The wait is over. All children big and small can now look forward to playing among the treetops in the 28-acre WOW Park, which opens its doors in Billund at 12 noon on Thursday, June 11th. The park will be the largest of its kind in Denmark.
Known as the Capital of Children, Billund will now provide an even richer experience for families from near and far. WOW Park is an outdoor concept where the main attraction is play in nature. The Park houses more than 100 play activities, including tree-top houses and suspension bridges up to 14 meters high, giant bouncy nets and balls, underground caves, and huge swings and ziplines – all mounted carefully and professionally around the trunks of the trees.
The brothers Jacob Hindhede and Aage Hindhede are behind WOW PARK, which today has a park in Skjern with more than 35,000 annual visitors, and now the brothers are expanding the concept with yet another adventure park one that is 5 times bigger than their first one.
“We are, of course, delighted with the prospect of becoming part of the many great experiences offered in Billund today. We are excited to provide a welcome new concept that differs from other parks in the area. At WOW Park Skjern, we have developed the concept and gained a lot of experience that we are applying in the park in Billund. We’re really eager to realize our dreams here in Billund and to provide world-class nature play for all our guests,” explains co-founder and CEO of WOW Park, Jacob Hindhede.
Jacob continues, “We were kids on the farm out in western Jutland, where we grew up playing outdoors and swinging among the trees. It was this spirit of playfulness that inspired us to start WOW Park. We wished to build and share a stronger connection with nature and to invite both children and adults to play together in the forest.”
“With WOW Park, we have created a whole new and unique universe, where big and small people play and learn in the forest as they move in the canopies, or underground, or along the forest floor. We have seen countless transformations of people who thought they were too old to play, who suddenly are the ones laughing out loud. This is how it is in the park in Skjern, and this is also the case in Billund on an even larger scale,” explains Jacob Hindhede.