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13th January 2019
Centrally located on Jutland, Denmark's western island, the region of Billund has worked hard to develop a wonderful place for Danish families to settle and live. Their focus has been to create an environment where families spend time together, whether that me learning, playing, eating or simply relaxing. As a result they have 're-named' their town the 'Capital of Children' which we think is a wonderful name, after all Billund is also home to the amazing LEGO® House experience centre and the amusement parks LEGOLAND® and Lalandia. What better place for a family holiday; playing, creating, learning and relaxing together?
Our fly-drive family holiday includes a 3-night stay in Billund at a traditional Danish Inn, mere steps away from our absolute favourite attraction, LEGO® House (entrance included). The final 2-nights are spent in Denmark's real capital city, Copenhagen. Here you can visit the Little Mermaid statue as she gazes over the water, and the wonderful Tivoli Gardens amusement park (entrance included), founded in 1843 and an inspiration to fairytale writer Hans Christian Andersen and to Walt Disney for his own theme parks.
A lovely family holiday for adults and children of all ages.
Day 1 - Arrive Denmark
Arrive Copenhagen Airport from the UK. Collect your hire-car at the airport and drive to your hotel, where parking is available behind the hotel. Drive literally across Denmark, over the impressive Great Belt Bridge, to the small island of Funen (toll charge about £30, payable locally). Funen is home to the town of Odense, the birthplace of the fairytale writer, Hans Christian Andersen; why not enjoy a stroll around the magical narrow streets of the town centre, and imagine where the inspiration came from for stories such as The Little Mermaid, The Snow Queen, The Ugly Duckling, The Princess and the Pea and many, many more. Alternatively, why not take a slight deviation into the Funen countryside and visit the romantic Egeskov Castle with its beautiful grounds, mazes, motor museum, segway riding and woodland adventure playground.
Cross this time via the Little Belt Bridge (no toll), to Jutland, the mainland peninsula of Denmark. Billund is located in the middle of Jutland and though it may sound like a long day of driving, this is Denmark...in total you'll only have driven 165 miles - from one side of the country to the other!
3 nights BILLUND - Hotel Refborg (BB)
Days 2 - LEGO® House to create, play and learn!
We love LEGO® House because it is all about LEGO®; playing, designing, creating, building, filming and generally having lots and lots of fun. This is a 12,000-square metre house filled with 25 million LEGO® bricks all ready and waiting for you. Explore the six experience zones; Tree of Creativity, Masterpiece Gallery, the Red Zone (creativity), the Green Zone (storytelling and role play), the Blue Zone (logic), and the Yellow Zone (emotion). There's even a History Collection for the official LEGO® museum. Prepare to be amazed - this is LEGO® as you have never experienced it before!
A selection of restaurants (the MINI CHEF family restaurant will enthrall your kids!) are available along with a selection of seasonal organised activities. And if the sun is shining explore the numerous outdoor play areas which are located at various levels on the various roofs of the building! Anticipate spending most of the day here...
(We recommend you watch the two videos we have added under the video tab for this holiday. See how enthusiastic and childlike the 3rd generation owner of LEGO® is!)
Day 3 - Free day for LEGOLAND®, Lalandia Aquadome or exploring
Of course, Billund is not only home to LEGO® Headquarters, and where it all began, it is also home to the original LEGOLAND® theme park. Here you will find miniature cities built entirely from LEGO® bricks, interspersed with a collection of exciting and breathtaking rides including water chutes, rollercoasters, trains and much more.
If the weather is a bit more 'challenging' or you simply adore waterparks then Lalandia Aquadome is a great choice. This is Scandinavia's largest waterpark with water slides and wave rides suitable for everyone. Adults who really need a bit of a break will love the aromatherapy sauna, massage and Jacuzzi...
Please note, entrance to the above attractions is NOT included as these are optional.
Day 4 - Wonderful, wonderful Copenhagen
Today you leave for Copenhagen, Denmark's wonderful capital city. Retrace your route via Funen, back to Zealand and Copenhagen. En-route you will pass the town of Roskilde which is definitely worth a visit for the splendid Viking Ship Museum, where you can even take a ride in a replica Viking Ship! Leave your hire car at the car hire office in Copenhagen and check-in to your centrally located hotel.
2 nights COPENHAGEN - Tivoli Hotel (BB)
Day 5 - Tivoli Gardens and amusement park
We recommend you pay an early visit to Tivoli Gardens today, leaving you with plenty of time during the afternoon and evening to explore the remainder of Copenhagen including the much photographed and picturesque old harbour area, Nyhavn. A bit further along the quayside and overlooking Copenhagen's impressive Opera House on the opposite side, you will find a serene mermaid, sitting on a rock, overlooking the sea...
Tivoli Gardens is perhaps Denmark's most famous attraction, in fact one of Scandinavia's most famous attractions...and rightly so! This beautiful park was first openend in 1843 by Georg Carstensen and was inspired by parks and gardens he had visited whilst travelling. An earlier visitor was the writer, Hans Christian Andersen, who was inspired to write the fairytale the Nightingale, based on the elegant and exotic gardens. With many other amusement parks it is customary to buy a ticket which covers both entrance and rides, however at Tivoli many visitors to the park simply come to dine in one of the many restaurants, listen to a concert or just walk around the gardens. Those who wish to try out all the rides can upgrade to a Multi-ride ticket which gives access to many of the other attractions on offer. We have included your entrance ticket so do please let us know if you would prefer the multi-ride ticket.
