Copenhagen Turned Tivoli Gardens Into a Temporary Kindergarten

Children ages three to six can enjoy the theme park in a safe way.

View of Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen
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Like pretty much everything in this world, school would be so much better if it was more like an amusement park.

For kindergarteners in Copenhagen, Denmark, at least, they can get their education while also enjoying attractions at Tivoli Gardens. The famous amusement park and tourist attraction in the heart of Copenhagen is now open as a temporary kindergarten for the city’s children between the ages of three and six, according to Matador Network.

Children play on a playground of the Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen on April 22, 2020, amid the new coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic.
Due to the lack of space, children from the city's kindergardens and nurseries are allowed to play in the Tivoli Gardens. LISELOTTE SABROE/Ritzau Scanpix/AFP via Getty Images

Like many attractions across the world, Tivoli Gardens is closed to visitors in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, but the temporary kindergarten is not only offering parents of energetic children in Denmark a small respite during the day, it provides a unique opportunity for kids to have fun while they’re learning as well.

In addition to educational activities, kids are also served lunch and will be able to enjoy public attractions. Social distancing guidelines, sanitation, and other safety measures will also be observed — leaving each child 12 feet of space while in the park, according to Matador Network.

And it’s not just Tivoli Gardens that is providing this necessary service to kids and their parents, other Copenhagen attractions such as the Copenhagen Zoo and the National Museum of Denmark have also set up temporary kindergartens, Matador Network reported.

Children play on a playground of the Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen on April 22, 2020, amid the new coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic
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“We are almost ready with all our institutions, but it is with limited capacity,” said Jesper Christensen, Mayor of Copenhagen’s Children and Youth Administration, in a statement, as translated by Matador Network. “That is why we need to be creative and here I am pleased to find that our large cultural companies, housing associations, and sports institutions are willing to step in.”

Ferris wheels and carousels are certainly a creative way to keep kids learning through the pandemic.

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