Denmark is world famous for its bacon, pastries and Lego! Almost everyone who visits Billund for the first time exclaims: “Wow, it’s all so new!” And they are quite right. Billund is a young town, a very young town. And a very special town. Billund is one of the few examples in Denmark of a town that has grown up around, and largely because of, a single company: LEGO.
Billund is a children’s paradise! Here you will find that it’s just a bit more fun to be child than everywhere else. Billund offers lots of fun activities and child-friendly accommodation and restaurants. With attractions such as Lego Land, Lalandia and Givskud Zoo, the only problem you will have is which one to choose first.
BOOKING YOUR TRIP
BEST TIME TO VISIT?
The city has a humid continental climate. This means summers are warm and there is no dry season. We would recommend booking flights to Billund during the warm season, which lasts from June to September. This is often the busiest time to visit, school holidays push the price of flights and hotels upwards. If you like heat, August is the hottest time of the year. The city is often quite cloudy but is a bit clearer from April to September, which is the best time to enjoy its views. This may result in cheaper flights to Billund and coincides with half Easter half term for UK schools.
HOW LONG IS THE FLIGHT?
Between 1 hour 15 minutes and 1 hour 45 minutes, from anywhere in the UK. British Airways and Ryan Air both fly direct.
One hour in front of UK (GMT +1).
Currently, September is the cheapest month in which you can book a flight to Billund. Flying to Billund in July will prove the most costly. There are multiple factors that influence the price of a flight so comparing airlines, departure airports and times can help keep costs down. Ranges from £ 15 to £ 100.
Danish Krone. Exchange rates vary, so be sure to check prior to your trip.The Bank of England has an extensive list that is updated every day. If you intend on using your credit charge or debit card, you may incur charges for payments and cash withdrawals. We often use the Post Office for our exchange or use ATM’s in our destinations.
BOOKING YOUR FLIGHT
Use Skyscanner to compare. Booking 57 days in advance of your planned departure date, can often give you the best price for your flight. The later you leave it, the more money you will pay. Cheapest flights are usually on a Tuesday, Sunday tends to be more expensive. Once you have landed, getting to and from Billund from the airport is easy. Whether you choose to make use of the airport shuttle buses and transfers, rental cars, hire taxis or city buses.
Denmark is a member of the European Union, which means travel to and from Denmark is governed by EU law. Therefore, different entry requirements may apply depending on where you’re travelling from, and what your nationality is. EU citizens can travel freely to Denmark; citizens of other countries may require a visa. If you travel to Denmark from outside the Schengen agreement area, you may also require a visa. See here if you are from a country where you will need a visa to enter Denmark.
Billund has a population of just over 6,000. Accommodation near to Lego House and Lego Land can be really expensive. I would recommend renting a car ( £ 50 per day) and staying in one of the little towns on the outskirts. There are more options available at a better price, from hotels, apartments and B&B. You can stay at the Hotel Lego Land, prices begin from £220 per person, per night.
We would recommend hiring a car for your trip. We use Rentalcars.com, which compares all rental companies to provide you with the best price. When we visited Billund in June, Alamo was the cheapest rental, costing £42 per day. We always take our own car seat when travelling. To learn more about rules regarding car seats , click here.
THINGS TO DO
The world’s first Lego land, is a popular amusement park for families and children of all ages. There are nine Lego-themed lands for kids to discover. And new for 2019, Battle of the Bricks, a live interactive jousting show. Most popular is Mini-land, the place where the Lego land park adventure began in 1968. It is built out of 20 million Lego bricks and lets you experience the whole world in miniature. Featuring capitals, small cities and famous buildings. The Statue of Liberty, Acropolis and Egyptian Abu Simbel temples are all here, as is the Copenhagen district of Nyhaven. Among others, five of the world’s tallest buildings, including the impressive 5.5-metre Burj Khalifa.
Lego Land has four roller coasters, combined with a whole host of smaller rides for kids and toddlers. There are over 50 rides! You can take your own stroller or rent one upon arrival (they require a small deposit). A Lego safari, Atlantis by Sea Life featuring real sharks, a haunted house and Lego train. So so much that one day may not be able to satisfy your Lego appetite! Book early to receive a 10% discount and avoid disappointment.
