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First Operationally Carbon Neutral Accommodation Set to Open at LEGOLAND® Windsor Resort

The development marks a £35 million investment, creating over 60 jobs and apprenticeships

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Merlin Entertainments, a global leader in branded entertainment destinations, will open the UK’s first LEGO® woodland themed holiday village at LEGOLAND Windsor Resort on 24th May.

The LEGOLAND Woodland Village marks the first operationally carbon-neutral accommodation built by Merlin Entertainments across its global theme park operations. With the official verification of ‘Carbon Neutral’ achieved from The Carbon Trust, the Woodland Village’s operational energy will be fossil fuel free on opening, achieved through developing a robust carbon reduction plan, including low carbon technologies, energy efficiency and high-quality offsets.

The Rt Hon Theresa May MP said: “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.”

Theresa May MP, the former UK 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 new development, which features 150 accommodation lodges and camping barrels nestled amongst trees on a 10-acre site. Costume characters Forest Elf and Fox Costume Girl were also on hand with a bespoke LEGO watering can made from 3,604 LEGO bricks, to water the newly-planted trees in the village.

The highly anticipated LEGOLAND Woodland Village offers 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.

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Families of between two and seven people can choose from the standard Woodland Lodges, stay in style in the Premium Lodges or glamp in the unique Woodland Barrels. Families will enjoy campfire-inspired dining beneath a twinkling tree canopy at the Clubhouse Restaurant & Bar, whilst new on-site play areas and an enchanting LEGO nature trail offer plenty to explore for junior LEGOLAND rangers.



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