One of our favourite days out is Legoland and we’ve had lots of great days out there thanks to our Merlin Annual Pass. Legoland is great at putting on extra events throughout the year and when we heard about their Summer of Fun we couldn’t wait to see what it was all about.
Alice had asked if we could go to Legoland for her birthday day out and that is what is really great about having a Merlin Annual Pass, because I could easily say yes. Alice was also really excited to go because now that she was 6 years old it meant that she could go on the Lego City Driving school. It did mean that Holly and her were now on different ones, as Holly still did the L-Drivers one, but they didn’t seem to mind.
Alice’s face just said it all, she loved driving around the bigger course, in a bigger car. It’s the little things in life that make them happy.
Our day at Legoland was very different this time, I don’t know if turning 6 made Alice braver, but we tried lots of new rides. Alice doesn’t like rides where she might get wet! I had tried telling her on our other visits that on the Coastguard HQ you don’t get wet, but she wouldn’t listen to me. But today she did and we all went on them. We had to go in separate boats and you can’t fit 4 in a boat.
The girls both loved being able to drive the boats and attempt to steer!
We then decided to head over and see what the Summer of Fun was all about.
It was over in Miniland and they had created a beach which Holly, my little sand lover, was very excited to see. The shoes were off and she was in. There were plenty of buckets and spades for everyone to use and the girls loved making sandcastle. There was even a big water tank to wash the sand off you afterwards.
All around the beach were deckchairs to relax in and of course the giant deckchair too! They had picnic blankets that you could borrow and there was a refreshment kiosk too. Along with a stage that had shows on throughout the day.
Whilst we were there we looked around Miniland it’s always a lovely part of our visit and there were some new additions from around the world too. Alice is always fascinated by the different places.
The Summer of Fun continues over in Splash Safari and Drench Towers, the UKs largest outdoor water play structure. We had brought the girls swimwear for the first time and they couldn’t wait to explore it. There is no photography allowed in the water area, so I don’t have any photos to share with you. But the girls had a great time and we will definitely be bringing their swimwear on any warm days.
The Summer of Fun is going to be available until 2nd September.
We always love to watch the Pirate Show when we visit and today was no different, the girls just love it. But what was a first for us, was they were also showing the Lego Friends shows and my girls just LOVE Lego Friends. Even writing this I now have the theme tune in my head!!
To say they were excited and mesmerised by it, is an understatement. Holly was up dancing and they loved it.
At the end of the show you had an opportunity to meet the Lego Friends and have your photo taken with them. Alice doesn’t like meeting characters, but Holly couldn’t wait and we joined the queue. When we got to the front, which didn’t take long. She was a little apprehensive and Emma came forward knelt down to her level and said do you want to come and stand with me. That totally put Holly at ease and she loved it. She wants the photo to go up in her room 🙂
We also went on the Skyrider for the first time. It is like a monorail that goes over Miniland and you get great views of it.
It was great to see Legoland from above!
We normally try and leave around 4pm to get home in time for dinner, but we were having such a brilliant day and the girls were having so much fun that we just didn’t want to leave. There were still rides that we wanted to try.
I did warn you it was a day of new rides for us and one that we hadn’t spotted before over near the splash park was Raft Racers. We had assumed that the flumes we could see were all part of the splash park, but they weren’t.
We headed over to Raft Racers and the girls loved the look of it and we joined the queue. When we got to being our turn, Holly and I were first and Holly had a moment of last minute panic. The man working on the ride was brilliant, he asked her if she wanted it to go slow and she said yes. He told he would press the slow button and she was happy about that. It was so sweet of him and she loved the ride!
I managed to quickly capture Andy and Alice coming down after us.
We had a brilliant day as always, we arrived at 9.30am and left at 6pm. The longest we’ve ever spent at a theme park!
Disclosure: We are working with Merlin Annual Pass this year as ambassadors. Thank you Merlin for providing us with a year of fun.