Kids and Family Holidays in Denmark

Danish society is built from the ground up with children in mind. Danish parents get extra maternity and paternity leave, as well as excellent financial support from the government. Go on a family self-catering holiday in Denmark and see how many fantastic activities there are for families of all ages. Whether your youngsters love nature, science, water sports or just general play, there is something to entertain everyone. NOVASOL has thousands of Danish holiday homes from countryside cottages to seaside apartments, so there is bound to be a rental that suits your family.

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Holiday homes in Denmark – a national tradition

The Danish have been self-catering on holiday for generations. Many Danish people who live in the cities and towns on the mainland, such as Copenhagen, also own a holiday villa by the beach or in the country. Join in this national tradition by renting a holiday home in Denmark with NOVASOL. The benefit of self-catering in Denmark is that the infrastructure is already there, so there are plenty of nearby shops and other facilities for tourists. This is especially useful if you have a young family or a baby and need to keep stocking up on supplies.

Seaside family accommodation in Denmark

NOVASOL has a large number of fantastic beachside Danish holiday homes. Perfect for enjoying the Danish coast, these homes give families excellent access to Denmark’s many gorgeous beaches. Much of the beach culture in Denmark is focused on the North Sea coast of west Jutland in resorts such as Søndervig. Here tourists and locals enjoy the characteristic sand dunes of the Danish coast as well as cute cafés and fun activities. Elsewhere, Klitmøller Bay in north Jutland is known as ‘Cold Hawaii’ and is a great place to rent a Danish holiday home if you have surfers in the family.

Other seaside activities for families

When self-catering in Denmark, there are many activities other than sunbathing and water sports to enjoy at the beach. Danish families go amber and fossil hunting along the coast during the winter time, which are known to wash up on the windiest of days. Seal and porpoise watching is also popular and is best enjoyed on the island of Rømø off southern Jutland which is home to a large porpoise colony. Rent a holiday home in Denmark here and go on the porpoise safari!

Danish holiday homes for nature loving families

Across Denmark there are so many great zoos and nature activities for families to experience. If you are renting a Danish holiday home in or around Copenhagen, the city zoo is a fun day out with the elephants, snakes and lions. If you are self-catering in north Jutland, near ‘Cold Hawaii’, why not take a visit to the nearby North Sea Oceanarium? This huge aquarium is the biggest in Europe. Or, for a wilder nature experience, visit the Knuthenborg Safari Park from your Danish holiday home. The park is located on the southern Island of Lolland and is the largest safari park in northern Europe. Just remember to take off those windscreen wipers before the monkeys do!

Visit LEGOLAND Billund from holiday homes in Denmark

You might have been to LEGOLAND in the UK, but you haven’t had the full LEGO experience until you have visited the original park in Billund. This brilliant resort, in central Jutland, contains loads of fun rollercoasters and a huge waterpark. One of the main attractions, which lego-builders in the family will love, is the new LEGO House, a 12,000 square metre complex containing 25 million bricks. As if that wasn’t enough, rent a Danish holiday home with NOVASOL nearby and visit the GIVSKUD ZOO’s lion pride and zebras. The zoo also houses the country’s biggest dinosaur exhibition if you prefer your nature a bit more Jurassic.

Accommodation in Copenhagen – a child’s paradise

Copenhagen is a great city for children. The Danish capital is clean, attractive and overflowing with things to do for kids of all ages. When self-catering in Denmark, exploration is always the first task, so start off by going on one of Copenhagen’s boat trips to see the city from the water. After that, a trip to the Christiansborg Palace, the seat of the Danish Parliament, is fascinating for those who like politics and history. Or, if you are looking for some easy family fun, the famous Tivoli Amusement Park is one of the oldest in the wold and never disappoints thrill seeking youngsters.

Less travelling for happier holidays

Holiday homes in Denmark never feel far away from the action. This is because in this small, compact country, distances between attractions are usually not too far, enabling families to fit lots in without excessive travelling. This is particularly useful for families with young children who find travelling hard. If you are renting a car, test your tires by driving over the impressive Great Belt Bridge – it’s the largest suspension bridge in Europe. Cycling is an extremely popular mode of transport in Denmark due to the extremely flat landscape, so it’s worth renting a bicycle for a few days and safely storing it in your Danish holiday home.

Cheap family holidays

The standard of living in Denmark is very high and that often leads people to think that holidaying here is expensive. However, when you rent accommodation in Denmark with NOVASOL, prices go right down. Self-catering in Denmark is the best way to enjoy this country within a budget, especially when you consider that many of the museums, parks and attractions are free.

A history of holiday homes in Denmark

NOVASOL was founded in Denmark in 1958, selling self-catered holidays to next-door Norway. Being based in Denmark, NOVASOL has an excellent offering here with a huge range of high-quality holiday homes, hand-picked to ensure maximum quality. Families will love renting self-catered accommodation in Denmark for the convenience, comfort and flexibility it provides, placing families right next to the activities that interest them. If you get stuck or need any help at any point on your holiday, there are plenty of regional NOVASOL offices dotted across the country that are ready to give your family a hand.