Things to do over the winter school holiday

So the Vinterferie (winter school holiday) starts this weekend and we are heading to Hamburg for the week (any tips of places to go there gratefully received, just leave me a comment below). For those of you with children spending the week in the city, here are my picks for things to do (of course there are many other things happening – make sure you check out your local library as many are offering holiday programmes).

Danish Architecture Centre – BUILD FOR CHILDREN – INDIA ARCHITECTURE IN KAPLABuild for children - Kapla m. TextWe really enjoy the workshops here and this holiday they are running a building workshop inspired by Indian architectural firm Studio Mumbai. The building materials are wood and mini brick and children can build either a town-dwelling or a countryside one. Below is the translated information about the workshop. Please note you need to visit the website to book a slot and you need to book a place for all participates (adults and children).

How to build houses to withstand the strong monsoon rains or screens for the strong sun? Or how about a house out when inspired by Indian temples and beautiful craftsmanship?

Participants can seek inspiration in the exhibition of Studio Mumbai and Danish Architecture Centre guides are ready with knowledge and advice.

Participants are allocated a plot of land in the city or in the country in the different regions of India.  Finally you can take a photo of your building and participate in an Instagram competition.

The workshop will be held both in the morning from 10: 00-13: 00 and in the afternoon from 13: 30-16: 30 throughout the winter holidays from 14 to 21 February.

Tickets cost 95dkk for both children and adults. For 125dkk you can buy a package ticket for the workshop as well as coffee / chai tea / cocoa and ginger cookies afterwards.

To book click here.



Statens Museum for Kunst – Children’s workshop

The SMK will be opening up their brilliant children’s workshop for the whole of the week from 10.30am until 4.30pm. They say “Get inspired with clay, paper, cloth, paint, pencils, glue guns and paint brushes and create your own painting or sculpture in our workshops.” Workshops cost 45dkk per child (no need to book, just turn up and pay at the ticket desk) and more information can be found here.


Tycho Brahe Planetarium

Over the break the IMAX cinema here is offering a great selection of films including Fly me to the Moon 3D and Arctic – The Polar Bear’s Home. Click here for more information about the films and also the Planetarium.


Workers Museum

As well as the fascinating exhibitions and children’s section, the Worker’s Museum will be running a banner workshop where you create your own banner using fabric clippings, stamps, paint and text to show what you think is important stand up for. (This is related to their current exhibition *Uhørt Unge (Unheard Youth)). The workshop lasts an hour and aprons are provided.

There is limited seating and tickets (50dkk) must  be purchased in advance on their website here. You will also need to pay general admission to the museum.



The Police Museum will be running special activities over the week. For more information about times etc visit their website here. I think organised activities will require Danish language knowledge.Every day, children and adults can test their skills as investigators when a murder case must be solved. See who the best investigator in the family when you must solve “murder mystery – the case reopened.” For children aged 8-13 years.

For younger children, there are also activities including daily tours for children. Here, the children in collaboration with one of the museum’s employees find out who the perpetrator is in “The Mystery of dog thief”. For children aged 6-10 years

Admission throughout the winter holidays: Adults 40ddk / Children 15ddk

National MuseumWinter holidayThe National Museum is running a dragon taming activity everyday except Monday (as they are closed that day). They say “Are you afraid of dragons? Come on a magic dragon adventure – if you dare – and learn how to take control of dragons. If you manage it, you get your own dragon to take home.”

It is 50dkk per child (under 3s are free) and it is aimed at children between 4-10 years old. You can buy the ticket on the day. More information here.


Legoworld comes to the Bella Center again this winter holiday and is not to be missed if your children are Lego fans. Word from the wise the queues for lunch are long and sadly you can’t bring in packed lunches, this year they have introduced a ticket that includes the choice to order and pay for lunch in advance. I have no idea how this will work but I would say it is worth trying – we waited over an hour last year for lunch. For more information and to book a ticket click here.

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