A classic surprise to tourists arriving in Copenhagen is how sleeping kids are left alone in their strollers outside of cafes and supermarkets. Apparently, this is something you can’t do in other cities, but in Copenhagen, it is perfectly safe and a normal part of most parents daily routine. This serves as a perfect example of just how kid-friendly Copenhagen is.
Kids in Copenhagen enter most attractions at a highly deducted price, if not for free, and kids under 12 even get to use our world-class public transportation for free when accompanied by an adult.
When in Copenhagen with kids, the all-time classic is visiting Tivoli, and though we always encourage our visitors to get off the beaten path, there is no denying that this top-attraction is well worth a visit. It is the most beautiful amusement park in the world (according to our biased opinion).
If you want to experience a bit more localhood than what Tivoli can offer, you should do like the locals and explore fun day-time activities at Absalon. It is an old church refurbished as a colourful community space to give the citizens of cool Vesterbro a place to hang out and get to know each other. Absalon makes most people feel right at home - adults and kids alike.
The playgrounds in Copenhagen are also well worth a visit. Many of them are not like your usual playground but instead small adventurous hubs. Two of the best ones are Skydebanen in Vesterbro and the Bermuda Triangle in Nørrebroparken in Nørrebro. As an added bonus both of these playgrounds are staffed, so if you’re not sliding down the slides yourself you can enjoy yourself with a nice cup of coffee from the portable bike coffee shops that usually hang around.
Gaining knowledge through play is the sole purpose for the Experimentarium, Copenhagen’s science centre for the whole family. Everything in the building is designed to be touched, so this is something you can do with kids in Copenhagen that has no limitations. Your kids can blow soap bubbles the size of dad, invent new things or explore their six senses along with many other activities. Experimentarium even has the Miniverse, an adventurous science exhibition for the youngest visitors aged 1-5 and their parents.
If you want to bring your kids on an out of the box adventure a little outside of Copenhagen, we suggest you head on a treasure hunt for The Six Forgotten Giants. Danish artist Thomas Dambo has created the six giants out of scrap wood, and they serve as the first chapter in his story: “The great story of the little people and the giant trolls”. If you follow the giant's footsteps, you’ll be taken on an exciting route on the outskirts of Copenhagen, where you can climb the giants and explore the picturesque nature Greater Copenhagen has to offer.
There are so many things to do with kids in Copenhagen, but now on to the practicalities…