Billund: A Family Adventure with No Queueing in Sight

Billund, Denmark, is a place where children’s dreams come true. Known as the “capital of kids,” it’s a destination that promises fun and adventure for the entire family. In 2022, my family and I embarked on a journey from London Stanstead to this magical wonderland, and what we found was nothing short of a memorable adventure.

Our flight from London to Billund was just over 90 minutes, which was a blessing considering the usual “Are we there yet?” marathon that accompanies family travels. And let’s not forget the price tag – £500 for five of us to jet off at the end of the summer holidays. I’d say that’s a bargain for keeping the kids entertained.

Now, before you pack your bags and hop on the next plane, here’s a crucial piece of advice: check the Danish school holiday dates. We timed our visit perfectly, avoiding the chaos of school holiday crowds. While back home in Legoland Windsor, the queues can rival the length of our entire flight to Billund, here they were non-existent. It’s like we had the place to ourselves, which made us feel like VIPs of the brick world.

Our home base during this adventure was Lalandia, and let me tell you, it’s a family paradise. Five nights in a spacious three-bedroom apartment set us back £700, and that included access to the pool and all the play areas. If you’re feeling extra adventurous, there are activities like golf and ice skating available for an additional cost. They even offer a pass that covers everything if you want to go all-in.

Getting to Lalandia from the airport was a breeze. While we didn’t opt for a car, it might have been handy for shopping. But here’s the secret – you can walk everywhere. It’s like a little kid-sized utopia right at your doorstep.

Now, let’s talk about that swimming pool at Lalandia. It’s not your average Center Parcs pool. No, this place takes water fun to a whole new level. There are slides that range from fun to borderline terrifying (in a good way, of course). It’s a place where you’ll see your kids squealing with delight as they zip down spiraling chutes and emerge at the bottom with faces plastered with joy.

One of the slides is so epic that you’ll have a hard time convincing the kids to try anything else. They’ll want to ride it over and over again, and honestly, you might find yourself joining the queue for one more adrenaline rush.

But the adventure didn’t stop there. We explored a few more incredible places during our stay. First up, the “Wow Park” – conveniently located just across the road from Lalandia. It’s one of the most fun places we’ve ever visited with the kids. From climbing in nets high above the trees to running through random tubes like hamsters, from swinging on huge swings to soaring along ziplines, the Wow Park is like woodland play on steroids. And did I mention the goats and firepits for marshmallow roasting? We’d go back in a heartbeat.

Next on our list was the Lego House, a Lego experience center in the heart of the hometown of Lego itself. From the moment we arrived, it was incredible. They hand you Lego pieces that are made right in front of you, each with a plastic card printed with unique instructions for your custom Lego creations. Inside, you’ll find awe-inspiring brick builds, from dinosaurs to trees, and countless interactive exhibits. Create your brick portrait, control a robot, make a car – the possibilities are endless. It’s Lego heaven, and we could have spent days there.

A highlight of our Lego House visit was the restaurant. You need to book early for this one. You order your food by building it with Lego and feeding it into a machine. Your meal then comes down a track and is delivered by robots. And the best part? The food tastes really good – no fast food here. It’s an incredible experience for the kids (and the adults too!).

We wrapped up our adventure with a visit to a deserted Legoland. With no queues in sight, we went on everything, including multiple rides on the small roller coasters. It was like having a theme park all to ourselves.

All in all, it was one of the best holidays we’ve ever had, and I would thoroughly recommend it to any family seeking a magical, queue-free, and unforgettable adventure.

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