Legoland Boston for the Under Six Crowd
My son J (3) and daughter E (5) love Legoland, and would go every week if they could! We have been members since 2014 and have gone dozens of times. Here are some of our thoughts and suggestions for what works well for young kids.
We usually arrive shortly before 10 AM and have a snack at JP Licks or Starbucks. Then, at 10 AM we head into Legoland and skip the tour because it’s tailored for older kids. Plus, E and J usually want to get to “Save the Princess” (Kingdom Quest Laser Ride - basically “zapping” skeletons, trolls, ogres, etc.) as quickly as possible.
After the ride, you walk through “Miniland” (a Lego model of Boston) to get to the main room with most of the attractions. J likes to fire the cannon on Old Ironsides and E enjoys racing a scull on the Charles river. My favorite is pinball at Fenway park. In the main room J likes to building race cars and E building on the earthquake table (which works well for keeping an eye on both since they are next to each other). Both kids enjoy the fire pit (Lego City Play Zone) but adults are not allowed in, which is tricky when you have really little ones who need help (small kids can also play in Duplo Farm). For kids who enjoy free play with Legos, there are bins of Legos in the middle of the main room and themed areas like Olivia’s House with table building boards.
Both the kids love the 4-D theater (sit by the entrance door to avoid getting too wet). J’s favorite movie is Legends of Chima and E’s is Spell Breakers. We usually spend about 90 minutes in the main room, and then head to the gift shop to look at the new Lego sets and build Minifigures for fun (my kids like collecting all the pieces off the ground and putting them back in the buckets haha). Legoland is a great place to take young kids, especially when it is not too busy!
Before you go:
*Tickets can add up quickly, but there are ways to save. Consider buying tickets ahead of time online. Even better, look for coupons on selected Lego bags (kids go free with an adult - see picture below) or the Lego Magazine (sign up here). If you will be going a lot, get an annual pass.
*Bring minifigures to trade (duplicates, ones you don’t want). My kids love getting “new” minifigures for free!
*Pack snacks to eat before and after so you can focus on playing. Legoland does not allow outside food.
*Beat the crowds and avoid lines by arriving early, especially on weekdays. Legoland opens by 10am.
*If you arrive before Legoland opens head over to JP Licks (across the street) for some coffee and breakfast goodies or ice cream. I think ice cream tastes better at 10 in the morning!
Here is to great adventures with kids! What are some adventures you have had?
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