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Jutland with youngsters – one week in Denmark itinerary

In the event you’re contemplating a household vacation in Denmark, likelihood is your first decisions are going to be Copenhagen or Legoland Billund, particularly if you happen to’re visiting Jutland with youngsters. Each get my vote, however there’s way over Lego alone in your Jutland itinerary.

Brightly coloured houses in historic Ribe, one of the many places to discover in Jutland beyond Legoland - my suggestions of what to do during one week in Jutland with kids, including history, Vikings, animals and Lego
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After our journey in the direction of the tip of August, discovering Vikings, historic cities, a wartime bunker within the dunes and spectacled bears – plus Lego galore – I’ve pulled collectively my strategies for one week in Jutland with youngsters, in addition to concepts if you happen to’ve obtained a bit longer to spend.

As a result of if you happen to’re on the lookout for concepts for one week in Denmark, as this itinerary reveals, there are few locations with fairly as many kid-friendly actions crammed into such a small house.

Try my full information to Denmark with youngsters right here

We by no means went past a 50-mile radius on this Denmark itinerary with youngsters and infrequently drove for longer than an hour (nice in case your youngsters aren’t followers of automotive journeys) however we by no means got here near working out of issues to do. You probably have much less time, you can additionally take the primary few days to make a Billund itinerary and stick in and round Legoland.

Jutland itinerary: Day 1 – arrive in Billund

Billund is round three to 4 hours’ drive from Copenhagen, or round an hour from Aarhus, so it’s straightforward to mix each into one journey.

However with low-cost flights from the UK to Billund, together with British Airways and Ryanair out of London (each of which labored out at comparable costs once we flew), most individuals fly straight there.

Entrance to Legoland Billund in Jutland, Denmark - the first stop if you're visiting Jutland with kids

And Legoland is virtually subsequent door to Billund airport (actually, you possibly can see the planes land from the Polar Land space), with numerous the opposite points of interest very close by too.

Keep at: Legoland Fortress lodge

I might begin by telling you all the sensible causes to remain on the new Legoland Fortress lodge… however the greatest one is that it’s SO a lot enjoyable.

Lego dinosaur roaring exterior as you stroll in? Yep. Lego dinosaur asleep by the fireside with containers of bricks to entertain the youngsters as you examine in? One other yep.

And that’s earlier than you examine into the themed rooms – 142 throughout two buildings, designed for dragon knights, wizards and princesses, with Lego characters on the wall, a Lego cat above our mattress, and extra bricks by the bunk-beds in my daughter’s separate sleeping space.

Plus a locked treasure field, every containing totally different Lego goodies in your youngsters to search out – there’s a path across the lodge and play space to get the code.

When my husband advised me the bathe head within the lavatory was additionally fabricated from Lego, I genuinely believed him for a number of moments. It nonetheless wouldn’t shock me in the event that they ultimately work out a means to do that.

There are day by day Lego constructing challenges, and all of the workers put on minifigures on their badges which you’ll swap.

Again to that sensible be aware, your keep consists of entry to Legoland which is just some minutes’ stroll away, plus you possibly can skip the queue by means of a separate entrance.

There’s an outside playground, designed to appear to be a Lego type fort, and large household restaurant: breakfast is included, the night buffet had some good decisions if (as numerous Denmark) barely pricy

We stayed for 2 nights: in case your flight arrives sooner than ours did, depart a while to get constructing and customarily benefit from the enjoyable.

Jutland itinerary: Day 2 – Legoland, Billund

The unique Legoland park, it opened in 1968 and has expanded over time to incorporate 11 totally different areas, a lot of rides – together with some to go well with youthful/extra cautious youngsters – plus some reveals and reside occasions, particularly throughout the summer time.

Legoland Billund opens at 10am and closes between round 6pm and 8pm, though rides could end earlier – one other huge bonus of staying so near the park is that when my daughter was flagging from our late arrival the evening earlier than, we might head again to the play space and room, and depart my husband to go on a number of last sooner rollercoasters.

