Everything You Need to Plan your Trip to Legoland Denmark
Nothing compares to visiting the birthplace of LEGO; the original LEGOLAND; the place where imaginations run wild. Our family trips to Legoland Denmark are filled with so many happy memories, and funny stories from the bumps along the way. So whether you’ve read a heap of Legoland Denmark reviews, or this is your first glimpse into this magical place, let’s dig in to everything you’ll need to know.
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Legoland Denmark Review
Located in one of the world’s happiest countries, it is no wonder LEGOLAND Denmark is one of the best places in the world to take your family. Opened in 1968 alongside the LEGO factory, LEGOLAND Denmark has seen over 50 million visitors come through their gates to revel in all things LEGO.
There’s something very special about LEGOLAND Denmark and I think it has a lot to do with the fact it is in the town where it all started, Billund. Surprisingly Billund is a small town in regional Denmark, 260km west of Copenhagen. It is surrounded by beautiful farms and forests, and picturesque villages.
Ever since my boys were born, I’ve wanted to take them to visit LEGOLAND Denmark. I went there with my family when I was 11, and even though it has changed a lot over the years, it still holds a very special place in my heart.
Now it was my turn to be the parent as we set off with aunts, uncles, cousins, and Nonna in tow to discover LEGOLAND. There were 12 of us, with the kids varying in age from 6 to 20. We thought it might be a challenge to keep so many people happy for two days but we were wrong.
Everyone was happy to get to LEGOLAND but I think it was the two little boys, aged 6 and 8, who were literally jumping out of their skin to start exploring. They had been saving money and imagining this day arriving for around six months, so when we got to LEGOLAND, there was great excitement.
The sight of around 60 million LEGO bricks joined together to create some of the most awesome creations ever seen was incredible. Nearly everything was made of LEGO!
A favourite for the boys and two of their cousins was getting their first driving licence at the SEAT Traffic School. Our kids proudly put a LEGO Australian flag on the front of their car to identify where they were from and set off around the large track. They got to go through the pretend car wash, fill up with fuel and had to learn to stop, give way and drive on the right side of the road (which is the wrong side for Aussie!).
I loved watching them at the Traffic School because this was my fondest memory of my trip to Europe when I was 11. You need to pay extra and book your kids into Traffic School as soon as you get to LEGOLAND (so you don’t miss out). It is for children aged 7 to 13 years.
Everyone loved Miniland, a miniature version of famous buildings, cities, and exciting places, built using more than 20 million LEGO bricks.
There are more than 50 exciting rides to try out which would take you days if you want to have a go at them all. You can defeat the Great Devourer on Ninjago the Ride, travel the Dragon roller coaster through the King’s Castle, and put out fires in the Falck Fire Brigade race. There are jungle racers, xtreme racers, pirate boats, duplo planes and LEGO trains to ride on. One thing is for sure, your kids won’t be is bored.
The boy’s favourite was definitely Ninjago World where they got to see life sized figures of all their favourite characters, plus go on Cole’s Rock Climb, Lloyd’s Lasermaze and the clear winner of the day, Ninjago the Ride.
There are a really good mixture of rides and activities at Legoland for all the different ages ranging from toddlers to adults. There are restrictions on many of the rides so make sure you check the age and height restrictions at each ride before you start queuing.
The weather when we were there (in Summer) was cold and it did shower on and off for the two days. It didn’t stop us from doing anything but did send us home a bit earlier on the first day, as we were cold. This is why it’s good to have tickets to more than one day as most of the attractions are out in the open.
LEGOLAND Denmark is only open between April and October so make sure you check the website for opening dates and times.
If you’re not totally worn out from the sight of Lego, make time while you’re in Billund to also visit LEGO House. A relatively new addition to the things to do in Billund with kids, LEGO House is amazing. There are plenty of fun activties to keep the whole family happy and oh so much Lego to build creations with. Make sure you closely check out the Tree of Creativity, made with an incredible 6.3 million bricks!!
Being indoors, it’s open all year round.
Billund Accommodation LEGOLAND Denmark
There are so many accommodation options when visiting LEGOLAND Denmark. You can pitch a tent, stay in a teepee or cabin, or spend the night at a hotel, B&B or even a farm stay.
Billund is a lovely small town in central Denmark that is famous as the birthplace of LEGO. It’s not the easiest thing to work out Billund accommodation options if you haven’t been there before, so we’ve put together our recommendations for the best apartments, cabins and hotels near LEGOLAND Denmark.
With only around 6,000 residents, Billund has a surprising array of accommodation. After a long day at LEGOLAND Denmark, you can choose to spend the night at a hotel, cabin, holiday house, hostel, or even a teepee. You can also pitch a tent, enjoy a bed and breakfast or even an apartment.
