Wow, it’s been a while, hasn’t it? I have been rather neglectful of late, thanks to school holidays, new ventures, and family fun. But it’s all been good, and now the children are back at school (blog post most likely to follow) and I have got time to breathe again, I shall try my hardest to keep things updated.

So, what’s been the highlight of your summer? We have had so many good times it’s really hard to choose, but I think if I asked the children, they would instantly say Legoland. Now, if you don’t know, we live in Cumbria. North Cumbria to be precise. And no, it isn’t in Scotland. Or Wales. (Yes there really are people who ask that). Anyway, suffice to say it’s a long way from Legoland. About 5 and a half hours. In a car. With two small boys. So, we did the sensible thing, and booked a Premier Inn, when they had a sale on – bargain! We paid £39 per night for all four of us, and it was really rather comfy too. We stayed for three nights, in a great location, about 20 minutes drive from Legoland, and about 40 minutes tube from Central London. We thought we’d make the most of it and introduce the children to the capital too, which they enjoyed, but I don’t think it was a patch on the world of large plastic bricks, as far as they were concerned.

So, our visit. Where to start? Ben and Josh had spent weeks poring over the Legoland website, and deciding which rides they wanted to go on, so they had a pretty good idea of what was there, but were still totally overawed when we got there and they saw it for real. We figured we may as well start at the beginning, and went on the Viking River Splash. They aren’t joking when they say you might get wet! There were lots of giggles, and I was just glad it was a warm, sunny day so we all dried off pretty quick (and I was very glad I hadn’t worn the white t-shirt that I’d considered). We headed, soggily, to the next ride. And the next, and the next.

This was before the first ride… I love the sense of total excitement

And this was after…

The day was seriously fantastic, and we all (grown ups included) had a great time, even though Snugman and I are not a fan of rides, at all. I think it’s safe to say that at least one of the rides was endured by husband and I, but the youngest littlie loved it (helped that it was knight/dragon themed I suspect. We hadn’t prebought a Q-Bot, and by the time we thought of it we were too late, but even though it was a sunny day in August, the queues were very reasonable. Only one was too long for us to wait, but there were plenty of others to go on instead.

All in all, Legoland was a big hit, and the only disappointment was that it was over too quickly. It’s easily possible to spend more than one day there, and I have no doubt that we’ll be back at some point (if anyone from Legoland is reading, and wants to help me out on that score, please get in touch 😉 )

It was well worth the journey and the holiday, and I now consider it a must-visit place for anyone with children.


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