Recently I travelled to Thredbo for a girls weekend with my daughter Lottie. It was so nice to have some time together and lots of fun in the snow. These school holidays Lego Friends are running an awesome snow festival and have lots of awesome activities for kids. The Lego Friends Play zone in the Kosciusko room at the Thredbo Alpine Hotel was a favourite of Lottie’s. We spent hours in there creating with Lego friends. Everything from colouring in, making key rings, watching lego shows on tv and of course building our own Lego Friends creations.
Out in the snow I loved the amazing ice sculpture art and cute Lego Friends Snow hunt. Thredbo is really set up so well for families. We had everything we needed within close proximity. We hired all our ski gear at Thredbo and I even had my first skiing lesson. It went a lot better than I thought. It was lots of fun. Im glad I gave it a try. Its always good to push yourself outside your comfort zone.
There are lots of dining options at Thredbo ranging from bakeries, bistros and restaurants. Lottie and I loved sharing some warm donuts in the snow, washed down with hot chocolate. Such a nice moment to snuggle and share together. Before we left we managed to squeeze in some toboggan races. So much fun and lots of laughs!
It was a two hour drive back to Canberra to catch our flight back to Melbourne. It was a whirlwind trip, but it was packed with lots of fun and snow memories to last a lifetime. For more info on Lego Friends snow fest check out this link https://www.thredbo.com.au/events/2017/lego-friends-snow-festival/
note. Lottie and I were guests of Lego.
The Lego Discovery Centre is now open at Chadstone Shopping Centre in Melbourne!
Earlier this week I was lucky enough to take my 7 year old daughter Lottie and 4 year old son Sol along to the launch. The multi-million dollar attraction is filled with more than 2 million LEGO® bricks and 13 family friendly attractions, making it the ultimate indoor LEGO playground and is as awesome as it sounds!
What I found surprising was that unlike traditional play centres where everything is self-guided, the LEGO Discovery Centre is an evolving, experiential journey through different stages. It’s very interactive, with experiences including: rides, a 4D movie theatre, café, and an incredible play space and construction zones where kids are encouraged to play and create with all different types of Lego. There are even creative workshops.
The highlight for us was seeing an intricate reconstruction of Melbourne made entirely from LEGO, which was a brilliant way to teach the kids about our home city. For visitors to Melbourne, this is a great “highlights package” of our famous landmarks that you can then go explore in real-life.
Both of my children loved the whole experience and we will definitely be going back, especially during the approaching winter months.
Individual Admission tickets are $32.50, and annual passes $81, which I think is well worth it for the hours and hours of fun to be had. To help ensure everyone who visits has an enjoyable experience, entry is spread out into pre-allocated sessions, so I would advise you book ahead by visiting https://melbourne.legolanddiscoverycentre.com.au
Note. My family and I were a guest of LEGOLand Discovery Centre.