Our advice is to find a place to stay near LEGOLAND and not try to day trip from Aarhus, Odense or Copenhagen.
LEGOLAND Billund Accommodation Options
Lalandia Holiday Cottages Billund
Our top pick for a place to stay near LEGOLAND for families would be Lalandia Holiday Cottages. Here you get space to move, don’t have to share a room with the kids, can self-cater (which will save you money), plus there’s plenty of activities and free entry to the onsite waterpark (Scandinavia’s largest).
Even the smallest of the cottages (sleeps four) has fridge/freezer, coffee maker, electric kettle, ceramic hob, oven, microwave and dishwasher, 1 double bed, 1 cot, 2 single beds, shower cubicle and washing machine, high chair, and free parking for one car.
Lalandia Holiday Cottages Billund are within easy walking distance to LEGOLAND or you can catch the free shuttle bus. It’s also close to Billund airport if you’re flying in.
Best for: Small and large families with children all ages.
Be aware: You will need to bring your own bed linen and towels, or you can rent them from the Service Centre when you get there.
Hotel LEGOLAND Denmark
If you want the complete LEGO experience and you have money to spend, then Hotel LEGOLAND Denmark is the place to be. Turn the kids dreams into reality and spend the night in a themed room like the Ninjago Room, Knights, Adventure, and Pirate rooms.
This four-star hotel inside of LEGOLAND Billund is a treat for kids, with plenty of LEGO to entertain them in the playroom, a playground, TV room, and NINTENDO GameZone. While they’re kept busy, you can relax with a coffee or a drink at the bar.
If you’re looking for more space than your average room, try out the Junior Suite which has its own living room and one separate bedroom. Junior Suites sleep four.
Best for: Families wanting the ultimate LEGO experience that are happy to bunk in together in the one room (with the exception of the Junior Suite) for the sake of some serious memory making.
Be aware: Rooms sleep between four to six people depending on the theme you choose. Price includes accommodation, buffet breakfast, and tickets into LEGOLAND. Check to confirm details.
LEGOLAND Holiday Village
If you want the LEGO experience but your budget won’t stretch to Hotel LEGOLAND, the LEGOLAND Holiday Village Billund is a good one to look at, and it’s just over the road from LEGOLAND.
We rented three Wild West cabins at LEGOLAND Holiday Village with their own teeny-tiny bathroom and teeny-tiny kitchenette to fit the 12 of us. The kids loved it with LEGO figures everywhere, plus ducks you can feed, play equipment, plus you can hire cool tandem and quad pedal bikes to zoom around the village.
You can choose to spend the night in the new LEGO® NINJAGO® cabins, Wild West cabins, Pirate rooms, Wilderness barrels, onsite teepees, or bring your tent or campervan to the camping ground.
There is an onsite supermarket, takeaway pizza (which was good), and a restaurant (nothing too exciting).
You won’t find any luxuries here but it can be good fun if you have LEGO mad kids and you know what to expect when you get there.
Our pick: We would choose to stay in the new LEGO Ninjago Cabins, as they have a little more room to move in the living area and have a toilet and shower in the cabin.
Best for: Smaller families with children aged 10 and under who want to be next door to LEGOLAND and have the LEGO experience.
Be aware: Beds in the cabins are not designed for tall people, so anyone over about 6ft may not have the best nights sleep. The beds in the Wild West cabins have walls at top and bottom, so there’s no hanging your feet over the end of the bed. Also be aware you won’t be spreading out your luggage or yourselves. They really are cosy cabins.
Many of the cabins share a toilet and shower block (which makes it cheaper), so check your reservation carefully to make sure you’ve got what you want.
Also be aware you will need to bring your own bed linen and towels, or rent them when you get there. You have to then put them on and pull them off yourself.
The cabins and motel are all listed separately but are all situated in the same resort using the same facilities.
Legoland Wild West Cabins – Click here for latest prices
Legoland Ninjago Cabins – Click here for latest prices
Legoland Wilderness Barrels and Cabins – Click here for latest prices
Legoland Pirates´ Inn Motel – Click here for latest prices
Legoland Castle Hotel (new in 2019)
If your kid dreams of sleeping in a castle plus they love Lego, then the new Legoland Castle Hotel will be a dream come true. The Hotel is outside the LEGOLAND Billund Resort theme park (about a 4 minute walk), is 800 m from Lalandia Water Park, 2 km from LEGO House museum, and 3 km from Billund Airport.
Families can choose to stay in one of the Princess rooms, Wizard rooms or Dragon Knight’s rooms. All rooms are equipped with a private bathroom with a shower and free toiletries, and are air conditioned. These hotels don’t come cheap but are pretty spectacular.
