Discover the best top things to do in Give, Denmark including Givskud Zoo, LEGO House, Royal Jelling, Street art, Give-Egnens Museum, Legoland Billund, Jelling Mounds, Runic Stones and Church, Gudenaaens udspring, Fary Lochan Destilleri A/S, Skulpturpark Billund.
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4.5 based on 474 reviews
Enjoy a day in the animal kingdom – GIVSKUD ZOO is only a 25-minute drive from Billund. Take the family on safari in your own car or on the GIVSKUD ZOO Safari Bus. You drive across the African savannah, where zebras and giraffes have right of way. Continue into the Lions' Den and feel the thrill as the big cats lumber past your car. Throughout most of the season, the gorillas, lemurs and other species are fed daily. Children are welcome to help the zoo guide feed the camels. If you need to take a break, GIVSKUD ZOO has lots to offer the whole family – it's a great place to play, relax and have fun! Visit the teepee camp, where children can bake bonfire bread and pan for gold.Let the children run wild on our huge play area and stroke the goats. And don't forget to see our Tyrannosaurus Rex and the other fascinating giants of the past in our Dinosaur Park. It's the biggest collection of dinosaurs in Denmark. Welcome to GIVSKUD ZOO.
Since we were visiting Billund area for more prolonged period of time (around a week of stay to be exact) on this trip we also looked for the attraction to be attended with kids except for Legoland and Lalandia, so Givskud zoo was obvious choice (I've looked it on previous visit but we didn't have enough time), especially due to the fact that we were travelling by car and for this place this is very welcome since otherwise getting there with small children maybe a bit tricky. If you are going there by car - which is best thing to do, taking in account how this place is built, - you will need to drive around half an hour from Billund, and at some places road is really picturesque and not so flat as you may expect from Denmark, is certain place you'll experience even something like hairpin bends :) on the hilly part of it.
The park itself is quite nice and big, tickets quiet pricey (and what is not in Denmark) but actually we visited there twice - since we had resort passes from Lalandia which included unlimited access both to Legoland and Givskud zoo during period of the stay - and if you are planning more than one visit to the zoo I highly recommendget either their annual ticket (price actually bit less than two single visit ticket as far as I recall), or if you staying at Lalandia to upgrade to aforementioned resort pass. On the first time visit we've arrived to park around 4 hours before closing time, there were not much visitors already and we were not yet aware that the best experience in order to see the animals would be to drive through the park in car, so we took a walk instead first. Actually walking is also OK, but mostly in terms of seeing smaller animals, visiting goat pens, and animals which require special conditions (like the tropical ones), also kids participated in the "gold mining" attraction which fairly to say was twice cheaper then same in Legoland, maybe not so fancy organized but anyway "gold medal" was handed to each "miner", as well as free Indian bread available for baking (this paid separately in Legoland) - on the side note, I can say that most same things like ice cream, slushy ice and so on are if not twice cheaper than in Legoland, but close to it.
After that we finally decided to took safari by car, and that's were it got even more interesting. As usual in such parks small animals is often hard to spot, but the big ones was visible just perfectly and from the very small distance - it's a breathtaking experience to see buffalo or giraffe at the length of your hands, as well as full grown male lion crossing road just in front of your car. As I understood we got lucky on the first visit since we met with lions just after entering their territory and needn't to drive around to find them. Also you can by audio guide in various languages for safari in form of a CD, but maybe they are available on usb stick as well, we didn't bought any on first visit (mostly because that was not offered at the gates) and decided not to on the second.
Then we visited (by foot) Dinosaur section of the park, and again we were pleasantly surprised, we leaving nearby such place ourselves (dedicated dinosaur theme park - you can check my review on it) so we have something to compare with, and I say Givskud Zoo dino sections beats local park in all aspects. Figures nicely incorporated in the scenery not just scattered here and there without any plot, most of them accessible for kids to touch and so on, also "paleontology camp" area is fun for kids, with some sandbox games like finding shark tooth (son found at least one) and semi-precious gems, interactive game of hatching your dinosaur, finding real fossils in limestone.
On the second visit we arrived half and hour after opening, and I should say there were much more people and cars, this time our goal was to see animals not seen on the first visit, and children playground areas which our daughter was very eager to explore but due to the closing of the park not fulfilled last time. The second time was no less pleasant than the first one, we again got to see animals like gorillas, and smaller monkeys running freely, mongooses, giant otters (and see the fed) and other small animals and birds, visit all available Playgrounds to the kids' heart contents.
To sum up, it is really good place for a walk with kids, even if you're not so interested in animals - actually as I've noticed many locals, or just frequent visitors were just using zoo as a good place for picnicking, since they've just taken some place which are in abundance there, opened their hampers, fired grills and not bothering at all about animals, safari and other things you usually expecting while visiting zoo. Actually our second visit was closer to this scheme as well. Anyway, the place is really worth a visit or two, and I say it should be not a short visits, as you'll have plenty to see and do either by foot, or by car, but as I've wrote previously, visiting by car is preferred as you will have more flexibility in getting to the place and on site as well.
