Spend a day in the Tivoli Gardens. Tivoli Gardens Amusement Park is one of the most famous place in Copenhagen. Its a big park which inspired Walt Disney to create Disneyland.
In total there are 40 different activities in the 1300 m2 large area, which is divided into two sections: one for very young children, where you land softly if you should fall on the tail, and an area for older children, who aren't afraid to be challenged.
Petzi's ship, Mary, is located on the back of the 14-meter whale Valde, where you can also buy pancakes and visit our changing station. Petzi's World is a play world for children of all ages. A children's oasis in the middle of the Gardens, which is free for our guests, and where you can bring your own food, while the kids fool around.
You can also take a ride in the Lighthouse, the world's first Petzi themed ride.
"At the Tivoli Aquarium you can experience our 30-meter long tropical coral reef tank where more than 100 different species live together. You can also see sharks, rays, moray eels and a host of colorful reef fish, if you have time to spot them all. "
There are also three smaller aquariums featuring piranhas and octopi. The fish are fed daily at 13, 15, 16 and 17, where it is also possible to learn more about the animals and their wonderful world. Please note that the aquarium can be closed due to events in the aquarium foyer.
Open from 12.30.
Entrance: DKK 25. Children under 3 are free of charge
Address: Vesterbrogade 3, 1630 København, Denmark
They are: Ny Garlsberg Glyptotek, The National Museum of Denmark (Nationalmuseet) and National Gallery.
How to find The National Museum of Denmark? The National Museum is accommodated in Prinsens Palais, a royal palace from the 18th century. You will find the museum at Frederiksholms Canal right in the heart of Copenhagen. (It is not far from Tivoli Gardens)
Ny Vestergade 10
1471 Copenhagen K
Many pictures with kids activities from TripAdvisor HERE
Opening hours of the museum:
Tuesday - Sunday 10.00-17.00. Mondays closed. Closed: 24.12, 25.12 & 31.12.
The Children’s Museum closes 16.30 every day.
Free Admission and free WiFi
Activities for kids from museum's website:
"The National Museum is always fun and exciting activities for children - for example, children workshops with changing themes depending on the season and the museum's special exhibitions.
We have changing activities on most weekends depending on the season and holidays.
At the National Museum we also have a special museum for children that is open during regular museum hours.
Kids can play their way through history. The “Grandma's Wardrobe” exhibition let them try on dresses from the days when grandma was a little girl, or a sailor's suit from when great-granddad was young. The wardrobe contains old fashioned socks, underwear, aprons and more, and the girls also get the chance to dress up as modern-day princesses in pink tulle skirts."
The Children's Museum is suitable for kids aged up to 12.
"The world of the Vikings: The Viking ship is a copy of the Gokstad ship from 10th century Norway. It was one of four small ships that an important Viking chieftain took with him on his journey to the kingdom of the dead, along with carriages, horses and other goods and chattels. The 6.5-metre-long ship is a full-scale exact replica of the original. Children get to clamber on board and imagine they are sailing into the world of the Vikings – they can even dress up in copies of the costumes of the day."
"Medieval riding boots In the medieval stronghold, a copy of a pair of laced riding-boots with spurs lie side by side with a knight's helmet and a protective leather coat lined with chain mail. Like other medieval footwear, the boots have thin soles and no heels. The star-shaped spurs on the boots were pressed into the horse's belly to make it gallop faster. Pointed shoes were modern in the 15th century."
Granddad´s classroom: "The classroom in the Children's Museum is an exact copy of one from 1920, and this type of classroom was still in use in the 1940s and ’50s in Denmark. Museum staff often play the role of the old-fashioned schoolteachers, but kids are welcome to try out as teachers as well as pupils. Seated at one of these desks, they’ll soon get a feel for what the atmosphere must have been like at school for their grand-parents and greatgrand-parents."
"The Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek welcomes families. It offers great experiences for children and their parents. The Winter Garden, with its subtropical palms and goldfish pond, holds a strong attraction for children, and the museum’s collections are also interesting for children. Occasionally it offer a treasure hunt in the galleries. Check the calendar for more information."
