LEGOLAND Denmark ultimate family holiday
Nothing compares to visiting the birthplace of LEGO; the original LEGOLAND; the place where imaginations run wild. 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.
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.
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 the boys were born I have 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.
In July 2016, we set off with the boy’s aunts, uncles, cousins, and Nonna 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 the brand new 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 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 is 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.
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.
For a full rundown of where to stay for your visit to LEGOLAND Billund, take a look at our accommodation review of all the best options.
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.
1-day dated ticket: Child (3-12 years) 319 DKK, Adult 339 DKK, Senior 319 DKK
2-day dated ticket: Child (3-12 years) 448 DKK, Adult 468 DKK, Senior 448 DKK
There are also options to buy open dated tickets but these are more expensive.
(Prices correct as at 20 April 2018)
If you aren’t staying overnight, it’s cheaper to buy your tickets online beforehand than it is to buy at the gate.
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 [email protected] 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
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
Updated 20 April 2018