Legoland Windsor – Review

We had a great weekend at Legoland Windsor in June 2019. We were lucky to have stayed at the Legoland Hotel.

Check out our review of our themed room here: https://1ststeps.blog/2019/06/20/legoland-hotel-themed-room-and-lego-treasure-hunt/

Miniland was breathtaking with loads to see. The Nasa rocket took off every 6 minutes. There was a racetrack with cars that would race, moving vehicles, sailing boats and sculptures from all around the world.

The Star Wars Experience was fascinating. Even if you are not a Star Wars fan, the sculptures reenacting parts of the film was yet again amazing!

Duplo Valley was a large area that has a puppet theatre, a splash park, rides and a big play area called Bricksville. The splash park is fab in the warm weather to cool the kids down.

One of our favourite family rides was Fairytale Brook. The children loved it. It was literally sailing through all the classic fairy tales with some very impressive lego animatronics and sculptures.

Heartlake City has some lovely shops, an All You Can Eat Pizza restaurant and shows throughout the day. We caught the Pirate Ship show but unfortunately we missed the Lego Friends show. We hired a buggy here also.

We would definitely recommend a visit to Legoland. Such a fun place and we were in awe of the talents of the Lego model builders.

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Novotel Birmingham Airport – Review

We stayed at this hotel back in May before our flight to Orlando. There are so many positives to this airport – the staff were extremely friendly and helpful. Not only did they help me take our bags to the room whilst my husband parked the car but they also gave my little one a complimentary teddy that they tagged to his little suitcase. Sweet!

Cute!

It’s also situated literally across the road from the airport which made things so much easier when travelling with a little one.

The only negative is the cost of the car park is extortionate. We wasn’t parking our car here for the duration of the holiday, but just to park to unload our luggage and check in. We were 1 minute over the free 10 minutes and that cost £10!!!! So make sure you’re organised and stay within that time frame.

Also, we didn’t eat at the hotel so I can’t comment on this. We ate at Frankie and Benny’s across the road within the airport. This was lovely. The food was served very quickly which was great with a tired little one.

The deserts were lush!

We paid around £200 for our one night stay but that included 2 weeks parking at Airparks.

We would definitely stay again. It was a great start to our holiday 😁

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Toy Story 4 – Movie Review

**No Spoilers** I absolutely love how clever these films are. Working in a nursery I can totally relate to the storyline of the toys as I see first hand the different relationships between children and toys. There’s the special attached relationships, then there’s the lost toys that are misplaced and the owners don’t really care. There’s also the children who mistreat their toys and the toys that are cared for and looked after. I feel the Toy Story franchise captures all these different scenarios amazingly.

One thing I will warn you about – you will need tissues. I tried to stay strong but when I saw my 5 year sobbing his heart out, that was the end of me then. Blubbering messes we were.

Excited for the film

We went to watch the film at our local Vue cinema. I can’t really fault the place. The staff are friendly, it’s clean and the films are usually £4.99 per person which I suppose isn’t bad these days. I just wish the snack counter and ticket counter were separate as this makes getting served take a lot longer.

This was also our 5 year old’s first full film in the cinema as he’s always been really anxious so great memories were made 💕

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Legoland Hotel Themed Room and Lego Treasure Hunt

We absolutely loved our stay at the Legoland Hotel Windsor. The themed room was amazing and included in the price of our stay was a Lego Treasure Hunt. The kids loved this. I did too to be honest. It was a fun thing to do as a family and at the end the children got a Star Wars Lego pack each which was also great fun to build together. Check out our video tour of the room…..

Lego Treasure Hunt

I agree that themed rooms can be costly but they do add to the magic of a special trip.

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Legoland Hotel – Our Review

Wow!! What a fantastically themed hotel! We were really looking forward to this trip and it did not disappoint (apart from the weather, but hey, we are in Britain). The structure was fantastic and the kids loved all the Lego models that were dotted around. There was a shop, restaurant, swimming pool, bar, and entertainment which ran from 5 – 8.30pm each night. My other half was also very excited about the Playstation Room!!

Hotel tour

The hotel had it’s own entrance to the theme park and we were provided with brochures upon arrival to plan our visit. The restaurant was all you can eat for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Checkout was also very easy as we only had to post the keys. The shop sold mainly Lego toys, t-shirts etc. Of course, the rooms were fabulously themed and included a Lego Treasure hunt for the kids. A room tour blog coming soon!!

We visited on a Sunday and Monday in June, queues were approximately 20 -30 mins per ride. The one night, two day stay cost us £414 for a family of 4 with breakfast included. This was definitely worth it. A fab experience for the whole family!

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