LEGOLAND Windsor Resort welcomed MP Theresa May for a sneak preview of what guests can expect from the UK’s first LEGO woodland themed holiday village ahead of opening to families next week Friday May 24.  

The former Prime Minister was joined by the newly appointed Mayor, for the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead, Cllr Simon Bond, and other local dignitaries for a behind the scenes look at the £35 million LEGOLAND Woodland Village development which will feature 150 accommodation lodges and camping barrels nestled amongst trees on a 10-acre site.

The LEGOLAND Woodland Village has officially achieved its ‘Carbon Neutral’ verification from the Carbon Trust, highlighting its commitment to being operationally carbon neutral. 

Costume characters Forest Elf and Fox Costume Girl were on hand with a bespoke LEGO watering can made from 3,604 LEGO bricks.

The planting of trees will go towards ensuring the LEGOLAND Woodland Village becomes the first operationally carbon-neutral accommodation built by LEGOLAND owner Merlin Entertainments, across its global theme park operations.     

Ahead of the opening of the LEGOLAND Woodland Village, Helen Bull Divisional Director for LEGOLAND Windsor Resort, said: “We’re now only one-week out from the grand opening of the LEGOLAND Woodland Village which is huge milestone in the history of this iconic and most loved family theme parks.  

“The £35 million investment is set to bring thousands of UK and International visitors to Windsor which will undoubtedly be a major boost to travel and tourism to the local area and follows the launch of our new rollercoaster, Minifigure Speedway last month. 

This project has all been made possible thanks to the support of the local council, RBWM, and we’re delighted that a number of councillors – including the new Mayor – joined us today”. 

Theresa May commented “I was delighted to drop in to LEGOLAND Windsor to get a glimpse of the UK’s first LEGO® woodland themed holiday village, which will open later this month. 

Across Berkshire we are passionate about enhancing our natural environment, so it was great to hear LEGOLAND’s woodland holiday village will be the first operationally carbon-neutral accommodation built by Merlin Entertainments across its global theme park operations.  

In March last year I visited the Woodland Village site during the early stages of development, and I’m pleased to have been invited back to see the fantastic end result of this work. 

With the opening of LEGOLAND’s Woodland Village, our area welcomes yet another vibrant addition that promises to deliver significant recreational and economic benefits for the whole of Berkshire.” 

The highly anticipated LEGOLAND Woodland Village will offer families looking to reconnect with nature a unique short break experience. Guests can relax after a full day of adventurous play in one of the 130 cosy lodges or 20 stylish camping barrels offering the perfect blend of comfort and adventure. 

Families of between two and seven people can choose from the standard Woodland Lodges, stay in style in the Premium Lodges or be at one with nature and go glamping in the unique Woodland Barrels.