The Royal Borough of Windsor is a place of history and beauty with fine dining and a wide variety of shopping opportunities, but what many people do not realise is that it is also a great place to spend a weekend with the family. In addition to more than 900 years of our country’s great history, you’ll also find exciting and unique attractions, events and experiences for every member of the family. If you are planning a family getaway to Windsor, here is a guide to some of the most popular things to do to help you create the perfect itinerary.
One of the most famous attractions in Windsor is the LEGOLAND theme park and resort. The only problem with the place is that often one day is not enough to take in all it has to offer! There are over 50 rides, attractions and shows including a water park and the very popular LEGO Ninjago area of the park. The rides are primarily aimed at children between 3-12 years old, but adults can’t escape the fun. Even if you’re not a huge ride fan, you can enjoy the incredible and huge LEGO figures and recreations of famous landscapes from around the world. There is a LEGO themed hotel in the theme park, but you can also buy park passes and hotel packages with hotels which are located nearby.
French Brothers Boat Trips
A boat trip is an excellent way to keep the kids entertained while taking in the beauty of your surroundings. French Brothers run boat trips from Windsor on the River Thames which give you breath-taking views of Windsor Castle. The company runs either 2-hour or 40-minute trips and other public sailings and party packages for families.
Theatre Royal Windsor
No family trip would be complete without a night at the theatre, and the Theatre Royal Windsor does not disappoint. In addition to classic productions and vibrant musicals (including West End tours), the theatre also puts on children’s shows and traditional pantomimes.
Royal Windsor Racecourse
If you’re looking for a bit of excitement and friendly competition, why not head to the races? Royal Windsor Racecourse provides free entry to children aged 16 and under which is the perfect opportunity to introduce your children to one of the most exciting sports. Whether you place some bets or simply enjoy some drinks as the horses' race by, it’s a fantastic day out for everyone.
City Sightseeing Tour Windsor
Families with young children should not be worried about missing out on seeing all the sights Windsor has to offer thanks to the City Sightseeing open-top bus tour. No need for tired feet or busy roads as the 45-minute tour takes you around all the key sights of the city with an informative commentary. It’s a hop-on, hop-off bus so you can get on and off as many times as you like in a 24-hour period.
Finally, no visit to Windsor would be complete without exploring the famous Windsor Castle. It’s not only an impressive sight with a rich and fascinating history, but they also run activities for children and family days to ensure every member of the family can engage with the history.