Yes I know I said that I want to post less frequent and that’s my plan but when I get a request I just can’t help myself – so when the baby was napping today I put together this post as a reponse to the very nice email I got from Swiss mum Andrea that is traveling to Copenhagen with her kids age 2 & 4:
We are for three nights in Copenhagen. What should we have seen there and what will be interesting for our little children.
And do you have any good ideas for dinner with the kids?
I have checked the good sites:, talked to my neighbours and selected some personal favourites to make this little guide.
First let’s start up close to home; my home here on Nørrebro. Nørrebro is a artist/ young families/ immegrant area in Copenhagen. And here you can get something for kids and their parents too. How about checking out Jægersborggade?
It’s a little street filled with small shops, you can try some freshly made fudge at karamelleriet, get handmade chocolate from Ro’s Chokolade, eat porrige from the trendy Grød (they also do take away), grab a cup of the best coffee in Copenhagen from Coffee Collective and some organic icecream from Isværket before checking out the local playground in Nørrebro Park. There you can find sandbox, swings, little bikes, climbing area and there is a wading pool if it’s a hot day.
You should also check out the metro building site in the park – they have windows in to the building site!
(Picture by Peter Bros Nissen)
PS – if you follow the path going through the park and a cross the street you’ll find a skate rink and further along you’ll find red square with play area, art, a cafe and even more skaters.
Zoo is also a brilliant place to spend a day in Copenhagen – it’s very kid friendly and even if the weather isn’t that good you can spend time inside, seeing the hippo’s swim, walk around gigantic butterflies and check out the goat petting zoo. My neighbors have a 2 year old son and he loves the Zoo and so did mine (although it might have been the attention he got that was the thing).
If the weather is good – all Copenhageners pack their bags and their bikes and head out to the new beachfront, Amager Strandpark. It’s just so perfect for all with kids area, toilet facilities and loads of sand. But remember that the metro get packed and hot + that there isn’t that much food to buy so bring a picnic basket. Personally I can’t wait to the next warm day so I can pack the pram and head off with the baby to his first time at the beach!
But the weather isn’t always that nice in the summer here in Copenhagen so some indoors activities should be on the list (in case of rain):
via Luvaville I found this recommendation:
The Winter Garden in the center of the Glyptotek Museum (museum of ancient and modern art) is the setting for the Café Glyptoteket. With it’s palm trees and goldfish, this truly is a magic place for the kids to visit.
It’s free on Sundays and is in town center close to Tivoli.
My neigbours like to take the metro out to Fields (one of the largest shopping malls in Scandianvia) if the rain is pouring down. They get there early (10am) to play in the indoors playground. The playground gets really busy so it’s best to be there early. Fields is next to the Ørestad Metro station.
As for dinner with the kids, I have to refer to Luvaville as my little one has only been on cafés and not eaten out yet. They have a Top 5 best child-friendly restaurant guide. They should know their stuff as there is real mums behind the site. By the way stay away from Jensens bøfhus, it’s kid friendly but the food isn’t that good.
I hope this little guide can help you Andrea, you can find more tips on Luvaville, check out my guide to City guide, explore child-friendly Copenhagen over on Little Scandinavian and also read some of my old guides like this one.
Have an excellent time in Copenhagen.