Showing posts with label Copenhagen with kids. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Copenhagen with kids. Show all posts


Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen part II

Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen part II

Info about Tickets and Tivoli Attractions Part II

updated February 2018/ticket prices for  season 2018 (summer season 24 March- 23 September)

For those of you who are planning a visit to Tivoli Gardens, I've prepared a list of questions with some links to Tivoli Website.

Tivoli Gardens Copenhagen
Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen
How much is the ticket to Tivoli Gardens?

In Tivoli Gardens, unlike in some other amusement parks, the price you pay for the ticket is the price of the entrance fee (compulsory) and the price of the ticket for the rides or tokens for individual rides (your choice).

Remember that the entrance fee doesn't give access to any ride. You simply have to pay the fee to enter the park, which, by the way, might be like a budget version of a visit to Tivoli, if you don't want to go on rides.

The prices of tickets giving access to rides are following:

children 0- 3 pay JUST the price of unlimited ride tickets/ the price of tokens for individual rides. If you have more kids under 3 remember that one paying adult can enter Tivoli with up to 4 children without buying entrance tickets for the children.

children 3-7 the entrance fee 50DKK (winter and summer) plus the price of an unlimited ride ticket/unlimited ride plus tickets or the price of tokens.
There are some changes vs last year: for example kids under 8 didn't have to pay the entrance fee before. Now they pay 50DKK . If you buy a 2-day entrance fee, valid on 2 consecutive days, the price is 75DKK for two days.

children over 8 the entrance fee 100 DKK (in winter till 25th of February) and 110DKK in the summer season plus the price of an unlimited ride ticket/unlimited ride plus tickets or the price of tokens. This year there is a new ticket option: a 2-day entrance fee valid on 2 consecutive days. The price is 200DKK.

adults the same as children over 8

Please note that children under 3 pay no entrance fee if accompanied by a paying adult (one adult - maximum four children under 3) If you want to enter with more kids under 3, the 4th child, the 5th and so on pays full entrance fee.

with Copenhagen Card free (once in 24 hours)

Do I have to pay the entrance fee EVEN if I buy an unlimited ride ticket?

Yes, an unlimited ride ticket does not include the entrance fee.


Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen

Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen

Mix of History and Modernity

updated February 2018

Tivoli Gardens - a must see in Copenhagen, even if you're not fond of amusement parks. Opened in 1843, it’s a place where an old-fashioned carousel with hand-painted horses and elephants adjoins an 86-meter high roller-coaster. It’s a place for both kindergarten kids and teenagers and last but not least a place where even you, as their parents, will have fun too! Sounds good? To find out more about tickets and Tivoli attractions check Tivoli Gardens part II
Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen.
Tivoli Gardens
Is it worth?

Definitely YES. We do recommend Tivoli Gardens as one of the best attractions for kids in Copenhagen. Tivoli Gardens, compared to other amusement parks we've been to, won't overwhelm you with the number of attractions, that's true. But there is something about Tivoli which will make your kids love it anyway.

Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen after dusk.
Tivoli Gardens after dusk.
icing on the cake

Check the time of the late evening show called Tivoli Illuminations. It is a laser light show at the Tivoli Lake. You won’t be disappointed. We watched the show from the bridge, so it’s a good idea to come earlier – the space on the bridge is limited. However, lots of people watched the show on the lake bank, too.

Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen.
Tivoli Gardens lake.
general information and our hints

address: Vesterbrogade 3 main entrance from Bernstorffsgade

The entrance fee to Tivoli is the fee for entering the Gardens only. To go on rides you have to either buy a multi-ride ticket or tokens for individual rides of your kids’ choice.

Height and Age Limits. Just as in other amusement parks there is a height and age limit for each ride. If your kids are small and will go on 2-3 rides maybe you should consider buying tokens. In other cases we recommend buying a multi-ride ticket.

