Legoland Windsor, in South East England, is a fun family day out for all, especially if you’ve got little ones who really love LEGO.
It’s well known that visiting the magical land of LEGO isn’t so easy on your wallet, though. In fact, rocking up in your car and purchasing a family ticket at the gates on the day can cost a lot more than you might think.
So, how do you ensure you’re getting the best deal on ticket prices? Look no further than our definitive guide to the best, most recent, offers and discounts available right now…
Go straight to the deals:
- 2-for-1 entry with Cadbury
- Free adult ticket with Kellogg’s
- Choose visiting times wisely
- 2nd day free with Legoland Holidays
- Sign up to the Legoland newsletter
- Purchase the Merlin Annual Pass
- Buy the Legoland Annual Pass
- 2 for 1 tickets with National Rail
- Use your Tesco Clubcard points
What to know about Legoland Windsor BEFORE you book
Before you nab the latest Legoland ticket offers, make sure Legoland Windsor’s definitely the right place for you and yours to visit.
After all, there are loads of theme parks to choose from, many of them slightly cheaper, and even some other LEGO-based activities for children to enjoy across the country.
There’s lots you need to think about before you go: How busy is it? Is the park pushchair friendly? Will older kids enjoy the rides and activities? Are the queues massive? Can I stay over? And will the food on offer cater to my family’s needs?
Check out our parents’ guide to Legoland Windsor right here…
- The ultimate MadeForMums review of Legoland Windsor for families
- Best Legoland rides for 2 – 4 year olds, plus top queueing tips
- Best Legoland rides for 5 – 9 year olds, plus top queueing tips
- Is the Legoland Castle Hotel worth staying at? Read our review here
On some promotional packs of Cadbury’s chocs, you can get a 2 For 1 deal on tickets to 20 of Merlin’s parks and attractions – Legoland Windsor being one of them.
Keep your eyes peeled for branded multipacks of:
- Curly Wurly
- Dairy Milk Buttons
- Dairy Milk Freddo
- Dairy Milk Freddo Caramel
- Dairy Milk Little Bars
- Animals Mini Biscuits
- Mini Fingers
- Mini Oreo
- Barny Chocolate
- Barny Milk
The offer is also available on selected Christmas Selection Boxes. To claim, go to this website and follow the steps to complete your booking.
For full details of attractions and which dates are excluded (apparently a few in August *sigh*), head to the Merlin/Cadbury website.
With selected packs of Kellogg’s cereals and snack pags, you can get a free Adult ticket to visit Merlin attractions, including Legoland Windsor. You can find the voucher on the following Kellogg’s products:
- Crunchy Nut- 840g & 500g.
- Crunchy Nut Variants- Clusters Honey & Nut 450g and Clusters Chocolate Curls 450g
- Corn Flakes- 450g, 550g &720g
- Rice Krispies- 510g
- Rice Krispies Multigrain – 350g
- Coco Pops- 510g
- Frosties- 500g & 750g
- Krave- Milk Chocolate 375g PMP & 850g Chocolate & Hazelnut 375g PMP & 850g Chocolate Roulette 375g
- Variety- 8 pack
Snack Bars Multipacks
- Nutrigrain Elevenses Bakes- Chocolate Chip 6x45g & Raisin 6x45g
- Nutrigrain Fruit Bars- Apple 7x37g, Strawberry 7x37g, Blueberry 7x37g, Blackberry and Apple 7x37g
- Squares- Totally Chocolatey 4x36g, Chocolate & Caramel 4x36g , Marshmallow 4x28g & 8x28g and Chocolate Marshmallow 4x36g
- Winders- Strawberry 6x17g, Strawberry & Apple 6x17g and Strawberry & Blackcurrant 6x17g
- Cereal Milk Bars- Coco Pops 6x20g, Frosties 6x25g and Rice Krispies 6x20g
The free ticket is based on buying a full “on the day” priced ticket for an adult or child, so for Legoland this would mean at least £62. You also must pre-book your ticket. All you need to do is enter the 10 digit code inside your pack, go to www.merlinfun.com, select the attraction you want to visit and download your entry tickets.
If you manage to get your hands on a promotional pack, the offer is valid until 30th June 2023, but some exclusion dated do apply. Check the Kellogg’s Grownupsgofree page for more information.
It should go without saying that showing up without pre-booking tickets means you’re going to be spending more money at the gate.
To save splashing out for on-the-door prices, you’d be much better off planning your visit online, as this will save you up to £30 compared to the gate price.
To be fair to Legoland, they are also pretty transparent on their official website about the fact that some days are more expensive than others. So, if you plan your visiting dates carefully, you can work around their calendar to ensure you’re getting the best price possible.
Tickets during term time on weekdays tend to be a little cheaper, usually around £32 per person compared to £36 on weekends, and £39 during school holidays. Of course, there’s every chance your child will be in school if they’re a bit older so you have to pay the higher price – but this might come in handy for parents of toddlers and little ones still at nursery.
Legoland also have a special Adult & Pre-schooler ticket that allows entry for one adult with a toddler aged 4 years and under for just £25. This is valid on most weekdays outside the School Holidays, but make sure you check the website for details.
To get this deal, visit Legoland’s website.
If you’re shelling out for a full on mini-holiday at Legoland, then you might as well get another day free, right?
Currently, Legoland Holidays are offering a 2-day ticket to the park, with the 2nd day free, when you purchase a package that includes an overnight stay at the Legoland Castle Hotel, Windsor Resort or another partner hotel (that includes a free breakfast, too!).
Check out the 2nd day free deal on Legoland Holidays.
