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A Family Break at Lalandia in Billund Denmark

Disclosure: We were invited on this break for the purpose of this review however all opinions are my own.

We have just got back from spending half term in Billund and half of our trip was spent at Lalandia in Billund, somewhere that far exceeded our expectations and turned out to be a fantastic place to holiday as a family.

What is Lalandia?

Lalandia operate three holiday resorts across Denmark. They are beautiful tropical holiday centres and Lalandia in Billund is situated right in the heart of Billund, making it a great place to not just experience all Lalandia has to offer but also to explore the local area as well.

Lalandia aim to provide a home from home holiday experience that can keep all members of the family happy and entertained, whatever their ages. The Lalandia resort has has been designed to be somewhere you can arrive at, and spend your whole holiday, without the need to go anywhere else.

Within Lalandia there are many different types and sizes of holiday homes, an incredible aqua park, so many activities plus restaurants, shops and more.

How do you get to Lalandia?

We got to Lalandia Billund easily from the UK by flying Ryanair direct from London Stansted to Billund. Most major airports offer flights direct to Billund and we chose to fly from Stansted, and with Ryanair, purely because the flights were good value. The flight takes just 90 minutes and Billund airport is less than 3km from Lalandia and the centre of Billund.

It costs around 160 DKK to get a taxi from the airport to Billund (around £18 at the time of writing) or there are regular buses that you can take as well for an even lower cost.

You can also get to Billund from Copenhagen, with many people extending their holiday with time in the city. If so, you can get a train to Vejle and there’s a free bus that takes you from Vejle Trafic Trafikcenter to Lalandia as well as to other attractions in the area.

Arriving at Lalandia

Three days before you arrive at Lalandia you are sent details of your holiday home – its location and a code to open the door when you arrive. This means you can go straight to your holiday home and start your vacation without having to queue at reception or check in. It’s such a breeze!

Once inside your accomodation there’s a welcome pack that includes some information, a map and wristbands for everyone in your party. The wristbands work as keys for the holiday home and also give access to the water park and soft play facility.

Accomodation at Lalandia

Lalandia have holiday homes of different sizes and styles, sleeping between four and eight people and many have electric vehicle charging points too. They are all nicely spread out, with lots of green space between them. Despite Lalandia being quite a big site, the holiday homes are located in such a way that it doesn’t feel very big and busy – you’re only really aware of the holiday homes around you and not the wider site.

The Lalandia holiday homes cover quite a large area – with play areas dotted around and even some friendly goats to make friends with. Our holiday home was about a five minute walk from the Lalandia Centre but others were a lot further away. To help with this, Lalandia provide a land train that runs throughout the day to take you at least some of the way to or from your holiday home – and there’s a play area right next to the train stop too!

For our time at Lalandia we were in a Classic Plus Four holiday home which is one step up from the basic holiday home, Classic Four. The holiday home was perfect for our needs and a great base for a trip to Billund.

The holiday home featured two bedrooms, one with twin beds and one with a double bed made from two singles. Bed linen and towels can be hired at an additional charge or you can bring your own but it’s worth noting that the beds are all single beds, with single duvets so you would need single duvet covers if bringing your own from home.

There is a good size shower room with a shower cubicle and also a washing machine and tumble dryer which is a great bonus on a family holiday. We did find the shower was quite dark, as all the lights were outside the shower cubicle, but it wasn’t much of a problem.

The holiday home has a really great size kitchen, living, dining room with plenty of seating for the four of us and a fully equipped kitchen. This included a fridge freezer, coffee maker, kettle, cooker, microwave and dishwasher along with plenty of plates, cups, glasses, cutlery and utensils. There was everything we needed and our only real criticism was that the mugs were very small.

The kitchen also includes five dishwasher tablets, a tea towel and wash cloth and there’s the rest of a toilet roll in the bathroom. But there aren’t any other supplies to get you started. It’s best to bring things like hand soap, washing up liquid, tea, coffee and bin bags with you as you would on any self catering holiday.

