10 Things to Do in Copenhagen with Kids

Best Family-Friendly Places in Copenhagen

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    This guide of things to do in Copenhagen with kids showcases the city’s beautiful gardens, amusement parks, and museums with interesting workshops. One of the most sustainable cities in Europe, Copenhagen residents practise hyggae, a holistic lifestyle that focuses on friendliness and community. You often catch locals spending time with their families in parks and playgrounds, as well as enjoying healthy Nordic cuisine together.

    Summertime in Copenhagen often attracts huge crowds with outdoor activities, festivals and concerts but, even in the depths of winter, you still get to enjoy loads of fun. From Europe’s largest aquarium to an interactive museum of Denmark’s most famous fairy-tale author, check out the best family-friendly places in Copenhagen.


    Tivoli Gardens

    Ride one of the world’s oldest running wooden rollercoasters

    Tivoli Gardens Park, located in Vesterbrogade, is one of the oldest theme parks in Europe. Offering a variety of thrill rides, playhouses, and live shows, this Copenhagen landmark attracts visitors of all ages. A historical ride here is the Rutschebanen, a wooden rollercoaster dating back to 1914. Fatamorgana is a 45-metre-tall tower featuring mini bumper cars, fast-paced rides, and gondolas. Admission to Tivoli Gardens is priced at around 120 kr and 75 kr for children (3 – 7 years old). During the summer, tickets on Fridays after 7pm cost 175 kr and 100 kr, respectively.

    מיקום: Vesterbrogade 3, 1630 København V, Denmark

    שעות פתיחה: Hours vary by season

    טלפון: +45 3315 1001

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    Create gigantic soap bubbles in the Bubblearium

    Experimentarium is a science museum for visitors looking to learn about science and technology through hands-on workshops. It features over a dozen exhibits, with themes ranging from human senses and circus artists to energy sources and light. Children get to enjoy hours of making bubbles of various sizes and shapes in the Bubblearium hall or tackling mathematical problems at the Puzzler. Experimentarium also hosts science demonstrations throughout the day, providing hours of entertainment for visitors of all ages.

    מיקום: Tuborg Havnevej 7, 2900 Hellerup, Denmark

    שעות פתיחה: Monday–Thursday from 9.30am to 5pm, Friday–Sunday 9.30am to 7pm

    טלפון: +45 3927 3333

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    Copenhagen Zoo

    Learn how to be a zookeeper for a day

    Copenhagen Zoo is home to over 4,000 animals from 230 species, all of which are kept in enclosures resembling their natural habitat. There’s a 1,500 sq m rainforest landscape, where you get to see exotic reptiles and birds from various parts of the world. The Children's Zoo is home to friendly animals such as African dwarf goats, farm animals, and horses. Every Wednesday, you get to help out at Copenhagen Zoo by becoming a zookeeper for the day. Duties include training a camel, feeding elephants, and cleaning the children’s zoo. This costs 4,500 kr per person, which includes admission to the zoo, zookeeper activities, lunch, and coffee.

    מיקום: Roskildevej 32, 2000 Frederiksberg, Denmark

    שעות פתיחה: Hours vary by season

    טלפון: +45 72 200 200

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    National Aquarium Denmark

    Get up close with the aquarium’s resident sea otters

    The National Aquarium Denmark is one of the largest marine centres in Northern Europe, featuring more than 50 aquariums filled with thousands of exotic animals. The Ocean Tank is arguably the largest in the museum, and houses various species of sharks, barracudas, sting rays, and eels. Every first Monday of the month, certified divers get to enjoy some time in the Ocean Tank for about 1,995 kr. The aquarium also offers keeper talks, where a friendly staff member shares interesting facts about the resident sea otters.

    מיקום: Jacob Fortlingsvej 1, 2770 Kastrup, Denmark

    שעות פתיחה: Monday from 10am to 9pm, Tuesday – Sunday from 10am to 5pm

    טלפון: +45 4422 2244

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    Copenhagen Botanical Garden

    Enjoy views of Copenhagen from the top of Observatory Hill

    Copenhagen’s Botanical Garden is home to over 13,000 plant species from the tropics, Artic, and Europe’s mountainous regions. There are over 25 greenhouses within the garden, the oldest of which is the Palm House. Built 1874, the conservatory has a 16-metre-tall lookout point that’s accessible via a spiral stairway. Copenhagen’s Botanical Garden is free to enter all year round, but you should plan your visit carefully as the greenhouses are only open at certain hours.

