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Tuesday, 6 August 2013

LIFESTYLE POST // LEGOLAND

This past weekend, me and some friends went to Legoland! Yes, I know we're all 'adults' who don't have any children but to be fair we're like kids ourselves and most of my friends aren't really into rollercoasters so we decided to go to a more family friendly themepark for my friends birthday.

It was a really fun day. Because of the mix of attractions for all ages, there really was something for everyone and we definitely had a laugh going on the kids rides. The weather was gorgeous, I was surrounded by good friends and I'm a massive fan of themeparks - the day couldn't have gone any better.




We found beer! And I don't know why I'm posing like that


The only thing I would complain about is the price. Normally when my parents mention how expensive tickets are, I roll my eyes but this time, with me going with friends and therefore paying with my own money, I really noticed it! An adult ticket is £45.00 alone, which is ridiculous considering that Legoland is aimed mostly at children and other themeparks are much cheaper (for example, Alton Towers is over £10 cheaper and has a lot more to offer in terms of thrill rides, whereas Thorpe Park, which is more family oreinated like Legoland, is again over £10.00 cheaper). I just find it hard to understand why Legoland is charging so much for an adult when the park is aimed at children and other themeparks that have more to offer for adults are actually over £10 cheaper! 

Of course when using the 2-4-1 tickets the price ends up about the same, if not cheaper, and more affordable, but I don't think I'd ever go without using a 2-4-1 voucher. It actually cost us £30 because we split the price between three of us (we were going for a friends birthday and covered her ticket), which I suppose is a really good deal even when going thirds on an extra ticket.

However, when walking around the park, it was again easy to see how easily everything adds up. Lockers cost a non-refundable £1, which isn't ideal if you need to retrieve something from your locker later on in the day or if you've bought a picnic and are storing it in there. Keyrings from photos taken on the bigger rides are £8 alone, and rainmacs cost £3.50 (whereas last time when we'd gone they were only £2.00). Don't get me wrong, Legoland is a GREAT day out, but if you're not careful it can be very expensive.

And here are the top three things we learned from our day out ;

1. It's not a good idea to sit on the park map when riding the River Rapids to avoid your bum getting wet because you will end up drenched anyway and the map will transfer onto your white shorts and give you a green bum!
2. You can find alcohol ANYWHERE if you look long and hard enough
3. Children really are the spawn of the devil

Nonetheless, it was a really great day spent with friends. Despite being far too old for most rides, we had such a laugh, and even found a cheeky popup bar for a brief beer break ;) Even though it was a tad expensive, it was nice just going all out and doing something a little different for the day, especially if it meant making use of the lovely sunshine!


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