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Legoland in Windsor

Windsor, located just an hour from London, is full of action-packed things to do for families.  You have planned your school holiday fun with the kids.  To stop the cries of “are we there yet”, you need a base that’s easy to reach and has plenty of parking, one that also gives you quick access to all the fun things to see and do.  Take a look at The Castle Hotel and our top tips for a hassle-free, relaxed three-night family break.

Day 1 – Welcome to The Castle Hotel

We are just a few minutes from junction 6 of the M4, so if you are travelling by car from pretty much anywhere in the west or north of the Watford Gap, then you can avoid the M25 and access the hotel relatively easily.  Our team is armed with tricks to entertain the kids whilst you check in and furnish them with colouring books and pens to keep them occupied when the iPads and TV are not on.

Drop the bags, pick your beds (yes Dad might have to take the sofa bed), take the weight off and grab a seat in Leaf Bar.  You might find this slightly more informal for the kids than the restaurant, but with the same quality of choice and dishes as the restaurant.  The kids can turn up their iPads, graze on our finger foods, fries and garlic breads whilst you take a sip of wine or a gulp of Windsor & Eton ale – bliss.

We know some kids can be the fussiest of eaters, so if they fancy beans on toast or something not on the menu, we will do what we can to accommodate them – no-one goes hungry in Leaf.

Day 2 – Are you ready to scream?

Up at the crack of dawn as the kids are during most holidays, you will be glad to hear breakfast is served from 7:00am.  Be the first to dive into the breakfast buffet, a magnificent display of juices, hot and cold Continental options for you all to enjoy.  And return back to the buffet for a sneaky pastry. We will even bring the kids a velvety hot chocolate topped with cream and marshmallows to kick start their day.

Take a short 10-minute drive to Legoland, one of the UK’s most popular theme parks. There are over 55 rides and themed areas to explore.  Dive under water in a submarine and be surrounded by the sharks and fishes in Lego City Deep Sea Adventure or scream on The Dragon – the resorts most thrilling ride.  Stroll around famous landmarks in Mini Land and finish off with a soaking at Drench Towers.  You will fill the whole day at Legoland and return to the hotel to recover and revive your team for another day of adventure.

Day 3 – London’s calling

The Castle Hotel is just an 800m walk from the Windsor & Eton train station that connects to Slough and then onwards on the brand new Elizabeth Line into the heart of London.  Even with the most complaining and whinging kids, it is a train adventure for them to enjoy.  There is so much to see and do in the capital but one of the best ways to entertain the family is with a multi-attraction ticket and you can cram so much into your day visit.  Start by getting off the tube at Paddington and picking up the Bakerloo line to Baker Street.  Straight out of the tube and you will hit Madame Tussauds.  Encounter super heroes, villains and celebrities all under the one roof.

After Madame Tussauds, take a black cab or pick up an open top bus tour all the way to Westminster.  Glimpse at the Houses of Parliament and perhaps Westminster Abbey before hitting the Sea Life Adventure – epic displays of colourful coral, fishes and sharks.  A short walk from Sea Life Adventure and your exploration of London continues. Get the best bird’s eye view of the whole London landscape with a ride on the London Eye.  Spot Tower Bridge, Big Ben, The Shard, and St. Paul’s Cathedral amongst other top venues.

After an action-packed day, it is about an hour on the train back to Windsor. Hit the sack before you leave the next day.

Ready to book? Click here for more hotel details. Click here to find out more about and take advantage of our Three Nights For The Price Of Two now available for stays until 31st August.

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