    מיקום: Gothersgade 128, 1123 Copenhagen, Denmark

    שעות פתיחה: October–March: Tuesday–Sunday from 10am to 3.30pm, April–September: Tuesday–Sunday from 10am to 5pm (closed on Mondays all year round)

    טלפון: +45 3532 2222

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    The Workers Museum

    Experience everyday life in Denmark during the 1950s

    The Workers Museum features galleries and workshops detailing the lives of Denmark’s working class. The museum occupies the historical Workers' Assembly Building, which dates back to 1879. One of its most popular exhibits is the Kids’ Workers Museum, where children get to try their hand at activities such as sorting out bottles at a brewery, playing in a 1930s apartment, and packing up groceries. Entrance to the Workers Museum costs around 75 kr for adults, 55 kr for visitors between 18 and 25 years old and is free for kids.

    מיקום: 22 Rømersgade København K, 1362 København, Denmark

    שעות פתיחה: Monday – Tuesday and Thursday – Sunday from 10am to 4pm, Wednesday from 10am to 7pm

    טלפון: +45 3393 2575

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    H.C. Andersen Fairy-Tale House

    Check out models of the author’s famous characters

    The H.C. Andersen Fairy-Tale House at Copenhagen’s Ripley’s Believe It Or Not Museum is where you get to see many newspaper articles, publications, and personal belongings of the author, including a handwritten manuscript. There are interactive displays of book characters that light up and provide narrations in Danish, English, and German. Young visitors get to hear stories of The Little Mermaid, The Emperor´s New Clothes, and The Princess and the Pea during their visit. Admission to H.C. Andersen Fairy-Tale House is priced at 60 kr per adult and 40 kr per child.

    מיקום: 57 Rådhuspladsen, 1550 Copenhagen V, Denmark

    שעות פתיחה: June 15–August 31: daily from 10am to 10pm. The rest of the year: Sunday–Thursday from 10am to 6pm, Friday–Saturday from 10am to 8pm

    טלפון: +45 3332 3131

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    Tycho Brahe Planetarium

    Watch 3D movies in the Dome Theatre

    Tycho Brahe Planetarium is an innovative science centre where visitors can enjoy movie screenings and exhibitions on space. The Space Theatre features a 1,000 sq m dome screen that showcases 3D films on the universe, prehistoric times, and sea life. The movies are narrated in Danish, but headphones with English narration are available for 20 kr. Made in Space is a permanent exhibition within Tycho Brahe Planetarium, which displays an authentic moon rock that was extracted during the Apollo 17 mission. It weighs 207g, making it one of world’s largest pieces moon rock on display.

    מיקום: Gl. Kongevej 10, 1610 Copenhagen V, Denmark

    שעות פתיחה: Monday from 12pm to 7.10pm, Tuesday – Sunday from 9.30am to 7.10pm

    טלפון: +45 3312 1224

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    Viking Ship Museum

    Set sail on a Viking ship in the summer

    The Viking Ship Museum, located at Roskilde Harbour, gives you a glimpse into the life of Vikings in Denmark. The Viking Ship Hall displays 5 authentic Skuldelev ships dating back to the 11th century. The museum’s boat collection has over 35 vessels, including traditional Nordic boats, kayaks, and several reconstructed Viking ships. Free guided tours in English take place every day at midday and 2pm. From 1st May to 30th September, the Viking Ship Museum offers hour-long sailing trips on a reconstructed Viking ship.

    מיקום: Vindeboder 12, 4000 Roskilde, Denmark

    שעות פתיחה: Daily from 10am to 5pm

    טלפון: +45 4630 0200

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    Islands Brygge Harbour Bath

    Go for a midday swim at this open-air swimming complex

    The Islands Brygge Harbour Bath features an expansive sundeck, 5 outdoor pools and 3 diving towers overlooking Copenhagen’s waterfront Havneparken. This open-air swimming centre stretches from Langebro in the north to Bryggebroen in the south, offering beautiful views of the city’s historical landmarks. While swimming right in the centre of downtown Copenhagen is the perfect way to cool off in the swelter of a Scandinavian summer, don’t be surprised to see locals going for a dip at Islands Brygge Harbour in the middle of winter.

    מיקום: Islands Brygge 14, 2300 Copenhagen S, Denmark

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