There’s simply sufficient to fill a day – begin with a wander round Miniland, with its Lego landmarks and recreations of various international locations, together with a little bit illustration of the airport, utilizing greater than 25 million bricks.

Or Duploland is ideal with littler ones together with a little bit monorail to pootle round and take within the sights.

For extra views, the Legotop is a round gallery which rises up 36m and rotates slowly round. As you’re trying down on Miniland, the place all the things’s already tiny, it feels as if you happen to’re even increased.

Previous the Star Wars fashions, my daughter’s wishlist featured Atlantis by SeaLife within the Creativeness Zone – spot the Lego submarine among the many fish.

However there’s additionally Ninjago World, Legoredo City – a cowboy/Wild-West type expertise – Pirate Land, Knights’ Kingdom, Journey Land and Polar Land, plus the brand new addition of Peppa Pig in 2024.

One of the rides we tried at Legoland Billund in Denmark with plenty to appeal to younger kids as well - the first stop on our Jutland itinerary

The peak restrictions are all the time clearly marked, and regardless of being a few centimetres below 120cm, my seven-year-old might nonetheless go on the overwhelming majority of issues (and didn’t fancy the extra adrenaline-fuelled choices anyway).

In the event you’re unsure how a lot your youngsters will take pleasure in rollercoasters, that is undoubtedly the place to tempt them – after making an attempt out The Dragon, Minnie insisted we went straight again to queue up and check out it once more.

The water rides in Pirate Land have been successful (though she was a bit extra nervous concerning the drop within the Viking River Splash in Journey Land), liked capturing the lights contained in the Temple, panned for gold in Legoredo City and noticed penguins in Polar Land.

There’s an app to obtain so you possibly can plan your day, examine reside experience instances and get further suggestions. We managed fairly fortunately with a paper map if you happen to don’t have it.

You may as well get Q-Bots to skip the queues at Legoland however we actually wouldn’t have wanted one.

The top of August is term-time for Danish colleges, and we by no means needed to wait greater than 5 or 10 minutes for something – even in vacation time, I’ve heard it’s quieter than Legoland Windsor.

The park is closed on some weekdays exterior the principle summer time season, in addition to throughout components of the winter months, so it’s value checking earlier than you go to.

Not all of the eating places might be open exterior peak months as properly, even in late August: you possibly can take picnics and if we went again, I’d undoubtedly do this – our pizza buffet was pretty normal theme park fare, and never the most affordable choice.

Jutland itinerary: Day 3 – The Lego Home, Billund and Givskud Zoo

Legoland is likely to be the well-known title however the Lego Home, the place you go to get your individual palms on the bricks, was one in every of my very own favourites.

Opened in 2017, the constructing – designed to appear to be piled up bricks itself, with a number of large vibrant ones close to the doorway – has a museum on the historical past of the model downstairs.

Exterior of the Lego House in Billund where my daughter runs towards three oversize Lego brick models - the second day of our week in Jutland with kids

However the remaining is fully devoted to getting inventive: no-one sits out right here, there are workers to assist, encourage and encourage all ages to choose up a number of bricks. There’s additionally an app with extra concepts, though you gained’t be in need of inspiration as you wander.

My husband and daughter adopted the directions to construct one Lego craft and take a look at if it might fly, whereas I performed round with a heap of Lego designing my very own.

In one other space, you can make a Lego fish and scan it to seem digitally in an onscreen aquarium, design your individual creature or attempt your hand at a cease movement video.

There are intricate fashions too, making up a whole Lego world – together with fairly a number of scenes from motion pictures, together with (relatively fabulously) the set-up from Again to the Future – in addition to the possibility so as to add squares to a city and backyard simulation, with your individual creation altering life for the digital inhabitants.

And at every level, you possibly can scan your wristband to save lots of info, movies, pictures and extra so that you’ve obtained a memento report.

