Kate Sutton entered a blogging competition with Best Western, and won a stay at BEST WESTERN Royal Adelaide Hotel, with tickets to Legoland. Read about her trip here :
I was lucky enough to win a competition run by Best Western, Tots100 and Legoland earlier this year, and chose to take my prize on quite possibly the hottest weekend of the decade so far.
I took my eight year old son, Dexter, and we drove down to the BEST WESTERN Royal Adelaide Hotel in Windsor, late on Friday night. A genius idea, if I say so myself, as we missed all the traffic and got there in just over an hour from Kent.
We were warmly greeted by a member of hotel staff but were both asleep within minutes of getting into our air conditioned room. Bliss.
We had a lazy Saturday morning, enjoying a chilled breakfast at the hotel, before heading off to Legoland. To say Dexter was excited, is a massive understatement, and as the temperature gauge rose and rose, so did his excitement. I wondered, however, if perhaps, it was just going to be too hot for us.
I needn’t have worried. Yes, it was absolutely roasting, but this is where the water rides come into their own at Legoland – what better way to cool off!
I had decided beforehand that I was going to pay for a Q-Bot ride reservation ticket to try and jump the queues. The queues are the only downside to Legoland (and all theme parks,) and I thought I’d see if paying £15 each would make a difference.
And it did. You’re given a small device that you programme yourself, choose which ride you want to reserve a place for, you’re given a time, and you then go back to the ride at the given time. All quite simple really and saves having to wait around for hours on end.
We knew already which rides we wanted to go on; Pirate Falls, Jolly Roger (which, incidentally, scared the bejesus out of me,) Vikings’ River Splash, Spinning Spider and the Dragon roller coaster – they didn’t disappoint.
There’s so much to do at Legoland, but we managed to fit a lot into one day. The heat had taken it’s toll and it was time to go back to our hotel.
We showered and wandered into town for dinner, heading back full, tired but happy that we’d had such a great weekend.
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