Community Photo Album | Children’s Fair 2012

June 22nd, 2012 10:10 pm| by admin

Once again, the Children’s Fair thrilled children and their parents, keeping everybody entertained for an afternoon in the park.

Though rain and wind had volunteers wondering if people would show up, both the international and Danish communities were well represented at the event, with about a thousand visitors coming to see what Copenhagen’s various clubs and organisations have to offer.

Balloon artist Kai Ahlberg was once again a huge hit with the kids, who had their parents queuing for ages for animals and flowers. Hopefully he recognised some faces from last year

These siblings were among the firefightersÂ’ helpers, risking their lives to put out the flames threatening this house. Their mission was successful

Teis Cremer became an officer of the law for a couple of minutes when he sat on a police motorcycle. We wonder if he stopped any crimes

The ballerinas floated around this area, impressing visitors with their carefully synchronised steps

Like last year, the Capoeira Skolen Sanzala drew huge crowds all afternoon. Everyone gathered to watch their Brazilian martial art dance performances, and some spectators even joined in

Jakob Andersen (right) tried out these weights, and learned how to lift them carefully, swing them around, and then put them back down gently. Watch out – he may be Denmark’s next bodybuilder

Jasper Hampson asked facepainter Thomas Vergo to turn him into a pirate – or else Vergo would have to walk the plank

Pilates was among the various activities that visitors to the fair could try out. We donÂ’t know for sure, but we call this one the upside down bicycle

The pony rides were probably the most popular activity for all the kids. Pictured here is Mia Lipscomb - a Zara Phillips in the making

Marie Tejsner Andersen was one of the hundreds who enjoyed the free snacks provided by Marriot. These portable cartons contained a cookie and some carrot sticksThis ladder would definitely come in handy if called upon to extinguish a fire in a skyscraper! Luckily, this was just for show at the fair

Brothers Ferdinand and Alexander Weiss looked somewhat relieved following their tour of a fire engine

Sofia Bussink joined her dad Pim in the police car. Seems like they lowered the driving age drastically

Martin Briggs Andersen enjoyed stirring things at the Montessori International Preschool table. Who says only women belong in the kitchen?Jonathan Jungsberg showed off his street hockey moves in a secluded corner, whizzing around on his skates while others tried to steal the ball

The KIF stand gave would-be athletes the chance to practice their standing long jump

Maxim Weilert tested out his batting at the Gladsaxe Softball & Baseball Club stand

Is that Spiderman riding a pony with a cookie in his hand? No, that’s just silly – it’s Eshaan Mehmood after having his face painted

The Copenhagen Post’s own Dima Paranytsia was one of the raffle winners (it wasn’t rigged, we swear), winning a three-course dinner for four – drinks included – at the Marriott Hotel

The Copenhagen Post would like to thank all the participating clubs, visitors and sponsors who helped make the 2012 Children’s Fair an enormous success. See you in 2013. 

The 2012 Children’s Fair was sponsored by:

Copenhagen International Services, Maersk, McDonald’s, the Employment Ministry, the Marriott Hotel Copenhagen and DGI, and its partners: Expat in Denmark, Spousecare, the Copenhagen Public Library, the Danish Red Cross and Copenhagen Police and Fire Brigade. 

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