Lillevang Apartments Billund
If you’re after one of the best-rated apartments in Billund for families, then take a look at Lillevang Apartments. Only five minutes drive from LEGOLAND, these clean and modern apartments have full kitchen facilities (meaning you can save money by cooking), TV, WiFi, and LEGO bricks to play with.
There’s plenty of space to relax outside on the terrace or in the garden, which is a great place to unwind after a day of crowds.
Best for: Families looking for a relaxing place to stay, where you can cater for yourselves.
Be aware: The second bed is a sofa bed. It is a good idea to have a car to get here.
Hotel Propellen Billund
If a hotel in Billund is what you’re after then you can’t go past Hotel Propellen which is a mere 500 metres from LEGOLAND. Sit back and relax after a day at LEGOLAND with three dining options including a great kids menu. There’s also an indoor swimming pool, exercise room, plus indoor and outdoor playgrounds to keep the kids happy.
Rooms have a minibar, satellite TV, Wi-Fi is free and all rooms have a flat-screen TV.
Best for: Small families looking for good accommodation without having to cook or drive.
Be aware: Family rooms contain a double bed, double sofa bed and extra single beds on request.
Other family accommodation near LEGOLAND Billund
If you’re still undecided about where to stay in Billund, take a look at these Billund hotels and apartments.
How long to stay in Billund?
We spent two days at LEGOLAND, which was just right for us, but there were still things we didn’t get to see there. The new addition of LEGO House is certainly worth a visit for LEGO-loving kids and will take up about half a day. Plus if you need a break from all that LEGO, have some fun at Lalandia Water Park, Scandinavia’s largest waterpark. You could easily do three nights in Billund, which would give you two full days at LEGOLAND and time to see other things, but it all depends on how much time you have and what else you want to do in Denmark.
Things to consider when looking for accommodation near LEGOLAND Denmark
There are a few things to consider when choosing accommodation near LEGOLAND Billund. Do you want to pay for the novelty factor of staying at somewhere LEGO themed? This doesn’t come cheap but is certainly memorable.
Is it important for you to stay close by? Sometimes it’s worth paying for the convenience of staying within walking distance. The costs vary dramatically so work out your budget and stay where it meets your needs.
Getting to LEGOLAND Denmark
LEGOLAND Denmark is situated in Billund, which is easily accessible by plane, car, train and bus. Links to transport options are available from the Directions page of the LEGOLAND website.
To give you an idea, these are the ticket prices. Don’t buy your tickets until after you’ve got your accommodation booked as you’ll find alot of the hotels provide discounted entry tickets when you book a room. And if you’re staying at one of the Lego Hotels, definitely choose to have admission to Legoland included.
1-day dated ticket: from 359 DKK online 7 days before, or 399 DKK if you buy at Legoland or within 7 days of arrival
2-day dated ticket: from 488 DKK online 7 days before, or 528 DKK if you buy at Legoland or within 7 days of arrival
(Prices correct as at 20 December 2019)
There are a number of restaurants and food outlets to keep hunger at bay, with costs being fairly average for a theme park (meaning it will always cost you more). You’ll also find ATMs, lockers, baby room, stroller hire and much more. There are a number of LEGO shops in the park selling everything your kids could possibly imagine!
A limited number of wheelchairs are available to loan. It is advisable to book a wheelchair prior to your visit which can be done up to one month in advance. Email the Information Centre on info@LEGOLAND.dk Wheelchairs can go anywhere in the park, as all roads and paths are paved.
For those with disabilities such as anxiety, autism or ADHD, LEGOLAND offer a ’Show consideration’ card, which allows you faster access to rides and means less time queuing. You will need to contact the Information Centre to fill out a form before you are issued with a ’Show consideration’ card. See here for more details.
Stay a little longer in Billund
When the kids have had their fix of LEGO and it’s time to discover something that isn’t made of plastic, you’ll be pleasantly surprised to find some other fantastic attractions. So stay a little longer and check out:
- Lalandia – Scandinavia’s largest waterpark and giant adventure centre (it’s right next door to LEGOLAND)
- Man Meets the Sea – see for yourself the four giant white statues on the edge of the ocean
- Givskud Zoo – zoo, safari and dinosaur park all in the one place
- North Sea beaches – swim, discover sea creatures like seals, whales and crabs, or check out the UNESCO world heritage site
- Little Belt Bridge – walk across the old bridge 60 metres above sea level
- Gorilla Park – the wildest treetop climbing
- Ribe Viking Centre – be a Viking for the day
- Ribe – Scandinavia’s oldest town
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