Free and budget experiences in Denmark for kids

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Bringing your kids to Denmark? If you’re looking for ideas and inspiration for budget or free attractions in Denmark for kids, read on. Learn about free entry museums, films and theater, fun experiences in cities and nature and much more. It is possible to do Denmark on a budget or for free even with the kids in tow!

Museums

All national museums in Denmark have a free access policy for young persons under the age of 18. They are:

National Gallery of Denmark, Copenhagen
National Museum of Denmark, Copenhagen
Open Air Museum, Lyngby
Danish Music Museum, Copenhagen
Post and Telegraph Museum, Copenhagen
Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Copenhagen
Royal Arsenal Museum, Copenhagen
The Hirschsprung Collection, Copenhagen
Danish Museum of Hunting and Forestry, Hørsholm
Royal Danish Naval Museum, Copenhagen
Thorvaldsen Museum, Copenhagen
Museum of Copenhagen, Copenhagen
Dansk Landbrugsmuseum (Danish Agricultural Museum), Auning

There are many other museums across Denmark that operate a free entry for kids policy. Please consult your local tourist office for more details.

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Free or cheap cinema and theatre

Keep an eye out for Festival - Theatre for Young Audiences in Denmark, that offers a world of theatre experiences. The festival takes place different cities from year to year. In Copenhagen there’s a free puppet show in Kongens Have, in Odense there’s the HC Andersen Parade. If you’re looking for free cinema, one place to check out is the Film House & Cinematec in Copenhagen, where films are shown all weekdays for free for kids aged 3-6. It is also worth checking out local libraries across Denmark, as they often organise special events for kids.

Free events for kids

All year round, but especially in the summer months, there’s a wealth of free events for kids and young people - harbour and city festivals, historical markets and much more. Contact your local tourist office for up to date details.

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