Danish Family Trip: 7 Sights to Go with Kids in Copenhagen

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Danish Family Trip: 7 Sights to Go with Kids in Copenhagen

Copenhagen is truly a fabulous city. This is one of the best destinations in Europe for traveling with children. Good ecology and a rather mild climate contribute to a successful trip. However, the main reason to visit the Danish capital is the abundance of all kinds of entertainment for kids. Here’s our suggestion for a Danish family trip: 7 sights to go with kids in Copenhagen.

The main magnet in the city, of course, is Tivoli Garden, beckoning with the lights of numerous rides. Also, hundreds of museums, playgrounds, and other children’s joys will add excitement to your vacation.

Do you want to enjoy it all? Rent a van Copenhagen and get ready for some adventure! A rental van makes it easy and comfortable to travel with the whole family. You can visit your favorite places at your own pace and choose where to go. If you haven’t made a travel list yet, consider the following family-friendly spots:

Danish Family Trip: 7 Sights to Go with Kids in Copenhagen
Founded in Copenhagen in the middle of the 19th century, Tivoli is one of the oldest amusement parks in the world. Photo: Hasibe Salim/Unsplash

Tivoli
Founded in Copenhagen in the middle of the 19th century, Tivoli is one of the oldest amusement parks in the world. The atmosphere of joy and kindness created by the actors of the theater of pantomime and the children’s guard never disappoints. Here you can find countless attractions for children and teenagers.

The youngest travelers can try the Nautilus, The Dragon Boats, and The Little Pilot rides. The braver kids will be happy to try The Demon Roller Coaster, The Golden Tower, and The Skyship. If you get hungry, head to one of the 9 restaurants on site.

In Tivoli, you can ride a carousel and attend a ballet, or watch the life of marine creatures in the local aquarium. Especially for parents traveling with children, the park has organized a “family amenities center” with comfortable places for changing babies, comfortable chairs for feeding, and a microwave oven for warming bottles. Also, the service center near the main entrance offers a special cart for transporting children.

Tivoli is open from April to September. The entrance ticket costs 95 DKK, while children under 8 years old can enter the park for free.

Address: Tivoli A/S, Vesterbrogade 3, 1630 København V

Danish Family Trip: 7 Sights to Go with Kids in Copenhagen
Opened back in 1538, the old Danish amusement park gave way to Tivoli in terms of popularity. Photo: staticflicr.com

Bakken
Opened back in 1538, the old Danish amusement park gave way to Tivoli in terms of popularity. However, today it’s no less attractive place for children and adults. Throughout the summer in Bakken, you can see the traditional character of the Italian commedia dell’arte – the white clown Piero, telling funny stories and performing magic tricks in front of his house.

In addition to Piero, you will find many attractions, such as the Mine Train Wolf roller coaster, Octopus, Hullabaloo, and Ladybird carousels. Mister Deer, Peter the Hedgehog, Robert the Fox, and Earl the Badger greet you in the park and perform every day in the open area. So, walk through the woods, have a picnic, and enjoy the true folk spirit of Denmark!

Address: Dyrehavevej 62, 2930 Klampenborg

Danish Family Trip: 7 Sights to Go with Kids in Copenhagen
Fælledparken is widely known for its festivals and rallies held by the adult population of Copenhagen. Photo: staticflickr.com

Fælledparken
Fælledparken is widely known for its festivals and rallies held by the adult population of Copenhagen. However, there are plenty of other things to do here as well. For example, you can visit the children’s pool, and find numerous places for picnics and ball games, a football field, giant chess, a café, a children’s playground, and real traffic lights and road signs.

Directly behind the Trianglens Post Office is a huge “Garden of Senses” with touchable sculptures, a fountain, and an alphabet maze – all designed to stimulate children’s imaginations. All in all, you and your children will have a great time at Fælledparken.

Address: Edel Sauntes Allé 5, 7, 2100 København

Danish Family Trip: 7 Sights to Go with Kids in Copenhagen
The playground in Orstedsparken is a green oasis in the center of Copenhagen. Photo: Wikipedia Commons

Orstedsparken
The playground in Orstedsparken is a green oasis in the center of Copenhagen. Part of the playground looks like an interactive area, where computer games have moved from the indoors to the outdoors.

Orstedsparken offers everything you need for entertainment, and the game takes place with the same light and sound effects as in computer games. However, unlike a computer game, where you press the buttons on the joystick or keyboard, here you will need to jump, dance, and move your body in different ways to play.

In addition to the computer games zone, you will also find traditional attractions on the site: bicycles, moon rovers, and slides. Next to the park is a Torvehallerne shopping center, where you can have a quick bite to eat and buy something for dinner.

Address: Nørre Voldgade 1, 1358 København, Denmark

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Danish Family Trip: 7 Sights to Go with Kids in Copenhagen
At National Museum of Science and Technology you and your children will get answers to all your questions about electricity, cars, airplanes, old crafts, patents, computers, and many other things. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

National Museum of Science and Technology
Here you and your children will get answers to all your questions about electricity, cars, airplanes, old crafts, patents, computers, and many other things. Museum exhibits include DASK – the first Danish computer, a Starfighter flight simulator, and Dane Ellehammer’s famous “Super DC-3” aircraft which was the world’s first powered airplane that could actually fly.

The National Museum of Science and Technology covers an area of ​​about 8,000 square meters in the southern part of Helsingør, together with the Danish Aviation Museum and the Transport Museum. So, this is a great place for the whole family.

Address: Prince’s Mansion, Ny Vestergade 10, 1471 København K

Danish Family Trip: 7 Sights to Go with Kids in Copenhagen
In the Zoological Museum, you can touch a seal, a fox, a badger, a hare, a squirrel, and many other animals. Photo: Kafai Liu Do/Unsplash

Zoological Museum
In the Zoological Museum, you can touch a seal, a fox, a badger, a hare, a squirrel, and many other animals. But be careful with the hedgehog!

As a rule, touching the animals is prohibited, but the museum has a few stuffed animals you can touch. When walking around the museum, don’t forget about the rules and don’t hesitate to ask the museum staff questions.

Address: Universitetsparken 15, 2100 København

Danish Family Trip: 7 Sights to Go with Kids in Copenhagen – read on….

Danish Family Trip: 7 Sights to Go with Kids in Copenhagen
The Beach at Experimentarium. Photo: David Trood/Experimentarium

Experimentarium
Experimentarium is a place where you can “touch” science and technology. Moreover, employees encourage such actions. Your children will enjoy many hours of play, experimentation, and learning. Children’s Puddle will tell stories about water, ships, pumps, and locks in a playful way.

Children will be able to sail on a ship upstream through the locks, pump up water with a pump, just like grandfather did in the village, and build a bridge. In the Children’s Pavilion, designed for children aged 3-6, children can dance among the light and sound effects in the Poppy Forest, use a large crane to build a house or look at their reflection upside down in the mirror.

Address: Tuborg Havnevej 7, 2900 Hellerup

Danish Family Trip: 7 Sights to Go with Kids in Copenhagen – Summarize
Summing it up, Copenhagen is a perfect place for a family trip. You and your children will have a good time in the local amusement parks, and learn a lot of interesting things in the Science Museum and Experimentarium. If you like, you can always find other great family-friendly attractions in the area.

The article is a promotional contribution from Rental24h.

Feature image (on top): Nyhavn, Copenhagen © Nick Karvounis / Unsplash

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