Temperatures are starting to fall and parents are rushing to get warmer jackets out of storage, as winter is approaching to Denmark. Here a few ideas on what to do in those cold and rainy days.
Københavns Hovedbibliotek – Copenhagen Main Library
Located in the center of the city, Copenhagen’s Library is a great activity for a rainy day. There are books available in several languages, as well as toys, puzzles, costumes and digital games. There are also activities for older children like Wii, PC’s, iPads, films, music, comics and audiobooks. Small ones can explore independently, make some noise and have snacks in the area.
Where: Krystalgade 15, 1172 København K
When: Monday-Thursday 8 – 20, Friday 8 – 18, Saturday 10 – 14
How much: FREE
More info: https://bibliotek.kk.dk/bibliotek/hovedbiblioteket
Garderhøjfortet is a fort built for in 17th century, transformed into a kid friendly and educational place to visit. Children can climb on the roof of the fort, wear costumes, swing in the indoor gym and learn how to send secret messages in morse code. Tours in English are arranged upon request and they also organize birthday parties.
Where: Garderhøjfort 4, 2820 Gentofte
When: Weekends and Holidays, 10.30-16.00
How much: 60 kr. adults, 35 kr. children
More info: http://garderhojfort.dk/
Indoor soft play areas are a grown business in Denmark. Leo’s Legeland is a chain with presence in all Scandinavia, where children can climb, run around, go down a huge slide, play with balls, ride bikes and much more. It has an area for younger kids, a big café with lunch and snack options and the possibility to book birthday parties.
Where: Herlev Hovedgade 17, 2730 Herlev
When: Everyday, 10.00-19.00
How much: 155 kr. children from 2 to 17 years old, 75 kr. under 1 year, adults free.
More info: https://www.leoslegeland.dk
The National Museum
The Children’s Wing of the National Museum is a fun area dedicated to the youngest visitors. Kids can go to school like in the old days, take a trip in a Viking Museum, play in a Middle East market or learn how to cook like in the Middle Age. The museum has a small café and visitors can bring their own food.
Where: Ny Vestergade 10, 1471 København K
When: Tuesday to Sunday, 10.00-17.00
How much: 75 kr. adults, children free
More info: www.natmus.dk
Den Blå Planet – National Aquarium Denmark
Opened since 2013, Northern Europe’s largest aquarium, The Blue Planet offers a unique experience for children and adults. The Aquarium has five different sections that would make you and your kids travel around the underwater world. See crocodiles, piranhas and boas in the Rainforest, check the big African Lakes, experience the cold and warm Ocean, with the largest aquarium in the building.
The Blue Planet has a beautiful view to Øresund and it takes only 15 minutes by Metro from Kongens Nytorv.
Where: Jacob Fortlingsvej 1, 2770 Kastrup
When: Mondays, 10.00-21.00, Tuesday to Sunday, 10.00-17.00
How much: 170 kr.
More info: www.denblaaplanet.dk
Vandkulturhuset DGI – Swim Center
The Swim Centre is part of DGI-byen, a modern compound of various athletic facilities, centrally located close to Copenhagen Central Station. There is a special children’s basin with low water level and higher temperature, with a fountain and rain and an extra warm basin for babies. For older kids, there is a diving pool with different trampolines and a ellipse-shaped pool.
Where: Tietgensgade 65, 1704 København V
When: Mondays-Thursdays, 6.00-22.00, Friday, 6.00-19.30, Saturday, 8.00-19.00, Sundays and Holidays 8.00-18.00
How much: from 45 kr. to 75 kr.
More info: http://www.dgi-byen.dk/vandkulturhuset/
Picture: Visit Copenhagen