Lodge Breaks Near Legoland, Chessington & Thorpe Park
HEAD BACK TO YOUR LODGE AND SINK INTO A HOT TUB AFTER A LONG DAY AT THE THEME PARK!
Hi, if you’re thinking of a lodge break near one of these theme parks then we have you covered. I, Simon the author, have been to stay near Legoland over 20 times, I’ve been to Chessington 10 times and I’m soon heading to Thorpe Park now my kids are tall enough for the larger rides. I absolutely love a trip to Legoland.
We have decided to group these 3 together as they are very close to each other and easlilty accessible from lodge parks.
Our Top Lodges Near Legoland, Chessington & Thorpe Park
1 -Windsor Garden Lodge - Windsor
Distance to Theme parks
- Legoland – 5 minutes
- Chessington – 42 minutes
- Thorpe Park – 28 minutes
This is the ultimate lodge stay near Legoland and the other parks are accessible. The only downside is it’s just 1 lodge so you need it to be free to book the time you want to go!
The lodge has won awards from booking.com for its excellent reviews. It is a 2-bed lodge with 1 double and one room with bunk beds. It is ideally suited to younger children and perfect for your first trip to Legoland. Here is the super cool bunk bed!
Its location is excellent for visiting Windsor castle and the historic town. If that wasn’t enough there is a petting farm on site to keep the kids entertained.
What You will Find at Windsor Garden Lodge
2 - Tilford Woods Lodge Retreat - Farnham
Distance to Theme parks
- Legoland – 26 miles – 40 minutes
- Chessington – 28 miles – 41 minutes
- Thorpe Park – 29 miles – 43 minutes
As you can see from the times Tilford Lodges is well-placed to get to the theme parks. There are no other lodge sites that we can find that are closer to them. I have personally done the drive to Legoland and Chessington from Tilford woods. I would advise allowing an hour for traffic, other than on Sundays. The drive is really simple, 1 tip I have is if you are going to Legoland – follow Google maps and not the sign posts – you will get there a lot quicker usually!
What You will Find at Tilford Woods Lodges
My Recent Stay At Tilford Woods
Disclaimer: I paid for my stay at Tilford and did not receive any extra benefits or discounts. This review is of my opinions on the lodges and my break.
We went down to Tilford Woods Lodges as a family of 4 during the October half term. We planned to visit the Legolands brick or treat event and a similar event at Chessington. October is usually a great time to visit as the weather is still okay and the theme parks are usually a little quieter than in the peak summer holidays.
We stayed from Monday to Friday in a 2-bed lodge without a hot tub.
The lodge pack is quite compact with a high density of lodges on the site. They are wooden built and have a rustic look. We had a lodge in the far back corner which was nice and quiet, the park did not feel busy at any point.
The lodges have a traditional log cabin feel inside –
The lodge was nice inside and good for a base to go to the theme parks. I would not choose it for a holiday lodge if you were planning to spend days there as there are better more relaxing places for those kinds of stays!
Our lodge did not have a hot tub but some of them do, if we were to go again I would book one with a hot tub to relax in the evening.
We found that Farnham was only 15 minutes away where there was a Pizza Express, Zizzi’s and other restaurants. It is a nice-looking town and has a good choice of places to eat. We did not eat at the pub that was on site but did have a play in the play area.
For the day trips, we went to Legoland on Tuesday,m Chessington on Wednesday and back to Legoland on Thursday. You can also get to Elstree studios in under an hour to the world of Harry Potter. This is well worth a visit and we have been previously but did not go on this trip.
THe trip was great and we were happy with the lodges for the price we paid. If you were only going for 1 or 2 night, out of season esepeclly, it may be better to stay in the Legoland or Chessington hotel and be on site. We have also done this a couple of times when making shoirt trips and it adds to the experience. The lodges are best located for hitting multiple parks in a short tirp, in my opinion.