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Top 10+ Free Things to Do with Kids in Copenhagen & Greater Copenhagen

Children's Animal Farm Playground

Copenhagen has many fun things to offer kids, and what's best is that it is very often even free :-) If you are a tourist on a shoestring budget with children, below are, in my opinion, the top 10 free places and activities in Copenhagen and greater Copenhagen you could do with your kids. These places are open all year round, although some are best visited during summer:

1. Playgrounds in Fælledparken Østerbro - The Traffic Playground (Trafiklegepladsen), The Toddler's Pool (Vandidrætslegeplads), The Tower Playground (Tårnlegepladsen) & The Garden of Senses (Sansehaven)

2. Blegedamsremisen Østerbro -  If it's raining, head towards the free indoor playground for babies and young kids, especially designed for gross motor skills development. Do check its Facebook page for the latest information on opening time.

3. Huset KU.BE Frederiksberg - Free modern indoor play facilities.

4. Children's Animal Farm Playground (Bondegården Sundbyvester) - Free pony-riding or horse-carriage ride at 2.30 pm (1.30pm on weekends)

5. Outdoor Construction playground (Remiseparkens Byggelegeplads)

6. Botanical Garden - A garden of sensory experience for kids, esp. babies, with all the beautiful bright and colorful flowers.

7. Deer Park Klampenborg (Jægersborg Dyrehaven) - A park free to visit where deers are freely spotted :-)

8. Furesøbad - Kids' friendly beach ideal for a picnic and a swim.

9. Frederiksdal Fribad - Kids' friendly beach ideal for a picnic and a swim.

10. Rungsted Harbour - Free crab-catching & crab-racing.

11. Helsingør Hovedbiblioteket Kulturværftet - Helsingør main library located on the first floor of Kulturværftet is super cozy for kids with interesting exhibitions, quality toys, Playstation 4 & Wii, films, board games and musik and the Friday play day for kids 0-5 years old.

Furthermore, there are many free and fun things for kids to experience in Copenhagen at different times of the year. Many take place in conjunction with the various festivals all year round. If you are staying in Copenhagen for a longer period, below are some recommendations of activities your kids may enjoy, and adults too :-)

1. Mid April: Cherry-blossom

2. Mid April: Økodag - Free farm visit, see farm animals, organic dairy food tasting, play with hay (17 April 2017)

3. May: Botanical Garden - See flowers blossoming

4. June - August: Marionet Teatret at the King's Garden (Kongens Have) - Free puppet theatre show  for kids (3 June - 20 August 2017)

5. June - August:  Havnebadet Islands Brygge - Free harbor swimming incl. a toddler paddling pool

6. June - August: Bavnehøj Friluftsbad - Free open-air swimming pools

7. Mid June: Jordbærcentret Vejborgaard - Strawberry-picking - Free strawberry tasting as you pick

8. Late June: Edderflower-picking to make edderflower cordial

9. July: Copenhagen Jazz Festival - Some free jazz performance for children (7-16 July 2017)

10. July - August: Eataly - Free Pizza and Pasta-making classes (8 July - 12 August 2017) Check for updates on their Facebook page.

11. August: Cirkusvognen - Free acrobatic, music and small performances.

12. August: Copenhagen Opera Festival Børnesjov - Free performances for kids (6 August 2017)

13. August: Vedbæk Havnedag - The yearly harbor fun-fair provides free breakfast, free performances, some free food sampling, free helium balloons and many free games and activities for kids (13 August 2017 9am - 5pm)

14. Early September: Økologisk Høstmarked Dag - Free farm visit, see farm animals, organic dairy food tasting, baking snobrød, pony-riding, play with hay (2-3 September 2017)

15. September: Naturensdag - Free nature activities such as making bread on a stick (10 September 2017)

16. Mid September: Edderberry-picking to make edderberry cordial

17. September: Åbent Landbrug Farm Open House - Every 3rd Sunday of Sep (17 Sep 2017 10am - 4pm)

18. December: Sagnlandet Land of Legends - Free entrance on 2-3, 9-10 16-17 Dec. Activities in the viking park are all free.

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