We chose to go to Legoland in Malaysia as our annual short trip/staycation this year. M has just started to enjoy Lego and I also enjoy building with her. We booked in for two nights and because of the Legoland promotion, got two days entry into the parks for the price of one.
First up, the hotel.
The bus dropped us off quite a distance from the hotel. I was a bit surprised by this, I had assumed that we would be dropped right at the entrance. Anyway, we were greeted by these guys outside.
A few pictures of the hotel interior:
We chose to stay in the pirate themed room. There were two sleeping areas; the main one with a big bed and a smaller one (with it’s own TV) with a bunk bed plus trundle bed.
The interior decoration was great and the kids especially enjoyed the treasure hunt.
M loved that there was a kids sized bathrobe and slippers. There was a box of Lego provided to play with throughout your stay.
There were quite a few areas to play Lego in. Regular sized Lego in the lobby and Duplo and foam bricks in the area near to the restaurant. This was really great for when it was raining and we had to take shelter indoors. There is also a nice castle structure for the kids to play in.
The main restaurant was okay but not great. We chose to only have breakfast there and instead, took lunch and dinner in the shopping/restaurant street located outside the parks.
A few shots of the park. The toddler playground had nice shade but most of the park was exposed to the sun/rain.
There was a babycare room near to the duplo area. You have to register with the staff on entry so it ensures that the room isn’t misused.
The chairs were super comfy and the place was deserted the whole time that I was there. There was a little play area too, which was nice.
And some shots of the waterpark. There were some little slides that the kids enjoyed but they were too young for the main waterplay area (see third picture).
Sanrio Hello Kitty Town & Little Big Club
We didn’t have Legoland tickets for our third day in Malaysia so thought that we’d come check out Hello Kitty Town and Little Big Club instead. Both of these attractions are housed in the same building and it’s just a short taxi ride from Legoland. It was a last minute decision to come so we hadn’t arranged for any tickets. No problem, our taxi driver called someone and within 5 minutes we had them. Of course you can also buy tickets when you arrive. We paid RM110 per person for both attractions but it’s cheaper if you book on the internet in advance. Z was under the age limit so didn’t need a ticket.
I was a bit disappointed with Hello Kitty Town. There were photo opportunities which were fun, but M and Z were not really interested in the crafting sessions. They would suit older kids (M is 3 and Z is 1 year old). The kids were more interested in the little playground where you shoot soft balls around. There were a few school groups on this day (wish my school brought me to places like this!) so it was quite busy and I had to really keep watch that they didn’t get knocked down (pictures were taken after the groups left).
We all enjoyed Little Big Club more, despite M and Z not being very familiar with the characters. They had seen Barney on DVD but never watched Bob the Builder or Thomas the Tank Engine. Again, it was another indoor playground that caught their eye though.
This playground was bigger and had some attendants. The kids enjoyed building up a wall out of soft tetris-like shapes and then knocking it down. There were also places to climb and slides.
The kids had some photo opportunities then sat down to watch the Thomas the Tank Engine and Barney shows. They really enjoyed them!
I wouldn’t travel all the way from Singapore to visit these two attractions, but if you’re in Legoland it’s a nice short trip. The admission price was a bit higher than I would have liked to pay but if your kids like having their photo taken with characters and enjoy watching the shows, it’s a fun morning/afternoon.
Afterwards, we ate at a Japanese restaurant in the walkway outside. I was a bit worried about the food choice inside the attractions so was grateful to see a wider variety outside.