October Kids: Fun with Dory and Nemo

Finding Dory at the aquarium
ends Nov 20, 10:00-18:00; Jacob Fortlingsvej 1, Kastrup; adults 170kr, ages 3-11 95kr; some activities require fee/registration, denblaaplanet.dk; all ages

If you love the world of Finding Nemo and Finding Dory and have already watched the movies far too many times, here is another way to show your appreciation. National Aquarium Denmark has organised a range of activities and games inspired by Dory and her friends that will let children have fun and learn more about the underwater world at the same time.

Dive into the proceedings with a treasure hunt. Kids will be given a booklet with plenty of puzzles, colouring pages and other activities. Along the way, they can learn more about the fish the stars are based on: the clownfish and palette surgeonfish.

And that’s not all: a behind-the-scenes tour (conducted in Danish) will open up the world of Disney movies with stories about fish from other films. Face painting will be offered on weekends so kids can proudly declare their love for their favourites.

When lunchtime rolls around, watch sea otters and sharks get fed (and possibly feed them yourself!). A zookeeper and narrator will keep you company with lots of stories about these sea creatures.

Historical fair
Oct 16-23, 11:00-15:00; Frilandsmuseet, Kongevejen 100, Lyngby; adults 65kr, kids free adm, some activities require fee; natmus.dk; all ages
The Open Air Museum’s historical fair will take you back to the 1800s with music, entertainment and a range of activities and goodies to guzzle.

Meander amongst the booths on stilts, ride a penny-farthing, have a go on the carousel and air swing, and test your strength or your luck on the wheel of fortune. Meanwhile, jugglers, tightrope walkers and clowns are bound to thrill young and old alike.

Sandwiches, sausages and sweet treats will be sold in case hunger strikes, as well as hot and cold drinks. Items from the museum will also be on sale.

Monet’s Garden
ends Dec 4, Tue-Fri 11:00-18:00; Ordrupgaard, Vilvordevej 110, Charlottenlund; adults: 110kr, kids: free adm; ordrupgaard.dk; ages 3-10
Let all your senses explore the world Monet created through his paintings. As a part of their Monet: Beyond Impressionism exhibition, Ordrupgaard Museum has recreated Monet’s renowned garden in Giverny, complete with a water-lily pond and Japanese bridge.

Kids can immerse themselves in a landscape like the one Monet was inspired by. Surrounded by flowers and willow tree branches made of climbing rope, they can jump, crawl and swing. A station well-stocked with crepe paper and pipe cleaners will also be provided for them to make their own flowers.

Kids City
Oct 15-23, 10:00-12:00, 12:30-14:30, 15:00-17:00; Danish Architecture Centre, Strandgade 27B, Cph K; 95kr, dac.dk; all ages
At this family workshop, build the best kids’ city in the world! Inspiration will be plentiful and Lego bricks will be provided.

Domino Effect
Sep 26-Oct 8, various times & venues; register at rapideye.dk; ages 6-10
Theatre group Rapid Eye explores cause and effect in this visual piece including movement, juggling and dance. Physics combines with humour to entice children into exploring their surroundings.

Virtual reality painting
Oct 8 & 30, Nov 19, 10:00-12:00; Ørestad Boulevard 55B, Cph S; free adm; register at carina@bibianadanmark.dk; ages 6-14
At Bibiana Kids’ Club art workshops, kids can bring their art alive and explore the underwater world by painting in virtual reality.

Try ice hockey
Oct 2 & 29, 09:30-12:00; Herlev Skøjtehal, Tvedvangen 204, Herlev; free adm; ages 3-10
Coaches and players from the Herlev Eagles team welcome kids to try ice hockey. Just bring a helmet. All other equipment will be provided. There will be drinks and cake afterwards!

Children’s Theatre Festival
Oct 16-22, various times and venues; some performances require fee, zebu.nu; ages 0-15
Eight cultural institutions are opening their doors for the seventh edition of this festival. There are free theatre workshops for those who want to venture onstage themselves.