Visit Legoland theme park in London is one of the many things we can do in London with children. It is a great plan if you want to combine the passion for Lego that the little ones have, with one of the most famous children’s theme parks in the United Kingdom, which is visited by more than 2 million people every year.
Legoland Park is located on the outskirts of London, on Winkfield Rd, Windsor SL4 4AY. Below we explain how to get to Legoland Windsor and the different transfer and ticket options available depending on the season.
What will you find in this article?
- Legoland Park in London: General Information
- Age of Children
- Theme Zones and Attractions at Legoland London
- Legoland London Timetables
- Prices to visit Legoland in Windsor
- Where to buy Legoland tickets
- Eat at Legoland London
- Restaurants and Cafes in Legoland
- Have a Picnic at Legoland
- How to get to Legoland London Park
- Getting to Legoland Windsor by train from central London
- Going to Legoland Windsor by bus
- Getting to Legoland Windsor From the airport
- Hotels to visit Legoland
- Option 1: Staying in the same Legoland park
- Option 2: Stay in a hotel in Windsor
- Tips for Visiting Legoland
Legoland Park in London: General Information
The Legoland park in London is a theme park where the famous Lego pieces are the main protagonists, with giant figures made with Lego. More than 47 million Lego pieces make possible the existence of this park that fascinates both adults and children.
Age of children
It is designed to go with children between the ages of 3 and 10 approximately. There are rides for little kids, some where it’s even possible to ride with a baby, and there are rides for slightly older kids, but usually all the rides are pretty smooth, so there’s no risk of them wanting to ride. the typical older kid rides that make us parents’ stomachs clench when they say they want to ride.
Theme Zones and Attractions at Legoland London
The Legoland Park is divided into several themed zones, with attractions and restaurants or cafes in each zone. You will see some of the areas that have suitable attractions according to the age of the children.
- The Beginning : Entrance area to the park.
- Land of the Vikings : The Land of the Vikings, where you will find numerous water attractions.
- Knights’ Kingdom : The Kingdom of the Knights, where we will find the Lego castle.
- Pirate Shore : The Pirate Shore, here you will find pirate ships and water attractions.
- Kingdom of the Pharaohs : The Kingdom of the Pharaohs, where the Egyptian theme is the main protagonist.
- Heartlake City: Where the LEGO Friends are the protagonists.
- LEGO City : Here various attractions related to transportation, such as cars and ships. There are Lego cars that the youngest members of the family can drive and they can also get their Lego driving license!
- Adventure Land: Here is another of Lego’s famous attractions, the submarine (pictured above).
- Miniland : One of the most famous attractions in the park. It is a miniature reproduction of London (which is actually very large!) made with Lego pieces, and we find the most emblematic buildings and places in the city, such as Big Ben, the London Eye, the bridge Tower, City Hall, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Westminster Abbey…
- Duplo Valley : This is the quintessential children’s area. Here we will find attractions for the little ones in the family, as well as the famous “Splash Park” of Legoland, where children can have a good time running between water jets – make sure to bring a swimsuit and change of clothes if it is summer!
- Imagination Center : Here we find “The Explotarium”, an educational workshop for children, among other attractions that stimulate the imagination of children.
Timetables Legoland London
Legoland Park hours vary by date. Normally the Legoland park opens from 10 am to 5 pm during the year, and during weekends and high season it stays open until 6 or 8 pm .
- January 1 to 6: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
- January 7 to February 14: closed
- February 15 to 24: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
- February 25 to March 12: closed
- March 13 to April 2: open 10 am – 5 pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday; 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Closed on March 18 and 25.
- April 3 to 20: Open daily from 10 am to 6 pm.
- April 21 to 24: Open from 10 am to 5 pm.
- April 25 and 26: Open from 10 am to 6 pm.
- April 27 to May 21: Open from 10 am to 5 pm on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, May 1 and 15. On weekends and Friday the 8th it opens from 10 am to 6 pm. Closed on Wednesdays April 29, May 6, 13 and 20.
- May 22 to June 1: Open daily from 10 am to 6 pm.
