Today some practical tips on how to plan a trip to Legoland in Billund and what else is worth seeing here.
There’s no getting around the fact that one goes to Billund to see the city and its sights. One goes to Billund mainly for Legoland. Mainly, but not only, as more and more other interesting places are popping up in the immediate vicinity of Legoland that will perfectly complement a weekend getaway.
We spent almost a full 3 days on site – we landed around 8 a.m. on Friday, and had our return flight at 7 p.m. on Sunday. And one could write that this is enough, ba, for some it and one day is enough. Yes, it’s enough if we only want to visit Legoland itself in Billund:-P
And here comes the most important question: how many days should one spend on Legoland? We spent one, all day, and have a slight insufficiency. We were there a while after the opening and enjoyed everything until the amusement park closed, with our interest mainly in the attractions for the youngest. If we had been with older children, we would have barely been able to take advantage of everything, as there are more attractions for the older ones, however, and on top of that they usually involve longer queues. So if we were traveling with older children (tuff, taller, because the attractions at Legoland have height restrictions) who like rollercoasters and water attractions we would probably assume a two-day stay at Legoland.
However, we want to encourage you to enhance your stay in Billund with at least a LEGO House, which perfectly complements Legoland, or a visit to Lalandia – a city within a city with an aquapark.
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Billund – how to get there?
Now that we know how much we want to go for, it’s time to buy airline tickets. We have already written quite a bit about the possibilities of how to get there here.
We flew from Warsaw (Okecie) directly to Billund with Polish Airlines. This is quite a convenient combination if you are planning a day or weekend trip. Direct connections from Poland are also offered by Wizz Air (from Gdansk and Warsaw) and Ryanair (from Poznan), though these airlines do not offer daily flights, so you should expect a longer stay.
How much do you have to count on an airline ticket? Here are some sample connections for the weekend, with one piece of luggage (two-way price per adult):
If we choose a domestic carrier then we will pay 830,98 złfor the flight from 1.11-4.11.
Flying from Warsaw is also possible on Wizz Air, but the last flights are in October. The example price per adult, for a flight from 18.10-21.10 is zł422 (without Wizz Discount Club). From Gdansk we will fly Wizz Air to Billund, for example, from 20.10-23.10 for 584 zł.
Ryanair, on the other hand, offers the most expensive flight, as we will pay as much as zł 1,299.36 for a trip from Poznań on 18.10-21.10.
Both Wizz Air and Ryanair prices can be further reduced by getting rid of checked baggage.
Of course, these are sample prices, and you can expect significantly higher prices in high season.
Getting there from the airport
The airport is right next to Legoland itself. It is tempting to walk and it is possible, but the road will take about 30-40 minutes and runs along the street.
Access is possible by cab and public transport – there are buses from the airport that take you almost to Legoland itself, and for a short distance, not even 5 minutes, you will pay 24 DKK per person, which is about 15 zł!
The bus terminal is located just outside the airport exit, and check the displays to see from which station specific buses depart. We were recommended to travel with the 944X line, because here you can pay for tickets by card. The ticket is purchased from the driver.
Buses can, of course, also be used to reach other destinations, including the city of Billund itself.
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What to do on the ground?
Legoland is, of course, a staple of a visit to Billund. Fun for young and old is guaranteed, and you can read about our visit to Legoland here.
However, we encourage you to set aside at least half a day for LEGO House – a place full of bricks, fun, history, inspiration and creativity. This is absolutely not a typical museum – it’s interactive fun for adults too! We wrote quite a bit about the visit to Lego House itself here.
What else? We recommend you to visit Lalandia – it is a place full of attractions, from the aqua park, to playgrounds, ski slope, to restaurants and stores. Lalandia is also a large accommodation base, and people staying here can enjoy some of the attractions at Lalandia free of charge.
There is a water park with slides, paddling pools for the little ones, a pool with artificial waves, a river with a current, warm pools and saunas.
Most of the attractions are covered, but if colder temperatures don’t scare you, you can take a dip in the outdoor pools. The cool thing is that there are special locker rooms for people with disabilities and families with children to shower together, and there are even special bathtubs for toddlers. Anyway, there are also many cribs for children in the water park.
Lalandia also features an interesting Monky Tonky indoor playground with separate areas for the youngest children. Older ones can feel like real monkeys and fly on many levels of nets, footbridges, walls, slides, etc. Of course, Olive could not let go of these top attractions, and her parents had to climb higher and higher levels after her. Fortunately, it is perfectly normal here that parents also move higher and higher :)
And if you would like to commune with real animals, there are special pens with goats, sheep on the territory of Lalandia, which you can enter by prepared ladders.
The section with artificial sky restaurants is also interesting! At all times you have the złthat there is a blue sky above you, even though there may be a storm or total darkness outside. Interesting, and although it looks very natural at first glance, it can be tiring after a long stay. In this part there are several restaurants, a supermarket, cafes, an ice cream parlor, stores and a small stage where animations and performances are held.
In addition, in the Lalandia area you can look into a winter zone with an ice rink and a small ski slope. It is here that we have already seen the first Christmas decorations! In addition, there is a climbing wall, fitness center, bowling, mini golf and many, many slot machines.
We write about Lalandia because it is close to Legoland and is worth a look here, for example, after a day’s visit to Legoland.
Unfortunately, during the weekend trip we did not have enough time to explore Billund itself. We focused only on family attractions :)
Speaking of such, also worth noting in the area is the Safari – Givskud Zoo, where you ride among the animals in buses or in your own (or rented) cars. The site is some 25 kilometers away, and a visit there is an extra day.
Where to stay overnight in Billund?
We stayed overnight in the aforementioned Lalandia. We had the entire cottage at our disposal, which, in addition to two bedrooms and a bathroom, included a living room with a dining room and a fully equipped kitchen. The house was spacious, clean, Scandinavian style, plus for the baby we got a crib, changing table and highchair.
The house fully met our expectations, it was located in a quiet and peaceful area.
Many people choose to stay at the Legoland Hotel, which borders the amusement park. Lego themes are prevalent everywhere (right from the entrance and parking lot), and the rooms, too, of course, are kept in a Lego atmosphere. You can see what it looks like in practice during the virtual tour link.
Next door to Laland, is the Legoland Holiday Village, where you can stay overnight in cabins, Indian tents, a motel or your own tents and caravans. Here, too, there are many references to the Lego theme, and you can view them at this link.
Both the Legoland Hotel and Legoland Holiday Village have many references to the most popular building block sets: Ninjago, Lego Friends, pirates or the wild west. So if you have a little Lego fan on board, you may have no choice but to stay overnight at just one of these two places.
If you’re already planning a trip in 2019, chances are you’ll be able to stay overnight at a brand new property – Legoland Castle Hotel. We have seen its construction, it promises to be interesting :)
It is also worth looking at Booking, or Airbnb if, however, you are interested in less “clunky” accommodations :)
We hope that this handful of practical information will help you plan a trip on your own and both children and parents will have an unforgettable weekend :)
We also recommend our posts:
- About Legoland in Billund,
- and about the super attraction that is LEGO House, also in Billund :)