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This theme park was designed especially for two to 12-year-olds, and those in the prime age group from two to ten will love everything about the place, including the fanciful creations made from Lego blocks (see above.)
Keep in Mind
- The theme park is open certain days from March to September, and also on November 5th, for Guy Fawkes Day.* Closing time varies from 5 to 7 pm -- check opening times.
- Don't hurry back to London when the park gates shut: take the shuttle back to the train station, and then explore Windsor Castle -- an official residence of Her Majesty-- or Eton College before you board the train.
- 2012 saw the opening of the Legoland Windsor Resort, a hotel with many child-pleasing features. Price includes park admission, and lodging choices include themed rooms a family room that sleeps five -- read a detailed review and see photos at About.com's UK Travel website.
As is common in the travel industry, the writer was provided with complimentary admission for the purpose of... review. While it has not influenced this review, About.com believes in full disclosure of all potential conflicts of interest. For more information, see our ethics policy.Continue to 2 of 10 below.
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Photo of Miniland
Legoland Windsor has a number of different "lands" and areas: Knights' Kingdom; Duplo Land; Wild Woods; Adventureland; a "Traffic" area with a driving school that kids enjoy; and a boating and balloon school, too.
Miniland -- part of which is shown, above -- is one of the most charming areas. 35 million pieces of Lego are used to create many different scenes of Europe.Continue to 3 of 10 below.
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Above: detail from the Dutch scene in Miniland, at Legoland Windsor.Continue to 4 of 10 below.
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Photo: Chute Ride
Other rides at Legoland Windsor include Dragon Coaster, Jungle Coaster, Spinning Spider Wave Surfer is a jet-ski get a wet ride.
Preteens may find the coasters game fun. Older kids should book a session for LEGO MINDSTORMS, at the Imagination Centre: there, you can build robots with some expert help. Book a time as soon as you enter the park.Continue to 5 of 10 below.
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Some of the rides are especially for very young kids. Check a list of Legoland Windsor rides and height minimums.Continue to 6 of 10 below.
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Photo of Waterslide
Legoland Windsor has a couple of rides where you might get wet. The weather can be chilly even in summer, so you'll want to bring layers of clothes along. (Remember, the park isn't open in wintertime.)Continue to 7 of 10 below.
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Photo of Maze
Legoland Windsor has three types of mazes in the Wild Woods area: Tudor, Celtic, and Nautical.Continue to 8 of 10 below.
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Little kids have terrific fun in this Waterworks play zone in Duplo Land: bring swimsuits and towels.
Another good play zones are Rat Trap, in the Wild Woods: a multi-level wood and rope-climbing play area.Continue to 9 of 10 below.
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Photo: Live Show
Several shows at Legoland Windsor repeat throughout the day. This polished live production has acrobatics, motorboat action, big splashes, and some feet-first high-diving from the tower in the photo above.
Other shows include fairytale puppet shows at the LEGO DUPLO Theatre, and "LEGO Racers 4-D", a 3-D animated film plus some multi-sensory extra effects.Continue to 10 of 10 below.
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Everything about Legoland Windsor is designed for kids. The little train that transports guests into the park has special cars to handle strollers (which are called "pushchairs"). The restaurant, above, includes places for kids to play --with Lego, of course. And the decor, naturally, is Lego blocks.