Fantastic Family Day at Legoland Discovery Centre Birmingham

As a mum of three energetic kids aged 10, 12, and 15, finding activities that can engage all of them simultaneously can be challenging. However, our recent trip to Legoland Discovery Centre in Birmingham was a fun experience for the whole family. We purchased combo tickets when we visited Cadbury World in the Summer, saving us a cool 25% on our Legoland admission, which made the day even more enjoyable.

Legoland Discovery Centre

Kingdom Quest

One of the highlights of our visit was the Kingdom Quest ride. This interactive adventure had us all hopping into a motorized chariot. Armed with laser guns, we embarked on a mission to defeat pesky goblins, skeletons, spiders and more. It was an exhilarating experience, with the kids (and the adult kids) excitedly shooting at the targets to see who got the highest score while we navigated through the course. It was a fantastic way to kickstart our day.

In case you were wondering, Ollie got the highest score on all three attempts, so I guess his gaming hobby paid off!

4D Lego Mini-movies

Legoland Discovery Centre

The 4D cinema was another hit with the kids. We caught three different 4D movies, and they were an absolute riot. The children couldn’t contain their laughter when unexpected spritzes of water and bursts of mist or wind surprised them during the films. It added an extra layer of fun and interactivity to the movies and had us all laughing together.

Lego Miniland

Legoland Miniland

Miniland was a sight to behold, showcasing Lego models of iconic Birmingham landmarks. The attention to detail in recreating our city’s skyline using Lego bricks was truly impressive. The football stadium model drew us in because you can play against each other, and the kids were thrilled to spot familiar landmarks like the Bullring, the Library and even the Sea Life Centre. It was a wonderful display that made us proud of our hometown.

Merlin’s Apprentice

One ride that we couldn’t get enough of was Merlin’s Apprentice. It was so much fun that we lost count of how many times we went on it. We took turns riding with each child, so they all got to experience it with Mum and Dad. The feeling of soaring high above the ground while pedalling to make our seats rise was exhilarating.

Lego Building Competition

Legoland Discovery

We decided to have a little friendly competition. We set a challenge to see who could build the best Lego vehicle – a car, trike, or bike – and raced them on the provided ramps. The creative and engaging activity allowed the kids to showcase their building skills and have healthy competition. They loved it, and so did we!

Lego Coffee Shop

Legoland Discovery

When it came time to refuel, we were pleasantly surprised by the reasonably priced café. The food and drinks were good quality, and it was a welcome break from our busy day. It’s always a relief when family-friendly attractions offer affordable dining options.

Lego Store

As the day drew to a close, we were excited to visit the Lego Store on-site. However, a fellow mum visiting the Discovery Centre tipped us off that the kits were more affordable at the Lego Store in the Bullring in Birmingham. We decided to walk into the city centre to check it out, and she was right. The prices there were indeed more budget-friendly, and the kids got more value for their money.

Our Thoughts

Legoland Discovery

In conclusion, our trip to Legoland Discovery Centre Birmingham was a memorable day for our family. I had always put off visiting Legoland Discovery because I felt that our children were too old, but they talked me into it as a family of Lego lovers. While our kids might be on the older side for such attractions, the discounted combo ticket with Cadbury World made it a worthwhile experience, and thankfully, none of us took ourselves too seriously so we could enjoy ourselves.

The only disappointment of our visit was the additional cost of the VR experience at £7 per person, which would have increased our ticket price by £34. We decided to skip it because we felt it should have been included in the admission price.

We were impressed by the variety of activities and probably spent around 3 hours there. The children were too old for the soft play area, but we kept ourselves busy elsewhere in the attraction, and the attention to detail in the exhibits is simply incredible. Legoland Discovery Centre gave us a day filled with laughter, creativity, and quality family time, which we’ll cherish for years.

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Things to know before you visit:

Legoland Discovery

When visiting Legoland Discovery Centre Birmingham, there are several important things to keep in mind for a smooth and enjoyable experience:

  1. Tickets and Combo Deals: Consider purchasing tickets in advance and look for combo deals like the one we had with Cadbury World for potential savings.
  2. Age Appropriateness: While Legoland Discovery Centre is suitable for children of various ages, be aware that some attractions may be more appealing to younger kids. Plan accordingly.
  3. Popular Attractions: Kingdom Quest, 4D cinema, Merlin’s Apprentice, and Miniland are some of the most popular attractions. Make sure to prioritise these if you have limited time.
  4. VR Experience: The VR experience is not included in the admission price and comes at an additional cost. Decide if it’s worth it for your family. Tickets for this cost an additional £7 per person.
  5. Café and Dining: The on-site café offers reasonably priced food and drinks, so you don’t have to leave the attraction for a meal.
  6. Lego Store: While there is a Lego Store at the Discovery Centre, you might find better deals at the Lego Store in the Bullring in Birmingham, which is a 20-minute walk.
  7. Height Restrictions: Some rides and attractions may have height restrictions, so check these beforehand to avoid disappointment.
  8. Plan for Crowds: Legoland Discovery Centre can get busy, especially during weekends and school holidays. Consider visiting during quieter times for a more relaxed experience. They also do bookable adult sessions and quiet sessions.
  9. Stay Hydrated: Bring water bottles, as you may get caught up in the fun and forget to stay hydrated.
  10. Arrive Early: Arriving early can help you beat the crowds and maximize your time at the attraction.
  11. Parking: Check parking options and fees in advance. Some attractions offer discounted parking when you buy tickets online. We parked at the NIA Car Park – 26 Sheepcote Street, B16 8AE. Payment can be made via the app or at the machines when you are ready to leave.
  12. Follow Safety Guidelines: Pay attention to any safety guidelines and rules provided by the staff to ensure a safe and enjoyable visit.
  13. Interactive Activities: Take advantage of the interactive activities like building challenges and competitions for added fun.
  14. Photography: Bring a camera or smartphone to capture memorable moments with your family and the impressive Lego displays.
  15. Check the Website: Before your visit, check the official Legoland Discovery Centre Birmingham website for the latest information on opening hours, special events, and any updates related to COVID-19 restrictions or guidelines.

By keeping these important points in mind, you can make the most of your visit to Legoland Discovery Centre Birmingham and create lasting memories with your family.

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