03:11PM, Tuesday 20 December 2016
Kit, 10, and Theo Newman, eight, with Father Christmas at the Legoland Bricktacular event.
It's beginning to look a lot like Bricksmas at Legoland where Santa has plenty of little helpers to give him a hand with the Christmas rush.
On certain days until Christmas Eve the Windsor theme park has reopened with, of course, a Lego-themed take on the festive season and all the magic that goes with it.
Visitors can look forward to a veritable forest of Christmas trees, both real, artificial and, in one spectacular instance, an eight-metre-high Lego version, with the highlight being a visit to Santa himself.
Our day began with a ride on the Bricksmas Express and a visit to the Knights Table where my two boys tucked into a lovely two-course meal which set us nicely for an afternoon of festive fun.
Christmas-themed attractions include the Elves Workshop, where children can get crafty with Lego or write a letter to Santa, and Mrs Christmas' Lego toy shop, where you can make a Lego snowflake to take home.
An elf scavenger hunt and Christmas pudding word scramble will also ensure those young eyes are kept wide open as they make their way around the park.
Around 20 attractions are open, with some of the regular ones including Laser Raider, the Dragon’s Apprentice roller coaster, the Jolly Rocker and Mia’s Riding Adventure.
But the pinnacle of the day was undoubtedly the walk through a maze of Christmas trees, twinkling as dusk began to settle, to see Santa Claus.
My 10-year-old son, Kit, said: “I loved all the Christmas trees, My best bit was going through the woods with all the magical trees around.”
“I liked the giant Lego Christmas tree,” declared his brother, Theo, eight.
I enjoyed the hot chocolate and cookie which was included in the ticket price.
BLOB The Legoland Christmas Bricktacular is open from 10am to 7pm this Saturday and Sunday and every day from December 17 to 24 (10am-2pm on Christmas Eve).
See www.legoland.co.uk for more information and to buy tickets.
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