When my daughter suggested we take the children (Archie 9 and Rosie 7) to Legoland I was not keen I'll admit. Wouldn't they enjoy the Cotswolds I thought? But my grandson Archie, an avid lego fan, was so excited I could see there was little choice!
On the Friday afternoon we left Norwich, my daughter drove us to Windsor and had booked a Travelodge at Heathrow. On a budget, it was incredible value, she paid £10 per night for a family room (4 people).
Breakfast was excellent with a hot buffet for £5 each and the chidren eat for free! The grandchildren made the most of the all you can eat breakfast and loved every second of it. The room was basic but perfectly comfortable with all the modern facillities expected.
Saturday morning, a 10 minute drive away, we arrived at Legoland! The children couldn't contain the excitement and were bursting to get out of the car and explore this vast theme park.
What a wonderful day! I went on nearly all of the rides which were tame and very enjoyable, the children showed me all round the lego model viiliage explaining different sights they had seen such as the Eiffell tower and Big Ben, it was quite incredible the detail of each lego sculpture.
After a long but hugely enjoyable day, we returned to the Travel Lodge for the second night. We enjoyed a lovely meal in the restaurant and tucked the children into bed for an early night. Exhausted but happy!
Sunday morning we said goodbye to the Travel lodge and went into Windsor for the day. The shops were mostly closed but we went to Windsor Castle.
Winsdor Castle is a great family day out, my grandaughter especially loved the Queen's Dollshouse and my grandson enjoyed the history and listening to the auidio guide. We explored the grounds, my favourite part was the chapel, peaceful and exquisite! Highly reccomend a visit!
Sunday afternoon we travelled home and all agreed it had been such a great weekend, the Cotswolds shall have to wait…we inted to go back again next year…!