Our holiday home also had a nice, covered veranda at the front of the house with a table and chairs that would be a lovely place to sit in the evening when the weather is better.

The holiday homes are set up to cater for families with young children too as they come with a cot and a highchair as standard. There’s also a really welcoming entrance hall with plenty of space to store coats and shoes, and an airer for drying clothes plus underfloor heating which was a lovely surprise in the morning!

One thing to be aware of is that guests are charged for utilities used during their stay. After your trip you are billed for any energy used and receive a receipt by email. The holiday cost also includes wifi, final cleaning of the holiday home and entrance to the Aquadome water park and Monky Tonky Land soft play.

Food and drink at Lalandia

One of our favourite things about Lalandia is how many options there are for food and drink – including eating in your holiday home. There’s a supermarket on site that has pretty much everything you could need for your stay and the prices are pretty much on a par with the supermarkets we shopped at in Billund – we chose to just shop at the Lalandia supermarket for ease and convenience.

There are also plenty of restaurants within the Lalandia Centre and over our time in Billund we had two different meals there. Pizza at the Plaza Takeaway was really authentic pizza, cooked to order and full of flavour. You can take it away or eat it in the Lalandia plaza – we stayed and ate it there, enjoying the buzz of activity around us.

The other meal we had was at Deli Express. Only open until 5pm, it has aquarium windows that look through to the Aquadome so you can watch both fish and people swimming whilst you eat! Their menu is lovely and varied – with burgers, toasted sandwiches, chicken nuggets, nachos and more. But, the food was such great quality. We were expecting quite simple fast food but it was another level – such a great meal and with something to suit all appetites.

There’s also Pepe’s Cantina Mexican restaurant, the Ristorante Bambino Italian restaurant, Bone’s American restaurant, Cafe Plaza and the food court within the Aquadome as well as coffee shops, bars and ice cream parlours plus places to buy crisps, sweets and slushies. There were more than enough choices when it came to food and drink options at Lalandia.

The Lalandia Aquadome

One of the biggest parts of Lalandia is the aquadome. The biggest water park in Scandinavia, it’s a whole world of water fun with something for everyone. Plus, everyone that stays at Lalandia has unlimited access to the aquadome.

We spent hours at the Lalandia aquadome and absolutely loved it. There are so many different areas, things to do and places to spend time, all within the vast aquadome.

A visit starts at the changing facilities, with split gender changing rooms and a couple of family ones too. Everyone has to shower before entering the aquadome – staff check that you’re visibly wet and, if not, you’re sent back to shower again! As this is Europe, there is quite a lot of nudity too but you can shower in your swimwear without any issue.

The changing rooms have plenty of lockers which are accessed using your Lalandia wristbands and within the aquadome there are places to leave footwear and towels if you want to although we literally just took ourselves into the water park, leaving everything else in our lockers – aside from my phone, which you’re allowed to use to take photographs of your own group.

We started our time in the water park by jumping in the lazy river! Complete with inflatables, it’s a really lovely place to spend time, relaxing as you float along. It’s also a great place to watch all the fun of the aqua splash playground!

This giant play structure has water slides, water guns, fountains and a huge bucket that gradually fills with water before pouring over everything below! It’s a great place for all ages to enjoy themselves.

The children loved the activity pool – with dolphins to climb on, leap pads to navigate across the water and even basketball to play! They could easily have spent hours in this area alone.

There’s also a cave pool where you can see through to the Lalandia Centre, with an aquarium and windows built into the walls. This was a really calm but surprisingly busy part of the aquadome.

There were also heated bubble pools, a wave pool, an outdoor pool – and a really big outside area with sun loungers and a bouncy pillow that we sadly couldn’t experience as the weather wasn’t too good. But we did love the heated pools that were beautifully warm and a great contrast to the other areas of the aquadome.

