Vacation In Copenhagen With Kids – 10 Things To Do and See maj 4, 2022 – Posted in: Denmark, Holidays with kids, Travel – Tags: , , , , ,

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Have a great holiday with kids in Copenhagen

Copenhagen is a great city – but expensive! Fortunately, there are also many free attractions for children. In the article here you will find 10 attractions for children in Copenhagen – completely free of charge for kids or for just a small fee.

Below you will also find tips for good and kids-friendly hotels, all of which can be easily booked through

10 attractions for kids in Copenhagen

In addition to all the famous sights in Copenhagen, there are also several others that the kids will love – and they are free! Read about it all here:

Amalienborg and The Little Mermaid

Take a walk at Amalienborg Palace, the recidency of the Danish Queen. Visit the palace when the Royal Life Guard has a change of guard at 12 pm. If the kids are up for it, the journey can continue along Langelinie, where all the large cruise ships dock, and with a detour to The Little Mermaid. From Amalienborg you can also board the Harbour Bus, the yellow ferry in the photo at the top. The harbour bus is part of the regular bus system in Copenhagen, and you can buy your ticket in the app: DOT Mobilbilletter.


Of course there also has to be time for a stroll on Strøget, one of Europe’s longest pedestrian streets. If you turn left at Købmagergade, you will reach Rundetårn, The Round Tower with an exceptional view over Copenhagen.


Flyvergrillen, the classic fast food place, is located at the end of Amager Landevej next to the fence, which surrounds the runways at Kastrup Airport. Here you can eat a sausage and get a good look at the airplanes, when they land and take off.

Tivoli and Bakken

While everybody knows TivoliBakken is a hidden gem for most tourists. Tivoli can be a bit pricey, but at Bakken it’s free to enter. Although the place is not beautiful in the same way as The Tivoli Gardens, the place has its own charm – and cool rides!


Just north of Copenhagen lies Frilandsmuseet, The Open Air Museum, with free admission for children. For more than 100 years, the museum has put together a very fine collection of historic houses. Here you can see the countryside of historic Denmark, taste the traditio0nal Danish food and follow in the footsteps of Hans Christian Anderson.

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Copenhagen Zoo

ZOO Copenhagen is a great experience for both children and adults. See the big elephants play, watch the feeding of the sea lions or play in the large playground.

Free playgrounds

Copenhagen also offers 125 playgrounds. You can find the nearest playground here. Click on the map “Find din legeplads på kortet” when you enter the page.

The Puppet Theater

In Kongens Have, the Puppet Theater shows a free performances for children every day. The season runs from early June to late August. Every summer, two different performances are set up, which change in July. Performance will change in mid-July.

The Children’s Museum

Also visit the Children’s Museum at the Danish National Museum, where children can play like in the “old days” in the schoolroom or go on a boat trip across the sea with the Vikings. You can also cook in the kitchen from the Middle Ages or prepare for attack in the castle.

Sømods Bolcher

If you need a break from all the sights, time is well spent watching the the candy production at Sømods Bolcher in Nørregade. See times for candy production on Facebook.

Find a great hotel in Copenhagen

Are you looking for a good and kids-friendly hotel in Copenhagen, we have collected a list of lovely hotels for you, all of which can be booked through We have stayed at all of them and would like to recommend them to other families with children. See more hotels by doing your own search here:

Tivoli Hotel – how cool is that!

At the Tivoli Hotel, a 15-minute walk from the Tivoli Gardens, you can stay in the themed Tivoli rooms. The Tivoli Hotel is the closest thing you get to being in Tivoli without actually being there. The rooms are all inspired by the garden, and you can choose to stay in the Garder room, which is inspired by The Tivoli Youth Gard. Drums have been transformed into tables and trumpets into bedside lamps. The Columbine Room is every princess’ dream with motifs from the Pantomine Theater on the walls.

Read more about the hotel here: Tivoli Hotel

Hip hostel with indoor pool

Steel House Copenhagen, a luxury New Yorker-style hostel, is located in Vesterbro, a five-minute walk from Rådhuspladsen and Tivoli Gardens. The hip hostel has a unique metropolitan vibe and is decorated with equal parts of cool factor and raw elegance. Ivan and Trine lived here in the summer of 2020 because we simply had to experience it. We don’t usually sleep in dorms, so we chose the slightly more expensive solution and booked a double room on the top floor with its own terrace.

It is quite clear that Steel House attracts both families and also young people who are going around the world on a tight budget. The communal kitchen was full from morning to evening, and people had fun getting to know each other in the large common areas.

Read more here: Steel House Copenhagen

Affordable accommodation in Copenhagen – with a view

With all the wonderful hotels in Copenhagen, it is also nice to know that it is possible to stay in the city on a smaller budget. If you want to live close to Tivoli, Rådhuspladsen and Strøget, then Danhostel Copenhagen City is a good offer for cheap accommodation in Copenhagen. The hostel is a 10-minute walk from Rådhuspladsen and Tivoli. In the private rooms there are soft beds, shower and toilet and a great view over the rooftops of Copenhagen.

Read more about the hotel here: Danhostel Copenhagen City

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