Browsing category: Legoland Birmingham
Where? Legoland Discovery Centre King Edwards Rd, Birmingham B1 2AA
We were very excited to get an invite to Legoland. Both my boys have been big fans of Duplo for quite some time and have just started to branch out into Lego. So time spent at a place dedicated to all things Lego sounded like a dream day!
When we arrived we were greeted by 'Kingdom Quest' a family friendly ride which involves taking a chariot ride to save a captured princess. The boys squealed with delight as they zapped skeletons, bats, monsters and spiders. They loved it so much we went on the ride twice.
Once we had completed our mission of saving the Princess we walked through into Miniland which is a very impressive mini Birmingham made entirely of Lego. Apparently it is made up of 1.5million bricks! There are lots of familiar sights including Villa Park, Bull ring, Cadbury world and NEC. It was beautiful to look at as the lights in the room slowley changed from day to night. There were lots of interactive parts to Miniland including buttons to press for the jousting knights in Warwick Castle.
After Miniland we entered a large room full of Lego related activities. These included a build and test area- make a car and test it down a ramp and make a tower and test it for strength on a wobbly table. There was also a large soft play area and one for smaller children with a little slide and an interactive wall of farm animals. A highlight in this room was the 4d cinema. We watched Nexo Knights which was 20 minutes long and involved being sprayed with water, bright flashing lights and lots of action on the screen which jumped out at you.
What did Family Fun in Brum think?
We were initially surprised by the size of Legoland Birmingham. It felt quite small and we worried that there wouldn't be enough activities to do to fill a day. However our worries soon subsided as we all wanted to revisit lots of the activities more than once which meant that time soon flew by. We were impressed with how friendly the staff were and they all wanted to engage with our boys and support them with their Lego builds. It's well worth a visit if you have a Lego fan in your family.
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