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MP Theresa May gives a sneak preview of Britain’s first Lego forest-themed holiday village before the opening – Photo 1 of 1

Maidenhead MP Theresa May enjoyed a sneak preview of Britain’s first Lego forest-themed holiday village ahead of its opening at Legoland later this month.

The former Prime Minister was joined by newly appointed Royal Borough Mayor Cllr Simon Bond and other dignitaries to take a behind-the-scenes look at the £35 million Legoland Woodland Village on Friday, May 17.

The project, which opens to visitors on Friday, May 24, will include 150 accommodation lodges and camping barrels set among the trees on the 10-hectare site.

The new village has officially achieved carbon neutral verification from the Carbon Trust, demonstrating its commitment to being operationally carbon neutral.

The costume characters Fox Costume Girl and Forest Elf were present with a custom-made Lego watering can consisting of 3,604 Lego blocks.

The tree planting will see the village become the first operationally carbon neutral accommodation to be built by Legoland owner Merlin Entertainments for its theme park operations worldwide.

MP Theresa May said: “I was delighted to enter LEGOLAND Windsor to get a glimpse of Britain’s first Lego forest themed holiday village, opening later this month.

“Across Berkshire we are passionate about improving our natural environment, so it was great to hear that Legoland’s woodland holiday village will be the first operationally carbon neutral accommodation to be 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 am delighted to have been invited to view the fantastic end result of this work.

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

Helen Bull, Divisional Director of Legoland Windsor Resort, said: “We are now just a week away from the grand opening of Legoland Woodland Village, a huge milestone in the history of this iconic and best-loved family theme park.

“The £35 million investment will bring thousands of British and international visitors to Windsor, which will undoubtedly be a major boost for travel and tourism to the local area and follows the launch of our new roller coaster, Minifigure Speedway last month.

“This project has all been made possible thanks to the support of the city council, RBWM, and we are pleased that a number of councilors – including the new mayor – have joined us today.”

The village gives families the chance to relax in one of the 130 lodges or 20 camping barrels after a day of adventures.

Visitors can also enjoy a campfire-inspired dinner under a twinkling canopy at the Clubhouse Restaurant & Bar.

New on-site play areas and a Lego nature trail also provide hours of fun and discovery for junior Legoland rangers.

Prices to book a short break in the village start from £69 per person, including entry to Legoland Windsor theme park, a round of Legoland adventure golf and bed and breakfast.

More information about the village can be found at: www.legoland.co.uk/woodlandvillage