In Copenhagen several playgrounds are hiding in courtyards and on rooftops. Have you discovered all of them? Check out our guide right here!
1. The playground in Classens Have
Classens’ Garden is a small, “secret” park, which lies hidden in a courtyard on Østerbro. Here you will find a small, quaint playground for the smaller children, with playhouses, monkey bars and jungle gyms, sandpits and gangways. The park is a beautiful and safe oasis as it is separated from the noise and traffic of the city – perfect for families with young children!
2. The playground in Langelinieanlægget
The playground in the park of Langelinie pier is a small, maritime gem for the young children. The playground lies in a park next to the Little Mermaid, and the Langelinie pavilion offers playships, a slide with a small tower, with a view of the water, sandpits, jungle gyms, swings and much more. You will also find tables and benches where you can enjoy your lunch and toilets are available if the need arises.
3. Konditaget Lüders
The recreational space Lüders you will find on top of a big, multistorey carpark in Nordhavn. By first glance, you won’t notice that a big, incredible playground hides on the top of the 24-meter-tall carpark - but it does! The recreational space boasts trampolines, a climbing spiral, swings, plenty of workout facilities and, of course, a most splendid view of the harbor and the Sound (Øresund).
4. ByOasen in De Gamles By
Most people know the City Oasis, but do you? The City Oasis lies in the Nørrebro district of Copenhagen, in a place distinctive for its many elderly inhabitants. The City Oasis is a green breathing space in the middle of the city, which the children will love! The Oasis consists of a city-farm where the children can meet goats, chickens, rabbits, guinea pigs, mice, birds and bees. Additionally, the Oasis has raised garden beds, an outdoor kitchen with a bonfire and an orangery, which functions as a 135 m2 heated greenhouse.
5. The playground on Christianhavns Vold
This manned playground on the former rampart of Christianshavn is surrounded by trees and can be hard to miss at first glance if you do not know it is there. On this playground, you will find playhouses and play sheds with building blocks and imaginary boards, an outdoor chess set, a big, wonderful sandpit with plenty of sand play-stuff and tricycles. You can also enjoy the basketball courts, tennis courts, table tennis tables, the big soccer field, the playground ropeway, the climbing castle, the playship, the swings and the seesaws.
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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!
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Photos: Caroline Meldgaard