Day 2 of our splendid LEGOLAND weekend

We were invited by our very lovely sponsors, the team behind LEGOLAND Malaysia Resort for a weekend stay at the LEGOLAND hotel, complete with admission tickets to both the Theme Park and the Water Park, with meal vouchers included.

Read about our fun-filled first day of our LEGOLAND weekend.

DAY 2

7:30am: The kids were up bright and early and all refreshed for another day of fun. They quickly remembered they were in a whole new world and were all in a jolly good mood. They were chatting non-stop and Kate was happily climbing up and down the bunk bed, which left me in a jolly good mood too as I could get organised without interruption.

8.00am: Breakfast is included at Bricks Family Restaurant. When we went down to the lobby for breakfast, the kids just had to pay a visit to the Castle to play for a bit and told me to get a table and settle Kate in first and they will join us shortly. Of course they never did come back and I had to go get them. That’s how I managed to snap a rare shot of the lobby with absolutely NOBODY in the photo. 

Hotel Lobby at 8am

Bricks family restaurant is extremely kids-friendly. From the assortment of coloured, plastic cutlery for the kids to choose from, to the smorgasbord of food to cater to even the fussiest eaters, it clearly has the little ones’ needs highest on their priority.

Bricks family restaurant

Last night after dinner, Kate saw a life-sized Lego character walking around the hotel and this morning she kept asking to look for the ‘Legoman’. Finally, after breakfast, Captain Hook made an appearance and she was delighted.

Nice to meet you, Captain Hook!

I loved that there was so much to entertain the kids at the lobby and I could go up to our room to pack in peace. I don’t know about you but I find it very hard to pack properly with kids running around me and always end up getting agitated. So this was something I really appreciated. Kate stood here for a long time watching the older boys dance to the pirate Wii game.

“What are they doing??”

More Lego to ignite their imagination. Here, the kids are spoilt with Lego in a different form. Soft jumbo Lego blocks where they can built thrones, houses, and giant structures.

10.00am: We checked out of the hotel, ready to hit the Theme Park for another full day of fun. We decided to start from the right of the entrance with LEGO CITY as it was more suitable for Kate. Our first ride of the day was the Boating School where the kids get to steer the boat along the course. See Kate’s unhappy face? She wanted to steer but couldn’t do a proper job so #5 took over and she wasn’t pleased about that.
Our private boat

Kate continued with the other rides which were suitable for toddlers such as the City Airport and the Rescue Academy. Meanwhile, the older kids headed off to the other sections which were more suitable for them.

Kate’s private jet

Kate is at the age where she loves vehicles and is constantly asking to be taken on the bus, MRT, and even to ride on vans and trucks. She spotted the colourful train snaking through the park and got all excited. The LEGOLAND Express is tagged under #61 on the map. She spent the rest of her time with her grandparents at IMAGINATION and the LAND of ADVENTURE.

“Hi mummy, I’m going on a train ride”

The older kids moved on to MINILAND and marvelled at the intricate and amazingly detailed replicas of the models representing the different countries. The China Miniland has been adorned with a new scene to usher in the Year of the Goat.

China miniland

We made our way to the LEGO Academy and discovered that they ran 2 Robotics classes there with different time slots. The kiasu parent in me encouraged them to sign up quickly (free class, why not?). They were taught how to program the robot to place the ball into the receptacle, and to close it. They were thrilled when they succeeded, and I was impressed. It was also a good bonding experience for the siblings as #5 was stuck halfway and #4 helped him out.

The Robotics classes are for ages 8 and up. You have to go and register as they have limited numbers for each session. Their class didn’t start till about 20 minutes later so we ducked right across to the Asian Deli and the kids ordered the Chicken Nuggets Kids Meal (RM18), which comes with a drink and a little toy. The day couldn’t be more perfect for them.