5 based on 119 reviews
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be inside a real LEGO® House? That’s why we built this world of creative experiences. Discover the magic behind the brand, and the endless possibilities for play and learning with the inspiring LEGO brick. Also known as “Home of the Brick”, the new LEGO House is located in Billund, Denmark, where the LEGO brick was invented.
Wasn’t expecting too much but was really impressed with the variety of activities, the quality of the exhibits and the wonderful staff who were all so friendly and helpful. If you’re thinking about going then just book it ... you won’t be disappointed!
4.5 based on 275 reviews
Jelling is one of Denmark's most important historical sites. In 1994, the monuments were included on UNESCOs list of historical monuments that are particularly worthy of preservation, the World Heritage List (thus joining, for example, Stonehenge and the Great Wall of China). Two huge mounds and two large rune stones, with a whitewashed church midway between them - what links these impressive monuments from the past? The permanent exhibition centre, Royal Jelling, is closed but will reopen in the summer of 2015, including a roof Terrace from which you can view the area with the two rune stones, the ship setting and palisade. The exhibition covers a number of the mysteries associated with Jelling. Was it King Gorm the Old that archaeologists found beneath the floor of Jelling Church? Was he really first buried in the northern mound in accordance with pagan custom? And why does the largest rune stone depict both the Midgard serpent and Christ on the cross? Who lies buried in the world's largest ship setting? The exhibition also shows how the finds at Jelling have expanded our knowledge of Denmark's Viking heritage and how the story of Thyra has become a saga of almost mythical proportions. Jelling con¬tains much of what can be regarded as Denmark's national identity. Admission to the exhibition is free, although there is a charge for guided tours on various themes.
This is an excellent museum. Although it does not have much by the way of objects inside, it is mostly graphical and interactive, it nevertheless does an excellent job explaining the fascinating Viking history of the site and it's significance for the establishment of christianity in Denmark. Entrance is free and the text is in Danish and English. There is a small cafe on site (which has some gluten-free options).
There is an excellent viewing platform of the roof showing the mounds and the church which are literally just a stones throw away. The famous stones themselves are located next to the church in glass cases.
There is free car parking next to the site.
4.5 based on 12 reviews
This yearly event is one of the most popular things in Brande. The art pieces are spread all over town, and vary greatly. This is definitely something worth seeing if you are in the area.
4.5 based on 16 reviews
Give-Egnens Museum gives you the story of the mid-jutlandish people during the last 200 years. At the museum you can learn about development in different areas such as the moor, farming, the railway town and industry. Every day you can taste homemade Waffles. Special exhibition summer and Christmas.Open all year - Monday closed.
The small town of Give, Denmark, is home to a small gem of a museum. Exhibits include the history of local life and culture, and feature an actual farm house and one-room school. Why did I want to go there? Because I heard that there was a monument to the state of Minnesota on the grounds, and I am from Minnesota, so I had to see it. It was a small rock castle of some sort built by a Danish gentleman who had lived in Minnesota for two years in the 1940's and who wanted to honor his second home. However. the museum is just part of the larger community center that hosts a variety of programs throughout the year. What did I enjoy most about the museum? Anna, one of the friendly employees, took us back to the kitchen where she taught us how too cook pancakes on a flip griddle on the wood stove. We ate them with fresh berries, powdered sugar, and whipped cream while we sipped strong Danish coffee. Yummy good fun!
4.5 based on 3 reviews
LEGOLAND(R) Billund is Denmark's most famous and popular amusement park for families and children of all ages. With so much fun, speed and action for the whole family, is just one day enough? Set your imagination free - on land, at sea, and in the air. LEGOLAND is a fantastic world of imaginative family experiences that focus on children - a place where you can set your imagination free on land, at sea, or in the air. And there's always plenty to choose from, no matter whether you prefer action or relaxation.
My partner and daughter are both Lego fans so I surprised them with a day trip there is something for everyone from making your own mini figures, building and testing cars and making your own Lego movie!! All the staff were really friendly and engaging,...MoreThank you for your review, however I think that it was meant for LEGO House, so I would recommend you to contact them with your review :-) Kind regards, Eva, LEGOLAND
4.5 based on 233 reviews
A piece of history. The stones are nicely preserved, encased in glass to protect them, you can climb on the mounds and observe the land nearby. Information boards are present, so you can read up on the history. A lovely and tranquil place. Free to enter, parking options nearby.
4.5 based on 3 reviews
4.5 based on 7 reviews
We had seen this distillery advertised in the local paper so we thought we can give it a go. First we had to find the place then found the sign in the village of Farre, near Give.
We were greeted well and had small chat about gin and whisky. We tried a small amount of their gin. After a while our guide came in then we set off on the tour around the place. We were told about the process and saw the stills or kettles etc. All the equipment has come from Scotland. After the tour we had 2cl of 2 whiskys and we thought they were good but strong with a good taste.
4 based on 86 reviews
The park was nice to see, with surprisingly innovative sculptures, even for us, not so artsy. For kids the nicest part was the amount of pokestops and pokemons ;)
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