What are the best things to do with kids in Copenhagen?

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Liz Humphreys
  • Liz Humphreys

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  • Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands

Looking for things to do with the kids while in Copenhagen? You’ll see plenty of families and parents pushing strollers as you stroll around — and here are Forbes Travel Guide’s editors’ picks for the five best kid-friendly places in Copenhagen:
1. Tivoli. Adventurous kids will like riding one of the oldest wooden roller coasters in the world as well as the world’s tallest carousel at this famous Copenhagen amusement park surrounded by gardens. Kids under 3 get into the park for free.
2. Changing of the Royal Guard at Amalienborg Slot (Castle in Danish). Head to the official residence of Queen Margrethe II to watch the daily ceremony at noon, where the royal guards walk from Amalienborg Slot to Rosenborg Slot.
3. Copenhagen Zoo. Kids who like animals will enjoy the zoo, one of the oldest in Europe (it opened in 1859). While the zoo is not large, it does house more than 3,000 animals from around the world and includes a Children’s Zoo where your kids can see rabbits, snakes and more up-close.
4. The Children’s Museum of Art. Housed within the Statens Museum for Kunst (Danish National Gallery), the museum offers special tours for kids and their families on Sundays as well as weekend workshops where your little ones can create their own works of art.
5. Experimentarium. Exhibits on science and technology are sure to delight budding scientists, and this Copenhagen museum offers 300 interactive exhibits. Though the Experimentarium in general will offer most appeal to school-age kids, the Kids’ Pavilion is geared especially toward 3 to 6 year olds.

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