Every year we go through the great debate about Legoland passes versus Merlin passes. How likely are we to go to other amusement parks, how often are we likely to go to Legoland - which we live close to - and do we really all need passes. It's a bit decision, because the annual renewal is not cheap. Looking at our options today, I discovered something I'm pretty sure is new. We've certainly never noticed it before: Legoland offer a 'Preschool Adult & Child Pass' for £50 a year.
The wording on the ticket says 'Adult & Child (3-5 years)' and £50. To me that seems like a parent and child dyad for £50, right, rather than £50 each? I'm really not sure, but either way, it's a huge saving on your other options if you're the parent of a preschooler who goes to LEGOland regularly, and especially during school holidays.
You can get the regular 'Premium LEGOland pass' which is £99 per adult if you buy online (and £76.50 per child) which gives you LEGOland access any time, I think.
You can also buy a standard Merlin Pass, which gives you access to 31 attractions across the UK. If you buy that through LEGOland, however, you'll pay £143.10 per person, or £106 per person as long as you're buying three or more. VisitEngland.com currently have an offer on where you can buy the same Merlin passes for £119.25 or £89.25, saving 25% each. That's pretty good going, and for about the same as a regular LEGOland card, you can get your Merlin standard pass - not too bad!
But, if like us you only tend to go to LEGOland, and you only go with little people and only on Mondays through to Fridays, then head over to the annual pass room at LEGOland, and grab a year's worth of fun for just £50.