The small town Billund is home to some remarkable attractions. That has made it one of the best family destinations in Scandinavia. If you are visiting, you might be looking for the best things to do in Billund. Here is a list of the top five attractions.
Obviously, the Legoland Resort is the top attraction in Billund and certainly the highlight of the town. But what about visiting Scandinavia’s largest water park, a museum dedicated to teddy bears, or a famous square dedicated to the founder of Lego?
LEGOLAND® Billund Resort
Lego (the famous construction toy brand) was founded in Billund by Ole Kirk Christiansen in 1932. It became so popular in Denmark and abroad that the brand expended into amusement parks known as Legoland – and the one in Billund is the first of the bunch, established in 1968.
While there are now Legoland resort parks all around the world (including in Windsor, New York, Dubai and Shanghai), the Legoland in Billund is the original one. For this exact reason, it attracts a lot of tourists. In fact, Legoland is the most visited attraction in Denmark outside of the capital Copenhagen.
There are 50 attractions in total, of which four are roller coasters. Obviously, most attractions at the resort are related to Lego in some way or another. There are also Lego exhibitions and decorations all over. It is basically a big land of Lego!
That makes the park well-suited for families who travel with kids. But despite the fact that the vast majority of attractions are directed to kids and teenagers, adults will also find the park interesting. Mini Land is one of the highlights: This is a section of brick models that depict the most famous buildings in Denmark, including Copenhagen’s Nyhavn and Amalienborg Castle, Billund Airport, Dybbøl Mill, and houses from Ribe and Skagen. Everything is built with Lego in a scale of 1:20. We consider the Mini Land to be the best part of the Legoland Resort as it really is an attraction in itself.
Legoland Billund Resort is open for the entire summer, but closed in the winter and in the early spring. In the late spring and in the autumn, the park is usually open on weekends and on selected weekdays. A one-day ticket bought online in advance costs 379 DKK. It is also possible to buy a ticket that lasts for several days, group tickets, and season passes. Find all the details at Legoland’s website.
Address: Nordmarksvej 9, 7190 Billund
Billund is also home to a really cool water park. Lalandia Aquadome is the largest tropical water park in Scandinavia. It has some exciting water coasters like Twister, Turbo Racer, The Tornado, and Octopus Racer.
The park also has regular swimmingpools and calmer water areas.
Like the Legoland Resort, it is mostly a place for families with kids. That is the case for most attractions in Billund.
Lalandia is obviously most famous for its Aquadome with all the water attractions, but it also has other facilities. You can visit the arcade, go bowling, play minigolf, climb on a wall, work out in the gym, even skate on ice if you visit during the winter. Overall, Lalandia is a really modern entertainment venue with so many different attractions that you could easily stay there for days.
If you wish to visit Lalandia in Billund, go to the official website to find the current opening hours and ticket prices.
Address: Ellehammers Alle 3, 7190 Billund
Teddy Bear Art Museum
Have you ever been to a Teddy Bear Museum before?
If you haven’t, you should visit the one in Billund! As mentioned earlier, Billund is a popular family destination and here is yet another fun attraction for families.
This museum is located inside the former home of the members of the Lego family. It is a large place – 776 square meters – and it has over 1,200 teddy bears in the collection.
Teddy bears have been popular toys for centuries, and this museum emphasizes the art of the teddy bear. When you visit the museum, you can see different types of teddy bears from the earliest models to the current ones and everything in between. The collection has teddy bears from all around the world and there are regularly new exhibitions.
The museum also has a café, a shop, and a section for learning how to make teddy bears yourself. There is a large garden outside the museum which is also quite nice. Located in the middle of Billund, the museum is easy to find and it is a great place to spend a few hours.
Address: Hans Jensensvej 3, 7190 Billund
This park is one of the free attractions in Billund. It is a nice green area with plenty of sculptures. When you visit it, you walk along a trail, and you get to see the sculptures one by one. There are currently 19 permanent sculptures, but the park has plans to add about 30 more.
It was founded in 1991 and covers a huge area of Billund. The Skulpturpark is open 24/7 so you can always stop by, whenever you have time to see it. It offers an interesting combination of nature and culture. We highly recommend taking a walk through the park and seeing all the sculptures!
Address: Hans Jensensvej 6, 7190 Billund
Ole Kirks Plads & Lego House
In central Billund we find two attractions that are connected:
- Ole Kirks Plads
- The Lego House
Ole Kirks Plads is a square dedicated to the founder of Lego. Due to the interesting block design, it is a cool place to visit and to take a photo or two. Right next to it is the Lego House, a large Lego shop and activity center. It is free to enter part of the Lego House which obviously includes the main shop. It is also free to go to the roof of the building where you can get a nice view of the town centre and sometimes see airplanes flying into Billund Airport.
However, it does cost a fee to get inside the exhibition area of the Lego House – if you book online you will get a 50 DKK discount per person. When visiting the venue, you can learn about Lego, play with Lego, and buy some Lego to bring home. Just like the Legoland Resort, the Lego House is a great attraction for families with kids – and everybody else who likes Lego and wants to explore the history of the brand at its very birthplace.
Address: Ole Kirks Plads 1, 7190 Billund