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Top Tips for Legoland please!
SoupDragon · 31/03/2005 09:59
We're off to Legoland on 11th April with DSs (6 and 4). Any top tips? I've printed off the list of height restrictions from the website so we'll know in advace what they can't go on.
My top tip is ti save your Tesco Clubcard vouchers and buy your tickets with them. With clubcard vouchers it's cost us £22 for a family of 4!
MunchedTooManyMarsLady · 31/03/2005 10:04
When I've taken mine I always do the same thing. Hope this helps.
The first thing is to get a locker for the morning. I put the packed lunch in and a change of clothes for the kids and anything that we don't want to be lugging around (spare jumper for if the weather changes whatever).
I take the kids, with their waterproofs, on whatever it is that they want to do. We go to the wet area (panning for gold etc) just before lunch and because they have their waterproofs they don't get too wet.
We return to the lockers. Change clothes (because they invariably get wet). We have our packed lunch. Then we get put everything back in the locker (which you have to pay for again) and go off and do the rest of the park (minus the water activities).
Works for us everythime. The kids have a blast and no one has to carry too much.
Cod · 31/03/2005 12:30
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coldtea · 31/03/2005 12:36
mummytosteven i took ds on his 2nd birthday & he loved it. I haven't been back since so don't know how much it's changed. The rides are mainly geared to small children so he could go on most things , though he wasn't interested in the shows! The Tesco tip sounds great as i remember it being expensive.
foxinsocks · 31/03/2005 14:37
ask at the kiosk (where you show your tickets) for the lost kids bands/stickers.
I lost dd at legoland (temporarily) on a day when most of the UK had decided to go to Legoland at the same time.
Would also say head to the back of the park asap and if you are going in the morning, get there as soon as it opens. Check the website and decide which rides they would like best. Once you are there, I found it impossible to navigate (but then I am notoriously bad at finding my way round these places) - so have a vague idea of where you want to go and what you want to do. It shouldn't be too busy because I think most schools are back by the 11th.
jodee · 01/04/2005 21:32
I'm dying to take ds to Legoland, must sent off my clubcard vouchers (oh ok, it's ME that wants to go really!).
Soupy, is that a school day (where we are, it's a day off for teacher training)? My question being, have people taken their kids out of school for the day to go to Legoland to avoid the weekend crowds (was thinking of doing this, by the book of course!).
iota · 01/04/2005 21:51
we went a couple of weeks ago - ds's aged 5 and 3. Agree that a taking your own food/drinks/snacks is a good idea. We always take a pushchair and load that with the food, spare clothes, towel, raincoats etc.
If it is at all warm the kids will want to go in the wet play area so you will need swimming trunks or spare pants and a towel - they do have stand in dryers, but a towel is useful.
SO much stuff to chose from, but mine like the driving school/L drivers, the helicopters, the maze, the large climbing playground in the wild woods, the spinning spider and the show on the lake at 12.00. We do the build and test workshop on the way out. 3d cinema is good too.
Tried the Fire Acadamy out for the first time - that was fun too.
ds1 won't go on the bigger rides, so there's loads of stuff we haven't done that looks good fun too. Still we've got season tickets, so hopefully will be expanding our repetoire later this yr.
BTW we got our season tickets by buying Lego in Jan (spend £70 for 2 x free tickets)- 2nd yr running - top tip for next yr.
SoupDragon · 10/04/2005 16:58
It's an inset day, Jodee. I don't think I'd take DSs out of school just to go to Legoland.
Delighted to discover that DS2 is too small for only 1 of the rides so shouldn't be too many tantrums!
Very very excited. Sad eh? Wonder what will happen when it's sold though...
honeypot01 · 07/05/2005 13:34
Take a picnic, as the food thjere is quite pricey. We went there last summer, ds was 2 1/2. Found that most thing s you needed to be certain height so ok for over 6yrs old. Wasnt as good as expected pricey to get in as well, we had the discount tickets thou which are around. Hope you have fun!
csa · 30/05/2005 10:03
hiya, we did the tesco voucher last year and saved loads. but spent most of our vouchers at christmas and haven't been organised enough to accumulate enough for this year. have to buy for 6 adults and only have enough vouchers for 2. lastminute.com's offer expires on the 30th of june and we are planning to go on the 1st of july. anyone have any ideas how else to get cheap tics?
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