With so many things to do with the kids during the summer it can be overwhelming. Recently Fairfield County Moms Blog sponsor, LEGOLAND Discovery Center, invited my family to their location in Westchester, NY. It was a quick drive down the Merritt Parkway and into LEGO heaven for my two little ones.
My daughter is nine and my son is about to turn four, so trying to find things they both enjoy is next to impossible. Right when we walked into LEGOLAND both were thrilled to be there because you’re never too young or too old to play with LEGOs. They also do a great job of making sure each activity can be geared to younger and older kids alike.
This is a fun interactive ride where you’re in a car that seats four people and you have to try to rescue a captured princess. My son has a tendency to be very hesitant with things, especially things that are dark. He was completely in love with this ride. He was very intent in helping the princess, and the fact that you can accrue points and make it a competition was fuel for my daughter (and me) to beat everyone else in the car. The ride is about five minutes long and the only height restriction is that if you’re under 4 feet tall you have to ride with an adult. This makes it perfect for my family since it’s something both my children (and my husband and I) could enjoy.
Don’t fret if you have a young one in a stroller – you can park the stroller against the wall and hop on the ride with your little one. Also if you don’t think your baby would be happy on this ride there is a walkway to completely bypass the ride – but I highly recommend it as a fun way to start your day at LEGOLAND.
LEGO Racers Build and Test
This was the biggest win of the day. My son (and husband) could’ve stayed there all day. There are bins filled with LEGOs for you to build your own vehicle. The best part? You get to test your vehicle down a track against other vehicles to see who has the fastest one. There is also a ramp that you can shoot your custom built car down and watch it sore through the air.
There is no time limit and no custom built car is too big or too small. I loved this because it allowed my kids to use their imaginations. My son needed help finding some parts, but my daughter dove straight in and knew what she wanted. She has never shown an interest in my son’s cars or trucks. However, her ability to make her own LEGO car and race it, brought out her competitive side. She’s still talking about how her car won.
LEGO Ninjago City Adventure
Did you ever take your kids to one of those indoor playscapes where they just seem to want to spend hours? Well it’s even better when they put their ninja skills to the test! There is a climbing wall that my daughter had to conquer and an indoor playscape that includes a spinning wheel entrance and a lot of climbing elements in a two story obstacle course. If you’re lucky you might even see a ninja or two.
LEGOLAND For Every Age
My husband and I were so happy to have the opportunity to take our kids to LEGOLAND Discovery Center. It’s so hard for us to find things that our son can do that won’t bore my daughter to tears. We also have to try to find things that will interest our daughter that our son can do. LEGOLAND was a great experience for both of them. They enjoyed a little karaoke at the LEGO Friends exhibit – although my son did make up his own words! We can’t wait to take them back and explore more of the attractions including the building academy and earthquake tables.