If I am honest, I have to admit that I am not a big fan of theme parks generally - I don't like scary rides, I don't like the crowds and the chaos. But as far as theme parks go, LEGOLAND is my favourite - the rides are all more fun rather than scary, going mid-week meant we avoided the crowds and we were given such a warm welcome by everyone there. Having an overnight stay in the hotel was the icing on the cake and I found I really really enjoyed our time there! (needless to say, the kids did too!)
To be greeted by this smoke breathing dragon on the brightly coloured entrance to the hotel was our first glimpse of the excitement that was in store for us. As you can see, the boys were very very excited already!
|T camoflages against the LEGO with her brightly coloured top!|
The hotel boasted play areas where children could play on one of several Xboxes or play with the LEGO. There was also an outdoor play area for hotel guests too as well as a totally awesome swimming pool and splash pool!!!
|J's face as he sees the pirate theme in the corridors (and this is before we even get to our room!)|
|Pirate themed corridors|
|They had to answer the clues to crack the code to the safe in which their treasure awaited!|
And it still didn't stop there! Mum and Dad's area of the hotel room was also under the control of the pirates...
All this excitement and adventure and that was before we had even set foot into the actual LEGOLAND park. So here are a few highlights from the theme park...
|We were so pleased that there were even rides that T could enjoy at only 14 months old!|
|The boys LOVED the Viking ride so much they went on 4 times in a row!!!|
|We were impressed with the LEGO Star Wars themed displays (the boys are BIG fans of the LSW game on the wii)|
So all in all, we had a truly fabulous time and I have asked J to either win us another trip there or to raid Daddy's credit card and take me there again for my birthday.
With special thanks to Silentnight beds and their representatives for awarding J this fabulous prize and to children's author Jeremy Strong who picked J's story as one of the finalists in Silentnight's competition.