Mythica is a parallel world located at LEGOLAND Windsor. The fascinating realm of mystical animals and thrilling rides, was conjured up by children and built for the whole family. Here’s how to plan the perfect day out to Mythica from London.
There are few theme parks in England quite so unique and creative as Legoland in Windsor is. Taking its lead from Lego, the Danish plastic block construction game, the park combines various themed mini-lands, with special attractions and rides at each. For example, Knight’s Kingdom is entered through a large castle gate, where rides named Merlin’s Challenge and The Dragon help to explore the land and its stories.
The Windsor site’s latest fun and creative land is Mythica: World of Mythical Creatures. Opened to the public in May 2021, Mythica is centred around Flight of the Sky Lion, a simulated theatre ride that tells the story of a majestic flying lion, Maximus, swooping over treetops and delving into gloomy caves. Mythica, and all other lands, are included in the price of a ticket, which can be bought on Getyourguide.com.
Also located in the Mythica land is Hydra’s Challenge, a water ride where you can steer to avoid spurts of water and where people watching nearby can press a button to try and splash those on the rides. It is one of many water-based rides, including the Viking River Splash, so please be prepared to get a little bit wet while visiting.
And of course, Legoland would not be complete without plenty of amazing things created from its namesake: Lego. Miniland utilises many millions of Lego bricks to create amazing replicas of landmarks in London, Rome, Sydney and Moscow, among others. There are even Lego limousines and a London Underground with trains in this miniature world that drive around on their own. You can even make some of your own Lego sculptures as well.
Legoland Windsor is primarily aimed at children aged three to twelve years, so there are plenty of fun, colourful and creative rides, but none of the rollercoasters are too hair-raising, and none of the surprises in store are too startling. Land of the Vikings, Pirate Shores and Knights’ Kingdom are all aimed at the older children in this age bracket, while toddlers and younger children will enjoy the lands of Duplo Valley and Lego City. Mythica, meanwhile, has something for both groups.
Read on for important visiting and ticketing information to help you plan your trip.
Hours, Directions & Parking
Hours: LEGOLAND Windsor opens daily at 10am and usually closes at 5pm on Mon–Fri for much of year and at 6pm Sat–Sun. During the school holidays, especially during the summer, Legoland opens until 7pm daily. Please note that the park is usually closed for most of November and some weekdays in October and December.
Please check these opening times and dates in advance of your trip, because special events and the occasional closure day can disrupt the normal schedule. It’s advisable to plan on spending at least four hours at Legoland Windsor, if not the full day, as there is plenty to see and do.
Directions from London & Parking: Legoland Windsor is about an hour’s drive from Central London (as long as the traffic is favourable). From Hyde Park, follow the A4 towards the M4 via the Hammersmith Flyover. Stay on the M4 for around 15 miles (24km), then take Junction 6 at Slough onto the A335 southbound. From there follow the brown signs to Legoland.
While there is plenty of parking at Legoland Windsor, it incurs an additional fee of £7, if purchased online in advance. Priority parking near the main entrance costs £13. Both fees are higher if paid on the day.
Public Transport: Visiting from London on public transport is possible, although not entirely straightforward. Trains run every 30 minutes from Waterloo Station to Windsor & Eton Riverside Station. The journey takes 53 minutes. A shuttle bus to Legoland runs from the station during the park’s opening hours. If you wish to take the bus instead, the 702 operated by Greenline runs directly to Legoland from Victoria (on Buckingham Palace Road near the station). The bus departs roughly once an hour and takes 1 hour and 50 minutes.
Tickets & Tours
Tickets only: At the time of writing, day tickets cost anywhere between £29 and £53 per person. Prices vary depending on the time of year and on whether you book in advance. Tickets bought on-site, on the day, cost £53 per person so booking online, in advance is advisable for discounts. You can conveniently book tickets on Getyourguide.com, where you can also find more information about making cancellations, getting refunds and changing your dates. These tickets have a ‘best price guarantee’, matching any lower price, if you find one.
These prices generally remain the same for adults and children alike. Entry is free for children under the age of two years, although many of the rides will not be accessible to babies and toddlers due to height restrictions. Many rides operate a 90cm-1m minimum height requirement (around three feet).
Tours: If you’re looking to visit Legoland for the day from London but don’t want to travel by car or public transport, the best option is to take an organised tour. These tours handle all the ticketing, transportation and timings so that you don’t have to, leaving you free to roam Legoland at your leisure until the scheduled departure time. For example:
LEGOLAND Full-day Tour from London – from £80 per person – Designed to ensure that you make the very most of your day, this tour includes a day-ticket to Legoland Windsor and the round-trip tickets aboard the Greenline bus from London Victoria. The trip departs 8am, so that you can get to the theme park as it opens and leave as late as you’d like. Book at Getyourguide.com