The modern family just returned from a Winter Weekend Santa Sleepover at Legoland Windsor Resort Hotel. A big thank you to the resort for having us as guests. It’s was one of their first Winter breaks of the season, and it really put us in a festive mood. Here’s what we loved …
1. Lego! It’s everywhere! In reception, our room, the play areas. The girls had a ball building all kinds of things, including a giant-sized union jack for a competition.
2. Meeting Santa! We signed up for a time to meet a lego figure version of Santa, and his elves gave us, you guessed it, Lego!
3. Making lego decorations. This was MY favourite activity. We made all four ornaments: a star, santa, candy cane and heart. The best part is we got to take them home.
4. Decorating cookies. While the cookies weren’t lego-shaped, they were big milk chocolate chip cookies and the girls went wild with icing, sprinkles and more chocolate chips. Yum.
5. Bricks Family Restaurant. It’s all-you-can-eat buffet style. My youngest spotted the bar-b-que ribs, loaded up her plate, and proceeded to eat every single one! There is a nice variety of hot food (roast chicken, a wok option, curry, etc), salads and desserts. The girls went back several times.
6. Building a lego creation for the competition. Imagine a room filled with lego, and you can make whatever strikes your fancy! We came at the tail end, and lego was running a bit low, but the girls managed to build a Union Jack. I was impressed that they figured out how to make the vertical stripes (the smallest lego). Unfortuanltey we didn’t win.
7. Our room! We had an Adventure room, which had a butterfly, a beetle and a monkey. The best bit was the treasure chest — where you follow clues to break the secret code to unlock the chest. Guess what’s inside? Lego! Whoop-whoop.
8. The swimming pool and wet play area. This was a BIG hit. There’s a shallow swimming pool and a wet play area with water guns, see-saws, and showering lego everywhere. Unfortunately one of my daughters slipped and hit her head (she was
running, despite the signs posted everywhere that say NO RUNNING). That freaked me out a bit, and hubby immediately reasearched signs of concussion. Once we were satisfied everything was fine, we could enjoy the break again.
9. Having a place to enjoy a glass of wine, while the kids played with … lego! Craig from Dadzclub was there, and our two families sat together nattering away, with the kids running around playing with lego in a big play area. It (almost) felt like a night out!
10. Leaving a carrot and mince pie outside out door, and waking up to little gifts from Santa! Leaving a carrot and mince pie outside out door, and waking up to little gifts from Santa! We exchanged a voucher for a plate with a carrot and mince pie and were told to leave it outside the door. We weren’t quite sure what we would get. I’d spoil it for you if I told you, so I think I’ll keep you in suspence (hint: it WASN’T lego).
11. The view. We almost forgot that Legloand was just outside our bedroom window.
Net: My oldest (nearly 11) thought she was a bit old (especially for the shows), but my two younger ones (7 and 8) were in Lego heaven! Any night away is a break for me, and I loved it.
Santa Sleepovers at Legoland Windsor Restor Hotel start from £251 for a 1 night dinner stay.