If you’ve ever wanted to take your kid to a LEGO theme park and been disappointed that it was too far away, then cross your fingers that Lego KidsFest will be coming to a town near you. Apparently, being near this many LEGO bricks produces a contact high in small children and my kids are not immune. If LEGO KidsFest had not provided tickets to my family in exchange for our feedback, I might have been hesitant to go out of my way to attend this event- and I would have been wrong, wrong, wrong.
The hands on activities start right out of the gate. One of the very first things you encounter is the duplo building area, with giant piles of bricks and several tables that offer brick storage underneath the table top and holes near the build area for easy brick cleanup. (I need one of those tables. Or rather, my kids do, because, Wow!)
I’ve made no secret of the fact that I’m a huge fan of tailoring the environment to encourage creative play, and that is exactly what the organizers of Lego KidsFest have done. Every square foot of the event is packed full of opportunities to touch, see, and do. The kids can walk right up to their favorite characters and touch them and examine how they are built. Which mine did, with complete lack of restraint, so I’m sorry about all the times he probably photobombed your family. The entire atmosphere of the event encourages kids to touch, to explore, and to learn. There are no unfriendly “keep off” signs or warnings not to touch. There are some things that are off limits to fingers, but the space is designed to make that seamless.