Heartlake City – LEGOLAND |2015

 

Mia's riding School - Legoland Windsor

Legoland Windsor invited us to visit their brand new Heartlake City area dedicated to the Friends LEGO that we love.

Fortunately for us the sun shone as we leapt out of our beds at 6.30 am to drive over, we had been asked to get there by 8.30am so we could visit the area before the park opened to the public.

The M25 played ball and we rolled up early before the press team had even set up, that is how eager we were. On our fist visit to Legoland a few years ago the girls burst in to tears at the end of the day and we told them we had to go home. On our second visit to check out the revamped Pirates Shores, which they both thoroughly enjoyed, they asked when there would be a Heartlake City or a Disney Princess area put in too? Maybe they knew something we didn’t?

Heartlake City LEGOLAND Windsor

Heartlake City has been placed over by the hotel part of the complex and the buildings that were there have been freshly painted in wonderful bright colours that match the Friends range, there is a Pet Salon, a Mall and lots of other fabulous Lego builds to spot like this cute puppy, this sweet bunny and the Friends themselves.

legoland friends windsor

We had a breakfast of smoothie and brioche (or croissant) just by the harbour where the shows take place. And talking of shows at 9.30 along came the gang of Friends and they put on a spectacular show for us.

Heartlake City Friends - legoland windsor

We sat mesmerised for a good 20 minutes watching as they played out a story of friendship and helping each other out. I liked it, it touched upon working as a team to help each other out and supporting one another in difficult moments.

I made a short video clip for you to get an idea but it didn’t capture the sound in parts. Once you go in a bit you can hear the show

After the show we got to meet all of the friends, here are Andrea the singer and musician of the group and Stephanie the confident natural leader who likes writing and ballet.

Andrea and Stephanie Lego Friends

And here we meet Emma the fashionista, Olivia the environmentalist and Mia the animal lover.

Emma Olivia Mia Lego friends

A very exciting moment was trying the new ride in Heartlake City, Mia’s Riding School which is a circle with ponies around the edge which you sit on facing outwards, a sturdy back rises to hold you firmly in your seat (see top photo) and the ride moved up and down a banana shaped course as it spins at the same time. You leave your tummy behind a few times but the girls loved it and went on it three times! You have to be 1.20 tall to go on.

Mia's Riding School Legoland windsor

We took some time to visit the entire park going back to our longtime favourites such as the Driving School which has a revamp and is looking great. 3 visits again!

LEGOLAND Windsor Driving School

And as I took the girls up the ramp home at the end of the day we passed through Miniland, one of my favourites. There was a huge picture of Taylor Swift made out of Lego but I’m sorry my photo didn’t come out, you’ll have to go see for yourself. Here’s a view with my beloved London in the distance.

Legoland windsor Miniland

A huge thank you to LEGOLAND for inviting us to spend the day with them.  We were given free entry and  fast track wristbands in return for this post.  All opinions and images are our own.  

Time Traveller time, if you are new to the Travel Blogger Linky then please nip over here to find the rules. I apologise for missing last week (half term and a broken laptop!) and I will catch up on your posts from then as soon as possible, thank you so much for joining in again, I look forward to reading about your travels and pinning them on my board.



9 Comments

  1. June 4, 2015 / 12:39 PM

    i’ve only been to Lego land once and my son took his friend with him, they were 11 and I think they felt a bit too grown up for visiting, they’re building a lego land in Dubai and kids or not, I shall be going to visit when it finally opens next year

  2. June 4, 2015 / 5:57 PM

    I think I may have missed the boat with legoland as my youngest turns 10 in a week and we’ve no plans to be in UK soon, but I reckon he would have loved it a couple of years ago. I think I’d love it too! Thanks for hosting this linky.

  3. June 4, 2015 / 6:15 PM

    This looks perfect for little ones! Nice to see something that’s more for the girls too!

  4. June 4, 2015 / 8:52 PM

    I’d love to see the mini-London! Mine are the perfect age for Legoland and my son (5) has already started pestering me to go. Another one to add to the Summer holiday list (we’ll need 3 years of Summer holidays at this rate!) Your girls look as though they had a fab time.

  5. June 6, 2015 / 7:58 PM

    Oh how wonderful Mari, what a lovely post. Heartlake City seems such good fun and I’m sure POD would love Mia’s Riding School. We’ve not been to Legoland this year yet but it’s a brilliant day out. Even better when it’s a gorgeously sunny day too. So pleased you all had such a good time.

  6. June 8, 2015 / 3:03 PM

    We’ve still never been to Lego land! Ruby’s never much been into it, but she does love Lego Friends so I think she’d adore this. Looks like a great day out.

  7. June 8, 2015 / 7:37 PM

    We love Legoland and have been regular visitors when we’ve had Merlin passes but it has been a while since our last visit. Lego Friends is just starting to make an appearance in our house, and it looks like an amazing new area, the show looks wonderful too, it looks as though lots of things have changed. We need to make another visit soon!

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