Legoland to open huge £35 million woodland themed holiday village
Building work has officially started at Legoland Windsor Resort to create the UK's first LEGO woodland themed holiday village. Opening in spring 2024, the GBP35 million attraction will feature 150 accommodation lodges in its phase one development, attracting thousands of UK and international visitors who will be able to stay overnight at the theme park surrounded by nature. Located just over the Surrey border, a 15-minute drive from Bagshot, the new 10-acre site is designed around the resort's woodland area and lake.
There will be enchanting nature trails complete with an amazing variety of animals built out of LEGO bricks, a family entertainment space, an on-site restaurant, brick building activities and story time sections. Helen Bull, divisional director for Legoland Windsor Resort, was accompanied by Merlin Entertainments COO, John Jakobsen, MP for Maidenhead, Theresa May, and council leader, Andrew Johnson, along with her trusted life size replica DUPLO(R) spade, to celebrate work starting onsite this week. She said: "Breaking ground on Legoland Woodland Village is a significant milestone in the history of one of the UK's much loved family entertainment theme parks.
READ MORE: Chessington World of Adventures announces opening date for new Jumanji rollercoaster "Our vision to create the first Lego themed Woodland village is an innovative way of demonstrating how Legoland Windsor Resort will continue to meet the growing needs of our guests and will be a major economic boost for the local area providing high quality and sustainable tourism for the future." John Jakobsen, chief operating Officer for the Legoland Resorts Group, said: "Today's announcement for Legoland Windsor acts as a blueprint for future accommodation sites, we may create in the other nine Legoland parks we have globally.
Merlin Entertainments have a clear focus on moving to becoming a leader in our industry for carbon neutral location-based entertainment.The LEGOLAND(R) Windsor Resort has started work on its exciting multi-million-pound vision to create the UK's first LEGO Woodland themed holiday village. Pictured are John Jakobsen, Cllr Andrew Johnson, Helen Bull and Theresa May (Image: J Hordle / INhouse images)
"We have been working actively to implement and maintain sustainability across our Legoland parks, as well as our other hotels and attractions. We continue to review our working methods, procedures and purchasing, to enable us to establish our overall objective to help 'build better' and make the world a more awesome place for future generations."
The Woodland Village's operational energy will be fossil fuel free once complete and this will be the first operationally carbon-neutral accommodation built by Legoland owner Merlin Entertainments, across its global theme park operations.
How much will it cost to stay there?
- Prices to stay in the holiday village will start from GBP249 for a family room (two adults and two children) including breakfast and park tickets for one day entry.