A mum's tale | perfect hotels for your next family trip to Legoland

Mummy blogger Jacqui is here to take the stress away from planning your next family trip to Legoland with her hotel recommendations and handy top tips.

Is a family trip to Windsor complete without some Legoland fun? Probably not. Set in the delightful town of Windsor, it would be a shame to visit without extending your stay and exploring all that this destination has to offer. 

With stunning views, centuries of history and the arguably the world’s favourite castle – partially thanks to a little royal wedding held there in May 2018 – Windsor is a town packed full of sights and delights for the whole family.

The girls and I often travel to this picturesque town to catch up with friends, and we’ve fallen in love with this Royal Borough and all the fun activities it has to offer. Now we’re passing on some of our favourite family-friendly pastimes, including – of course – a stop at the world-famous LEGOLAND Windsor Resort.

My first recommendation is to take your time – there’s so much to see and do that you’ll need at least an entire weekend to fit it all in!  But first things first: where to stay?

LEGOLAND Windsor Resort Hotel | the ultimate Lego family stay

For the complete LEGOLAND experience, book a stay at the magical Windsor Resort Hotel. There are five themed rooms to choose from half the fun is deciding which one to book. The girls knew straight away what they’d go for – Pirate for Big Sis, and LEGO Friends for Lil Sis – and there’s also Adventure, Kingdom and a brand-new LEGO NINJAGO theme.

Each stay includes breakfast and a two-day pass to the park, making your mornings as stress-free as possible, and you even have the chance to jump on some of the rides 30 minutes before the park opens to the public. With two themed onsite restaurants and kids’ entertainment each evening from 5.30pm so you’ll never hear those dreaded words: ‘I’m bored!’.

LEGOLAND(R) Windsor Resort

8.1 Very good (389 reviews)

Budget friendly accommodation close to Legoland


If you’re looking for a more budget-friendly alternative, this hotel near Legoland is in the heart of Windsor and just a 10-minute drive from the park. Book a regular family room, or pay a little bit more to upgrade to a SuperRoom Family and benefit from a range of swish added extras, including a coffee machine, mood lighting and blackout curtains – perfect for those little ones who are too excited to sleep. An onsite restaurant serves breakfast and evening meals, so if you have worn-out kids you don’t have to venture far.

Travelodge Windsor Central

7.7 Good (193 reviews)

A family-friendly riverside stay


This four-star riverside hotel is located within easy walking distance of the town’s most popular attractions, including Eton College and Windsor Castle, and is a 10-minute drive from LEGOLAND. Extra beds can be arranged on request, and interconnecting rooms can be booked for families. If you don’t fancy room service, all-day dining is available in the brasserie, overlooking the water with ample opportunity for games of eye-spy!

Sir Christopher Wren Hotel

Top rated
8.5 Excellent (2470 reviews)

A country escape for families close to Legoland Windsor


This stunning neo-Gothic country house sits on the River Thames, and is just a 12-minute drive from LEGOLAND. A truly family-friendly hotel, Oakley Court offers a popular children’s menu, child-sized bathrobes in the rooms and the staff will even bring up milk and cookies at bedtime – with this kind of VIP treatment my girls would never want to leave! Eagle-eyed grown-ups might also recognise the imposing architecture, as the exterior was used for Dr Frank N Furter’s castle in The Rocky Horror Picture Show.

Oakley Court

Top rated
9.3 Excellent (497 reviews)

For a family that likes convenience


Just seven minutes from the resort entrance, you know what you’re going to get with this well-known hotel chain. Families of three can book a double room with sofa bed, but groups of four and above will have to book multiple rooms – although connecting rooms are available if you book far enough in advance. High-speed wifi, black out blinds and the breakfast buffet are all included in your room rate – faff-free convenience so you can concentrate on having quality family time.

Holiday Inn Express Windsor, an IHG Hotel

Top rated
8.6 Excellent (3377 reviews)

A family-friendly hotel set amongst luxurious grounds

A few miles from the bustle of the town centre, but still just a short drive from LEGOLAND, the De Vere Beaumont Estate is an 18th-century mansion that has recently undergone a multi-million-pound renovation. I’d love the quintessential English country home experience while the girls would adore exploring the 40 acres of beautiful parkland. With spacious family rooms and all the modern conveniences – including a choice of restaurants and an afternoon tea parlour – this is the perfect place to unwind and catch up on precious family time.

De Vere Beaumont Estate

7.3(2171 reviews)

Mum-friendly tips for the perfect trip

If you’ve had your fill of Lego fun, head into Windsor to explore the historic town and its family-friendly offerings. Here are my insider recommendations…

Jacqui Paterson

Jacqui is a mum of two and full time blogger. You can read more about her family adventures and travel & style musings over on her site: Mummy's Little Monkey.
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