Being a parent or carer isn’t always easy. Days seem to melt into one as you constantly look for ways to keep the kids amused without driving yourself insane. Luckily, sanity is on the horizon as Copenhagen has a ridiculous amount of venues that are perfect for adults seeking fellow adult company and children of all ages.
Ørstedsparken has two public playgrounds including one that is staffed and suitable for children up to 16 years of age. Every Tuesday and Thursday, from 10am to 12pm, staff hold a rhythmic playgroup for children aged between seven months and two years. These playgroups give children a chance to dance, sing, play and meet new friends. These groups, as well as the park in general, are great for parents or carers looking to meet new people. Toys, an inside area and a changing room are available.
Nørre Farimagsgade 2, Cph K; free adm; 3313 1757; www.dinlegeplads.dk/bemande-legeplads.html
Every Tuesday from 9.30am to 11.30am, parish assistant Charlotte Marie Rasmussen holds musical playgroups designed to encourage children to interact and learn. There are two groups: for under 12 months and over. There is plenty of space, a great playroom with lots of toys, and coffee and tea for adults. Highchairs are readily available and there are also tables where lunch (bring your own) can be consumed.
Sallingvej 90, Vanløse; 10kr per adult, 5kr per child; 3879 0311; www.adventskirken.dk
Blegdamsremisen is one of Copenhagen’s major children’s attractions. This free indoor playground has plenty of room for ball games and also has table tennis, a pirate ship, a cable car, nature workshops, and paper and painting workshops. There are Playstation machines, air hockey, billiards, a TV and a café with kitchen. Every Tuesday and Thursday, there is a playgroup from 8:30am to 12:15pm for children aged up to three years. Remember slippers as outdoor footwear are not permitted.
Blegdamsvej 132A, Cph Ø; free adm; 3526 4666; www.kk.dk
Capella Play is an adventure for the senses with climbing frames, mirror walls, ball and play areas with clowns and characters, and an interactive area with lots of sound and lighting effects. For the adults, there are comfy sofas and the Capella Café, which is open all day.
Arne Jacobsen Alle 12, Cph S; tickets 25kr per adult, children’s prices vary depending on age and length of stay; 3246 7070; dk.capellaplay.com