Legoland is a great attraction to visit with the family when you are on a trip anywhere in the London area and including it as part of your UK boating holiday is sure to put a smile on everyone’s faces.
With large Lego models alongside thrilling rides for children and adults of all ages to enjoy, you may find that it’s the perfect way for the kids to let off some steam before you continue with your England canal holiday. In fact, the watery theme can be found throughout the park’s attractions, with numerous rides that comprise log flumes or river rapids – as well as involving pirates and even some famous London landmarks.
When you begin planning your UK boat hire break, you may want to consider the best day on which to visit Legoland, as you will need to make sure that you are in the Windsor area to avoid having too far to travel.
Once you arrive at the attraction, you will be amazed by the sculptures made out of hundreds of colourful Lego bricks. Although there are models located throughout the park, Miniland is the place to go if you want to view some of the most impressive models. More than 55 million Lego bricks have been used throughout the attraction and approximately 40 million of these have been used to make the Miniland models. In this part of the theme park, you will find replicas of London monuments such as Big Ben and Tower Bridge, as well as the Canary Wharf Tower which stands at 5.2 m and took 850 hours to make! But you can do more than just look when you visit Miniland – you will have the opportunity to steer your own Lego boat down the Thames using remote controls. After Miniland, the kids may want to head to one of the more active areas of the park and you will find that there’s plenty of choice.
From Pirates Land – where you can have some swashbuckling fun on the pirate ship play area or take on the Pirate Falls Dynamite Drench if you are feeling brave and don’t mind getting wet – to the Land of the Vikings. Here you will also be able to take to the high seas on the Vikings’ River Splash! ride, which twists and turns past a fantasy Viking world filled with dragons and other fantastical creatures.
And if you want to stay on dry land then you are bound to have fun trying to solve Loki’s Labyrinth, a Nordic-themed hedge maze.
Seeing all these spectacular Lego models could inspire you and the kids to have a go at creating your own, in which case you should allow some time to attend the building workshop and come up with your own structures using the versatile building blocks.
If you’re travelling with small children, then you may want to take them to Duplo Land, where everything is larger than life and there are plenty of rides and activities to keep little ones happy for hours.
Legoland recently introduced some new attractions, including its 4D movie theatre showing a Lego-themed film.
But if you want to visit Legoland during your boat trips on the River Thames then you will need to bear in mind that it is usually closed during the winter months.
It is due to open again on April 1st 2011, when the park at Windsor will be celebrating its 15th anniversary – so you may be in for a treat if you get caught up in some of the birthday festivities.
So, if you are looking for a family-friendly day out that is suitable for younger children then Legoland could be ideal.
Although you could easily spend your entire canal boat holiday drifting along the waterways, everyone is bound to enjoy a day on dry land exploring some of the many attractions in and around London – so why not head to Legoland and see just what you can do with the popular building bricks?