Even lunch has a Lego hyperlink: within the MiniChef restaurant, you utilize particular bricks from the luggage on the desk to decide on your order which you then scan and after a relatively enjoyable video of Lego individuals getting ready your meal, is delivered by conveyor to a pair of robots (Robert and Roberta) close by in a field that appears like an outsized brick.

As you wait to gather your meals there’s Lego to play with: workers steered a few concepts for video games till we obtained sidetracked making an attempt to construct the tallest tower. Alongside the way in which, the desk subsequent to us, which had been having their very own household constructing competitors, donated a small pyramid.

The ultimate oversize Lego behemoth ended up on show within the restaurant. It is a world the place adults (and one small woman) spending half an hour developing a big tower is each completely regular and worthy of recognition.

I might fairly simply have stayed all day… and when you have time, I like to recommend giving your self a lot right here.

However there have been spectacled bears ready for us, so having watched a machine making the Lego bricks and selecting up our personal free memento, we headed off to Givskud Zoo.

One of the spectacled bears at Givskud Zoo near Billund in Denmark - somewhere to visit during one week in Jutland with kids

The zoo, round a 20-minute drive away from the opposite Billund points of interest is a beautiful mixture of safari park and walk-around enclosures – and the 4 spectacled bears from South America are the most recent additions, serving to rejoice the zoo’s fiftieth birthday.

Their dwelling has a lot house, the zoo is hoping so as to add a number of extra furry inhabitants to the sleuth.

The inspiration for Paddington, and the one bears that reside in South America (together with darkest Peru), I found that they’re relatively greater than their fictional counterpart, prowling and padding previous swimming pools and thru the undergrowth of their dwelling, often menacing a (cleverly protected) tree or two.

That was solely the beginning – there are lions (two prides, one on the safari route, the opposite on the strolling route plus a pair of brothers) together with giraffe, elephants, rhinos, gorillas, big otters, lemurs and numerous different animals. There’s even a guinea pig assortment!

In the event you don’t have your individual automotive, a safari bus runs at sure instances across the route, whereas if you happen to’ve obtained a rent automotive you possibly can park at varied factors alongside the way in which to interrupt up the safari part. A very nice technique to do it with youngsters, so everybody can stretch their legs with out getting savaged.

There’s additionally a free digital audio information, whereas it’s also possible to obtain the app which has particulars of actions, in addition to instances for safari buses, eating places and outlets plus a map.

Between the animals, there are additionally a few themed areas – an Ice Age world and a wonderful assortment of dinosaur fashions, imposingly life dimension and towering above us among the many timber… and the indicators asking guests to not feed the dinosaurs.

Minnie was in her aspect right here – it’s a difficult determination whether or not animals or Lego prime her listing of favorite issues, so a day which mixes each is tough to beat. Though (once more) when you have longer to spend, it’s straightforward to fill a complete day exploring and wandering right here.

Some of the holiday accommodation at Lalandia Billund - our second place to stay on our week in Jutland itinerary

Keep at: Lalandia Billund

This vacation park, a Lego brick’s throw from Legoland is a beautiful place for households to loosen up – set in a lot of inexperienced house with little playgrounds and leaping pillows, the vacation cottages sleep as much as 10 (or 8 in case your youngsters are over two).

They’re self-catering and there’s a grocery store with a wide variety on the positioning (or a few different greater ones inside a couple of minutes’ drive) plus a beautiful patio to take a seat out on, in addition to eating and dwelling house, a correct kitchen, lavatory with bathe, to not point out a washer and drier.

One factor to notice is that in addition to hiring bedlinen/towels (until you convey your individual), you additionally must pay for electrical energy and water. Anybody staying additionally will get free entry to Scandinavia’s largest waterpark, which we checked out the next day.

Learn my full assessment of Lalandia Billund right here

Jutland itinerary: Day 4 – Lalandia, Billund

You need not less than a day to discover Lalandia – our huge focus was on trying out the Aquadome and enjoyable, however there’s a lot to do right here that you can fortunately spend a number of days exploring.

