This year holidays will be different. We have had to swap a planned holiday to Sicily with a trip to Mount Vesuvius for a short self catering break to Devon. I am sure we will enjoy countryside walks and trips to the local pub but if you have children it can be difficult to make a staycation exciting.
One answer might be to consider a short break at a theme park. Legoland Windsor has reopened and has some late availability. LEGOLAND Holidays is the official short break provider to the LEGOLAND Resort Windsor.
Their packages offer great value with Theme Park tickets, a hotel stay and delicious breakfast included. They sell a wide range of hotels from budget-friendly favourites like the Holiday Inn, to comfortable local retreats with a touch of luxury. Customers can also choose to stay in the heart of the Resort, in the LEGOLAND Resort Hotel boasting fully-themed rooms, a LEGO pirate-themed indoor water play area and Bricks Family Restaurant.
Legoland has 55 interactive rides as well as its famous driving schools set in a 150 acre park. Many of the activities are suitable for under fives.
It’s also possible to add one of many fantastic local attractions onto a break to make it even more memorable. With the 2nd Day FREE and Kids Go FREE offers, all breaks come at fantastic prices.
Windsor is about thirty miles West of London and is well served by the motorway network, M3, M4 and M25. It is close to Heathrow airport and 30 minutes from London by train. I can easily understand why the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh chose to spend the last few months in quarantine at Windsor Castle. The Castle is said to be the largest and oldest inhabited royal castle in the world and the Queen still enjoys riding in the 5,000 acre park. In a normal year she loves watching her horses race at the nearby Windsor Race course. It has been home to 39 monarchs from William the Conqueror.
Tourists can watch the changing of the guards or visit the state apartments and St. George’s Chapel.
A good way to see Windsor is to take the Original tour hop on hop off bus. National trust members will also enjoy a visit to Cliveden with its famous mazes . Other suggestions include a visit to Eton to see where William and Harry went to school or a boat trip on the river Thames.
This year my grandson will be spending his fifth birthday at Legoland and staying in a pirate themed room.
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