Last week was my final few days before Alice started school (I know I sound like a broken record) and I had planned a day just the two of us. We hadn’t been to Legoland before and whilst Holly is still a bit small to appreciate all the rides, it felt like the perfect place to take Alice.
After a false start on Wednesday, when I didn’t realise it was closed, thankfully before we left. We set off on Thursday for a mummy and daughter day. We were both really excited, its not very often that I have time just with Alice and I think we both knew how special the day was. Plus, we knew that there was going to be lots of fun rides to go on.
After getting some great tips from my blogging buddy Katy, who used to work there and now takes her son all the time. As soon as we arrived we headed to the L-Drivers ride. The queue was not that bad, in fact none of the queues where big all day.
First Alice had her driving instructions given to her and then it was time to get into her car (yellow, because that is mummy’s favourite colour). She had lots of fun driving around and they she received a driving licence at the end, a happy girl!
Then we headed to Balloon School these were great fun. You pulled the rope in the middle to go up and down, just like on a hot air balloon.
Alice then spotted Thunder Blazer and wanted to have ago. She is getting really brave with rides now and went on her own. Look at that smile…
Next I spotted the Laser Raiders, which Katy had said was her favourite ride. I knew that once Alice was on it she would love it too. So, I didn’t give too much away and we got in the queue. In the queue, children could divert off to an area with bean bags and a television, which was showing The Lego Movie. Then you collect them up later in the queue, of course you can see them at all times. Alice stayed with me, but there were TV screens on the walls for her to watch it. Such a brilliant idea and thankfully we only queued for about 15 minutes anyway.
Once on the ride Alice loved having the laser gun and shooting all the lights.
We then bumped into a lego dog!
And some lego friends…
We then stopped for lunch and headed to the City Walk pizza and pasta restaurant. Here you have a buffet option and a set price for adults and children. It was £12.95 for an adult and £6.95 and this included as much salad, pizza and pasta as you could eat. Plus refillable drinks.
Once lunch was over we headed to find the Dragon’s Apprentice. This was a bit faster than I was expecting, but Alice was brave and didn’t seem to mind.
Next to it was the Knight’s Quest and we were able to get straight on. This went really fast and I wasn’t sure it was a good idea just after lunch!
We then started to make our way over to Heartlake City as we wanted to watch the pirate show. We stopped in Olivia’s House on the way and Alice had a play with some lego.
There is the best ice cream parlour next to where you watch the Pirate Show and Alice and I popped in to get one. We then found a space in the shade to eat it and wait for the Pirate Show to start.
Alice can get a bit scared sometimes when we watch shows, I never know if she is going to like them until it starts. We did have a couple of moments, where she said ‘lets go mummy’, but that quickly followed with ‘look at that funny pirate’. In the end we stayed for it. It turned out to be her favourite part of the day and tells everyone about it.
Next we headed to Duplo Valley. Alice spotted the train straight away and was able to go straight on. She was really excited to be tall enough to be able to go in the front and drive the train on her own. Just another sign that my little girl is growing up!
There was a brilliant play area and lots for Alice to climb around on. It was a welcome break for mummy too, I just had to watch!
We had just enough time to squeeze in a couple of rides before we had to leave. We went on the Duplo Valley Airport which you operate yourself with two joysticks. Alice did left or right and I did up or down, she loved it!
Our last ride was the Fairy Tale Brook. Once I convinced Alice that we wouldn’t get wet, she liked it! It was a really peaceful boat trip round, seeing all the different fairytales, ones that I read as a child and now I read to my girls.
It was then time for us leave to get back in time to pick Holly up for dinner. There was so much we didn’t get time to go on and see. I think we will definitely be going back and with our little Holly, who would be able to do some of the rides too.
Alice and I had a lovely day together, it was the perfect end to the last four years where we have been on lots of brilliant days out. On the drive home Alice summed it up for us ‘I’ve had a brilliant day with you mummy, but lets go and get our little Holly’. We both missed her and couldn’t wait to get our little cheeky one back.
Disclosure: I paid for our trip to Legoland, I am just sharing a lovely mummy and daughter day out that I want to remember forever.