- June 2 to July 19: Open Monday through Friday from 10 am to 5 pm and from 10 am to 6 pm on Saturday and Sunday.
- July 20 to September 1: Open daily from 10 am to 6 pm.
- September 2 to October 14: Open from 10 am to 5 pm Monday through Friday and from 10 am to 6 pm on Saturday and Sunday. Closed on September 9, 16, 23, 30 and October 7, 13 and 14.
- October 15 to November 1: Open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. except on October 17, 18, 23, 24, 30 and 31 when it opens from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
- November 2 to 27: closed.
- November 28 to December 20: open from 10 am to 7 pm on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.
- December 21 to 23: Open from 10 am to 7 pm.
- December 24: Open from 10 am to 2 pm.
- December 25 – 31: Closed.
Prices to visit Legoland in Windsor
The price of tickets to visit the Legoland park varies greatly depending on the time of year, being more expensive during weekends and in high season (summer, school holidays…) The price of admission to Legoland starts at £30 up to £60 per person .
It is considerably cheaper to buy Legoland tickets online in advance than to buy them at the box office on the same day. If it is through its official website you have to buy the tickets at least a week before so that it is cheaper.
Where to buy Legoland tickets
- On the official Legoland website : You will see that on the official website they will offer you different possibilities, such as adding a food menu in one of the restaurants, access to the q-bots, etc…
- Legoland Tickets with Meals : This option includes Legoland tickets and a meal at Farmer Joe’s Chicken Company Restaurant or Burger Kitchen Restaurant. Does not include transport from London. This ticket is sometimes cheaper than on the official website.
- Coach from London + Admission to Legoland Windsor : This option includes admission to Legoland and return travel from London by coach from Victoria in central London.
Eating at Legoland London
In the Legoland park in London we will find restaurants, cafes and food stalls of all kinds.
Restaurants and Cafes in Legoland
- Hill Top Café: The Beginning area. Breakfast, lunch and dinner with options to take away. And free fruit!
- Knight´s Table: Zone Knight´s Kingdom. Chicken wraps and burgers.
- City Walk Pizza and Pasta: Heartlake City area. Pizza, Pasta and Salads. And free fruit!
- Harborside Fish and Chips: Adventure Land Zone. For authentic British fish and chips.
- Farmer Joe’s Chicken Company: Duplo Valley area. Wraps, chicken burgers, salads and takeout.
- Pirate’s Burger Kitchen: Pirate Shores area. Burgers and takeaway.
- Studio Café: Imagination Center area. Donuts, ice cream, smoothies and coffee.
- Sweet Shop: The Beginning area. Candy shop.
- Wafflemeister: Knight’s Kingdom Zone. Waffles.
- Costa Café: Cafeteria of the Costa chain, we find one in The Beginning area and another in the Heartlake area.
- Ice Cream Parlour: Heartlake area. Ice cream shop.
Picnic at Legoland
It is good to know that the Legoland park also has a lot of green areas, with picnic areas, with tables and chairs to sit on. It is possible to take your own food to eat inside the park as a picnic or sandwiches. In some areas of tables and chairs there are signs saying that the tables are reserved for customers of the restaurants, but even so, there are many places where it is possible to sit down to eat something.
How to get to Legoland London Park
The Legoland theme park in London is located on the outskirts of the city, more specifically in Windsor. The park is about 15 minutes from the center of Windsor, where we also find the famous Windsor Castle .
Legoland address: Winkfield Rd, Windsor, SL4 4AY.
Getting to Legoland Windsor by train from central London
To go by train to Legoland from central London we have two options:
- From London Paddington Station there is a direct train to Windsor and Eton Central which takes approximately 30 minutes.
- From London Waterloo station (behind the London Eye ) there is a train to Windsor and Eton Riverside (which is a 10-minute walk from Windsor and Eton Central train station). This journey lasts almost 1 hour.
From both stations (Central and Riverside) there is a shuttle bus that goes to Legoland. The bus ticket is not included in the tickets to the park, so it is necessary to pay to get on.
As Windsor is located outside the London transport zones, London transport cards are not valid, neither the oyster card nor the travelcard to get to Windsor by train or for the shuttle bus .
