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!