And in addition to the waterpark, there’s a comfortable play for youthful youngsters with added actions, plus bowling, an ice rink, arcade, climbing partitions, mini dry ski slope, sports activities, mini golf and a excessive ropes course as properly.

The bulk is tucked away inside the principle Lalandia constructing – as you undergo the revolving door, you’d by no means anticipate to see this mini piazza inside with its eating places and cafes, plus all of the actions and services as properly.

Walking through the revolving door of Lalandia to this mini moodlit piazza with restaurants, shops and the other facilities and family attractions at Lalandia Billund in Denmark

From snowboarding slopes and climbing partitions to a bowling centre, ice rinks, sport halls, and a Monky Tonky Playland, Lalandia presents way more than its famed waterpark.

Numerous the actions do have an additional cost, even if you happen to’re staying on website as we have been – you possibly can cost cash to your wristband and pay that means although.

We additionally found an outside mini golf simply between Lalandia and the Legoland Vacation village – that is undoubtedly extra within the loopy golf type than the one inside Lalandia which appeared extra like an indoor golf course in miniature.

And regardless of a number of hilariously inconceivable holes, we had numerous enjoyable. There’s an honesty system if no-one is manning the ticket sales space (with a warning of fines if you happen to play with out paying and get caught) and you’ll pay in each krone and Euros.

My daughter on the mini golf course near Lalandia Billund and Legoland Holiday Village during our week in Jutland

However the Aquadome is the spotlight. For starters, there’s a wave pool and lazy river.

My daughter and some different youngsters didn’t get the hold of the lazy bit and determined they wished to swim round within the present… I reclined very fortunately in my blow-up tyre and allow them to.

There are additionally smaller slides and some shallow swimming pools for teenagers, plus a big splash zone – be careful for the warning alert siren right here too… they actually imply it, and if you happen to’re not below cowl, you’ll get deluged.

Then loads of sooner slides as properly – fairly a number of are for 120cm or over, which meant Minnie was simply too small (to her aid) however fairly a number of of these are for 2 individuals or extra.

Which sadly meant that neither my husband nor I might attempt them, as we couldn’t depart our seven-year-old on her personal however couldn’t slide alone both.

Regardless of that, there have been sufficient enjoyable flumes that includes greater than sufficient probabilities to be by chance submerged alongside the way in which, plus an outside Jacuzzi which I retreated to at one level. In case your wristband is charged, it’s also possible to use it to pay for drinks inside (in addition to to lock the lockers).

My daughter runs up a grassy hill outside Lalandia with the swirls of some of the waterslides of the Aquadome behind her - our stay at Lalandia Billund, in Denmark, part of a week in Jutland with kids

As somebody who enjoys waterparks however can’t think about spending all day there, staying at Lalandia is a giant bonus as you possibly can pop in for an hour or two day-after-day if you happen to wished, relatively than paying upfront and spending your entire day there.

Parking is free for the primary hour – or you possibly can depart your automotive by your vacation cottage if you happen to’re staying and stroll or get the land practice.

You probably have longer than every week in Denmark, add an additional day staying at Lalandia in an effort to spend a full day on the zoo and a full day on the Lego Home (as above), or add an additional two – or extra! – days for a extra chilled-out break having fun with the services.

Try my assessment of a keep at Lalandia Billund.

Jutland itinerary: Day 5 – Kongernes Jelling and Koldinghus to Ribe

It’s straightforward to spend a complete week in Jutland with youngsters round Billund – from the Lego to the zoo to Lalandia’s household points of interest, you gained’t shortly get bored if you happen to’re planning a Billund itinerary.

However that basically is simply scratching the floor of what there’s to do on this a part of Denmark, with royal historical past, the nation’s oldest metropolis and its official birthplace to find.

