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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.

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  • Reply Victoria

    We visited Lego Land in Chicago several years ago when our kids were smaller and it was great! It really got my kids thinking about how to use their Lego in more creative ways.

    4-22-15 at 10:39 am
    • Reply Krista

      It really is great for creativity. My kids are now into Legos since we visted!

      4-26-15 at 9:09 am
  • Reply Melodi Steinberg

    Your daughter is adorable and she looked soooo happy to be there!

    4-22-15 at 11:17 am
    • Reply Krista

      Aww thank you! She’s in a total “I love the camera” phase right now.

      4-26-15 at 9:10 am
  • Reply CourtneyLynne

    we went to Lego land in Dallas when we were visiting my parents and omg!!! My daughter had so much fun!

    4-22-15 at 11:19 am
    • Reply Krista

      It’s a great little trip, right?!

      4-26-15 at 9:10 am
  • Reply Kimberly

    We went to Legoland last year and my then 4 year old Lego lover was in heaven! Definitely need to make a return trip!

    4-22-15 at 11:23 am
    • Reply Krista

      Which one did you guys visit? I’d love to go to one of the bigger ones next!

      4-26-15 at 9:10 am
  • Reply Tessa

    Legoland looks awesome! My daughter has just recently become obsessed with Legos, so this would be a perfect place for her 🙂

    4-22-15 at 12:00 pm
    • Reply Krista

      Definitely take a trip if there’s one near you. You wont be disappointed!

      4-26-15 at 9:11 am
  • Reply My Life As A Mummy

    Sounds like you all had a fantastic time. The last time I went to legoland was 16 years ago when I was 11. I am planning on taking my eldest soon.

    Thank you for linking up with the #WeekendBlogHop

    Laura x x x

    4-22-15 at 2:41 pm
    • Reply Krista

      Thanks for having me!

      4-26-15 at 9:11 am
  • Reply Maggie May's Gifts

    wow, that looks like so much fun!
    amazing all the things they can make with legos!

    4-22-15 at 4:21 pm
    • Reply Krista

      I think I liked the big Lego animals more than the kids!

      4-26-15 at 9:12 am
  • Reply Melissande

    My boys so badly want to go to Legoland. I thought the only one was in Florida? I just LOVE that Lego dog. How awesome!

    4-22-15 at 4:40 pm
    • Reply Krista

      THe ones in FL and CA are much bigger with more rides. There are a bunch of other ones (like the one near us in NY) that are smaller and are perfect for day trips! Check it out!

      4-26-15 at 9:13 am
  • Reply Kendra

    We love Legoland. We went last year and loved it!!

    I would love to know how you got free tickets! I would love to work with them on my blog!!

    4-23-15 at 12:22 am
  • Reply Kristen

    I’ve always wanted to go to Lego Land! So cute! Nice to “meet” you!

    4-23-15 at 8:04 pm
  • Reply Krista

    Nice to meet you too! Thanks for stopping by!!

    4-26-15 at 9:14 am
  • Reply Caryn

    I was there a few weeks ago and really enjoyed it, too. My son is six and couldn’t wait to tell daddy that there was a Yankees Stadium made out of legos. We rode Merlin, too, but I was actually scared that I would fall through. Ok. Ok. I’m a little afraid of heights. We spent about 2-hours there and thought it was really a worthwhile entertaining day.

    4-27-15 at 9:37 pm
  • Reply Debi (@thatdebi)

    Your daughter is so cute! 🙂

    4-27-15 at 11:50 pm
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