You may check Tivoli rides height and age limits by clicking on the photos of the rides on Tivoli website here: https://www.tivoligardens.com/en/haven+og+forlystelser/forlystelser

Or check the other post: Tivoli Gardens part II where you'll find a photo of a leaflet with height and age limits. The photo was taken in 2016, so recently added rides are missing, however, most of the rides are listed.

Co-rider ticket
If younger or shorter kids want to go on rides they're not yet allowed, because of their height or age,
you have to buy a co-rider ticket for your kid and yourself (or a person at least 14 years old). The price of a co-rider ticket is the same as the price of two multi-ride tickets. So you won't save up anything on this deal.  Your kid will get an extra wristband to show before entering each ride for older kids. The advantage of buying a co-rider ticket is that your child has a wider choice of rides.

What we didn't like...

1. It’s pricey well…but it’s Denmark and everything is rather expensive there.

2. You have to pay an entrance fee even if you don’t want to go on any ride, but you just want to accompany your kids.

3. After buying the ticket you get a wristband... little, sticky strip of paper, a little hand of your kid and …only one chance to place a band round a little wrist, not too tight not too loose. Precision first!

4. Too much of everything squeezed in limited space results in…chaos and visual mishmash add to this golden decorations, lighting and music and you’ll come up with a kind of gimcrack look. But I assure you it DOESN’T matter for the kids – what matters are the rides! Aesthetes may shudder... However, Tivoli looks much much better after dusk.

5. Too many shops offering sweet snacks, lollies, carbonated drinks, sugar sugar sugar everywhere. Take some healthy snacks with you, otherwise your kids will get hyperactive and your day in Tivoli may be a disaster!

More practical info on Tivoli Gardens in part II.

It would be great if you shared your comments on your visit to Tivoli Gardens. We were in Tivoli in 2016 so some things might have changed. So don't hesitate and drop us a comment!

Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen after dusk.
Tivoli Gardens after dusk.



Copenhagen with kids

Copenhagen with kids
What to see and do in Copenhagen on a sunny day

The route plan: Strøget, Lego shop, Nyhavn, boat trip, Mermaid Statue, Amalienborg, Vor Frelsers Kirke observation deck, Christiania

If the weather is fine, which is not that obvious in Denmark, we suggest walking down the Strøget, one of the Europe's longest pedestrian areas, towards Nyhavn. Nyhavn, the name meaning "new harbor," is one of the most popular and well-photographed tourist attractions in Copenhagen. It looks truly picturesque especially during the golden hour on a sunny afternoon. If you want bird's eye view of Copenhagen, climb to the top deck of Vor Frelsers Kirke (more details below) Don't forget to take your kids to a Lego flagship store. A stone's throw from Nyhavn, you'll find Amalienborg. We also recommend taking the kids on a boat trip to see the main sights and the Mermaid statue from a different perspective.


Copenhagen Card - your guide to smart sightseeing

Why you might need Copenhagen Card

             Copenhagen Card (CC)
  •   CC entitles you to free public transport (bus, underground, train) within defined boundaries. W used it just in the center of Copenhagen, but it covers a larger area. 
  • Two kids 0 - 10 travel for free on condition you buy a CC for yourself. The kids age hasn’t been verified by any document, however, I had the passport of our 9-year old on me just in case. On the bus you show the driver the CC and here you go!
  • CC can be bought at any Tourist Information Center. With CC you'll get a booklet with a list of free and discounted tourist attractions. Show CC at the ticket office/ entrance and you’ll get in for free. Don’t forget to take a public transport map from the Tourist Information Center.
  • Downloading the Copenhagen Card application (electronic version of the booklet) on your mobile will make your life much easier. 
  • Make sure you plan the sightseeing well, so you’ll be able to make the best use of CC. To activate the card all you have to do is to write with a pen the date and time (full hour only) e.g. 15.00 (not 15.15) you want the card to be active. It’s really comfortable because by buying a 3-day CC you may get 4-day sightseeing if you start let’s say at 13.00 , the CC will be active for 72 hours.  
  • more info http://www.copenhagencard.com/

Copyright © 2016 Across Europe with Kids , Blogger