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MummyTravels’ guide to Copenhagen with kids

When you’re planning a family-friendly city break, Copenhagen might not be the first place you think of. But Scandinavia is perfect for travel with children.

Expect well-organised attractions, buggy-friendly entrances, decent changing facilities and an egalitarian attitude which means kids are usually as welcome as adults in this child-friendly city.

Obligatory photo of Nyhavn

Obligatory photo of Nyhavn

Most of my tips and experiences are aimed at travel with a toddler or young child, but do add your own suggestions for older kids in the comments.

Getting around
Navigating the metro – my top 10 tips 

Where to stay
The best child-friendly apartments- my six best websites for apartments and hotels

Islands Brygge – our AirBNB apartment


What to see
Child-friendly Copenhagen – top 10 family attractions

A walk to the Little Mermaid

Tivoli Gardens & Hans Christian Andersen – the dark side of the fairy tales

Copenhagen from the water – Nyhavn and a canal tour

Canal swimming – Havnebadet


The National Museum and Blue Planet – our slightly fraught experience at both

Where to eat
Family-friendly foodie Copenhagen – six places to eat with kids

Torvehallerne food market – smorrebrod in the sun

Plan your visit
Guidebooks – Lonely Planet and others

The Copenhagen card – is it worth the money?


Images copyright MummyTravels/Cathy Winston