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5 Things to do in Copenhagen with Kids

Copenhagen is known for its beautiful canals, colorful architecture, and fascinating Viking history. What you might not realize is that this city is very kid-friendly. In fact, it makes the perfect place for family vacations because there are so many different things to do in Copenhagen with kids!

Tivoli Rollercoaster

You will find that many of the attractions in Copenhagen are made so that families can experience them together.

The museums have areas designed specifically for kids, the palaces have special events for families and there are plenty of different amusement parks to enjoy together.

Copenhagen Card

If you are going to visit Copenhagen with kids, you really should purchase a Copenhagen Card. When you purchase cards for adults, you will also get free cards for up to 2 children!

Copenhagen is known to be an expensive city to visit. The Copenhagen card will save you money and allow you to skip the line for many attractions.

It will get you free admission to many popular museums and attractions, free public transportation by bus, train and Metro as well as discounts for some area restaurants.

The Copenhagen Card is available as a 24, 48, 72, or 120 hour card.

When is the best time to visit Copenhagen with Kids?

Copenhagen is beautiful throughout the year, but we think that the perfect time to visit Copenhagen with kids is in the summer.

This is because many of the attractions in Copenhagen put on various exhibitions and experiences just for kids when the kids are out of school.

Things to do in Copenhagen with Kids

5 Things to do in Copenhagen with Kids

  1. National Museum of Denmark
  2. Tivoli Gardens
  3. Ripley’s Believe it or Not (4 attractions in 1)
  4. LEGOLAND Billund
  5. Roskilde Viking Ship Museum

While most of the things you can do in Copenhagen are kid-friendly, you may be looking for some activities that are kid-centric.

We have 5 things that you should consider if you are traveling to Copenhagen with kids that will make them excited for their trip to Denmark!

National Museum of Denmark in Copenhagen

1. The National Museum of Denmark

The National Museum is located in the Prince’s Palace, a royal palace from the 18th century.

Not only does this museum have fantastic exhibitions from the Stone Age through Renaissance, but it also has more Modern Danish History.

National Museum of Denmark Childrens Activities

What makes this museum great for children is that it has its own Children’s Museum for children ages 4 to 10.

Everything in that part of the museum is at just the right height for kids to see and is fully interactive and immersive.

Entry is FREE with Copenhagen Card & children are free every day.

Tivoli Gardens Copenhagen

2. Tivoli Gardens

What better place to allow kids to just be kids than an amusement park. Tivoli Gardens is a wonderful spot to relax, enjoy rides and allow your kids to explore.

Opening in 1843, Tivoli Gardens is the second-oldest amusement park in the world.

Tivoli Gardens Ride

You will find everything from kiddie rides to thrill rides in this park along with live music on most weekend nights.

Rasmus Klumps World
Courtesy of Daniel Rasmussen

Little kids will enjoy Rasmus Klumps World. It is a play area for children in the middle of the Gardens. You will find 40 different activities that are divided into two sections (based on age).

If you are going to Copenhagen for the weekend, know it tends to be quite crowded since locals love it just as much as tourists!

Get Tivoli Garden Tickets in Advance to skip the line.

3. Ripley’s Believe it or Not (4 attractions in 1)

If you are going to Copenhagen with kids, one place you should visit is Ripley’s Believe it or Not.

Inside this attraction, you will find curiosities like a two-headed calf & Taj Mahal built from 300,000 matches!

Ripley’s Believe It or Not in Copenhagen includes three other attractions: the Guinness World Records Museum, the H.C. Andersen Museum, and Mystic Exploritorie.

The Guinness World Record Museum showcases some amazing feats! See the largest man and watch over one million dominoes topple over!

Hans Christian Andersen Museum Statue

The Hans Christian Andersen Fairytale House is a unique interactive museum that takes you through the life of Hans Christian Andersen along with his most famous works.

HC Andersen Eventyrhuset Little Mermaid Exhibit

While most of this hands-on exhibit is in Danish, there are some things in English and you’ll be able to enjoy it regardless if you understand what they are saying!

Mystic Exploritorie is full of mysterious phenomena, but not worth the full price tag.

As long as you are visiting with Copenhagen card, it is worth checking out.

Admission is FREE with Copenhagen Card

Children under 4 are free

Legoland Billund Park


When traveling to Copenhagen with kids, you are not going to want to miss checking out the original LEGOLAND that is in nearby Billund.

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With more than 50 rides & experiences, you will have no trouble enjoying an entire day at the original LEGO theme park!

New this year is the Battle of the Brick, a live show featuring knights on horseback! It is not to be missed!

Book your ticket online +7 days before your visit and save 10% (341 DKK)

Taking Kids to Viking Museum in Denmark

5. Roskilde Viking Ship Museum

One place you will want to visit that is just outside of Copenhagen is the Roskilde Viking Museum.

It can be reached by train from Copenhagen Central Train Station.

The Roskilde Viking Ship Museum showcases real Viking ships and artifacts along with recreated ships based on how the Vikings would have made them during their time.

Viking Museum Kid Dress Up Area

Kids will love the interactive play space in the museum that allows them to dress up like Vikings and play on board a pretend Viking vessel!

Admission is FREE with Copenhagen Card or between 90-130 DKK depending on the season.

Where Families can Stay in Copenhagen

Those looking for a central place to stay in Copenhagen with kids, should consider Hotel Hebron. This Best Western hotel is just minutes away from the train station and from many Copenhagen attractions.

Hard Rock Cafe in Copenhagen with kids

Where to Eat with Kids in Copenhagen

I know how hard it can be to find restaurants in a new city that the whole family will enjoy.

If you are traveling to Copenhagen with kids and want somewhere you know the kids can find something on the menu, check out the following in Copenhagen:

Wagamama. This is one of my favorite Neo-Asian restaurants no matter when I am in Europe. It is my go-to place to eat in England. It can be found at Tietgensgade 20, 1704 København, Denmark.

Hard Rock Cafe. This is one of those places that is over-hyped & priced, but the food is traditionally American and pleases most picky eaters. It is close to the Andersen Fairytale House at Rådhuspladsen 45-47, 1550 København, Denmark.

Bronx Burger. If you want a good burger and fries & are on a budget, this is the place to go! Vandkunsten 1, 1467 København, Denmark.

Overall, Copenhagen is a great place to visit for the entire family. While this list focused only on things the kids will love, I think you will find that there are other things for you to see in Copenhagen that the kids will enjoy too.

Have you been to Copenhagen with kids? What were some of the things they enjoyed most about their trip?

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