As much as I genuinely enjoy having the boys at home during the school holidays I’m not delusional and I know they need to be kept busy, so I’ve done my utmost to make sure every day has an injection of fun and educational activity. It isn’t possible (or, in my opinion at least, sensible) to be out and about every single day though because I know the boys just wouldn’t be able to hack it. Days out are tiring, so I’ve tried to mix it up a bit and alternate between days out and activities at or near to home.
Day one was an easy decision to make. We’ve been LEGOLAND Discovery Centre annual pass holders since March and haven’t visited nearly enough so the first day of the holidays was set aside for a visit to Barton Square.
The fun, as always, started before we even went into the building. The boys love ‘driving’ the racing car every time we go (or even walk past) and this time insisted on me taking a photo.
We don’t always go through the ‘factory tour’ at the beginning of the LDC visit because it’s always the same and we’ve seen it many times, but this time the boys did fancy it so off we went to listen to Professor Brick talking about how LEGO is made. It’s an enjoyable feature of a visit and a definite must for first-timers.
Once we’d been fully educated by Professor Brick, we shot some bad guys on the Kingdom Quest Laser Ride before heading to Miniland and the rest of the attraction. There is lots to do inside the discovery centre and you can find a full list and description of each part of the attraction here.
There’s a very exciting event coming to LEGOLAND Discovery Centre next month. Do you know a little lego loving ninja? Then you really need to bring them down to meet Red Fire Ninja Kai during August.
Kids will be able to make their own masks and airjitsu flyers before putting their creations to the test in the Airjitsu Flyer Academy. Don’t let them forget to obtain their Ninjitsu Diploma, or to take part in the Laser Maze Challenge! Once that’s all done, they can upload videos of their skills online too.
We have many more days of summer to go yet and this definitely means another trip to LEGOLAND Discovery Centre is in order.
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