The aquadome also has so many slides for different heights and confidence levels – and even ones where two to four people can ride at the same time. We all really enjoyed the variety of slides and they weren’t very busy at all, we got to go on so many of them throughout the day.

As well as all the water fun, Lalandia Aquadome has plenty of places to sit from loungers and benches to hammocks! There’s also a restaurant and refreshment stand to buy food and drinks throughout your time in the water park meaning there really isn’t much reason to leave!

You can see a Reel of our time in the Lalandia water park here:

Activities at Lalandia

As well as the aquadome, Lalandia has so many different activities that guests can participate in throughout their break. The other main activity is Monky Tonky Land, a huge soft play centre that children up to 12 can enjoy as much as they like during their Lalandia holiday.

The soft play is fantastic, with different areas for different ages, so many slides and plenty of space for parents to sit and watch the children whilst they enjoy themselves – with a cafe within the soft play for drinks and snacks too.

Lalandia also has their Winter World which includes ice skating, donutting, rock climbing and the Sky Rider. The children loved the challenge that rock climbing gave them and they had so many trips around the ceiling on the Sky Rider which is so different to anything they have tried before.

We also enjoyed ice skating although the children’s focus was taken over by the toboggan run – donutting will always be one of their most favourite activities!

The children also loved spending time on the bungy trampolines and we had a round of mini golf and a few games of bowling during our trip too. Lalandia has so many great entertainment options for the whole family.

Plus, there was a lot that we didn’t get a chance to try – padel, football pool, shuffleboard and more! There was also the adventure park tower that was only open a few times a week. We booked a slot to enjoy this climbing experience but sadly the weather wasn’t great and so it was cancelled.

All of the activities, aside from the water park and soft play, have additional costs. However, you can upgrade to gold wristbands to get all of the activities, as many times as you like, for one small cost per person. The only things that aren’t included is the arcade and anything in Monky Tonky’s Workshop – new creative workshop filled with fun things to make and create during your holiday.

Lalandia gold wristbands

The gold wristbands are best value when booked at the same time as your holiday and you are then given gold wristbands on arrival instead of the standard blue ones. Alternatively, you can upgrade during your holiday at any time.

We simply had to wear our gold wristbands throughout the holiday and when we wanted to do an activity we scanned our band on the staff member’s terminal and there were no costs at all. We also only had to book bowling and the adventure tower, everything else we just turned up and enjoyed.

Visiting Lalandia for the day

If you are staying in Billund but not at Lalandia, you can still visit Lalandia and enjoy the activities throughout the centre. We saw many people visiting Lalandia to swim, use the soft play or take part in other fun activities and you simply pay for the activities you do. 

Overall thoughts of Lalandia

We had such a great break at Lalandia. We spent two full days at there, making full use of the facilities, enjoying the water park, playing in the soft play and eating in the restaurants. It was glorious!

Lalandia is a great place to spend time as a family and it would be a great choice if you just want some quality time together or if you want to extend your trip to also experience more of what Billund has to offer.

We loved staying at Lalandia, loved utilising the gold bands, loved being able to order linens to reduce the amount that we had to take with us, and really appreciated all the extras like goats to make friends with and sheer volume of activities and entertainment. We cannot wait to have more Lalandia holidays in the future.

You can find out more about Lalandia over on their website including checking current special offers and finding out opening times. There’s a handy Lalandia map here too. For reference the address is: Lalandia in Billund, Ellehammers Allé 3, DK-7190 Billund

You can see a Reel of our trip here:

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  • Donna Wishart

    Donna Wishart is married to Dave and they have two children, Athena (12) and Troy (11). They live in Surrey with their two cats, Fred and George. Once a Bank Manager, Donna has been writing about everything from family finance to days out, travel and her favourite recipes since 2012. Donna is happiest either exploring somewhere new, with her camera in her hand and family by her side or snuggled up with a cat on her lap, reading a book and enjoying a nice cup of tea. She firmly believes that tea and cake can fix most things.

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