We had a brutal winter here in New York. Between the snow and the constant below-zero temps, we were inside a lot. We were constantly looking for things to do with the kids, but it can be hard to find something that a 4 year old and a 1 year old will both like and both be able to take part in.
When we decided to take a ride to Legoland to check it out, we had no idea how much fun we’d have. Neither of my kids are big into Legos yet. They both like blocks (Gia builds towers and Nicholas knocks them over) but we don’t have any Lego sets yet. But, it didn’t matter at all. They had a blast.
When we arrived, first we walked through MiniLand, a room full of famous NYC landmarks all made of Legos. From Yankee stadium to the NY skyline and the George Washington bridge — it was all there. The Legos light up and move and Gia loved seeing –and recognizing — all the parts of New York we know and love.
Once you’ve checked out all the cool parts of Miniland, you enter a huge room where all the fun happens. There’s a play structure to climb in and on, a racing area where kids can build lego cars and test which ones go fastest down a ramp, Duplo village where kids can build and play with huge legos (perfect for Nicholas), and a karaoke area. The kids happily bounced from area to area, playing with everything.
Gia’s favorite part of the day was Merlin’s Apprentice Ride. The ride is a double bicycle-like seat that you sit on and, the more you both pedal, the higher it goes. She absolutely loved pedaling her heart out and then stopping so we could “fall” a little. She went on 2 times (once with each parent) and was angling for a third time until we suggested a stop at the cafe for some ice cream. The only thing we skipped was the movie playing in the 4D cinema. Gia is afraid of the movies lately and didn’t want to see the movie so we didn’t push it.
We spent about 2 hours at Legoland and it was a great day. We will definitely be back again soon!
Disclaimer: My family received free admission to Legoland. All opinions are my own.