Whether you choose to visit Tivoli during the morning or afternoon, doubtless you will wish to enjoy either lunch or dinner in one of the many restaurants available. Tivoli is home to Copenhagen's biggest selection of restaurants, however it is worth reserving a table in advance if you have a preference. It is possible to do this yourself online or we are happy to do this for you at the time of booking.
Day 8 - Homeward bound
A last chance to explore Copenhagen before taking the airport train (not included) from Central Station directly to the airport for your return flight home.
Departure Day: Daily from London Heathrow Airport - alternative departure airports are available, please ask for schedules and prices
Departure Dates: 1 May - 13 Sep 2019
Duration: 5 nights
Prices from: Prices are per person and are based on 2 adults travelling with one or two children and sharing a family room throughout. Please ask us to quote for alternative variations.
|Departure Dates||Price per adult||Price per child|
|Combination: 2 adults + 2 children under 12|
|1 May - 13 Sep 2019||£1395||£795|
|Combination: 2 adults + 1 child under 12|
|1 May - 13 Sep 2019||£1460||£870|
CHILD SEATS FOR THE CAR
Please note: child safety seats are available as follows and would be paid for locally although we would pre-book them for you:
DEPOSIT: The deposit payment for this holiday is £200 per person
TO BOOK: To book this holiday either telephone us on 01274 875199 (this is our preferred option as it gives us the opportunity to chat with you!) or email your booking request to firstname.lastname@example.org
It is important to read the Terms and Conditions which apply when making a confirmed booking with us. By asking us to confirm your booking, we are entitled to assume that you have read and understood our terms and conditions, and agree to them.
It is your responsibility to check and fulfil the passport, visa, health and immigration requirements applicable to your itinerary. We can only provide general information about this. You must check requirements for your own specific circumstances with the relevant Embassies and/or Consulates and your own doctor as applicable. For further information contact the Passport Office on 0300 222 0000 or visit www.gov.uk/browse/abroad/passports. Up to date travel advice can be obtained from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice.
Non British passport holders, including other EU nationals, should obtain up to date advice on passport and visa requirements from the Embassy, High Commission or Consulate of your destination or country(ies) through which you are travelling.
TIVOLI HOTEL (4 star) - Copenhagen
Enjoy a comfortable and enchanting stay in Tivoli Hotel as you explore the wonderful city of Copenhagen. As you might expect from the name, the hotel has links with Tivoli amusement park. Their design team masterminded the look, with frequent nods to Tivoli, starting with the Little Mermaid and Hans Christian Andersen sculptures that greet you in reception. After a long day of sightseeing you can dive into the beautiful pool, relax in the sauna, or use the fitness centre before having dinner and enjoying the most beautiful views of Copenhagen from the Sky Bar restaurant. The hotel is situated 800 metres from the Central Station and Tivoli Gardens, easily walkable or just a short bus or taxi ride away.
REFBORG Hotel Billund invites you to spend the night in one of the 26 completely refurbished, Scandinavian-styled hotel rooms. At Refborg Hotel you will also find an inspiring gourmet shop and memorable dining experiences at Spiseriet. The hotel is located in the city centre of Billund with all of the attractions within close range, including LEGO House experience centre (opened 2017), 2 km to LEGOLAND and Lalandia and 3 km to Billund Airport.
Family Fun in Denmark
The following are our suggestions for what you can do during your stay which will be appreciated and enjoyed by adults and children alike.
Visit the Original LEGOLAND at Billund in Denmark - alongside the LEGO factory where it all began?
Marvel at the detail in the amazing modesl built from millions of ordinary LEGO bricks and enjoy a variety of fun rides to suit all ages. The name LEGO is a contraction of the Danish words leg godt, meaning to play well. We hope you do! Visit www.legoland.dk for more information.
Visit wonderful Tivoli Gardens
Tivoli is a lovely combination of amusement rides, flower gardens, food pavilions and open-air stage shows. As night falls and the many thousands of lights come on, Tivoli is transformed into a positive fairyland. Visit www.tivoli.dk for more information
Viking Ship Museum at Roskilde
A fascinating museum where it is easy to lose yourself for a couple of hours. Children will love taking a ride on the replica Viking ship! Visit www.vikingeskibsmuseet.dk for more information.
Take the Tractor Bus to Mandø Island
Mandø Island is one of the Danish Wadden Sea islands and is connected to the mainland by a 4 kms causeway, only accessible during low tide. Although cars can, carefully, drive out during low tide, the most exciting way to visit the island is by ‘tractor bus’ with its huge tyres. Extensive mudflats and tidal marshes encircle the island providing breeding grounds to multitudes of birds. Click here for more information.
Silkeborg in the Danish Lake District
Easily accessible for a day trip with canoe hire, boat trips and the 2000 year old Tollund Man in the Silkeborg Museum. Also near Silkeborg is 'Labyrinthium', a theme park full of mazes, and the Aqua Aquarium. Click here for more information.
Who is this holiday for?
This holiday is specifically aimed at families, although we know many adult LEGO enthusiasts who drool at the idea of spending a full day in LEGO House!
What is a family room?
Family rooms vary between hotels, however they are most likely to be large double rooms with two extra beds or bunk beds, in the same room.
Why haven't you included rides in the entrance ticket to Tivoli?
Quite simply because not everyone enjoys the rides and some very young children would not be able to go on them. There are tickets which do include all the rides however and we can book these for a supplement - just ask for details.