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LEGOLAND Billund with a toddler: yay or nay?

Are you planning your next family holiday and are asking yourself if LEGOLAND Billund with a toddler is fun? Well, we have been already three times in LEGOLAND Billund with a toddler. The first time, we thought LEGOLAND would be the perfect stopover on our way back from our RV road trip around Norway.  At that time, our kids were 2,5 years old and 3 months old. During our second and third visit, our kids were 4 and 2 years old. So we can tell what going to LEGOLAND with a toddler is. What did we like the most about LEGOLAND Billund? Read our experience and our tips to make the most of the park!

What to do in Legoland Billund with a toddler

Before I go on the details, let me show you the video of our day in LEGOLAND Billund with a toddler.

So was LEGOLAND with a toddler fun? Sure it was!! Our “druktemaker” was so excited about all the rides and the park that he didn’t take a nap 🙂 A part of the video is from the afternoon. You can see that he was rubbing his eyes as he was getting tired, but he didn’t want to miss anything. In fact, we rode all the attractions suitable for him! We started with the monorail and then spent the rest of the morning in the DUPLOLAND, where we rode the DUPLO express and the planes several times. The DUPLO express was Liam’s favourite attraction. He loves to play with DUPLO and he has the same train as the LEGO express. He just wanted to ride it again and again 😀

Legoland with a toddler: Duplo express
LEGOLAND with a toddler: DUPLO express

DUPLOLAND is the part of the park specially designed for toddlers, besides the rides, there’s a playground with DUPLO elements (15 times larger than the original ones) as well as the baby care centre, where you can nurse, feed or change diapers of the little ones. If it’s raining, you can visit Atlantis. There, you board a submarine and travel to the bottom of the sea. Between the sharks, rays and other fishes, there’re also LEGO divers and figures.

Legoland with a toddler: Atlantis
LEGOLAND with a toddler: Atlantis

It wasn’t easy to leave DUPLOLAND, but in the afternoon he went to ride other attractions: western ride, pirate boats, mini boats, LEGO train, caterpillar, LEGO safari, LEGO canoe and my favourite: the falk fire brigade where families compete against other families to become the fastest and most efficient fire-fighting team. This one was really fun. You first ride a fire-fighting truck by pumping and then you have to extinguish the fire. Once it’s completed, you should bring the truck back to the beginning. No matter how many or how old you are, everyone can participate. We weren’t so bad and got the second place!!

Legoland with a toddler
LEGOLAND with a toddler

Our final stop was the miniland, where there’re cities, buildings and models from Denmark, Germany, Norway, Sweden, USA, The Netherlands, England, Finland, Japan and Scotland. Since 2011, there’re also models from Star Wars. Here, you can spend hours admiring more than 20 million LEGO bricks!!

Legoland with a toddler: miniland
LEGOLAND with a toddler: miniland

Not all attractions were suitable for toddlers, but there’s enough to see and to do for the little ones as well as for their parents. Depending on the height of the children, they will be allowed to ride more. When the kids are less than 90cm, you normally need to accompany your child, what a torture ;P !!

Legoland with a toddler 6

LEGOLAND Billund as a stop from/to Scandinavia

Are you planning to drive to Scandinavia with kids? Then I would for sure recommend breaking the journey for one or two nights in LEGOLAND Billund. For us, LEGOLAND Billund is 650km away (700km from Utrecht). From Billund to Hirtshals, it’s another 240km.

As I mentioned before, we stopped in LEGOLAND on our way back from Norway. At midday, we took the ferry in Kristiansand to Hirtshals. After two hours of sailing and another couple of hours driving, we arrived at LEGOLAND holiday village. It was too late to visit LEGOLAND, but the LEGOLAND holiday village has a lot of LEGO figures, a nice playground and also a scavenger hunt. We spent the next day in LEGOLAND and drove further to Germany after dinner. It was the perfect stop in Denmark on the way back from Norway.

LEGOLAND on a rainy day?

