Copenhagen is the perfect place for a family city break, with more than 125 playgrounds across the city and many family friendly activities. The Danish are famously welcoming to families – the capital city has one of the best reports of work/life balance in Europe, and some of the happiest children too.
Without further do, let’s check out our favourite outdoor activities in Copenhagen that your kids will love.
1. 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
3. 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. 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.
4. 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
5. Copenhagen Family Tours
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.
The bikes are perfectly secure with belts and helmets provided.
Request a tour here
At BabyBreaks we have listed our Top 5 Things to do in Copenhagen with kids, as well as restaurants and lodgings so you can plan your trip with ease. So if you are looking for inspiration in the Danish capital, just visit our different Copenhagen pages for recommendations.
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