DENMARK

Denmark is one of the most family-friendly countries on earth. No matter where you are, you'll find something to keep the whole family entertained.

Here are our tips for 10 top family outings:

  1. Bakken, Sealand
    Known as the world's oldest amusement park, Bakken traces its happy lineage back more than 420 years. This really is a place where the fun never ends. For kids of all ages. And entrance is free! www.bakken.dk/englsk/htm.default.htm

  2. City Bikes, Copenhagen
    There are more than 1,000 bikes available at racks all over the city. Bike in the bike lanes on the streets or through the parks and along Langelinie to see the statue of The Little Mermaid. For school-age kids and teens. www.bycyklen.dk

  3. Copenhagen Zoo
    Featuring a Tropical Zoo, Children's Zoo and Night Zoo. For kids of all ages. Roskildevej 32 Frederiksberg, Copenhagen

  4. Experimentarium, Copenhagen
    A hands-on museum of science and technology with lots to stimulate the imagination. For school-age kids and teens. www.experimentarium.dk

  5. Frederiksborg Castle, Hillerød, North Sealand
    This beautifully preserved 17th-century castle is home to the Danish Museum of National History. For kids of all ages. www.slotte.dk

  6. Hans Christian Andersen sites, Odense
    The world's favorite fairy tale writer was born in Odense and his legacy pervades the city. Visit his birthplace, see the Andersen-inspired sculpture in the parks, and enjoy the summertime Hans Christian Andersen parades and plays in Lotze's Garden. For kids of all ages. www.odenseturist.dk

  7. Legoland, Billund, Jutland
    Rides, games and a whole world made from more than 50 million colorful Lego building bricks, one of Denmark's greatest inventions. For kids of all ages. www.legoland.dk

  8. Ribe Vikingecenter, Ribe, Jutland
    This living history site recreates a Viking farm, town and market. Costumed guides demonstrate falconry, crafts and Viking combat. Learn to shoot a longbow, bake flatbread and more. For school-age kids and teens. www.ribevikingecenter.dk

  9. Tivoli Gardens, Copenhagen
    Denmark's beloved 160-year-old amusement park is open from April through to September and again for the Christmas season. Enjoy rides, games, food and entertainment in a tree-filled pleasure garden in the heart of the city. For kids of all ages. www.tivoligardens.com

  10. Tycho Brahe Planetarium, Copenhagen
    This unusual cylindrical building is dedicated to the 16th-century Danish astronomer who helped prove the Copernican theory that the Sun was the centre of the universe. It features an Omnimax theatre and ever-changing exhibits. For school-age kids and teens. Gammelkongevej 10, Copenhagen.

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