When we woke up the next morning, it was raining cats and dogs. Not what you’re expecting for a day in an attraction park!!! Will be there enough things to do and see inside? Should we really spend the day in the rain? As Dutch people would say “I’m made of sugar” and I was worried about our baby getting soaked, but before cancelling our visit I checked once more the weather forecast: around 10 the rain should stop for a couple of hours, so we decided to have breakfast and check later if the rain stops. Around 9:30 am it was almost dry, so we decided to give it a try. The advantage of a day like this is that the park wasn’t crowded despite already being school holidays in Denmark: we didn’t wait more than 5 or 10 minutes for one attraction and many times we could ride it without waiting. To our surprise the rest of the day there wasn’t much rain and we even had some sunshine.

During our second visit, we also had some rain and we managed to enjoy the day. In fact, there´re some indoor attractions: Atlantis, LEGO Studios, NINJAGO the ride, the temple and the haunted house are indoor.

Tips for LEGOLAND Billund

Our conclusion is that LEGOLAND with a toddler is really fun. For older children is also great as there’re more exciting rides and movies for them. In one day you can see the most of LEGOLAND, but with a toddler, you won’t be able to ride every single attraction. So here are some tips from us to make the most of your visit:

– during the lunchtime (around 12), there were some empty attractions (Liam rode the DUPLO express twice on his own), on a busy day you can eat later and enjoy the attractions without queuing.

– you can take your own food and use the picnic areas or eat in one of the many restaurants. Some of the restaurants are all-you-can-eat (and drink), toddlers eat for free and older children are half price (adults pay 179 DKK, ca. 24€). The plus point of these restaurants is the ice cream buffet! For a cheap restaurant, you can head to the entrance. The Italian Pizza & Pasta has very nice pizzas for a good price. The kids can order their pizza using LEGO bricks in a similar way as in LEGO HOUSE.

– Parking P6 is for free and just 5 minutes walk from the main entrance (otherwise 50 DKK = ca. 7€).

– use the free transfer bus from the LEGOLAND Village. With the first bus, you will be some minutes before the opening of the park.

– At the entrance, you can rent a metal buggy for your toddler or just for all your belongings (it costs 50 DKK), if you are not able to bring your own.

– the price difference between a one day and two days ticket is minimal. In one day you won’t be able to cover all the attractions, so it’s wise to go for the two-days ticket.

– if you stay in the LEGOLAND holiday village/camping or in the LEGOLAND hotel, you can buy discounted tickets: 250 DKK (ca. 35€) for a two-days ticket. We paid 308 DKK/night (ca. 42€) for the camping.

– another way to find cheaper tickets is to buy Kelloggs in Germany (they have often a 50% discount coupon) or buying a LEGOLAND Billund Groupon deal. 

– register to get LEGOLAND’s newsletter. You will get interesting information and deals. Last year, we could exchange our day ticket for a “LEGOLAND Pay for a day – Play for the rest of the season”. Such a great deal!

I hope you enjoyed our blog and your visit to LEGOLAND!! If you already have been to LEGOLAND, what would you recommend to others? 

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Legoland with a toddler
Legoland with a toddler


  • Rhonda Albom

    I am so glad you had fun. Sometimes those rainy mornings are perfect as they scare away all the visitors that have other options. Love the colorful photos. We went to the Legoland in California when my girls were little, but much older than your toddlers. They loved it too.

  • Ruth

    You know, even as an adult I have had certain curiosity for Legoland. I know the Lego displays are amazing. That would be reason enough for visit. Here in California they even have a Lego Hotel. I have read rave reviews about it.

  • Eileen g

    This Legoland has a different feel to it than the California one. Almost a little retro. As kids get older I think how much they like the park depends somewhat on how much they like Legos. The hotel in California is fantastic though. A fun place to spend a night. #wkendtravelinspiration.

  • Anda

    We have never been to Legoland. To be honest, I didn’t even know it existed. Seeing how much fun your family had there makes me feel guilty for not taking my son to Legoland when he was little.

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