The entrance to Kongernes Jelling museum near Denmark's birthplace - one of my favourite stops during our week in Jutland with kids

Solely half-hour away is Kongernes Jelling, with top-of-the-line interactive museums I’ve come throughout for teenagers (and adults) plus some fascinating Danish historical past – and nice if you happen to’re on the lookout for free issues to do with youngsters in Denmark.

The inspiration is 2 historical rune stones, which nonetheless sit exterior (now in glass circumstances) subsequent to the museum itself.

One accommodates the primary point out of the title Denmark, created throughout the tenth century reign of the primary Danish king, Gorm the Outdated (my daughter, a giant fan of the How To Practice Your Dragon books was delighted by his title!).

The second was created for his son Harald Bluetooth (sure, the title behind the telephone expertise) who helped unify the tribes within the space.

It’s finest to discover the museum itself first, the place the workers solemnly advised my seven-year-old that she might contact any of the displays… with one exception.

Something marked orange wasn’t optionally available, she completely needed to contact it, to convey the displays to life.

Her face lit up as she scampered off, decided to fulfil these directions (not even slowing right down to savour the very fact a robotic was drawing in chalk behind the welcome desk).

There’s a improbable combine of knowledge, with recordings telling extra about Norse mythology in addition to the possibility to just about stroll the trail to Valhalla.

We additionally obtained to find extra about on a regular basis Viking life. Regardless of the pillaging and plundering repute (a well-earned one, let’s be honest), the Vikings have been additionally farmers, merchants and town-builders.

However as a result of crusing out and placing terror into the hearts of your enemies was a reasonably main half, there was additionally an exhibit displaying the assorted weapons you may like to make use of, how deadly they have been and how briskly you may kill off an opponent with them.

After gazing down from the roof onto two burial mounds flanking a small church and the well-known rune stones, we headed right down to see them shut up, in addition to the white flagstones marking the define of the place a ship was as soon as buried.

For some nice books on Vikings for teenagers, try my prime picks

Then extra probability to get palms on at Koldinghus fort, over 750 years outdated and a 40 minute drive away.

The former royal residence in Jutland was partly destroyed in a fireplace in 1808, and continues to be being restored, with structural helps which are completed cleverly sufficient to be nearly a design characteristic in themselves.

View of Koldinghus castle through the trees - why visiting this former royal residence in Denmark is great if you're spending a week in Jutland with kids

It now homes collections of silverware, ceramics and historic artefacts, in addition to momentary exhibitions.

Simply my daughter’s favorite half was the possibility to decorate up in seventeenth century costume, the peak of royal type from 1610, proper right down to gloves and tiara.

She took this very critically, searching out the ending touches for my outfit – I’m relatively glad ruffs have since gone out of style! – and selecting out two separate ones for herself.

I needed to remind her not all the things else was fairly as touchable as Kongernes Jelling, though there’s an exercise path referred to as Within the Footsteps of the King to attempt, in addition to a viewing tower to look down on the gorgeous city, a courtyard the place they have been establishing for a medieval banquet and a few fascinating displays.

One British-made gilded silver dressing set has handed from London to Denmark and Germany, to the USA and again to Denmark, linked to a royal scandal earlier than falling into the palms of the Nazis alongside the way in which.

Its first proprietor, Caroline Mathilde was the granddaughter of George II, married off to the mentally unstable Danish king Christian VII – accused of an affair, she was later divorced and banished.

My daughter and I dressed up in 17th century royal costumes alongside our guide and a cut-out of a dog at Koldinghus castle

Our last cease was Ribe, Denmark’s oldest city and a ridiculously picturesque spot which dates again round 1,250 years.

As soon as dwelling to a tenth of the nation’s inhabitants, numerous the buildings date from the 1500s – the imposing cathedral and some others are older however after hearth, flood and plague, many have been destroyed and the city rebuilt within the sixteenth century.

On the identical time, Ribe began to turn out to be a much less vital centre: fortunately for guests at this time, as these historic and sometimes crooked beamed homes weren’t later demolished to make room for contemporary replacements.