This one’s a bit of a long shot – but Legoland do advertise that they feature special offers for their newsletter readers from time to time.
In order to have a chance at snagging one of these offers, you’ll have to be prepared to receive emails from Legoland and also give them your:
- Email address
- Title, first name and last name
- Postcode and country
You’ll also have to confirm you’re over the age of 16 – and then you’ll have the option to opt-out of further emails from Legoland’s parent company, Merlin Entertainments Group.
If you’re visiting Legoland Windsor once this year – and that’s your big theme park visit done, then this option won’t be for you.
But if you’re planning on visiting multiple Merlin attractions like the London Eye, Alton Towers, Madame Tussauds and the SEA LIFE Centre within a year – it’s definitely worth looking into an annual pass.
There are 4 options you can choose from: Discovery, Silver, Standard, Gold and Platinum passes. Here’s what they cost:
- Standard: £89 per person
- Silver: £159 per person or £9.99 per month (plus £39.99 joining fee)
- Gold: £219 per person or £14.99 per month (plus £49.99 joining fee)
- Platinum: £299 per person or £19.99 per month (plus £59.99 joining fee)
The Discovery Pass is the most basic package and this allows you only off-peak entry to all the attractions. The Silver Pass allows over 300 days entry, the Gold Pass over 345, and the Platinum Pass will get you in every day that the attractions are open.
You can see the additional perks of each pass in the chart below:
In summary: think ahead about your family activity plans for the next 12 months, do your sums, weigh up the benefits of each pass, and check out all the other deals we’ve listed here before buying anything.
Similarly, if you’re planning multiple visits to Legoland Windsor within 12 months, there’s a Legoland annual pass you can get, too.
There are 3 kinds of Legoland annual pass available, Adult & Toddler, Silver and Gold:
- Adult & Toddler costs £49 – and grants off-peak entry for any adult visiting with a toddler aged 4 or under
- Silver costs £99pp – and grants entry on most days, exclusions apply
- Gold costs £119pp – and grants entry on most days, with less exclusions than the Silver Pass
All of these passes give you:
- 10% off in the park’s shop
- at least 10% off on food in the park
Extra benefits are included in the Silver and Gold Passes, including discounted special events and overnight stays.
Legoland also often run a Sale on their annual pass, where the Silver Pass is discounted to £69pp, and the Gold Pass to £99pp. Keep an eye on their website or subscribe to the newsletter to know when their Sale is on.
But do they save you any money? Well, it really depends on when you’re going, and who you’re taking with you.
If you live nearby to Legoland Windsor and you have a toddler who loves the park, and free time in the week – you might find yourself there pretty regularly. In that case, an Adult & Toddler pass would probably save you a fair bit of money.
If you’ve got schoolchildren, the Silver pass would be slightly more difficult to use, as most days included are off-peak, i.e. on weekdays during school time.
So, that leaves you with the Gold Pass.
In 2022, there are only 20 days that you can’t use the pass. You would also have to visit at least 3 times to save any money on your tickets. That’s based on the online, advanced price of £39pp for a peak ticket. If you bought the Gold Pass whilst it is on sale for £99, you would save about £18 on the total ticket price.
If you’re visiting more than 4 times in 12 months, that’s when the savings on ticket prices really start to kick in.
In summary, we think the Toddler & Baby and Silver Legoland annual passes are most useful for:
- Local families who’ll definitely be visiting regularly
- Families with toddlers or have flexible schedules not dictated by school holidays.
The Gold pass is most useful for:
- Families who are certain they’ll be visiting Legoland at least 3 times in the next 12 months.
Until 31 December 2022, National Rail are offering 2 For 1 admission to Legoland Windsor, when you purchase train tickets to the nearest stations.
The nearest stations to Legoland Windsor are:
- Windsor & Eton Central – 2.2 miles away
- Windsor & Eton Riverside – 2.4 miles away
- Datchet – 3.3 miles away
- Sunnymeads – 3.9 miles away
- Burnham (Bucks) – 4.1 miles away
- Ascot (Berks) – 4.1 miles away
How to claim the offer:
- Visit National Rail’s Days Out Guide website
- Choose Legoland Windsor Resort as your attraction, and add to basket
- Head to your basket and pop in the date you’re travelling and the station you’re travelling from
- Click ‘confirm my order’ – and you’ll be taken to your National Rail account
- From there, link up your day out with your tickets, and you’re good to go!
- At the park, present your train tickets and your vouchers to claim the discount.
- You must present your train tickets on arrival for the voucher to work – so make sure you’ve got proof of purchase or that you don’t let the ticket barriers eat your ticket at the station. Ask a member of staff to let you through the gates, instead…
- If you’re travelling by car, it might still be cheaper to book a train ticket to Windsor & Eton Central from a nearby station, and claim the 2 or 1 vouchers, than pay full price. Just don’t forget to print off your tickets or pick them up from your local station before heading off.
If you have a Tesco Clubcard, you can save points each and every time you do your shop. When you have enough you can turn them into vouchers.
Did you know that you can use these vouchers to get 1-day admission tickets into Legoland Windsor?
£11 worth of vouchers will buy 1 person entry depending on the day – so you’d need at least £44 of Clubcard vouchers saved for a family of 4 to have a free day out.
Simply visit the Tesco Clubcard website to find out how to redeem your vouchers. There’s a little bit of small print, so make sure you read everything very carefully before committing your hard-earned points!
Images: Instagram/Legoland Windsor, official Legoland, Cadbury’s, Kellogg’s, Merlin, National Rail and Tesco websites.