FOOD AND DRINK: The Café Glyptoteket can adjust servings to suit children. Packed lunches can be enjoyed in the lunch area in the museum’s basement.
Opening Hours Tuesday – Sunday 11 am – 6 pm; Thursday 11 am – 10 pm; Monday closed
Closed on the following days: 1st January, 5th June, 24th & 25th December.
Address: Dantes Plads 7, 1556 København, Denmark (Also it is close to Tivoli Gardens)
"Explore the art through board games for children and families and create your own works of art in our Workshops for Children and get tips to how you can get creative at home.
Every weekend you can visit our Workshops for Children, and every first Sunday of the month there is special focus on activities for children when we open the doors to Sundays for Children.
You can also visit The Sketching Room and grab a pencil and paper and let yourself be inspired by the sculptures in the room. In the exhibition European Art 1300-1800
Baby carriages and push-chairs: Due to security reasons baby carriages and push-chairs must be parked outside the Museum. You can borrow chain-locks for baby carriages and push-chairs as well as waterproof covers and the museum's push-chairs with room for a carrycot in the Information. We apologize for the inconvenience."
OPENING HOURS Monday: Closed Tuesday-Sunday: 11.00 -17.00 Wednesday: 11.00 - 20.00
Admission to the special exhibitions:
Adults: DKK 110.
Youths u. 27 years: 90 DKK
Children and youth u. 18 years: Free
Free admission to the permanent exhibitions.
On 1 June the SMK will start charging admission fees
The Botanical Garden
The Botanical Garden is very close to National Gallery. It is very beautiful place so better visit it too if you have time and not tired. The Botanical Garden, located in the heart of Copenhagen. The garden contains the largest collection of living plants and the only genebank for wild plants. The purpose of the Botanical Garden is to maintain and develop scientific collections of living and preserved plants and fungi and make them available for research, teaching and public information. The garden is affiliated to the largest danish herbaria collections with plants and fungi from all over the world.
Summer: April 1 - September 30: 8.30 am - 6.00 pm (All days)
Winter: October 1 - March 31: 8.30 am - 4.00 pm (All days)
*NB: Special opening hours for the greenhouses.
Entrance: free with the exception of special events.
Map of the Botanical Garden.
First Part of the Day: National Aquarium
"National Aquarium Denmark, Den Blå Planet is Northern Europe’s largest aquarium with thousands of animals and seven million liters of water."
"The aquarium is divided into 8 sections and features 53 aquariums and installations, thousands of animals and seven million liters of water."
"Denmark now has a new architectural landmark in National Aquarium Denmark, Den Blå Planet on Amager. The building’s architecture was inspired by the circulating currents of the whirlpool. From the entrance, the visitor steps into the vortex of the whirlpool – the round lobby – and is drawn inside the spiral towards the 53 aquariums and installations."
Mondays: 10 – 21
Tuesday – Sunday: 10 – 17
Adult (from age 12) 170 DKK
Child (age 3 – 11) 95 DKK
Useful information: Latest updates on waiting times
Address: Jacob Fortlingsvej 1, 2770 Kastrup.
Now you can take a free shuttle to the National Aquarium Denmark. Den Blå Planet’s shuttle will take you right to the door, with departures from Copenhagen City Hall and Copenhagen Airport. The shuttle runs daily between 10:30 and 16:00 from 15 April to 30 September. It is possible to purchase your admission ticket to Den Blå Planet on the shuttle and you will also find brochures on our aquariums and current exhibitions.
1 CPH Central Station Vesterbrogade 6
10:30 11:30 12:30 13:30 14:30 15:30
Den Blå Planet Jacob Fortlingsvej 1
10:50 11:50 12:50 13:50 14:50 15:50
2 Copenhagen Airport across from the Hilton
11:00 12:00 13:00 14:00 15:00 16:00
Den Blå Planet Jacob Fortlingsvej 1
11:10 12:10 13:10 14:10 15:10 16:10
" If you are bringing a baby or small child to the aquarium, we recommend that you use a stroller. It can be difficult to move around with a pram/baby carriage.
