Legoland lies near the town of Billund in central Denmark.
Legoland Billund, the original Legoland park, opened on 7 June 1968 in Billund, Denmark. The park is located next to the original Lego factory and Billund Airport, Denmark's second-busiest airport. Over 1.9 million guests visited the park in 2011 and since the opening more than 50 million guests have visited the park.
Legoland is a unique fun park of Lego with attractions and activities for kids of all ages, although some activities are height restrictive (90cm and 130cm). If you are off to Denmark with the family, Legoland is certainly worth a full day if not more with accommodation available in themed rooms in Hotel Legoland. If you’re an adult don’t worry, you’ll have heaps of fun too. There is an amazing small city built entirely out of Lego with houses, cars and people all in miniature, which is a pretty impressive sight.
While you are at LEGOLAND, be sure to visit the massive waterpark in Lalandia, next door. The most fun water experiences await at the Aquadome. Try the wild, fast Turbo Racer water slide, or spoil yourself with an aromatherapy sauna, massage and jacuzzi.
You can also visit the GIVSKUD ZOO, not too far away. You can experience many different species. Almost one third of these species are endangered in the wild, and they therefore form part of an important international breeding programme involving zoos all over the world.
GIVSKUD ZOO is the only place in Denmark where you can see gorillas, the extremely rare African bongo antelope and South American giant otters. And, of course, the big draw at GIVSKUD ZOO is the huge pride of lions.
The animals at GIVSKUD ZOO are free to roam in large enclosures. Many of these areas are home to mixed groups of animals; for example, the Savannah is the preserve of rhinoceroses, gnus, gemsboks, black horse antelopes and African buffalo.