We’ve researched and found these great activities to do in Copenhagen with your kids.
1. National Aquarium Denmark
Only eight kilometres from the Copenhagen City Hall Square, “Den Blå Planet” (the Blue Planet) is above all, Northern Europe’s largest aquarium. That is to say, with its unique whirlpool-shape, it offers a unique experience for the whole family! Having water on all sides giving the impression to be directly in the sea. But if being surrounded by water gets overwhelming, you also have the choice to experience the aquarium from above the water line.
Opening Hours: Mondays: 10 – 21; Tuesday – Sunday: 10 – 17
World class science center on 3 floors with 18 interactive exhibitions about Science and Technology. An interactive rooftop, also science shows and in addition, a restaurant. “Experimentarium” believes that “knowledge and curiosity come alive with a hands-on approach”. It is showing how science can be fun whilst having fun! One of our favourite activities for kids in Copenhagen.
Opening Hours: Check website
Louisiana is certainly an amazing Museum of Modern Art in Copenhagen. It has its own three-storey Children’s wing called Louisiana Børnehus. In addition, they offer open workshops daily where children aged 4 to 16 can paint, draw and sculpt. For example, explore also the artists’ working methods and expressions.
All activities for children are based on the museum’s current exhibitions and the Louisiana’s Collection.
On the other hand, it is located 25 miles of the City and children up to 18 years old benefit from free entry.
Buy your tickets in advance here
Opening Hours: Varies check website
4. National Children’s Museum
Set in the National Museum, there are no “Do no touch” signs in the children’s area. Therefore it offers interactive exhibitions and displays to bring history to life.
For instance, the kids will be able to dress up as 19th-century school children, ride on a Viking ship and defend a medieval castle. If you take them to the rest of the museum, watch out for the “Boredom button”, designed to bring the museum to life.
The museum restaurant, Smör, offers child-friendly food and delicious pastries.
Opening Hours: Tuesday – Sunday 10-17 (Closed on Mondays)
July and August, Monday – Sunday 10-17
5. LEGO Store
Finally, opened in 2010 in the centre of Copenhagen, this is the Flagship store for the brick brand. It is not a big store, but it will certainly be heaven for your little (and less little…) LEGO® lovers.
Arranged in three main parts, you’ll find the interactive area at the the centre of the shop. It gives you and your kids a chance to build and use your creativity with LEGO® products.
Most importantly, there are also some sets here that are exclusive to the Copenhagen store and cannot be found anywhere else. It will surely be hard to resist!
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6. Tivoli Gardens
Famed for being the second-oldest amusement park in the world, Tivoli Gardens offers a vintage wooden roller coaster (Rutschebanen), award winning gardens and a beautiful concert hall. If you can, stay until night time when the gardens come to life with thousands of twinkling lights. This is simply a magical place, with something to entertain all ages.
Opening Hours: vary depending of the month, check website
Another amusement park, and this time, the oldest in the world! Located in Dyrehaven woods (10 minutes from Central Copenhagen), this amusement park first opened in 1583. Offering 32 rides, from rollercoasters to carousels, this is sure to be a fun day out for the whole family. Best of all, entry is free! You can then buy wristbands giving you access to a certain number of rides.
Opening hours: Varies, check here
8. Red Bus Copenhagen Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour
These red, open-top buses can be spotted all over the world, and they’re popular for good reason. It’s a really convenient and flexible way to sightsee, especially for little kids who can’t walk too far. In Copenhagen you can choose between the Mermaid Tour or the All Lines Tour. In addition, both will stop at many of the top Copenhagen highlights including the Little Mermaid, Tivoli Gardens and the Zoo.
Most importantly, it’s free for children under 14 years old.
Buy your tickets here.
9. Open Air Museum
Also known as the Frilandsmuseet, this is one of the biggest and oldest open air museums in the world. It recreates more than 50 historic farms, mills and houses, from all over Scandinavia. Covering a huge period of history, from 1650 to 1940, this place is sure to fascinate all ages. Also, the kids will love the horses, chickens and animals wandering around.
Entrance to the Open Air Museum is free for children up to 17 years old.
Address: Kongevejen 100, 2800 Lyngby
Opening Hours: check website
10. Copenhagen Family Tours
Finally, why don’t you explore Copenhagen like a local on a typical Danish cargo bike. This is the perfect way to enjoy a guided tour through the city, as a family. The guides at Copenhagen Family Tours are friendly and knowledgeable. They will show you all the highlights, as well as less touristy spots, at the pace you want. Moreover, bikes are perfectly secure with belts and helmets provided.
Request a tour here
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