Wednesday 7 August 2019

DAYS OUT: LegoLand

Autumns one promise was Lego land this summer, so in the interest of getting the best value for money and saving where possible we opted for the Merlin monthly premium annual pass. Also it was my husband Davin's birthday and he has never been.

We all arrived at LEGOLAND excited for the day at 10am, on arrival the carpark was already busy. (note to self arrive 30 min before the park opens, rooky mistake)
By 1pm (time seamed to fly so fast, mainly because we were queuing so much) Autumn and Davin had been on two rides, myself 0. 

I really don’t recommend taking a young baby with you as you will be left standing around whilst everyone else has a blast. 
They need to take note of Chessington, they have a parent swap so one parent can go on and then they swap! It means both parents get to enjoy the day. 
I will be honest I would have been absolutely gutted if we had brought day passes at £60 per person, I do not feel it is worth that price at all. The queues are in excess of 60 minutes for the popular rides and to get a fast pass it will set you back - MINIMUM £25 to £90 per person. 

You will never get to do the whole park in 1 day, if your lucky maybe get to do 15% of what's there to "enjoy" (thank god for the annual pass). 

Next time I will get a baby sitter for Ashton so I actually get to do something other than stand around watching everyone else. 

The park is almost totally card payments only (had no idea and brought cash to spend, again need to research first). 

Autumn and Davin enjoyed 
 The haunted house 
Coastguard HQ
fairyland Brooke 
Pirate falls treasure quest. 
Viking river splash 

I went on the river splash and fairyland brook as they had short queues.

Parking wow. A terrible system and it took us over an hour and a half to leave the car park, not ideal with a screaming baby and over tired 6 year old.  

90% of our day was queueing, honestly if we didn’t have the annual pass I would say it was a waste of money and very over priced. 

We were made aware of the parent pass, but were told it was only for single parents? To later be told actually it’s for parents of multiple children, so I missed out because of Ill informed staff.

The App they suggest you download wasn't up-to-date and constantly showed incorrect ride waiting times, not particularly helpful.

Would i go again? Yes .... Why? because we have the Merlin Annual pass, that is quite literally the only reason. If i had brought a day pass at £60pp regardless of age, then no i wouldn't waste my money going again. A lot of the staff were quite rude, unknowledgeable and clearly didn't want to be at work.

At least Autumn had a lovely day, and it was quite the experience. 

Have you been to Lego land and how did you find it?


  1. We LOVE Legoland - it is one of our favourite places to go with the kids. So much to do! We used to have Merlin passes and are going to be getting new ones but we also save up for the Q-Bots to save time queueing.

  2. Shame you didn;t have the best experience. We love legoland but much prefer it in low season when it is quieter

  3. I've heard a lot of people say they had fun but we haven't been. I'm surprised they didn't take cash. I get annoyed with most lines/queues, for what you pay to get into a park you should be able to spend more time riding and doing instead of waiting.

  4. Legoalnd has always been my kids favourite theme park but I think muchn of that is because we had queue jumping wristbands and that made the world of difrerence. I do hate queuing so much. Mich x

  5. My children loved Legoland last time we went. There is so much to do there although we didn't find staff rude when we went.

  6. We still haven't been to Legoland yet, we're wondering if we've missed the boat and that our littleun will be a bit too old for it now xxx

  7. I haven't been to the one in the UK, but have heard similar comments to yours. I have been to the original in Denmark and also the one in Florida. The one in Denmark is definitely my favourite!

  8. We went recently on a school inset day (not during the summer holidays) and had a completely opposite experience - we were there for 7 hours and went on nearly every ride without hardly any queues and loved it. We must have been lucky and timed it right, It definitely depends on when you visit to how busy it is. Sounds awful about the car park. Good thing you have a Merlin pass x

  9. We are waiting until Mia is a little bit older to take her to legolans shame the app wasn’t handy for ride times and parking was awful :( for the reason like you say small children won’t have as much fun. It’s been years since I’ve been and I’ve wanted to go back and get my Lego driving license!