Castaway Camp at Legoland Windsor

Monday, 30 June 2014

Castaway Camp at Legoland Windsor

castaway camp

Although I want to love the 3-7pm slot after school, we often waste our time. The boys are usually tired and not up for doing much. However, with the nice weather we have been making more of our time recently and getting out and about more. On Friday afternoon we headed to Legoland Windsor to check out the castaway camp that has now opened. It is basically an adventure playground that is pirate themed with lots of ships wrecks and planks to walk.

The playground is aimed at 5-12 years, and it is fantastic for this age range. Filled with climbing nets, balance bars and small tunnels, big man was in his element. The ground is springy as it is covered in rubber shavings, some blue to look like the sea. 

castaway camp legoland

The only problem is that there are a lot of younger children that also want to play on this fun equipment, but don't have the coordination to do so. I managed to coax my younger two to the smaller ship wrecks at the side whilst challenging big man to climb a massive web. He succeeded and luckily had no problems getting down again. It was a long way up!

web climbing frame

The boys really loved the playground, I was happy enough with the old one (which I always called the rat trap as that is what it was called when I worked there as a teenager) but I guess it was pretty old and needed replacing. I would say that it is fine to go with a wide age range of children when it's quiet, but come the summer holidays I would say that you would need a confident climber aged 5+

birdsnest castaway camp

It was a lovely afternoon and I am determined that we will have more after school outings over the next few weeks. How do you fill the after school slot? 

treasure chest


  1. Wow! That playground is something my girls would love it looks fantastic!!

  2. Coombe Mill (Fiona)30 June 2014 at 10:28

    Now that is a playground any child would be thrilled to play in. Well done Legoland. Lots of great outdoor fun. I may have to pin this as inspiration for our play areas. #MagicMoments

  3. That looks fab, we didn't even see that on our recent trip, but Monkey would be just that little bit to small and scared for it. I'm already wondered what we'll do when Monkey starts school in September after school. I guess it's all going to depend on how tired he is until he gets used to it, and if I actually get a job #whatsthestory

  4. Merlinda Little30 June 2014 at 22:45

    Aww what a nice play area! I wish we could visit. My problem with play ares like this are the unruly kids. My son is a bit small for his age so a lot of kids would just push him say in bouncy castles. Sigh. But this does not turn him off of play area. What a trooper! Thanks for sharing your experience. #whatsthestory

  5. Jocelyn (@ReadingRes)1 July 2014 at 16:17

    My kids would LOVE it there! Looks lots of fun, and nice to use that after school time, too x

  6. Louise i am loving this!! we so want to visit here but its one of the places we keep putting off #naughtymummy

    thanks for linking up with #MagicMoments x

  7. Oh wow this looks like such good fun Louise, didn't know about it either. POD is too young for it but she'd scale the house given the opportunity! She keeps asking to go to Legoland though bless her. Hope you've had a good week #whatsthestory

  8. Louise Fairweather6 July 2014 at 18:25

    They have a Duplo Playground that she would like x

  9. Louise Fairweather6 July 2014 at 18:26

    It is quite a way for you. If you get the chance the hotel if fab. But i think it can be pretty expensive in holiday time x

  10. Louise Fairweather6 July 2014 at 18:27

    I know what you mean - hence my concern about what it will be like in the summer holidays x

  11. Louise Fairweather6 July 2014 at 18:28

    Most days they are pretty tired so I'm trying to do more on a Friday x