LONDON: Legoland in Britain will close its hotel this weekend after far-right extremists made threats against the theme park for agreeing to host a Muslim family fun day.
The resort and its hotel had been hired out by a group called the Muslim Research and Development Foundation, and 1,000 Muslim families were due to spend the weekend there.
But Legoland cancelled the private event last week after its Facebook page was bombarded by abusive messages from “right-wing” groups.
Following talks with the organisers and police, it has now decided to shut the 150-room hotel in Windsor to the west of London this weekend.
“The Legoland Windsor resort has had to close the hotel on Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 March 2014 after threats from right-wing groups,” a Legoland spokeswoman said.