And if you’re wondering what a holiday in Billund is like, this helpful review was sent in to our community group from Harriet, who recently went to Billund Resort in 2018 with her family. Thank you for sharing Harriet!
“We flew from Heathrow direct to Billund and spent 2 days at the Lego house, 2 days at Legoland and 2 days at LaLandia. There’s a free shuttle bus that connects all three to the airport.
We stayed for 6 days at LaLandia which is a chalet park with activities, right next door to Legoland Denmark. We stayed in a 4 person house, a chalet with sleek Scandinavian design; very warm and energy efficient. It’s minimal – you have to bring your own washing up liquid and lol roll, and pay to hire towels and sheets, but it’s also very convenient and comfortable. Dotted around the houses are lots of playgrounds and outdoor play areas.
There’s a free land train every 30 minutes that goes to the LaLandia centre. Without the train it’s a 20 minute walk (we got the train!). The resort centre houses a massive water park, soft play, bowling alley, mini golf, stage for shows, 6 restaurants, indoor skiing, tobogganing, ice skating, rock climbing, crystal mining, amusements, badminton courts, gym, spa and trampolines all under a heated giant dome where the sky is always blue.
The water park and soft play is free if you stay at LaLandia, everything else is paid for. The water park is fun, there’s something for every age. The soft play is pretty standard, and a bit tired in places. The evening shows are fun for the kids. Overall the whole place is kitsch, but fun.
Legoland is great for all ages, but perhaps best for younger kids. The rides aren’t super thrilling – there’s loads that younger kids can do. Lego Mini-land is a really cute recreation of Scandinavian places in miniature.
The park opened in 1968 and is celebrating it’s 50th birthday next month (with special offers and events). It’s smaller and older than Windsor apparently, but we liked how it didn’t feel as massive or busy as other theme parks. Waiting times for rides are 5 minutes normally, the longest was 15 minutes. My husband came here as a child and remembered huge rooms full of Lego – none of that is at Legoland now (its all rides) but it is now at The Lego house. Wow! This place is amazing.
We decided to come back for a second day because we loved it so much. It has 4 experience zones, all slightly different in theme.
Indoor and outdoor free play spaces. A museum on the history of Lego. A shop selling exclusive sets. And a cafe where your food is chosen by building Lego bricks, cooked by mini figures, and served by robots. The food comes in giant Lego bricks compartmentalised.
It’s Scandinavian food (unlike every other restaurant in Billund) and good quality. I had roast pork, sour dough toast with browned butter, coleslaw, and courgettes with pumpkin seeds. The kids ate crispy chicken, chips and vegetable sticks. We were all enthralled the entire time. The staff are really engaging. It’s so kid friendly, – even the toilets include low smaller ones for children; and every toilet is unisex and includes baby change with free nappies and wipes.
They’ve really embraced technology – you get a wristband on entry that you use to get in, use the lockers and as you go around to take photos of your creations which are stored under your wristband code. Enter the code in an app and you can see everything you made and did after you leave.
Everything here is pricey though, really, really, pricey. A 6 day stay in the self catering chalet was £900. Before we arrived we naively thought this would be a budget-ish holiday as we’d be self catering and swimming and soft play is free. We thought the entry tickets for the Lego attractions would be the biggest expense. But, of course all the extras add up. And we didn’t realise just how much food costs here.
Legoland tickets are £50 each for 2 days. Lego House is £25 each (amazing value actually). LaLandia activities vary from £10-£30 depending on what it is. The most expensive thing though is the food. Each meal has cost us average £60 for 4 people. Our cheapest meal was 2 kids pasta bowls, 2 toasted sandwiches and 2 cups of tea – £35! Milk is £2. Cereal boxes are £3.50. Nappies are £10!
Putting aside the cost (because if I stop to add it up it frightens me) if you have kids and you all love Lego, then this is the place for you! This is a super fun and active holiday, with a lot to do. I don’t think we’ll be back, as it’s a once in a lifetime thing really, but if they opened a Lego House in the UK I’d be first in the queue”.
Would you consider going? Perhaps you’ve already been – what did you think? I definitely think for a LEGO fan, this place is heaven. I would love to take Eric – Ollie is really into LEGO, too, and I know he would love it.
Thank you for this review, Harriet, it’s very interesting!
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