RECOMMENDED TICKETS: Lego Land Billund
Lego House combines creativity, play and being active all under one roof. With 25 million LEGO bricks and lots of play possibilities, family members of all ages will be amused for hours. Code robots in Robo Lab, create your own movies in Story Lab, and build beautiful fish in Fish Designer before watching them come to life in the digital aquarium. There is a wonderful combination of Lego brick with technology to create interactive platforms and games. Incredibly baby friendly, with large nursing and changing rooms. Lifts and restaurants, you will need to set aside a full day to make the most of the various stations and activities.
GET YOUR DISCOUNT: Lego House Tickets
KONGERNES JELLING – VIKING MUSEUM
Recently given a fact life, Kongernes Jelling preserves a UNESCO-listed 10th century Viking monument. Created by King Harald Bluetooth, credited with uniting the Danes into one Kingdom called Denmark. Which can be read on the Jelling stone, that can be visited at the church in Jelling.
The museum houses huge runestones with carvings, on which Harald describes how he conquered Denmark and Norway, and brought Christianity to the region. It marks Scandinavia’s transition from Pagan faiths to monotheism. There is also a depiction of Christ on one of the run stones that even appears on all Danish passports, which gives you an idea of what the site means to this country.
RECOMMENDED GUIDED TOUR: Kongernes Jelling
TEDDY BEAR ART MUSEUM
A small unique museum, located next to Lego House, this is a tribute to teddy bears from around the world. Set in a former private home of the Lego family, The collection features bears from the 1900s to artist bears, vintage bears and modern bears .Children are given a treasure hunt to complete around the museum. There is a cafe and a garden to relax and take a break from all things Lego.
RESERVE YOUR TICKETS: Teddy Bear Museum
A 20 minute drive from Legoland, Givskud Zoo is a zoo, safari and dinosaur park rolled into one. If you have your own car you can drive through a number of huge, open enclosure. It is the only place in Denmark where you can see gorillas, the extremely rare African bongo antelope and South American giant otters. Experience first-hand views of the largest pride of lions in Northern Europe. If you don’t have a car, jump aboard the Safari Bus for a guided ride through the park. Many of these areas are home to mixed groups of animals. The Savannah is the preserve of rhinoceroses, gnus, gemsboks, black horse antelopes and African buffalo. One third of the species in the zoo is endangered, and the attraction plays a role in international breeding programs.
RECOMMENDED TICKETS: Givskud Zoo, Billund
Take a break from the road and enjoy this scenic walk, set in the hear of Jutland. The half an hour walk can be used as an alternative route to get to Lego Land and Lego. Situated by a lake, families are free to sit, relax and enjoy a picnic. The nature trail is lined with 18 unique pieces of art, created by some of Denmark’s most prominent sculptors. Pram friendly and free of charge.
LALANDIA ACTIVITY CENTRE
Scandinavia’s largest tropical holiday and activity centre. Enjoy the tropical climate in the huge Aquadome with water activities in all kinds and lots of fun for young and old. Revel in the speed and excitement of the Twister, the Tornado and Octopus Racer water slides, and enjoy poolside life while the youngest members of the family have fun with the many water activities in the children’s areas and activity pools.
Book a mini-break and stay in one of beautiful holiday homes with plenty of room for the whole family. Discover child-friendly restaurants, exciting shops and lots of entertainment for all the family. Including mini-golf, bowling centre, sports hall and fitness centre.There is also Lalandia Winter World with a climbing wall, ice skating ring, ski slope and Bumper Cars on ice! As the newest addition, Lalandia now also offers an indoor iceskating-rink, Bumper Cars on ice, a skischool and a 9 m high climbing wall!
BOOK YOUR ACCOMMODATION: Lalandia, Billund
A visit to the museum farm Karensminde is like stepping into another age! Visitors get a glimpse into Danish farming in the 1700s and 1800s. The whole family can get involved with harvesting cereals, picking up potatoes or milking. You can take horse and cart rides, join a carpentry workshop, paint eggs the traditional Danish way or even help in the kitchen making jam. Staff are friendly, speak English and are dressed in the native attire for that period of time. Pram and child friendly, you are allowed to take your own food and drink. Children under 18 go free. Highly recommended.
ARRANGE YOUR VISIT: Karensminde Museum