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Where do I find leisure activities for my child?

You can find many different activities for children in Copenhagen. Some of them cost a fee, whereas others are free.


In Denmark, libraries are free. At the library you and your child can:

  • Borrow books, periodicals and magazines in several languages, music, DVDs and computer games.
  • Access the Internet.
  • Read the daily newspapers in several languages.
  • Get help to find specific information about cultural life and leisure activities.

Many libraries organize exhibitions, show films, put on children’s theatre performances, invite speakers to give talks and provide homework assistance.

Several libraries also have an extensive children’s department where you and your child can sit and read books and play with the toys supplied. Nurseries and kindergartens sometimes use these departments.

You can find more information about activities for children at the English website for the Libraries.

Read more about libraries at Leisure and culture.

Afternoon and evening classes

In Denmark it is very common to join organized leisure activities. These will often be educational and will take place in various organizations. This tradition also applies to children.

Many children play sports or take part in cultural activities in their free time – often at schools or at local sports or cultural organizations.

Engaging in leisure activities and joining sports- and cultural organizations can thus be a good way of meeting other children and adults.