Here’s a list of Copenhagen’s cool free – or almost free – kid-friendly excursions. Check out a museum, watch a movie, or maybe even go sailing!

1. Farm animal fun

Where? Remiseparken / Peder Lykkesvej 71-73, 2300 København S

Do your kids love animals? Then swing over to Remiseparken’s farm playground, where the kids can pet a goat, greet a pony, and smile at a pig – all three for free! There’s also a big playground with a cableway – and lots more.

2. Mummies and a palm garden

Where? Glyptoteket / Dantes Plads 7, 1555 København V

Give Glyptoteket a chance – it’s free for both adults and kids on Tuesdays. The kids can marvel at mummies, get stirred up by the impressive statues, and take a break under the glass dome in the exotic palm garden. Treat yourselves to something delicious from the café and then check out the roof top views!

3. Children’s cinema

Where? Cinemateket / Gothersgade 55, 1123 København K

On weekdays, Cinemateket’s Børnebiffen (children's cinema) offers free films for the little ones, including major children’s hits, documentaries, and short films. Afterward, get some fresh air at the King’s Garden just across the street – where among other things, there’s a nice playground and a great view of Rosenborg Castle and the soldiers.

4. Cozy up inside

Go to the library and borrow the kids’ favorite shows, movies, or books, then pick up some popcorn and journey home to a cozy evening inside. To find a library near you, click here.

5. Boat trip

This one is so cheap it’s almost free. For the price of a bus ticket, you can jump onto one of the harbor buses that depart approximately every 20 minutes and sail through the channels and docks of the city. For example, you can get on at the Royal Danish Playhouse at Nyhavn and get off at the Opera, where you can enjoy the views around Holmen and have a picnic. Find all the stops here.

6. Fun in Fælledparken

Where? Fælledparken / Serridslevvej 34, 2100 København Ø

There are hours of fun to be had in Fælledparken! Take a trip to the Skater Park with your scooter or roller skates, experience the Traffic Playground, or try your skills at the Tower Playground. Furthermore, at the Serridslevvej part of the park by the playing fields, there are trampolines, swings, miniature playing fields, a basketball court, and much more.

7. Airplane watch

Where? Flyvergrillen / Amager Landevej 290, 2770 Kastrup

Journey to Amager – and all the way to the legendary Flyvergrill (airplane grill). Get a fascinating view of the airplanes landing and taking off from the nearby Copenhagen Airport. The grill offers all sorts of Danish classics, plus there’s a playground right outside.

8. Indoor playgrounds

Are rainy days getting in the way of fun play dates? Then visit the city’s indoor playgrounds, where the kids can run, jump, and tumble for free! Try Ku.be in Frederiksberg or Blegdamsremisen in Østerbro.

9. Time travel

Where? The National Museeum / Christiansborg Slotsplads, 1071 København K

The Children’s Museum within the National Museum is a gem in central Copenhagen – and children get in for free (adults pay the regular entrance-fee). Time will fly once the kids are whisked off on a journey through the ages – including a Medieval castle, a Viking ship, and an old school class room.

10. How about a little fresh air

Travel to green areas – the metro will take you straight to Amager Fælled – nature’s playground – where you’ll get impressive views and public fire pits for cozy evenings with bonfire bread. You could also jump on the train to Klampenborg and stroll through Dyrehaven (the Deer Park once used for royal hunts) and spot the herds – or go right next door – to Bakken (the World’s oldest amusement park), where the entry is free, but the rides aren’t!

New! Børn i byen - in english


Welcome to Kids in the city – Denmark’s biggest guide for families with kids! 
Not all of our guides can be found in english yet, but in this section you find all of our english guides.

What should you do in Copenhagen with children? Kids in the city have the answer! We guide you to the most fun experiences and adventures the city has to offer. On Kids in the city, you can discover both big and small activities - theatres, restaurants, museums, green oases and playgrounds. Find the classics that you must see when visiting the city and go explore the Copenhageners’ favorites!

You can find Kids in the city on bornibyen.dk and as an app to iPhone and Android.

Want to save some money on adventures with your kids? For only 228 Danish kroner you can get a 1/2-year membership in the Kids in the city Club, which gives you discounts on more than 200 family adventures in Copenhagen.

 

 

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