During our holiday in Copenhagen, we visited Copenhagen Zoo. With easy access via the metro and bus, we found it pretty easily. Helped by the huge tower situated in the zoo, with a large zoo sign up the top of the tower!
As we had purchased a Copenhagen Card, the zoo was included, so we got free entry. We had a great day out, saw so many animals up close, and was a great experience for us all.
The one big reason why we visited Copenhagen Zoo was to see the Polar Bear! The zoo’s in England don’t have a Polar Bear, so I didn’t want to miss this opportunity. What an experience!
After we had seen him above the water, you could then view him from under the water from a large viewing area.
However we then went under a glass tunnel, this was amazing as the Polar Bear was swimming over our heads, and placing his super large paws on the glass!
So after our amazing Polar Bear experience, we headed further around the Zoo. It is a large zoo, but I did find the enclosures was a little on the small size. Although I am use to our local Zoo, and Longleat which has large open spaces, with fields for each set of animals to explore.
Dotted around the zoo are little play areas, and picnic tables. We took along a little picnic to eat, so I cannot say what the food there was like. We sat and ate our lunch next to the brown bears, and Tylers favourite animal, the wolves!
As my children are getting older, they are enjoying learning about the animals. Each animal area had information about the animals, which they enjoyed reading and came away with lots of new knowledge.
There was also a rain forest section with snakes, frogs, butterflies, crocodiles and at the end monkeys.
Copenhagen Zoo even goes over to the other side of the road! There is an underground walkway that takes you over to the African zone, and the childrens farmyard.
Over this side the kids could play with the goats, fuss lots of animals, and hide in the bunny area!
We went to this side near the end of the day, so there wasn’t much going on over here. However throughout the day there are talks, and handling sessions. Take a look at the board near the entrance to see whats going on that day.
On this side was the African area too, with Giraffes, Zebras, Rhinos and Meerkats. This was a much larger area, with a raised walkway to be able to view the animals from up higher. This is helpful for the Giraffes!
We finished up our day in the gift shop! The kids love to buy teddies, so picked out their favourite animal from the day and a little teddy to match.