute.com

DD is just 90cm now so can go onto most of the rides, bar about 4 or 5 (arroding to the website) and she is really into going on the rides so should be good on that front.

We know to take her swimmers and a towel too for some sort of water play there.

Weahther forecast seems good so far!

We are driving there. Staying with friends from tonight all weekend in Surbiton, so not too far I think.

So, does anyone have any others hints, advice and tips about how to make the best of our day?

TIA!

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Tommy · 29/07/2004 09:11

Take lots of water - there's not much shade there and it's going to be hot I think! We went last week - DS turned into big wuss and didn't go on any rides at all. When we came home he said the best bit was the slide and the ice cream (could have got that at local park!) but actually he really loved MiniLand - where they have a mini London and all sorts of countries made out of Lego. Don't leave that til last like we did - we were all too tired to really appreciate it. Have fun! (Just remembered another tip - don't go with all your inlaws )

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Blackduck · 29/07/2004 09:26

Check the height chart so you know what rides she can/cann't go on....
Make time for the 'show' - its great fun...

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Hulababy · 29/07/2004 09:37

Thanks! Will remember the water bottles then.

Blackduck - been doing that.

She can go n these no problem:

DUPLO? Train
LEGO Rocket Racers
The Hill Train
Boating School
Balloon School
Adventurers' Express
Carousel
Fairy Tale Brook
Ferris Wheel
Rat Trap

And she just makes the 90cm mark for these:
Whirly Birds
Chairoplane
Muscle Maker
Sky Rider
Extreme Challenge
Wave Surfer
Spinning Spider
Space Tower
Dragon's Apprentice

Not big enough for these though:
Pirate Falls
The Dragon
Jungle Coaster
Learner Drivers 3-5 Years
The Driving School 6-13Years


Tommy - we are off on our own! PILs wouldn't be into theme parks of any form, unlike my parents - we are off to Disney with them in a fortnight

The show looks good

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Thomcat · 29/07/2004 10:16

Arrrrr, have alovely day. We all loved it there. You might want to take your own food as well, these places charge so much for nuggets and chips!

Apart from that just have fun and get there early.

We got straight on the train as you walk in got off and made our way round everything. We were lucky though and it was really nice and quiet there. The Fairytale log flume was Lotties favourite and she also loved the wet play area, anything with water. It's all really good. My fav was the model village, the whole of London and parts of the world in lego - amazing.

Lottie fell asleep as I pushed the buggy out of the park one really tired little girl.

Have a great day

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mummytosteven · 29/07/2004 10:18

what's the youngest that at child can get something out of their day at Legoland - DS is 4 months old and I am very keen to go as soon as he would appreciate it (not that i need an excuse or anything :-))

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Blackduck · 29/07/2004 10:23

ds went at 10 Months - really not old enough thou' he loved the 'big lego' room.....think they need to be a bit more mobile...
we loved it thou'

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BigBird · 29/07/2004 10:26

Hulababy....enjoy your day. No tips I'm afraid but we are flying to the UK today and hitting Chessington tomorrow with dd (2.5). I checked the website when we were first planning the trip and I thought she would be too short for a lot of the legoland rides (at .9m) but now after re-reading it I see I was a bit stupid and looked in the wrong column and thought the rides were 1.3M minimum !! DOH

Anyhow - I hope you have a great time and would love to hear your reports next week !! It might be on the schedule for us the next time !

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Hulababy · 29/07/2004 10:54

Ooh, more info; thanks all!

As we are going from our friend's house and not arriving there until late tonight, haven't really got the opportunity to sort out picnics so we are going to have to get by on the food in the park. I am expecting it to be the standard fast food type of stuff at inflated prices though - so hopefully won't be too shocked! TBH, for DD, so long as she can get her hands on a hotdog she will be in heaven

I will report back on Monday next week!

Bigbird - enjoy Chessington and report back too. That is very close to our friend's house so may do that one next time!

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Hulababy · 29/07/2004 10:56

mummytosteven - i would imagine that they'd need to be old enough to understand some of what was going on, and ideally to be more mobile. DD went to Disneyland Paris at 18 months and had a fantastic time. She also went to Sundown Adventure Land at about 12-13 months and really enjoyed that too - she was walking and talking then so could benefit from it.

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Thomcat · 29/07/2004 11:00

Well my angel isn't walking and she loved it. As she won't walk for a a while still you find ways round it and I'd take her back to legoland anytime as she had a great day there. you don't need to be walking to enjoy all the rides and watch everyone else having a lovely time.

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