LEGO TECHNIC arena

I didn’t know what to expect at the Star Wars Miniland, and was amazed by the exhibits on display. And boy, did it bring back fond memories of my childhood. We were pretty spoilt and my brothers had a huge collection of the Star Wars toys. To see them again after 3 decades, in painstakingly built LEGO pieces was extremely nostalgic. Suddenly I was transported back to when I was a child and I could hear my mum’s shrill tone admonishing my brother, “If you don’t pack up your toys, I will throw your Star Wars away!” Oh gosh, how many times did I say that to #5 about his Lego collection.

The older kids said that the 3 things they enjoyed the most were the Robotics class, LEGO MINDSTORMS (roller coaster ride) and the Star Wars Miniland. As it was a Sunday, which is a school day for the students in Johor, there were no queues and they must have gone for about 10 rides on the roller coaster!

Their faves

You know what was the best part of the whole weekend for me? I realized that this was one rare trip where I didn’t have to raise my voice even once. The kids were kept happy and entertained at every turn and so was I at all the well thought-out conveniences to make it that much easier for parents.


Having a room at the hotel is really handy especially if you have kids of different ages or came with the grandparents. The older ones literally made the most of it and played at the Parks for the whole 8 hours. I was happy that Kate (and my dad) still managed to have their naps in comfort and woke up cheery to join us for the rest of the evening. My parents made friends with another set of grandparents from Hong Kong and they were able to sit in the cool comfort of the hotel lobby while the grandkids had their fun in the sun.

I have to say that without a doubt, the LEGOLAND Malaysia resort experience is one that is truly unrivalled, for a fuss-free and happy family weekend away.

Express checkout

FUSS-FREE CHECK OUT:All we had to do was drop our room cards into the express checkout box at the reception counter and that was it! Check out time is at 11am. (Request can be made for a later check-out).

If you’re still not convinced, here’s 5 reasons to visit Legoland Hotel from Life is in the Small Things blog, and you can also read more from Lil Blue Bottle’s Legoland post.

Getting there:

By Car: Use the Tuas Second link and exit at Nusajara Exit 312. Look out for the LEGOLAND signage on the Left. That’s it!

By Bus: Coach service is available from the Singapore Flyer at $20 per person. Click here for more details.

Disclaimer: We were sponsored our stay at LEGOLAND Malaysia Hotel inclusive of admission tickets to the Parks and meal vouchers. All opinions are my own.

~ www.mummyweeblog.com – a blog on parenting 6 kids in Singapore ~

A fun-filled weekend at LEGOLAND Malaysia

#5 has been asking for the longest time if we could book a stay at LEGOLAND Hotel as he had seen the advertisements on TV. The hubs does not see any reason why we should pay to “sleep elsewhere when we can come home to our own bed”. So the last 2 times, we visited the Parks as a day trip. #5 finally had his wish come true when the generous team behind LEGOLAND Malaysia Resort extended us a stay last weekend.

Pirate themed Premium room

9am: We left our house bright and early so that we could play the whole day at the Water Park which opens at 10am. We took the Second Link at Tuas and was pleasantly surprised that traffic was smooth all the way even though it was a Saturday morning.

10am: It took us a mere 30 minutes to reach LEGOLAND hotel once we cleared the Malaysian immigration. I dropped the kids and my parents at the lobby and the porter collected our luggage. I was wondering what would happen to our luggage as check-in time was only at 4pm, but he assured me that our bags would be kept safe in the luggage holding room. I drove down to the basement carpark to park my car and saw that the hotel opens right out to the entrance of the 2 parks at the basement level. Perfect. I didn’t know it was that close.

As I stepped into the lift to head up to the lobby, I was dazzled by the disco lights in the lift! I knew then that the kids would have a swell weekend ahead of them.

