Fall this year in Denmark is being really good to us – the colors are bright, the leaves are staying up, and it’s not even raining every day! Which makes for good days to take walks in order to appreciate it all the more.
Normally on weekends, we get to do many of the things that I like to do – I’m the mom, I get to pick! But I also let my toddler daughter pick more and more something that we’ll do for one of the days during the weekend as well. And this weekend she picked Dyrehaven, which is fine by me since it’s one of the most beautiful green spaces we have. It’s located just north of Copenhagen in Klampenborg and accessible by car or train, but feels like another world.
The funny thing about Dyrehaven is that now that my daughter has two years for forest school under her belt, she knows this park better than I ever could. They come here often, as do many schools from the area – but if a forest school in Denmark is not in the cards, this is easily a place you can come to get part of the experience yourself.
It’s mating season for deers and they have some of the most beautiful stags here (or bucks? what’s the right term). Sadly, the weekend day we went (i.e the day I bothered to bring my camera), just about everyone else in Copenhagen went to so I didn’t get a good sighting. But if you go on weekdays where it’s less crowded and in the early morning or early evening hours, you’ll be amazed at how close you can get. And how spectacular it all looks.
She asked to take her bike and she was zipping in and out of those woods like a pro, waiting for me and showing me little ins and outs that only an insider would know. Three years ago, if she were out of sight on a bike in the middle of the woods, I’d probably feel nervous. Now? I just feel proud.
PS – Remember when she learned to ride that bike? Doesn’t seem like that long ago…