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Billund

Billund

Ever wanted to build your own Lego house? Well in Billund, Denmark they didn’t just stop at the house, they built an entire Lego town. This small but busy Danish town caters for a regular stream of tourists coming to enjoy the delights of LEGOLAND, with hugely popular events including, Halloween at Legoland and end of season firework displays. Thanks to its popularity this small town has a good selection of quality hotels, with dinner and entertainment perfectly suited for children.

From simple beds to something a bit more memorable, find clean, comfortable and unassumingly stylish accommodation in and around Billund. With Legoland the town’s main tourist draw, Hotel Legoland (Aastvej 10), with its Lego-themed rooms, seems the obvious choice for families (and the young at heart) after fun accommodation near the action. Those on a budget can opt for Zleep Hotel (Passager Terminalen 4), which provides simple and functional rooms close to the airport. For relaxation in the countryside, Brunbjerg Apartments (Almstokvej 20) fuse cosy farmhouse ambiance with modern comforts, just a short drive from Billund centre.

Inside Legoland, fans of the little coloured bricks can pick up a vast range of Lego-related toys, clothing, gadgets and quirky souvenirs. While the town itself does have some shops, a more varied retail experience can be enjoyed in Vejle, a city around 30km east of Billund. Over the years, Vejle has evolved from a quiet market town into a bustling urban hub, and its pedestrianised shopping area makes for pleasant wandering. While you’re there, check out the city’s iconic windmill. In July, don’t miss Vorbasse Market – a vast spectacle featuring hundreds of stalls, travelling fairs, pet breeders and more.

Billund is no culinary leader, but it has several places for a good feed. Those with kids in tow can satisfy their brood with pizza and ice cream at Ristorante il Bambino (Ellehammers Alle 3). Visitors to the Legoland theme park unsurprisingly have plenty of kid-friendly dining options, such as the Knights’ Table grill, the Polar Pizza & Pasta diner next to Penguin Bay, and Wild West flavours in the Saloon. Several good restaurants can be found inside hotels, such as the eateries at Hotel Propellen (Nordmarksvej 3): Restaurant Ruth, Restaurant Ludwig and Restaurant Pejsestuen. Plenty more dining options are available in Vejle.

NorthSide Festival
June
Rock out to a first-class line-up of Danish and international musicians just over an hour’s drive from Billund. This festival in Aarhus is relatively young, but growing fast, and attracts an impressive selection of well-known international names.


6th of July Jazz & Blues Festival
July
Enjoy a series of local and international jazz and blues concerts in waterside Fredericia, around 50 minutes from Billund. Most events at the festival are free.


Smukfest
August
Under an hour away from Billund in Skanderborg, this event prides itself on being “Denmark’s most beautiful festival”. First established in 1980, the festival is now held every year in the second week of August on a site bursting with natural beauty – think leafy emerald canopies and camping near lakes.


Halloween at Legoland
October
Things get pretty spooky come autumn in Legoland, when a host of creepy characters such as ghosts, witches, monsters and vampires emerge from the shadows. Halloween activities tend to take place during autumn half term in October.


End of season fireworks at Legoland
October
As Legoland’s season draws to a close, see the dark night sky over King’s Castle burst into light with an explosion of colour at the end-of-season fireworks extravaganz


 



 

ESSENTIALS

Language
Danish
Currency
Danish Krone
Time zone
GMT +1
Flight time
2 Hours 50
Holiday type
City Break , Sightseeing

WEATHER

21/08/14
Light rain shower
Light rain shower
11°C
min
17°C
max
22/08/14
Light rain shower
Light rain shower
11°C
min
16°C
max
23/08/14
Patchy rain possible
Patchy rain possible
10°C
min
18°C
max
24/08/14
Light rain shower
Light rain shower
10°C
min
15°C
max
25/08/14
Sunny skies
Sunny skies
9°C
min
17°C
max
26/08/14
Sunny skies
Sunny skies
9°C
min
20°C
max
27/08/14
Sunny skies
Sunny skies
11°C
min
22°C
max
Jan
4°C max
-1°C min
Feb
4°C max
-3°C min
Mar
7°C max
0°C min
Apr
10°C max
2°C min
May
16°C max
6°C min
Jun
18°C max
9°C min
Jul
21°C max
11°C min
Aug
21°C max
11°C min
Sep
17°C max
9°C min
Oct
12°C max
5°C min
Nov
7°C max
2°C min
Dec
3°C max
0°C min

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17°C
max
55%
huimidity

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