Arriving not lengthy earlier than my daughter’s bedtime, I took the chance to discover a little bit on our first evening by taking the free Evening Watchman’s tour.

The put up itself is nearly as historical because the city, going again centuries as they saved the peace and warned of floods.

The official duties resulted in 1902 however throughout the 45-minute stroll round Ribe’s cobbled streets, the Evening Watchman revealed a few of the historical past of the position in addition to factors of curiosity: Scandinavia’s oldest faculty for instance, the Metropolis Corridor, and one constructing so wonky, there appeared to be barely a straight line in it.

Completed in Danish and English, there have been youngsters on the tour too, plus you hear a number of snatches of the Evening Watchman’s tune alongside the way in which.

View along the river at Ribe in Denmark

Keep at: Ribe Byferie resort

We checked in to the Danhostel Ribe, just some minutes stroll from the town centre – and if you happen to’re on the lookout for a comparatively finances choice, it’s value contemplating.

Nonetheless, if there had been availability, I’d suggest the Ribe Byferie resort, an analogous distance from the town centre on the other facet, with self-catering vacation properties which are excellent for households.

Nichola from the weblog Globalmouse and her household stayed there in 2018 – try her assessment.

Jutland itinerary: Day 6 – Ribe to Tirpitz and Esbjerg

Spend a little bit longer exploring Ribe itself, together with a glance contained in the cathedral – when you have time, it’s also possible to climb the tower – in addition to the waterwheels, waterfront homes and ornate doorways among the many vibrant outdated buildings.

However put aside a while to go over to the coast as properly. Wild and windswept, the dunes line the seafront, hiding their very own more moderen historical past.

Sand dunes with a sign for Tirpitz bunker museum on the west coast of Jutland

On the Tirpitz museum, you possibly can step inside a Second World Struggle bunker, constructed throughout the Nazi occupation of Denmark. Designed to be a part of Hitler’s Atlantic Wall defences, it was by no means really operational.

Atmospheric and infrequently eerie, I’d questioned how this darker interval of historical past would work with a seven-year-old, however there’s really much more to find than simply the wartime years.

And if you happen to’re considering {that a} concrete bunker doesn’t sound wildly thrilling, as with the opposite Danish museums we’d visited, they’ve used each choice to convey it to life, inside a state-of-the-art constructing tucked below the grass.

Together with tales from the occupation advised by these on either side, the museum additionally tracks the historical past of the Jutland coast, from its historical individuals to Viking instances, from conventional fishing village to seaside vacation vacation spot.

There’s a complete space devoted to ‘Baltic gold’ as amber was recognized, full with bugs frozen inside items of amber.

The audio guides are cleverly completed, so you possibly can merely level them at an indication and hear (or skip previous areas you’re not interested by) in addition to sensory containers in a single space – touching ‘mammoth fur’ was a little bit of a shock.

Dangle round that gallery and also you’ll additionally see the entire room reworked as a storm sweeps throughout the partitions.

Then into the concrete bunker to be taught extra concerning the plans for it, in addition to the everyday lifetime of these primarily based right here: one information story confirmed a former German soldier returning for the museum’s opening, a thought-provoking combine of inauspicious reminiscences and the banality of rediscovering on a regular basis gadgets.

After a fast stroll on the dunes, head in the direction of Esbjerg for lunch – Tirpitz is round an hour from Ribe, Esbjerg roughly half-way between the 2.

Collage showing close-up of three of the four white statues making up Man meets the Sea near Esbjerg and rear view of three of the four white statues

Among the many wealthy Jutland farmland, stretching out flat in the direction of the horizon, wind farms dotted alongside the coast, it’s also possible to spot the imposing Man meets the Sea sculptures.

Simply exterior Esbjerg itself, the 4 large white statues of seated males tower above the waves.

