Thinking of visiting Legoland with your toddler? Then check out my Legoland Tips! If you are visiting Legoland in California with toddlers, you might be unsure of what activities your child can participate in. The theme park is known for being a great place to bring younger kids, especially between the ages of preschool and tween, but what about toddlers? Check out these fun activities and travel tips for visiting LEGOland California with kids between the ages of one and three.
Legoland Tips and Secrets
Before you leave make sure to check out Legoland park hours. Make sure to specifically check for Legoland in California as there is another park in Orlando with different times.
There are so many fun things to do at Legoland with toddlers! The San Diego location has different locations filled with secret areas you may not have noticed the first time you go there.
Packing for a Day at LEGOland California
If you have a toddler and plan travel I’m going to assume that you’re a pro at packing the basics so we’ll just skip ahead to items that may be overlooked. California is hot and sunny (surprise!) so pack sunscreen and apply it often. A shaded stroller will make your day easier, though they do offer rental strollers at the park. As of the date of this post LEGOland allows guests to bring in bottles water and only food or beverage required by specific needs. This means you may be able to get a few snacks through the gate but don’t plan on packing your cooler unless you’re going to leave the park for lunch. There are several snack shops and restaurants throughout the park.
Baby Care Center
LEGOland California has a convenient Baby Care Center in Fun Town that includes a changing area, rocking chairs for nursing mothers, and a refrigerator and microwave to prepare meals. The Baby Care Center is also a great place to get out of the sun for a few minutes of quiet time.
Toddler Activities at LEGOland California
Toddler Activities by Park Areas
Ninjago World has several toddler friendly activities that include Kai’s spinners, Cole’s Rock Climb wall, and Zane’s Temple Build. Your little ones can pretend to be ninjas as they whirl, climb and build. The Ninjago Ride does not have a height requirement so they can also ride along with you.
The Imagination Zone is home to the Duplo Play area where thousands of Duplo bricks are ready for your child to build whatever their imagination can dream up!
Enjoy some a/c while you watch the LEGO Movie 4D (Ninjago 4D starting in 2018). This interactive 3D show uses special effects that make you feel like you’re part of the show! Special effects can include water drops, wind gusts, and more so if you think this will make your child nervous skip this show.
Toddlers and kids of all ages can meet their favorite LEGOland characters in different areas of the park. We usually see characters near fun town or at the HERO Factory in the Imagination Zone. Snap a picture or let a LEGOland photographer take pictures for purchase.
Land of Adventure
While many of the attractions in the Land of Adventure look like they’re for the youngest of kids, most of them have a 36” minimum height requirement with a person over 48” riding along. Below are popular rides for toddlers that meet the 36” ride height requirement.
Beetle Bounce -36” minimum height
Cargo Ace -36” minimum height
Dune Raiders Slides -36”
Castle Hill is home to an awesome play structure names Hideaways. Kids can climb rope nets, slide down slides, and explore other fun obstacles.
Play, splash, and get REALLY wet at Swabbies Deck in Pirate Shores. This area has fountains, a play structure, water cannons and even swings that the fountains can reach. Be sure to pack your child’s swim diaper and suit!
Captain Cranky’s Challenge is a twisting and turning pirate ship that has a minimum height requirement of 34” with a responsible person 48” or taller.
Explore famous landmarks built from thousands of LEGOs in Miniland USA. Toddlers love to watch the boats cruise by and can even steer them for a small fee.
Located in Fun Town is Duplo Playtown, a favorite attraction of toddlers and preschoolers. Kids can build with giant LEGO bricks, explore different buildings that look like they’re built with DUPLO bricks, slide down slides, and play pretend. There’s even a train called the LEGOland Express that kids can ride in the back of the play area.
Kids between the ages of 3-5 can drive their own cars around a track at the Junior Driving School located in Fun Town.
Heartlake City has a stable set up full of LEGO build areas. Toddlers also love to splash and play in the heart shaped Heartlake City Fountain while watching the LEGO Friends perform.
Kids can ride the dinosaur themed Coastersaurus if they are at least 36” tall. If they’re not ready to ride, toddlers can play in the sand at Dig Those Dinos. This huge sand area has all the buckets and shovels you’ll need as you excavate dinosaur bones from beneath the sand.
The Fairy Tale Brook is where all your toddler’s favorite storybook characters come to life as LEGOs. There is no minimum height requirement to ride.
Here are a few more little known things to do at Legoland.
Visiting LEGOland with toddlers can be pretty enjoyable if you plan ahead knowing which attractions are best for their age and height. Plus, many of the attractions with taller height requirements have toddler play areas full of LEGO bricks so you can ride swap with another adult.