If your kids love Lego, they’ll love the Legoland Windsor hotel. I mean what’s not to love about a Lego-themed hotel? There is Lego everywhere, literally. Our 4 year old loved it, in fact, she said she wanted to stay forever.
The entrance to the hotel has a giant dragon with steam that comes out of his nose, waiting to greet you. Once in reception, you get your first glimpse of just how amazing the hotel is. There is a giant moving mobile of different lego sculptures, a wall of Lego figures behind the reception desk and a lego pit to play in while waiting to check in.
As soon as we entered the hotel we were greeted by friendly staff that were only too happy to help. Once we had checked in we headed to our room. Even the lift is brightly coloured with lego pictures everywhere and a voice that sounded a lot like tree fu tom’s entertaining the kids with pirate talk or train noises.
We chose a pirate themed room but there are also adventure, Lego friends and kingdom (knights). Each type of room is on its own floor and the theme starts the minute you get out of the lift.
The pirate theme enchanted F. There was a children’s sleeping area with bunk beds and a tv. The bathroom is in the middle of the room followed by the main sleeping area with double bed (ours had a skull and cross bone lego sculpture above it). A travel cot was also provided for E. Everything you might need was there. Tea and coffee making facilities, hair dryer, tv, iron and ironing board and of course a big box of lego.
Children are well catered for in the rooms from the night lights by the bunk beds to the built in children’s toilet seat. Toiletries are also provided and even the soap is lego shaped.
The first thing we did was a treasure hunt. The treasure hunt involved finding the numbers needed to open the safe. We had to count the number of starfish on the carpet and skull and cross bones on the bunk beds. The safe contained a bag of Duplo (to make a fish) for E and a bag of lego (police car) for F to take home. Such a simple idea that F loved.
Once we were settled we headed down to the swimming pool. There is a small swimming pool with a shallow water splash zone adjacent. This includes two small water slides (perfect for under 5’s), water canons, a seesaw, water jets and of course some foam lego blocks. The girls both loved it. We had trouble getting F out.
After showering and changing we headed off to the restaurant area. There was kids entertainment on from 5 pm until 9 pm. This included games, Ninjago training and meeting lego characters.
We ate in Bricks restaurant, an all you can eat buffet. It was about £22 for adults and £12 for children over 3. We felt that £12 was quite a lot for a 4 year old who doesn’t eat a lot. The quality of food was not great but they did have Lego shaped chips. Breakfast is buffet style again and is served in the same restaurant. There was plenty of choices and was actually better quality than dinner. Breakfast is included in the cost of the room.
After dinner, F enjoyed some of the kid’s entertainment and we explored the hotel a little more. We loved the Lego scene in the skyline bar.
There was another bar which had a PlayStation room, a Lego cinema and another room full of pits of Lego to keep the kids busy. We also got talking to some staff who kindly arranged for F to get a birthday card, badge and balloon delivered to our room when they realised we were there as a slightly late birthday treat.
The next morning we were up early with a very excited 4 year old. We purchased our park tickets at 7 from reception as we were advised it can get busy around 9 am. There was more entertainment on for the kids. Each morning a flyer is put under your door telling you when and where things are on.
After breakfast, F joined a treasure hunt to find the key to the park. Hotel guests get to enter and leave the park from outside the hotel which brings you out near the bottom of the park. This entrance is open 30 minutes earlier than the main gates. Once in the park, only Lego city is open 30 minutes early. If you want to read more about our day in the park, please visit Legoland Windsor for children under 5.
We booked our stay via the Legoland website and chose a splash and stay. It cost us £90 for bed and breakfast and all the entertainment mentioned. We purchase our park tickets separately as splash and stay bookings do not include park entry. These cheap deals are on in term time when Legoland is not open every day. Check the website carefully to make sure the park is open on the day after your hotel stay. The park was not open the day we stayed (a Wednesday) but it was open Thursday so it was perfect for us.
If you are planning a trip to Windsor as well, you may like my post An afternoon in Windsor with a toddler.
This is not a sponsored post. We paid for our visit to Legoland Windsor hotel but I wanted to share our experience.