Our go to to the town, a style of extra fashionable Denmark, had ended up being on a barely wet Sunday so with numerous locations closed, we solely stopped briefly to refuel however when you have longer (or higher climate), save a while to discover.

There’s additionally the The Fisheries and Maritime Museum close by, with an aquarium and ‘sealarium’ alongside the exhibitions on Denmark’s fishing and transport historical past. Or for extra animals, Blavand Zoo can also be close by.

Brightly coloured buildings in historic Ribe, the oldest town in Denmark

Jutland itinerary: Day 7 – Ribe Vikingecenter and again to Billund

Methods to finish your week in Jutland with youngsters? With extra Vikings, after all. A go to to the Ribe Vikingecenter, simply exterior the town, was a improbable technique to step again in time and convey Viking life to life!

Primarily based on three genuine archaeological websites from the realm, you possibly can uncover a farm, city with a recreation of an early church and market the place individuals would have travelled by water to commerce – in the summertime there are nonetheless craftspeople promoting their very own creations.

We did handle to squeeze in a small sword battle and practised some archery, but additionally stamped a silver coin, watched glass beads being made, floor flour and tried wooden carving (utilizing particular exercise tokens), in addition to trying inside homes giant and small.

There’s a sacred bathroom to discover and you’ll try the church, within the means of being painted.

We watched the weaver making his dyes, a Viking girl twining onions to hold for the winter, and eyed up Viking-style beds earlier than making an attempt to coax sparks from hearth stones.

At every spot, there are volunteers (and a few workers) in character to talk to – many really reside on website throughout the summer time, sticking to a Viking lifestyle so far as potential.

The animals on the farm are breeds which might have been much like these of a millennium in the past, even the meals on the tables (though much less strictly within the cafe!) is what individuals of the time would have eaten. And not using a time machine, it’s exhausting to assume how way more genuine it may very well be.

My daughter additionally made herself comfy in each chief’s chair that she might discover, trying mildly imperious. Really make that very imperious.

And that’s the place our personal week in Jutland needed to finish – tempting although it was to go south in the direction of the German border, round an hour away. However with our flight leaving from Billund later that day, it was time to return north.

We determined to take the scenic route again to the airport, alongside Jutland’s west coast, having noticed the Ringkobing Fjord on the map throughout our go to to Tirpitz, a skinny strip of land between the water and the ocean.

Looking through the windscreen of our car to another car disappearing along the open road between the dunes along Jutland's coast in Denmark - ending our week in Jutland with kids on our return to Billund

Extra of an inland lake than dramatic surroundings like Norwegian fjords, it was nonetheless a really fairly route.

Wind surfers and kitesurfers have been benefiting from the final of the late summer time solar, and I spied remoted cottages and extra clusters of vacation lodging to fireplace my creativeness for an additional journey.

Regardless of cramming quite a bit into every week, it felt that nowhere was ever very removed from anyplace else, and all so family-friendly that it was enjoyable relatively than frantic.

Not venturing past Legoland, when you possibly can see a lot coast and historical past in a number of further days, could be lacking out.

You probably have longer to spend, fairly Vejle on the jap coast is thought for its artwork – together with a floating sculpture path.

Or former capital of tradition Aarhus is Denmark’s second metropolis and a tempting choice for a metropolis break in its personal proper, particularly if you happen to’ve already visited Copenhagen, with historical past buildings and fashionable structure on the cobbled streets.

For concepts of issues to do in Aarhus with youngsters, try these suggestions from Museum Mum

Try my full information to Denmark with youngsters right here

*First printed 2019, final up to date 2024*


One week in Jutland with kids - my Jutland itinerary with history, Vikings and plenty more family attractions beyond Legoland Billund for a family holiday in Denmark.

Disclosure: My journey to Jutland was courtesy of Go to Denmark and the points of interest and lodging talked about. All opinions are my very own, together with a love of intelligent interactive museums and being allowed to play with Lego for hours on finish.

Pictures copyright MummyTravels


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