When you’re one of the world’s best-loved toy brands, how do you build on that success? You extend and enhance the experience by offering a brilliant family day out, where aficionados and devotees can surround themselves with the iconic bricks. That’s the offering at Legoland, Windsor, an adventure play world with over 55 interactive rides, live shows, building workshops, driving schools and attractions aimed at children from three to 12 years (erm, not to mention Beckham-esque fathers who’ve never outgrown their Lego fix) – all set within 150 acres of beautiful parkland.
Exciting additions for this year include the newly-opened Duplo Valley and Splash Safari, a haven for preschoolers with its menagerie of animal friends, interactive wet play areas and the largest water structure in the UK. Children will be on the edge of their seats with new cinema experience, Lego Legends Of Chima 4D, a tale of five heroic creature tribes competing for a mystical energy source, brought to life with state-of-the-art animation accompanied by wind, smoke and water special effects.
Also new for 2013 is the Lego Hero Factory, where you can assemble your own goodies and villains. If you want to avoid the crowds for the new attractions, don’t forget old favourites like the Fairytale Brook. The only drawback is that there’s so much to see, you’ll be hard pushed to pack it all in in one day, so why not stay over at the Legoland Resort Hotel, where you can slumber among Lego pirates and adventurers and dine out on Lego-shaped chips for supper.
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Tickets from £27.45. Under-threes free. Winkfield Road, Windsor SL4 4AY. Tel: 0845 373 2640; www.legoland.co.uk