Ultra cool lift

There was already a queue of people doing pre-check in so I guess everyone wants to check-in before heading out to the parks. Thankfully the lobby is filled with Lego everywhere to keep the kids occupied while waiting. Several staff were on hand to greet the guests and to provide assistance. I mentioned to a staff that I needed to collect my complimentary tickets and was wondering which counter I should get it from. She went to check with the manager and ushered me to the priority counter which had no queue. (Guests with the annual pass can also use this privileged counter).

The manager on duty was expecting us and his welcome was effusive. He informed me that check-in time was 4pm but not to worry, they had our room prepared for us and we could head straight up. Blogger privilege! So honoured. Before I could even open my mouth to thank him and request for a late check-out for tomorrow, he granted that to us and wished us a happy stay at their hotel. You should have seen the kids’ faces. They couldn’t believe their mum was treated like a mini-celebrity or something.

The staff are really good with kids and they have a fun little Trade with me policy whereby if you like any of the figurines attached to their name tags (see photo above), you can purchase a figurine from the Gift shop and trade it with them. She explained to me that it was their way of initiating conversation with the guests.

Hotel lobby filled with Lego pieces

Once we got the room access card, the kids couldn’t wait to dash up to check it out. There are 3 different themes such as Pirate, Adventure and Kingdom themes, all with various room sizes to choose from. There is a little treasure hunt game with clues around the room to unlock the treasure chest to find a little door-gift within. So exciting. A box of Duplo is provided in the room to keep the kids entertained.

What I really like about the rooms is that the kids have a separate sleeping area with a sliding door in between. This means that while Kate is sleeping in one area, she wouldn’t be easily disturbed by the other kids coming into the room.

Partitioned kids’ room

11am: The kids would have stayed in the room for a much longer time, but I reminded them that the Water Park was awaiting them downstairs. I needn’t have brought so much water along as 4 bottles of mineral water are provided in the room and more can be requested with no extra charge.

This was Kate’s first time here at LEGOLAND Water Park and she was extremely excited. We started with the “Build-a-Raft” lazy river which all of us enjoyed together, then the older kids headed straight for the challenging slides while Kate stayed to play at the toddler areas.

“Water Park, here i come”

I’ll let you in on a secret. I’m a real chicken and even simple kiddie roller-coasters get me screaming my lungs out. The last time we were here, I didn’t dare go on any of the intimidating looking slides. But guess what. This time, I managed to go on ALL the rides! And I actually enjoyed them. What an achievement. My kids were really proud of me.

Climbed all the way up for this photo!

1pm: We took a break for lunch and after that the kids relaxed at the wave pool and lazy river to digest their lunch. They ingeniously used an extra life jacket as their head rest and managed to float around.

“Build-A-Raft-River”

2pm: Kate went back to the hotel room for her nap while the older kids stayed and went down repeatedly on their favourite slides, which were the Slide Racer and Brick Blaster. Last year, #5 didn’t dare to go on the scarier ones, but this year, he was much more confident and enjoyed all the rides. My mum told me that when they returned to the room, Kate immediately climbed up to the upper bunk bed, declared it was hers and promptly fell asleep for 3 whole hours.

Water gun

6pm: The older kids played till closing time which was at 6pm. They spent the last hour at this interactive play station building a water gun which shoots water, complete with a peephole. We went back to shower and my dad wanted to eat at BRICKS family restaurant as he likes the wide variety of food available and didn’t want the hassle of leaving the hotel. (Children/Seniors RM48++, Adults RM88++). As expected, the restaurant is extremely kid-friendly. Crayons are provided, and even the table cloth can be doodled on. There are sinks conveniently located near the entrance of the restaurant.

Besides BRICKS, there is also an Italian restaurant in the hotel. If you want more options and don’t mind taking a little walk, head out to Medini mall which adjoins the hotel. They have KFC, Burger King, The Manhattan fish market, a Chinese restaurant and a Thai restaurant. There is also a convenience store there.

9.30pm: They were all exhausted after a full day of fun in the sun and promptly fell asleep.

