OUR VISIT TO THE AQUARIUM

Our visit to The Blue Planet, the aquarium of Copenhagen.

Caspian and I have spent the Bank Holiday weekend in Denmark. We’ve had a wonderful time celebrating Caspian’s (belated) first birthday with family here – more on this to follow later in the week – as well as enjoying the beautiful surrounding of the area north of Copenhagen, where I grew up. We also visited the impressive aquarium of Copenhagen, Den Blaa Planet or in English The Blue Planet.

It’s situated very close to Copenhagen Airport so definitely worth a visit if you are ever to holiday here with (or without) kids. There’s so much to see from the cutest sea otters to a magnificent shark tank.

The impressive aquarium of Copenhagen known as The Blue Planet. Definitely worth a visit if you are in the area.

Caspian, my mum and I ventured there on a busy Saturday and admittedly we had to queue for fifteen minutes for tickets, so I recommend booking online in advance allowing you to go straight to the front. We feared this would mean fighting for a place in front of the fish, but as it’s huge it never felt crowded. Maybe except for the restaurant where we had a delicious lunch. They naturally serve fish ‘n chips, and I couldn’t help but wonder which tank mine had come from!

Caspian very much enjoyed himself, though he did at times seem more interested in the other children than his new floating friends. We spotted Dory from Finding Nemo, a film he is yet to see.

We spotted Dory from Finding Nemo at the Aquarium

If I thought taking pictures of children and four legged animals were hard it’s nothing compared to capturing fast swimming fish behind a wall of glass. It was really a challenge to get clear, crisp shots. Even though they were also behind glass I had more luck with the adorable sea otters. They had just been given big chunks of ice with tiny frozen scrimp inside. They banged the ice against the glass to great amusement for all of us not least Caspian.

The adorable sea otters a the aquarium in Copenhagen

There’s even a photo booth where you can have your picture taken with these funny, furry creatures and then emailed to you. Naturally it was very busy when we passed, so we opted for the rain forest instead. If you ever have a chance to visit Den Blaa Planet and you enter the rain forest, do remember to look up in there as you’ll spot several tropical birds. Then there’s also a couple of baby alligators and piranhas down in the water and even a snake, a King Boa, though luckily he’s caged (and too dark to photograph!).

The rain forest area hosts several tropical birds, alligators, piranhas and a snake

Lastly the shark tank is very impressive (if a little scary if like me you’ve watched Jaws and it’s forever installed a great fear of these creatures in a part of your brain that does not react to logic or reason).

The shark tank at Den Blaa Planet, the aquarium of Copenhagen

We had a great day and a tired Caspian was treated to a cuddly clown fish by his Mormor (grandmother) as we exited through the gift shop, so now he’s definitely ready for Finding Nemo! I picked up some funny children’s books, which I can’t wait to read to him.

You can find all the information about Den Blaa Planet here.

Caspian and his new cuddly clown fish.

What did you get up to this Bank Holiday? And have you ever been to Copenhagen?

 

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19 thoughts on “OUR VISIT TO THE AQUARIUM

  1. This is lovely! Aquariums are great places for kids and adults love them too, especially if there are cute otters that are getting fed too. Thanks so much for linking up your adventure to #Whatevertheweather 🙂 x

  2. We love, love love the aquarium! Such gorgeous pictures. It looks like you all had so much fun. Those otters are adorable. Thank you so much for sharing with #whatevertheweather x

  3. What an amazing looking aquarium. My girl LOVE watching the fish and seeing the different shows at our local aquariums. Sometimes I also take them to our local pet store just to let them look at the animals too 🙂

  4. What an amazing looking aquarium! We visited the London Aquarium in Feburary – it’s a great place for kids to learn and look in wonder. Sarah #whatevertheweather

  5. This looks like a lovely trip! We’re off to Brighton Aquarium this weekend – I hope it’s as good as this! My son is weirdly entranced by fish judging by our visits to the local garden centre, I’m hoping he’ll be blown away! #WhatevertheWeather

  6. Love going to the aquarium. Ours is much smaller than yours so we whizz round it at least three times to get the most!

    I haven’t been to Copenhagen but I can’t see its name or think of it without thinking of Danny Kaye singing Wonderful, Wonderful Copenhagen!

    We have been to a Swedish aquarium and was really struck by the difference of approach to safety. At one point you walk across a tank of water over a rope bridge thinking nothing of it. It’s only towards the end of the visit you realise that you’ve walked over the piranha tank!

    Thanks for sharing your day and beautiful pictures.

    #fortheloveofBLOG
    #bigpinklink

  7. This trip looks lovely Nadia, I am little jealous! We were meant to go to Copenhagen for a trip, however my brother decided to move back to the UK, so that never happened 🙁 I love an aquarium trip, and this looks fab. Caspian looks like he had a great time. We went to a small aquarium the other day in London and my little one slept throughout, still I loved spotting all the fishes and animals in the tanks. The best aquarium I have been to is Oceanographic in Valencia – a huge aquarium with shark tunnels. If you are ever in Valencia, go. Thanks so much for joining us at #fortheloveofBLOG, hope you can join us next week. Claire x

    1. Thanks Claire – also for hosting a great new linky! I hope you get to go to Copenhagen soon as it’s a great place to visit! And at least you got to enjoy the fishes while your little one napped 🙂

      Nadia – ScandiMummy x

  8. This looks such a lovely trip. It reminds me of the aquarium at La Rochelle in France which we have visited twice now, although yours looks far less crowded which is lovely. Your images are also absolutely fabulous, I love how they all have a lovely blue hue, and I especially like the huge shark with your little one in the foreground! Lovely to have found you over on #fortheloveofBLOG

    1. Thank you so much. I would love to go to yours in France. Luckily that big white shark wasn’t real, though Caspian didn’t seem faced at all.

      Nadia – ScandiMummy x

  9. This looks so amazing! I love his fish too. Mormor is a lovely name. My dad is Opa as he’s dutch, I think it’s so nice that they experience their other cultures as children. Fish photography is so hard isn’t it? They dart about too much! Sounds like a brilliant day. Thanks for linking up with us! #bigpinklink

  10. We spent our bank hol in Cyprus celebrating Orthodox Easter! My 2 year old adores aquariums..You have reminded me that I ought to take her again soon! #bigpinklink

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