The Danish Museums are full of child-friendly winter activities
Despair not if you are in Denmark during week 7 with children ready for fun. All of the Danish museums are prepared for your visit. The selection of things to do is so big – you can easily fill every day of the week.
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The biggest problem with the museums is actually that they do not expect many tourists with children to flock to Denmark during February. Therefore the sites are not always updated – as far as the English language options are concerned.
A good recommendation is therefore to try and stick to the Danish language and use a translation program to understand all of the activities.
Look for : vinterferie med børn, børneaktiviteter or simply call them to find out if their site is not updated. Some are open on Monday, despite being normally closed on Mondays.
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A few ideas could be:
At the renamed Tøjhusmuseet /( Now the War Museum/ Krigsmuseet) children aged five to 10 years old can participate in the battle to defend Copenhagen from the Swedish, who tried to conquer Copenhagen in 1659. The museum was actually part of the defence line and they will guide you through the evenful night when Copenhagen was stormed and canons were fired. Young children will be able to build their own canons and visit the many old ones located in the museum.
Children aged three and above DKK 40, however an adult and a child get in for DKK 70 – with the extra adult at DKK 80. The ticket gives access to a guided tour where the battle sights are visited and to all other exhibitions. From Monday 11th to Friday 15th at 11:00,12:00,13:00 and 14:00. Buy a ticket to a day of your selection here.
The Royal Stables have a great event for children. At Christiansborg Castle the Royal Stables stay open every weekday from 11 to 15 February and invite children to a special visit. First, they can meet the old king in the royal representation rooms at the castle as he prepares to sign the Danish constitution, Grundloven, (it is a short theatre performance for children aged 5 to 12). Afterwards they can visit the stables, here the king’s white horse will greet them as well as the carriages and coaches used to transport the royal family – and of course the rest of the horses in the stables.
The winter holiday ticket gives access to all four museums at Christiansborg castle, which can be visited before or after meeting the old king.
Book a ticket for a specific timeslot here: For instance, tickets with time slot 12:00, start with the visit of the representation rooms at 12:00 to 12:45 and visit the stables from 13:30 to 14:00.
Winter ticket ( with access to all 4 museums at Christiansborg Castle) children until the age of 18 DKK 80, adults DKK 160 and students DKK140. More info here.
At Design Museum Denmark you can make your own Japanese mask in the mask workshop, where textiles from Kvadrat are used, not everyday but on selected days such as 10 February, 12 February, 14 February and 17 February from 13:00 to 16:00 ( doors close at 15:30). Participation costs DKK 20 for materials, no sign-up but on a first-come first serve basis. This activity is not on their English language site, so call them instead or look at the Danish site here.
For something different – take a trip to the north of Zealand for an afternoon at the beach. The Treasure hunt on the beach at Hundested starts at The Old Coffeeshop, where they invite children and their parents to come and get a treasure map and take it with them for a treasure hunt/walk along the beach – trying to find all the things listed on the map.
Bring back the map will all the fields ticked, and you might win a prize. Participation is free and there are gifts for all. Find them at Nørregade 13B, Gubbentorvet,3390 Hundested every day from 15:00 to 18:00.