DENMARK WITH KIDS: LEGOLAND BILLUND RESORT
Legoland Billund Resort is Denmark’s most famous and popular amusement park for families. The first Legoland (yes!, this is the original Legoland park!) was opened back in 1968 and is located next to the original Lego Factory.
We visited this resort last summer as both my sons are big Lego fans (Lego was considered “toy of the century” by Fortune Magazine). We spent 3 amazing and sunny days in this Danish amusement park. We had so much fun!
The whole resort is child-focused (inside Legoland you’ll find restaurants, banks, lockers, baby rooms, pushchair rental…) and there are plenty of activities for the whole family, including toddlers.
Our favorites rides were:
- Falck Fire Brigade (Adventure Land):
- Pirate Splash Battle (Pirate Land): This was so much fun! It si a wet and wild sea battle in Pirate Lagoon. We just could not stop laughing! Just a quick tip: it is a good idea to have the whole family wear bathing suits under the clothes and to bring a towel and some extra dry clothes.
- Seat Traffic School (Miniland), where our 8-year old got his first driving license.
- Ninjago the Ride and Lloyd’s Lazer Maze, where you can test your ninja skills (Lego Ninjago) were also a big hit!
- We found truly fascinating Miniland, the incredible world built from millions of Lego bricks:
There are more than 50 exciting attractions for the whole family at Legoland Billund: sharing the thrill of riding the Dragon Roller Coaster at the King’s Castle, the submarine that takes you down to the sharks in Atlantis, bake campfire bread and pan for gold in the Wild West…
There is also a huge lego shop at the entrance of the Park and different daily shows.
As we were visiting the park for just a couple of days, we decided that the adjacent Hotel Legoland would be a good option for our family. It offers early park admission, inclusive breakfast buffets, great outdoor play area and has its own entrance to Legoland.
We chose a Lego pirate theme room, but the hotel also offers other captivating rooms for “knights” and “princesses” families.
The hotel is quite pricey but there are other great accommodation options in the resort (Legoland Holiday Village) that are more affordable and just a few minutes by car from Legoland Billund.
If you plan to visit Legoland Billund I would suggest that you first check the resort’s website as the park’s season is open only from April to October.
Reaching Billund is quite easy as the resort is really close (literally! you can watch planes land and take-off) to Denmark’s second busiest airport: Billund Airport. There are many low-cost flight connections from Billund to many European airports.
Also, I would recommend that you purchase your tickets online in advance, as this will save you time and money.