If you have a smartphone and purchase your ticket through our webshop, you do not need to print and bring your ticket. You can scan your ticket from your telephone at the main entrance."
Where to eat?
"Eat at the eatery ØSTWith its unique view of the Øresund, the eatery ØST is a special destination in itself.
The menu appeals to all ages and focuses on Nordic cuisine and seasonal fresh ingredients, always featuring fish and seafood from the seas around us. Please note: The kitchen closes one hour prior to the aquarium’s regular closing time."
Second Part of the Day: Amager Beach
Spend time on the beach. It is Copenhagen's main beach just 5 km from the center. Amager Beach has lagoon city park and plenty of activities year round. There are many cultural and exciting events and activities running throughout the summer.
In the water you can:
Swim: Open water swimming, diving in the diving field, jumping in from a udsprings island, windsurfing and kite surfing (the best in east wind), rental kayak, SUP's (surfboard to stand and paddle on), canoes, pedal boats, etc., some fishing and sailing (max 3 knots) and dock in the port of call for free.
On land, you can: Use parkour training courses, training pavilion and bars Strength, play beach volleyball and beach soccer and rollerblading, scooters, etc. good asphalt pavement. There are great beach volleyball courts, grass areas for ball games, picnics, fun and play. Finally, there are 18 beach shops.
Den Blå Planet Gallery
"The Open Air Museum - an iconic destination for over 100 years! One of the largest and oldest open air museums in the world. The Open Air Museum is a museum of rural architecture focusing on landscapes, buildings and people. But it is far more than just a historical museum, it is also a popular tourist attraction that appeals to the visitor's imagination. Arriving at the museum, you enter a different world: the countryside of historic Denmark. It is not difficult to imagine yourself transported centuries back in time, strolling along the gravel roads and visiting the fully-furnished homes of the people of the past, such as the peasant, the wealthy miller, the village weaver or the inmates of the poorhouse.
All the farms and houses are original buildings, which have been measured and dismantled at their original locations, before being reconstructed at the museum. You can visit more than 50 buildings from different areas of Denmark, as well as from southern Sweden, Schleswig and the Faroe islands - all former Danish possessions. Come and see the differences in regional architecture and how rural building traditions evolved over three centruries between 1650 and 1950.
Enjoy the unique buildings displaying different types of timber construction and skilled craftsmanship, and roofs thatched with straw, seaweed or heather. Step inside and see the interiors with their traditional, handcrafted furniture, details and decoration."
"Don't miss the lush historical gardens containing the herbs, vegetables,flowers, berries and fruit trees of the past. In the stables and pastures you can see old breeds of Danish livestock - cattle, pigs, poultry, sheep and goats. In the fields we grow traditional varieties of wheat, rye and barley for brewing beer and thatching roofs.
You can ride in the horse-drawn carriage every day. There are educational options for schoolchildren of all ages, guided tours for groups and corporate events involving a wide range of enjoyable activities."
NB: Closing of the museum buildings starts one hour before the museum closes.
Open: Spring, summer and autumn
May 1 – June 30: Tuesday - Sunday: 10-16 (open White Monday May 16)
July 1 – August 7: Tuesday - Sunday: 10-17
There is free admission to the museum.
Be prepared it is far from city.
From TripAdvisor: "Bus ran every 30 minutes in either direction. Seemed a better idea than the train as it was only a 30 minute ride and the bus stop is directly outside the entrance to the museum, unlike the train." Bus 184 and 194 stops at the main entrance.
Bakken - The worlds oldest amusement park. "Only 10 minutes drive north of Copenhagen your find the oldest amusement park in the world. Located in the woods of Dyrehaven, Bakken is a unique amusement park, which offers a historic and nostalgic venue combined with modern and fun amusements and thrill rides."
And the entrance is free!
