Trial by contact: Fun for all the family at the clubs!

The Family Days Festival offers new arrivals a chance to try out activities before becoming a member

Quickly following on from the success of the Copenhagen Expat Fair on Wednesday, which saw hundreds of new arrivals descend on City Hall to find out about the wealth of sports and leisure clubs the capital has to offer, its organiser International House is launching a new initiative.

While the fair simply informed the internationals of the clubs eager to welcome them as members, the Family Days Festival (September 7-13) provides them with the chance to sample them through a free trial.

Over the course of the one-week festival, everyone is welcome to join the free trial activities to find out if it’s as fun as it actually sounds.

Overcoming a challenge
“Navigating the countless activities available in Copenhagen can be a great challenge,” explained Annette Matthiesen from the Culture and Leisure Department at Copenhagen Municipality.

“We are therefore proud to present this festival, as it provides newcomers with a unique chance to have a little taste of the rich and diverse culture and leisure life of the city.”

Fulfilling your life
Joining a sports team or a good crafts class can help you to fulfill your life as an international, build a social support group and spend leisure time with your family in a fun and active way.

Nobody is left out on the program – it truly caters to everyone, from music and rhythmic intelligence classes for the littles ones, to bellydancing for pregnant woman and a free tennis trial for the whole family. It is a line-up Matthiesen that is justly proud of.

Something for everyone
“Whether it is more music, art, sports or fun, international families in Copenhagen would like to add to their daily lives,” she said.

“I suggest they check out Family Days. We have put together an exciting program with something for everyone and a good time is guaranteed for children of all ages.”