It is possible to buy train tickets at the same train station on the same day or in advance online as we explain here .
Go to Legoland Windsor by bus
There is a direct bus to Legoland from London (Victoria), and you can buy a combined ticket that includes the return bus ride and admission to Legoland for one day.
Getting to Legoland Windsor From the Airport
Heathrow airport is only 12 miles from Legoland park, about 10 minutes by car, so it seems like a very good option if you are thinking of spending several days in London and want to spend a few days at Legoland and Windsor. , is to fly to Heathrow and go directly to Legoland by taxi , spend a night or two there, take the train to London and then spend a few days in London.
Gatwick Airport is also located in the south of London, but 45 miles from Legoland, and it can take around an hour to reach Windsor by car.
Hotels to visit Legoland
One of the most popular options is to spend a couple of days at Legoland, spending one or two nights in one of the themed hotels in the Legoland park itself or in the town of Windsor.
Being in Windsor, it is a good idea to combine a visit to Legoland park in London with a visit to Windsor.
Option 1: Stay in the same Legoland park
Legoland Windsor has two themed hotels, the Castle Hotel and the Legoland Windsor Resort Hotel . Both hotels are spectacular inside and an experience that children will never forget. When you stay at one of the two Lego hotels, you can enter the park 30 minutes before the gates open, taking the opportunity to enjoy the park before everyone else arrives. Both hotels have restaurants and bars, and there is also an indoor pool. Breakfast is included in the price, and it is good to know that it is possible to leave your bags at the reception without any problem if you arrive before the check-in time or if you need to check-out and enjoy the park on the last day. It is only possible to book a Legoland hotel on the official websiteAnd the best of all is that they usually have an offer in which the entrance to the park for the 2nd day is free if you stay in one of the hotels.
1. Legoland Windsor Resort Hotel
The Legoland Windsor Resort Hotel has a dragon at the entrance that blows smoke from its nose, and as soon as you enter the reception you can find all the Lego characters you can imagine. The rooms are spectacular, and as soon as you enter you have to search for a treasure, looking for a combination to open a box in which there is a gift. It has direct access to the park so as not to waste time.
2. Legoland Castle Hotel
The Castle Hotel is an authentic Lego castle where there are rooms for wizards or knights. Upon entering the children also have to go on a treasure hunt to open a gift, and in each room there is an Xbox for the children to enjoy.
Option 2: Stay in a hotel in Windsor
Another option is to stay in a hotel in the city of Windsor and go to Legoland by public bus. The number 600 bus runs the central Windsor – Legoland route and takes less than 15 minutes to complete the journey. I think it’s a good option if you go to Legoland, think about spending a day visiting the city of Windsor and the castle , spending the night there and visiting Legoland the next day for example.
- Park Farm Bed and Breakfast : Located between Legoland and the city of Windsor, for the experience of staying in an authentic British bed and breakfast.
- The Rutlands Beds and Breakfasts
- The Duke´s Retreat : Hotel in the center of Windsor
- Sir Christopher Wren Hotel Spa : Spa hotel located near Eton Riverside railway station overlooking the Thames.
Tips for visiting Legoland
If you are planning to visit London in the summer and you are going to dedicate one or more days to the Legoland park, it is advisable to bring a swimsuit for the little ones if the weather is good and a change of clothes, since there is an area with water attractions and water fountains where children can bathe.
Visiting the Legoland park in London at Christmas is also a good idea, since there is no lack of Christmas decorations and there is also a cabin where children can meet Santa Claus, something that is essential if you are going to visit London with children at Christmas .
Q-Bots to avoid queuing at attractions
The Legoland park in London is very famous, so it is usually very crowded on weekends and during high season. As in any amusement park, the queues to ride the attractions can be quite long when there are many people, but to save time in queues it is possible to catch a device called a Q-Bot in the Legoland park in London, in which you can basically reserve a place in the queue at the park’s most popular attractions without having to physically queue, so you can continue walking through the park without wasting time queuing. When your turn is about to come, the device notifies you, so you can go directly to the entrance of the attraction without having to wait in line. Using a Q-Bot has an extra cost, and there are several options,