48 HOURS IN BILLUND!
WHERE TO STAY
I stayed at Hotel Propellen which is only 5 minutes from the airport and only a 10 minutes walk into town, It is also a couple of minutes from LEGOLAND and Lalandia if you are visiting with the kids meaning its in easy reach of everything.
I was pleasantly surprised with the hotel, the rooms are MUCH bigger than they look online, are super stylish and have the most comfy bed! I am really picky when staying in hotels and I find a lot of hotels don’t have comfy enough beds/pillows but this was a win win all round.
I woke up in the morning and popped down to breakfast which was served until 11am as it was a Sunday, meaning a longer lie in for me which was per-fectttt! The breakfast was buffet style and had options for everyone including hot food (sausgage, eggs ect) as well as bread, fruit, yogurt and cereal which was great.
The hotel also has a onsite restaurant, spa pool and sauna making it perfect for all the family!
LEGOLAND Billund is the original LEGOLAND which opened in 1968 and is the reason most tourists visit this small town. Ticket prices start from 349 DKK (around £40) per day but when booking online you can get all inclusive packages and even overnight stay packages for not too much more. When visiting myself the park was closed as the season for opening is March – November so bare this in mind when booking.
LALANDIA AQUADOME is a huge indoor tropical waterpark with multiple slides, rides and lazy rivers which looks like so much fun I wish I went in myself! There is also activities like bowling, mini golf and ski slopes along with arcades and multiple restaurants, shops and bars. You could easily spend a day/weekend here with the family and have everything in one place.
I ate at Bones which was an American style diner and the food was amazing – highly recommended.
LEGOHOUSE only opened last year and is a activity and educational museum in the town centre.
SCULPTURE PARK is a small park/walkway that leads you from the busy area of LEGOLAND into the town centre of Billund. There are 17 sculptures along the route and to find out more information on each sculpture you scan the QR code on your phone to bring it up. The 1.3 kilometre path is a nice quite way of strolling from destinations without the noise from the cars and taking in the natural surroundings.
WHERE TO EAT/DRINK
I was only in Billund for a weekend so I’m sure you can imagine I didn’t eat too much and didn’t try all the restaurants. The town as mentioned is quite small and it didn’t look like there was actually loads of restaurants around – more restaurants in hotels.
RESTAURANT BILLUND – One place I did come across and had also seen online was restaurant billund and it didn’t disappoint! I went on a Saturday afternoon and it was fairly quiet, I was starving so ordered a meaty pizza and my god it was great! One of the best pizzas I’ve had in a while.
BONES – Bones is in the Lalandia holiday park and is an American style diner. If you like meat then I defiantly recommend here as it seems to be mainly burgers and ribs ect. The ordering system is different to anywhere I have ever been and you are giving a menu where you tick off what you want to order, they collect it and return with your food a short while later – easy and quick. The food here was huge portions but was delicious with a great atmosphere and decoration throughout.
BILLUND BAGERI & CAFE – I popped in here one afternoon during my stay as it was freezing and I needed to warm up! They had the creamiest hot chocolate ever and had a huge variety of pastries/cakes – would defiantly recommend going in for a quick coffee or if your like me hot chocolate 🙂
HOW TO GET THERE & TRAVEL AROUND
Billund airport is Denmark’s second biggest airport and has international flights daily. The main two companies flying direct from the UK are Ryan Air and British airways with a flight time of around 1 hour 30 minutes, my flight from London Stansted cost me £25.99 return over a weekend which is such a bargain!
Travelling from the airport to my hotel I booked a cab which cost just over £15 for a 5 minute drive so was pretty excessive however you can walk to most places. I didn’t see any busses along my way but with a bit more research I’m sure you could find out more about the local transport.
I have also seen you can get a train/bus from Billund – Copenhagen that takes around 2.5 hours and is defiantly something worth doing if you have a spare day. Find out more here: Billund – Copenhagen train (let me know below if you do this and how easy it was!)
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