Combine your accommodation with a visit to the Safari Park, LEGOLAND, Royal Jelling, museum for lignite, or Karensminde, all located within 16-25 km, - or take a dip in Kviesø and finish with a delicious pancake. Football Golf is also an option: we have two very different courses nearby. Or you can bring your fishing pole and use the stream or one of the lakes nearby.
In the Safari Park you can experience many different animals. As the only place in Denmark you may find gorillas. You can also see the very rare African bongo antelope or meet the huge otters, - and of course the big LION BUNCH.
Legoland is one of Denmark's most beloved amusement park among families and children of all ages. Here is plenty of action, speed and fun. Fabrication of Lego started in Billund, Denmark.
Your family can live peacefully in the countryside, and take a side trip to the Aquadome and the beautiful arcades in Lalandia.
Jelling is on Unesco's World Heritage list. It is an experience that is part of the National Museum, which has made access free. Drop in and be impressed. http://natmus.dk/museerne/kongernes-jelling/verdensarv-og-unesco/
Lignite is historical for the area. Lignite were dug intensively around the time of World War 2. You can visit a museum in Søby, or just drive around and stop at the lakes etc. and read the information boards. http://brunkulsmuseum.dk/museet.html
Kvie Sø: Bathing lake and pancakes. Kvie Sø is located about 30 km away, and not the nearest lake for swimming, but the oldest. The bathing lake was destination for excursions back in the 1930s, had glory days in the 1960s, and is still worth a visit. There are sandy beach, playground, and 'path for the heart' around the lake. The old pavilion has become a cozy family restaurant specializing in Dutch galettes and Belgian beers. http://www.kvie-soe.dk/
Filskov Kro Football Golf is fairly close by, and everyone can participate. http://filskovkrofodboldgolf.dk/
Actually Skjern Å (stream) is not far away, but a fishing lake can also be good. Blåhøj Fiskesø is close by, but there is not much longer to Filskov Fishing Lake. Try it a few hours. http://www.fiskesoerdanmark.dk/fiskesoer-i-midt-og-vestjylland/
Tourist Offices for more ideas:
Billund is a little different: http://www.visitbillund.dk/billund/familieferie-i-billund
Herning: http://www.visitherning.dk/herning Includes Brande.