Best Things to Do in Copenhagen with Kids

Planning your vacation to Copenhagen Denmark doesn’t have to be a struggle—not even if you have kids. 

That’s right—with so many different family-friendly activities available, you’ll never have to worry about finding something to do with your family. This means that you can have the safe, fun vacation that you’ve always wanted. 

But if you’re wanting to make your next vacation one that your entire family will enjoy, you’ll need to plan ahead of time. If you haven’t started planning your itinerary yet, you’re in luck. 

We’ve put together five of the best things to do in Copenhagen with kids. By following this guide, you can be sure to enjoy the Copenhagen vacation right for your entire family. And Copenhagen is one of the best world’s cities to visit anytime

1) Marvel and Play at Tivoli Gardens

Tivoli Gardens has more than just beautiful flowers to keep your family entertained—though it has those, too. Even better, however, is the fact that the gardens actually double as an amusement park. 

In fact, Tivoli Gardens is the second oldest amusement park in the world—a title that it proudly boasts to the thousands of tourists who visit it each year. It has a number of family-friendly rides that are great for everyone in your party. 

Tivoli Gardens - Best Things to Do in Copenhagen with Kids

What really sets it apart, however, is the fact that the park is beautifully interwoven into the gardens to provide one of the most original and beautiful visual experiences you’ll ever encounter. It’s fair to say that you won’t find another theme park quite like Tivoli Gardens, so you don’t want to miss out on your opportunity to visit it. 

Your kids will also appreciate the sights—though probably not as much as they will the rides. 

2) Take a Trip to the Copenhagen Zoo

Following your trip to Tivoli Gardens, a visit to the zoo is in order. For those with kids, there are few places better to go than the zoo. Here, you’ll find a large collection of exotic animals and a number of educational opportunities. 

Elephants, Copenhagen Zoo
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Fascinate your children’s minds and get involved with the experience with them for an unforgettable vacation memory. We’re sure that your children will remember this experience long after you return home. 

3) Visit the Blue Planet Aquarium

But don’t just stop at looking at animals on land. Make sure that you head to the Blue Planet Aquarium to see the city’s collection of marine animals, as well. 

Blue Planet Aquarium - Best Things to Do in Copenhagen with Kids
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Here, you’ll find a large selection of marine animals sure to capture your fancy. What’s more, just like the zoo, this will provide a wonderful educational experience for children, teens, and even adults of all ages. 

4) Go to the Theater

In the evening, don’t miss a chance to go to the theater to see a world-class performance.

Royal theater - Copenhagen
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The shows will change depending on when you arrive, but you can always count on quality. 

5) Visit the Little Mermaid Statue

Finally, before leaving Copenhagen, make sure that you visit the Little Mermaid Statue. Perfect for the Disney lovers in your family, this statue is the perfect place for a selfie or family photo. 

Mermaid Statue - Best Things to Do in Copenhagen with Kids

By keeping these tips in mind, you can make the most out of your next vacation to Copenhagen with kids. And remember that Copenhagen is  a great city to visit anytime – winter, fall, spring, summer – no time is bad for visiting one of the safest cities in the world

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