Copenhagen is the perfect city break with children, with more than 125 playgrounds across the city and many family friendly activities.

BabyBreaks has done the hard work for you and put together a selection of the best child-friendly Outdoor activities in Copenhagen.

1. Tivoli Gardens

Known as the second-oldest amusement park in the world with its famous wooden roller coaster “Rutschebanen”,  it is also an award winning garden, a concert hall and an international music venue. If you can, stay until night time when the gardens lit up with thousands of twinkling lights. Just a magical place with something to do for everyone.

Address: Vesterbrogade 3, 1630 Copenhagen, Denmark

Opening Hours: vary depending of the month, check website


2. Bakken

This amusement park located in the woods of Dyrehaven, 10 minutes from Central Copenhagen, is the oldest one in the world having opened in 1583. With 32 rides, from rollercoasters to activities for the youngest ones , this is a fun day out for the whole family.
The entrance is free, you can then buy wristbands giving you access to a certain number of rides

Address: Dyrehavevej 62, 2930 Klampenborg, Denmark

Opening hours: Varies, check here


Source: Bakken / Instagram

3. Red Bus Copenhagen Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour

We see those red open buses in many cities around the world but it is indeed the most convenient and flexible way for sightseeing. Choose between the Mermaid Tour or the All Lines Tour, both will stop at many of the top Copenhagen highlights including the Little Mermaid, Tivoli garden and the Zoo.

Free for children until 14 years old

Buy your tickets here

4. Open Air Museum

Also known as the Frilandsmuseet, it is one of the biggest and oldest open air museum in the world housing more than 50 farms, mills and historical artefact houses from all over Scandinavia from the period 1650 to 1940.
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


5. Copenhagen Family Tours

Explore Copenhagen like a local with your kids in front of you in the typical Danish cargo bike.This is the perfect exclusive and customised guided tour through the city.
The guides at Copenhagen Family Tours are friendly, knowledgeable and will show you all the highlights and less touristic spots you need to see at the pace you want.
The bikes are perfectly secure with belts and helmets provided.

Request a tour here



Visit Copenhagen with Kids for a Family City Break. Copenhagen is one of the best kid-friendly cities in Europe, featuring great family-friendly restaurants, exciting outdoor activities, indoor attractions for young children and last but not least a great selection of family-friendly accommodations.

At BabyBreaks, we have kept a limited choice of activities, restaurants and lodgings so that you can plan your trip to Copenhagen without browsing the Internet for endless hours. So if you are looking to be inspired to visit Copenhagen for your next family weekend, just visit our different Copenhagen pages to find what this destination has to offer.

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