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    Thinking of going to Chessington in the summer

    Have had a rotten start to the new year so need to have something to look forward to. Anyone been to Chessington?? Is it any good? It's a bit of a trek for us Scots so would like to know if it will be worth it. Went to Legoland last year and had a great time with the kids.

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    its not bad but alton towers is much better n less of a trek for u!
    both are generally packed in the summer tho so expect long queues

    Original Poster

    wee one only 4 and don't think alton has much for her age, but thanks:thumbsup:

    Yh good but not sure I'd travel down from Scotland for it - Alton Towers is better

    Edit: In which case Chessington would be better than Alton Towers. We take ours to Legoland and that's great for 4 year old - mine love it!!

    Original Poster

    We drove down last year to Legoland, stopping overnight in Manchester. The kids though it was a big adventure sleeping in different hotels and eating out all the time!!

    Isn't Thorpe Park more kid friendly?

    tbh not sure even chessingtons is that good for a 4 year old its quite limited on young kids rides altho it does have the zoo area as well.

    Banned

    thorpe park is better for the kids, but mine is 5 now and is starting to get into chessington a little more

    both are pretty good, and with chessington you also have the animals and the sea life centre to visit so there is more to do while you are there than at thorpe park

    xx

    Is Legoland good then?

    I'm taking my boys who are 5 & 2 in August. It's going to be pretty hectic isn't it?!

    We're staying in the Windsor travelodge for 2 nights as well. Anyone know what it's like? Nice I hope!

    Not really looking forward to the drive. I live in Nottingham & I've never driven that far before :oops:

    Zoe_B;4115707

    Is Legoland good then?I'm taking my boys who are 5 & 2 in August. It's … Is Legoland good then?I'm taking my boys who are 5 & 2 in August. It's going to be pretty hectic isn't it?! We're staying in the Windsor travelodge for 2 nights as well. Anyone know what it's like? Nice I hope!Not really looking forward to the drive. I live in Nottingham & I've never driven that far before :oops:




    Legoland will be great or your little ones ( 5 + 2yrs) - make sure you take a change of clothes as they get wet - i can assure you -- and you dont want to have to buy Legoland ones = astronomical prices

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    Zoe_B;4115707

    Is Legoland good then?I'm taking my boys who are 5 & 2 in August. It's … Is Legoland good then?I'm taking my boys who are 5 & 2 in August. It's going to be pretty hectic isn't it?! We're staying in the Windsor travelodge for 2 nights as well. Anyone know what it's like? Nice I hope!Not really looking forward to the drive. I live in Nottingham & I've never driven that far before :oops:



    Legoland is brilliant, my two were 4 and 9 when we went and there was loads for them to do, and they loved all the lego statue's

    Thorpe park is not that good for kids, my son is 9 and there is more for him to go on in Chessington (like Vampire) the swinging boat is better, he's allowed on dragon etc; quite a few rides in Thorpe are for adults/tall kids only, but it does have a nice beach area ;-)

    Going to Chessy myself as well.

    My boys are 6 & 2 so going there will be good for them.

    Should you also need some retail therapy ( I know you girls like it) while us men wait outside (:w00t:) you have Kingston town centre not too far from Chessington. River Thames next to it and a small boat trip up to Hampton Court could waste another day.

    Did Drayton Manor last year and that was very good the young one but not alot for the eldest.
    Want to goto Alton Towers but that is just me being selfish (Rollercoaster addict!!)

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    Did Drayton Manor last year and that was very good the young one but not alot for the eldest.
    Want to goto Alton Towers but that is just me being selfish (Rollercoaster addict!!)[/QUOTE]

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    holly100;4115739

    Legoland will be great or your little ones ( 5 + 2yrs) - make sure you … Legoland will be great or your little ones ( 5 + 2yrs) - make sure you take a change of clothes as they get wet - i can assure you -- and you dont want to have to buy Legoland ones = astronomical prices



    brangelina;4115744

    Legoland is brilliant, my two were 4 and 9 when we went and there was … Legoland is brilliant, my two were 4 and 9 when we went and there was loads for them to do, and they loved all the lego statue's



    tinkerbell28;4115765

    Legoland is fab!



    Thanks for your replies. Should be fun then! :-D

    Original Poster

    have compared thorpe and chessington and decided we're going to chessington, my kids love animals as well as parks so it makes sense. wish i could tell them but i'd never hear the end of it and it's about 6 months away! thanks for all your help x
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