Legoland in Billund is one of Denmark’s major tourist attractions and is a fantastic day out for visitors of all ages. Located in the home of Lego, the park originally opened in 1968 and was followed by international sites including Legoland Windsor in the UK. Here’s what you need to know about visiting Legoland Billund Resort.
If you want to see more about the opening of Legoland Billund, British Pathé have a great video on their YouTube account.
It’s right next to the airport
If you’re travelling in to Billund to visit Legoland it’s not hard to find as the park is located next to Billund Airport – which is Denmark’s second busiest after Copenhagen. As a result of its location, you’ll see plenty of planes taking off and landing, and Miniland has a tribute to its neighbour.
But it’s not just set up for those arriving by air; for visitors arriving by car there are large car parks which border the airport’s grounds.
Buy your tickets (and parking) online in advance
Admission to the park costs the same during the high season and the quieter days.
Although you can buy at the park itself, you may have to queue whereas if you have pre-paid tickets you simply go straight through to the turnstiles.
You can also book your parking in advance and if you choose to do this you scan your voucher as you drive out of the car park.
The park isn’t open all year round
Legoland Billund closes for the winter months so if you are planning a visit, make sure to check the opening hours first. It closed for the end of the 2017 season at the end of October and reopens in March 2018. During some of the off-season months, the park can only open at weekends.
Legoland is arranged into distinctive zones
Legoland Billund is split up into various areas which each feature different rides. These include Miniland which is where you find Lego replicas of sites such as Nyhavn in Copenhagen, the Eiffel Tower and cities like Bergen and Amsterdam, Pirate Land with its themed rides and the Imagination Zone which includes a 4D cinema and a Sea Life Centre.
Each zone has plenty of hidden decorations to admire so keep your eyes open while you’re wandering around to spot them all!
There aren’t too many veggie options
Legoland is full of eateries if you want a bite to eat but dspite the range of food places at Legoland Billund not all of these stalls have vegetarian options as many of them will only offer hot dogs or similar meaty snack. However, one vegetarian option worth looking out for is the Lego-shaped chips!
If you are concerned about dietary requirements, visitors can bring their own food to Legoland Billund and there are picnic areas provided.
Don’t forget to play with the interactive exhibits
Keep an eye out for buttons to press and things to play with while you’re walking through the park – many of the figures are interactive and provide fun surprises!
There are rides for all the family
Legoland really does have something for all visitors. For younger guests, there are more gentle rides to be found in Duplo World while if the whole family want to go on something together there are family-friendly rides such as the Lego Train which takes a route round the park and the Lego Top, a rotating tower offering views across the whole site. Meanwhile, thrillseekers can enjoy rollercoasters like the Polar X-plorer or river rapids style ride Vikings River Splash. Even though it is very family friendly, it’s welcoming to all so groups of friends or couples without children won’t feel out of place.
It is a full day out
Even if you visit during a quieter time and don’t find yourself having to queue for rides, there is so much to see and explore that time does fly! Miniland in particular is chock-full of quirks, stories and extras that you might not notice at first so leave yourself plenty of time.
Don’t forget the gift shop!
After spending a day looking at some of the amazing things you can build with Lego, you’ll probably end up wanting to buy some to take home. Luckily, there’s a large gift shop by the entrance selling a range of sets, minifigures and accessories. There are a couple of rarities on offer as well as Legoland-specific items and you can also get a variety of engraved gifts including keyrings, storage boxes and cups.
There’s another Lego attraction nearby
Enjoyed your trip to Legoland and want some more Lego action? Billund is now the home to a new attraction, Lego House, which opened in September 2017. It’s in the heart of Billund and about a five/ten minute drive away from Legoland. Sadly, I was in Billund just before it opened so didn’t get to visit but it’s had some good reviews and looks like a great place to check out.
Legoland Billund, Nordmarksvej 9, 7190 Billund – legoland.dk/en/
LegoHouse, Ole Kirks Plads 1, 7190 Billund – legohouse.com/en-gb