I have to confess I have not taken my kids to either place yet. My biggest stumbling block has been the cost, but I also thought walking through a room full of huge Lego sculptures might be interesting but would not occupy my three boys for more than 15 minutes. At $25 a ticket, I couldn’t justify that.
My thinking was altered a bit after a group of my friends took their kids there this summer. They told me there was lots to do, the kids played for a long time independently and the food in the cafeteria was good and not outrageously priced. However, I still hadn’t made the time to get over there with my boys.
So when Legoland and Sea Life Aquarium contacted me about working with them some and helping them reach the moms in our community . . . I was thrilled. Last week, they had us come in before the attractions opened and quickly walk through the facilities. Oh my! My kids are going to kill me when I finally take them and the realize we could have been here long before now. They are all over Legos and I’ll have a hard time getting them to leave the premises, I’m afraid. There are rides, a three-story climbing structure, and lots of place to build and even test Lego creations.
Over in Sea Life (just across the “hall” in the Grapevine Mills Mall), they have a HUGE tank full of all kinds of sea creatures. The latest addition was their sea turtle who just arrived this month!
Here’s something else I didn’t know about Legoland – if you come with a school group you can get a great discount, and this is good for homeschool groups as well.
Right now school group pricing is $10 for adults and $6 for children at Sea Life and Legoland with one adult for every 5 kids FREE. In the summer (June-August) the price goes up just a bit per child – $10 for adults and $8 for children.
That’s WAY more affordable for me. If you don’t have a school group, but just want to go with a group of friends, you can also get a discount.
Groups of 8 –19 are $13 per adult, $11 per child
Groups of 20 or more are $12 per adult and $10 per child
Groups of 7-15 are $13.30 for adults and $10.50 for children
Groups of 16 or more are $12.35 per adult and $9.75 per child
Birthday Parties are $20 per person for a standard package and $30 per person for the premium package
If you are interested in any of these package pricing deals, contact Craig Hardin at 972-539-9386.
After touring the facilities I am confident that I will be back with my boys in tow here before long, and I promise to share the whole adventure with you!