Friday, 6 April 2012

Bank Holiday Fun

As it's Good Friday and our only weekend day as a family together, we decided to spend the day at Legoland Windsor.  Normally we drive there, but today we had my 13 year old's girlfriend with us, so couldn't all fit in the car.  The solution, we decided to take the bus!  Now I have been driving since 2001 and getting a bus is not something I do very often and certainly not something I enjoy!

Waiting for the bus
I did a bit of research on the net of the costs and thought, at £16 for a family ticket, not bad.  That's about as good as it got!  Off to the bus stop we all trundle and ended up waiting about 50 minutes for a bus.  50 MINUTES!!  I understand that they don't run a normal service on a bank holiday, but really, they didn't seem to run to any timetable!  We got off at the town centre and luckily the second bus to Legoland was waiting at the terminal so we were able to get straight on.

We then get to Legoland and head straight for the puppet show.  We were just in time for the showing of 'The Three Little Pigs'.  Brilliant, the kids loved it (and so did the grown ups). While the show was on, we also had our picnic.  My biscuits from my last post went down a treat.

Pirates of Skeleton Bay
The older two went off by themselves so that they could enjoy the bigger rides and we went off towards the pirate show.  Aled does love the pirate show.  As usual, it was great.

Me and Aled dino spotting.
As our boys are Dinosaur mad, we headed off to the Dino Safari ride.  After a 30 minute wait, we finally get on the 2 minute ride.  That was the only ride we managed to get on, the rest of the park was just rammed and the queues were humongous!

We did manage to do some of the things that we don't normally do, such as play with the lego in the Build & Test area.  The boys loved the giant lego bricks and also the earthquake simulator and seeing their creation get knocked down!  I don't know who was the bigger kid in there, the 2 year old, 3 year old or my 32 year old hubby!

From there we wondered around the maze and then onto the Enchanted Forest, a cute little trail with lego animals in it.

A little walk around the resort and then we get a phone call from the older two about 4pm to say that they were waiting for us.  We head off up to the top and have about 15 mins to wait for the bus.  As we were leaving the park, we get handed a box of cereal!  Very random, but thanks! lol.

On the bus home, Noah starts to chill out, but Aled is just as hyper.  Back we get to our town centre to find that there is a 55 min wait for the bus home!  Bugger that we thought, so got us a 6 seater taxi!

We are now about to start a family game night and have Harry Potter Cluedo set up and ready to go.

Jackie. x

No comments:

Post a comment

Thank you for visiting me. I would love to hear your comments. x