"You find a large variety of games, rides, restaurants, fastfood and ice cream stalls, and every day there is plenty of entertainment for children and adults alike."
Bakken is open from March 17th - September 4th, 2016
"Despite being located just ten minutes outside Copenhagen, the park, which is tucked away in the beautiful woods of Dyrehaven, is still unknown to most foreign visitors. And that is a shame because the park not only offers free entrance, it also offers a nostalgic historic ambiance, authentic Danish charm and an array of amusements and thrill rides."
"Founded in 1583, Bakken, or Dyrehavsbakken as it is officially named, has been a firm favorite with the people of Copenhagen for centuries. During summertime families, young couples and seniors alike flock to the amusement park and the surrounding woodland to indulge in a day of fun. With a unique position in the middle of one of Denmark’s most beautiful woods, it is like encountering a surprise in the middle of the greenery. The park offers a prefect blend of children’s amusements, restaurants, pubs and bars with entertainment and live music. It’s is not just a small children’s amusement park but a place of leisure for the whole family. Because of its historic value and unique location, no big brands are allowed to set up stands at Bakken and neon signs are banned. Instead a jumble of colourful wooden structures, small independent shop owners and quirky stalls meets visitors."
Every Wednesday you get up to 50 % discount when you pay by cash on the rides.
T. +45 3963 3544
P.S. The Dyrehaven Deer Forest is where the Bakken Amusement Park located.
How to get there by train?
"Trains run regularly to Klampenborg North of Copenhagen (line C). The trip only takes approx. 20 mins. Just outside Klampenborg Station to the left, you will find the gates to the vast Dyrehaven forest - an ideal spot for a picnic. There are also horse-drawn carriages available at the station if you feel like venturing deeper into the forest. The forest teems with deer, and you should be careful not to get too close to the animals during the mating-season. The Bakken Amusement Park is also situated in the Dyrehaven forest. Bellevue Beach If you turn right at the station, you will see the Bellevue beach. There is a good chance you won't have the beach to yourself on hot summer days, the place is usually crowded and great for people-watching. The quality of the water is good. Copenhagen Card The CPH Card covers your train fare. The CPH Card can be purchased at the Visitors Centre, at major hotels, and stations."
I found this information here: http://www.visitcopenhagen.com/copenhagen/forest-and-beach-trip-gdk412376
The Copenhagen Zoo is home to African pygmy goats, elephants, tigers and animals of all shapes and sizes.
Plus the Zoo has four playgrounds: The rabbit playground in the Children's Zoo, the bear cave by the brown bears, the kangaroo playground in Tasmania and the tiger playground by the tigers.
At the Children's Zoo, children can pet a goat, get painted like a tiger or race against a cheetah. They can also meet pigs, ponies and cows. At the rabbit stable they can see different kinds of breeds.
June - August: Summer Fun
Zoolab is open throughout the summer holidays from 28 June – 10 August with a lot of fun activities every day!
Where to eat?
Konnild’s is open every day of the week from 10 am. The kitchen opens at 12 and from 10-12 you can have breakfast.
The café is decorated with African masks, spears and objects brought home by the explorer Johannes Konnild. From the restaurant you can watch the camels right by the window which gives a unique atmosphere.
Provianten opens every day at 10 am. The restaurant serves healthy food where you can choose between different kinds of chicken, salads and potatoes. A selection of fastfood is also available. Enjoy the food at the restaurant or have a picnic.
Provianten offers a nursingcorner with a microwave for heating up baby food and feeding bottles at Provianten.
Address: Zoo Roskildevej 32 2000 Frederiksberg. Phone: 72 200 200 Open in summer: 10 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
P.S. Have more time and strength? There are two interesting places near: Frederiksberg Have (Garden) and Frederiksberg Slot (Castle). Frederiksberg Gardens is one of the largest and most attractive greenspaces in Copenhagen, Denmark. Together with the adjacent Søndermarken (park in Frederiksberg) it forms a green area of 64 hectares at the western edge of Inner Copenhagen.