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11/01/2013 at 09:53
So now i think i've decided on my plan of action for my birthday, how long do you really need in Legoland. Is one day enough, or realistically will we need two? We'll have a 2 and a bit year old, and an 18 month old.
11/01/2013 at 09:57
We did it in a day but Louie would have liked to stay longer or go back another time. Depends on the cost of your ticket options as to what you'd do I say.
11/01/2013 at 10:00
We're thinking of going midweek, so hoping that it'll be quieter than weekends. I think i'll allocated two days, we can always re-do some stuff on the 2nd day.
11/01/2013 at 10:01
Keep an eye for 2for1 offers otherwise it's ridiculously expensive! Unless of course you have a merlin pass.
11/01/2013 at 10:19
No merlin passes. I'm sure i got a BOGOF voucher through last year with tesco vouchers, so i'll keep a look out for another one for this year.
11/01/2013 at 10:42
We went for 1 day, 2 would have been better. We had a voucher, which was 2 for 1, wouldn't have gone otherwise. Some of the food can be expensive too, I noticed alot of people took their own food and drinks.
11/01/2013 at 10:46
We took a picnic AK for that reason but H ended up getting some roast chicken too.
I have merlin passes and have never managed to do it all in one day, even when the queues are faily quiet
11/01/2013 at 12:34
Thanks for the tips. I picnic is do-able, we tend to do that if we go anywhere anyway to try and keep the costs down a bit. I think i'll stick with my two days then, and be on the look out for 2 for 1s. We're not going to be going until July so plenty of time yet.
11/01/2013 at 12:47
Will in be in the school holidays?
If it is, it will be busy whatever day of the week you go on and there is no way you'd do it all in a day. (Queue times are about an hour on peak days).
You staying in the hotel? It is fab!
11/01/2013 at 12:53
No, it'll be before the kids break up i think. I'm thinking about the 15th July. I'd been looking at the Holiday Inn nearby, it's so much cheaper than the hotel.
11/01/2013 at 12:57
Yep, it is expensive. Which Holiday Inn? There are loads of hotels that call themselves "Windsor" but are actually in Slough/Langley. It makes them more appealing to the Heathrow visitors.
There are a few options for hotels though. There is a Travel Lodge in Windsor town centre. You can get a bus from outside the Guildhall into Legoland from there, which means you will be in town for somewhere to eat that night.
Or else, there is a Hilton in Bracknell (15 min max drive to LL) which often do Legoland break deals.
11/01/2013 at 12:58
And having just seen the age of your children, you'd probably be just fine with one day out of the school holidays.
11/01/2013 at 14:14
You need a full day but if you could afford it I'd recommend doing two shorter days with LO's. Can be a lot of walking.
11/01/2013 at 14:25
Rusty, i think the holiday inn was in Slough. Is that not good? I'll look at the Hilton though, thanks for the info.
11/01/2013 at 14:30
I am sure it is lovely. I just didn't want you to think it was in Windsor as they often call themselves that to look good (I know the Windsor Marriet for example is in Langley).
11/01/2013 at 14:39
Oh right, i don't know the area at all, i just googled hotels near the post code for LL and it game up, it got 4 stars and there was free on site parking. I noticed a lot of the travel lodges don't have on site parking. Also it worked out pretty cheap about £118 for the two nights for the 4 of us including breakfast.
11/01/2013 at 18:00
That's really good.
14/01/2013 at 09:37
Don't forget there is a small splash area so take swimming stuff and towels. We went a couple of Easters ago, it was heaving but a day and a half was fine I'd say.
14/01/2013 at 10:02
Thanks LL, good tip. Hopefully when we go in July the weather will be good enough for the kids to get wet.
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