One of the first things I did when we moved to Copenhagen was to buy an annual membership card to Tivoli Gardens. Yes at 1,200 Danish Kroner (£136) it’s pretty expensive. But for the number of visits to this very special amusement park – not to mention the enjoyment it’s given us, friends and family – it’s been worth it.
I’m not really one to celebrate witches and wizards, but a few days ago we took friends to experience Halloween at Tivoli. The entire theme park and gardens have been transformed into a pumpkin and light festival. There are live shows on the main stage, a scary maze for children and even pumpkin carving – as well as all the exhilarating rides. It really does look spectacular.
What always amazes me is how pleasant it is to be at Tivoli. There’s no litter – you even get a refund for recycling your plastic cups; the kiosks and restaurants always offer good quality food, even if they are expensive; and the staff are very friendly. There’s just none of that aggression I’ve experienced at theme parks and fairs in the UK – real or imaginary.
Sadly Tivoli closes again next week. But, thankfully, it reopens for the Christmas season in mid November. So if you’re already in Copenhagen or planning a visit, this must be one of the first places to see. Trust me!
Shame if it closes before we get there! Emily’s new friend at school dad is Swedish so they have been telling us about it! See you next week!
Date: Fri, 25 Oct 2013 20:55:19 +0000 To: firstname.lastname@example.org