The hubs has to concede that Legoland Hotel is much more than just a place to sleep in for the night. It certainly adds to the whole LEGOLAND experience and turns it into a memorable ‘mini-vacation’ for the kids. It is such a great way to bond as a family and I’m sure we will be back!

Read on for DAY 2 of our splendid weekend away.

BRICKS Family Restaurant Buffet Dinner
During this month of February 2015, to usher in the Year of the Goat, the Hotel has lined up daily activities which include building of LEGO Mandarin / LEGO Goat / LEGO Pineapple, Building of Chinese Characters with LEGO bricks, Lion Dance Performance on 21 February at 10am, and special appearance by the God of Wealth.


Check out my previous review of LEGOLAND Water Park.

  • Toddlers under 3 do not need an admission ticket, but you have to pay RM10 which includes 2 swim diapers. (I guess it’s their way of ensuring all babies don appropriate diapers, which is good to know!)
  • Do note that only combo tickets allow for multiple re-entry into the Parks.

Getting there:

By Car: Use the Tuas Second link and exit at Nusajara Exit 312. Look out for the LEGOLAND signage on the Left. That’s it!

By Bus: Coach service is available from the Singapore Flyer at $20 per person. Click here for more details.

Disclaimer: We were sponsored our stay at LEGOLAND Malaysia Hotel inclusive of admission tickets to the Parks and meal vouchers. All opinions are my own.

~ www.mummyweeblog.com – a blog on parenting 6 kids in Singapore ~

Our first time out with just the 2 younger ones

The hubs missed the kids so much that he decided we should take them out for some fun. I had my lovely massage and felt ready to tackle a full day out. I suggested LEGOLAND in Malaysia as #5 has been wanting to go there since it opened last year. It would be a good time to go as it was a weekday and the school holidays had not commenced. #5 had been such a good boy in taking care of Kate that he deserves this treat.

As it turned out, it became a special day just for the 2 younger ones as the 4 older kids already had plans. #1 was at band practice and was going to meet her grandma for lunch and an afternoon of shopping. #2 had invited her friends over for their music project. #3 was in Indonesia on a school trip. #4 had a friend coming over for a sleep-over. So it was just the 4 of us.

Our first time at LEGOLAND Malaysia

We are so used to taking the whole bunch out that suddenly it felt really relaxing just having one chid to one adult. Which turned out to be quite necessary as most of the rides that #5 wanted to go on were not accessible to Kate. 

Daddy hung out with her at DUPLO playtown
#5 was so excited to watch the 4D Legends of Chima. He came out saying it was just “awesome”! Yup, I thought it was awesome too… the aircon respite, I mean.
Lego Studios @ Imagination

We passed some basketball hoops and #5 really wanted daddy to win him a minion. It didn’t look too difficult, but in the end, the hubs realised the hoops were oval instead of round and nope, they didn’t walk off with the giant minion. 

#5 cheering daddy on

I was really glad that the park was not crowded and we didn’t have to queue for most rides. The longest queue was at the driving school and that was about a 10-minute wait. I can’t imagine coming on a weekend or during the school holidays. The heat was really quite unbearable even though we had caps on. Should have brought umbrellas too!

Lego City – City Airport

#5 said that driving the Lego car was his 2nd favourite ride of all. 

Lego City – Driving School

And his favourite? Steering the boat!

Lego City – Boating School

We were there for almost 4 hours and were thoroughly exhausted. I must say that #5 had a swell time, but I wouldn’t recommend this theme park to kids under 3. Most of the rides have height restrictions and it’s really too hot for the little ones.

He slumped onto the car seat on entering the car

Sane tip: Before we left home, we thought of taking the rest of the kids here during the school holidays. However, I don’t think I can brave this sweltering heat any time soon and I would much prefer taking them to the LEGOLAND Water Park again instead.

Save tip: Pre-book online one week in advance to save 20% off tickets.


~ www.mummyweeblog.com – a blog on parenting 6 kids in Singapore ~