Explore activities close to our Danish holiday homes
Despite the size of the country, there is an enormous diversity of things to do in Denmark including cultural events for both adults and children. Even if the sun is not shining on some of the days, there is still so much to be discovered, all close to our thousands of Danish holiday homes. Why not visit Universe in Als or the Old Town of Aarhus, the Kattegat Centre in Ebeltoft or Hans Christian Andersen's childhood home in Odense? All over Denmark, you will find numerous attractive water and amusement parks, including The Original Legoland Denmark, Djurs Sommerland, Fårup Sommerland, Sommerland Syd, and the legendary BonBon-Land. All of them are child-friendly, making great activities for active families. Moreover, there are many wildlife parks and zoos that are within easy reach of most holiday resorts, like Givskud Zoo in central Jutland, Knuthenborg safari park on Lolland and of course the zoos in Denmark's cities.
Festivals and events
In addition to numerous museums and galleries in Denmark that you could visit, a whole range of cultural events take place all over the country in the summer, so find out where your favourite Denmark villas are located and which events take place during which time of the year. Be inspired by some of the following events, which are great fun especially when on family holidays:
- If you enjoy folk music, you have to visit Southern Jutland for Tønder, which usually takes place on the last weekend of August.
- For the younger audience, the Roskilde festival in Zealand end of June / beginning of July is a must and can be reached easily from our numerous Danish holiday homes.
- An insider tip is also the “Visefestival” which takes place in Skagen at the last weekend of June.
- A remarkable festival is the European Medieval Times Festival in Horsens, which usually takes place end of August, when the town is transformed into a medieval market town with jousting knights, theatres, music, jugglers, active workshops, concerts and medieval weddings.
Sights and attractions near our Danish holiday homes
- Self-catering holiday attractions: Castle Kronborg in Helsingør, Castle Amalienborg and The Little Mermaid in Copenhagen, Danfoss Univers on Als, The Old City in Aarhus, The Kattegat centre in Ebeltoft, Odense Zoo.
- The church buried in sand in Skagen from 1300 AD was used for services until 1795. Nowadays, the entrance is completely buried under the sand and there is no access to the inside.
- Visit Odense and experience H. C. Andersen’s childhood home and the house he used to live in later on.
- Enjoy Legoland in Billund, which is perfect for family holidays. Here you can 'travel' through all of Denmark and the whole world in one day and see the most fantastic sculptures build in lego bricks.
- Experience Denmark’s only under ground museum in Hjemsted Oldtidspark (Hjemsted Park for ancient civilization) by Skærbæk in Southern Denmark. See excavations from the Iron Age, etc.
- Denmark largest amusement park Tivoli is situated in the heart of Denmark's capital: Copenhagen, a wonderful place to explore Danish culture.
Surrounded by nature in Denmark
When you are self-catering in Denmark, you will yourself amidst rich and varied countryside. It has hundreds of Danish islands waiting to be explored and therefore Denmark is considered to be a haven for beach lovers. The south coast is full of high cliffs and the entire country is criss-crossed by cycling and walking trails. Coastal cottages in Denmark are ideal for those looking for peace and tranquillity. This country is rich in unspoilt countryside that can be easily accessed by ferries, suiting day excursions as well as long tours. From coast to islands and heath-land and hills, this place has it all, offering experiences of natural adventures in the wilderness and even camping in the wild. NOVASOL’s holiday homes in Denmark can be used as a base from where you can embark your journey into the wild. The country is dotted with incredible nature parks and gardens making the surrounding refreshing and rejuvenating.
Holiday homes in Denmark by the Wadden Sea
Book any of our holiday homes in Denmark and venture out in this country’s most beautiful and varied landscapes. The Wadden Sea in Denmark has become the newest UNESCO world heritage site. This country is declared to be a biodiversity hotspot, which means they are the richest reservoirs of plant and animal life on earth. You can even rent a Danish villa on Rømø Island, which is located off the coast of Southern Jutland in Wadden Sea National Park. This country not only offers stunning landscapes but also some captivating views of the sea. This contrast between the sea and the landscape makes it a unique holiday destination. Denmark accommodation can be booked all year round through our website or giving us a call.
Family activities in Denmark – Theme parks
If you visit Southern Jutland, The orginal Legoland in Billund awaits, providing excitement and cool experiences for the whole family. This is the place where children and adults come for an amazing stimulus to the imagination, exciting play and thrilling rides. Creativity is inspired when playing, learning, discovering and exploring. Play knights in armour, pirates, cowboys and Indians and much more. In short: This is the most entertaining playground for the whole family on your summer holidays. Alternatively bring your children to BonBon Land with more than 60 rides, or Joboland in the heart of Bornholm. Here you will find a wide range of attractions for all ages, including a small water park, climbing land and wildlife park - ideal for your family holidays abroad.
Summerland – Denmark with children
The 7 magical themed country zones in Djurs Summerland welcome you with more than 60 fun rides - each as disctinctive as your unique cottages. You can get a rushing ride in the 12.5 - metre tall 'Cactus Carousel' or join the 'Pony Express' on horseback through the Wild West while bisons and hostile Indians lie in wait. In Summerland Zealand you will find 6 exciting areas to explore: the Amazon, Blue Lagoon, Mini Land, Picnic Land, Race track and the Wilderness with a water park, jungle, go-karts, speed boats and a host of other activities. Summerland South is South Jutland's largest amusement park with more than 84 exciting rides for the whole family. Search NOVASOL's villas in Denmark and find a Summerland near you where you can enjoy an engaging family holiday activity.
Wildlife parks and zoos in Denmark
Rent country cottages in Denmark and find yourself in the company of exotic animals from around the world at Givskud Zoo. Givskud Zoo began in 1969 as the Lion Park and they only had lions the first few years. Since then, animal populations have been extended with many new species and today the park houses more than 120 different species. Located in the middle of the country, the park is easily reachable from our holiday homes in Denmark. Go on safari here or in Knuthenborg Safari Park in your own car or by safari bus discovering the lions, giraffes, gorillas, chimpanzees and hippos. Also recommended are Odense Zoo and the Fisheries and Maritime Museum, Esbjerg. Which has a saltwater aquarium with a variety of fish and a seal pool, as well as information about the history in Denmark.
An educational day out in Jutland
A fun, happy and educational day awaits you and your family at the Universe Park in Jutland. Rent a Danish holiday home in the area and discover the vibrant naturual phenomena, exciting technology and engaging activities that await you. Here the whole family can spend an entertaining and inspiring day, and even learn about the forces of nature, the strange world of science and the technology that makes our lives easier and more enriched. Use your body and head in unison to make the most of this experience and add to your list of facts about Denmark and the world itself. The aim of the park is to inspire children and young people and create more interest and understanding of technology and science on your self-catering holiday.
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