Tivoli is for everyone, including nursing women; of this there is no doubt. Out of special consideration for our nursing guests, we have created the Family Amenity Centre ('Puslehuset'), furnished with nursing chairs and room for any sisters or brothers, as well. It's also okay to breastfeed a baby on a bench in Tivoli, by and large.
At the end of October 2012, a debate was started in the Danish media about breastfeeding in public places. The debate arose after an episode at a public house in Tivoli.
Breastfeeding in public places splits opinions. Many believe it to be completely natural; others become uncomfortable and upset by it, and it is Tivoli's opinion that we should try to accommodate both viewpoints.
It is up to the individual restaurants in Tivoli to make their own guidelines based upon what is most appropriate for their audience and concept. At the pub in question, which is primarily a licensed bar for those without children, experiences have occurred of guests leaving because of nursing on the premises.
We would like to apologise to the nursing mother for any unpleasantness she may have suffered, and are doing our utmost to avoid similar misunderstandings in the future.
Tivoli renews partnership with Kopenhagen FurTivoli has renewed the collaboration agreement with Kopenhagen Fur, who will sponsor The Pantomime Theatre for the next three years. Kopenhagen Fur is an important – and completely legitimate - Danish business enterprise with export earnings of more than DKK 8.1 billion in 2013-14. 6,000 people are directly engaged in the breeding of mink in Denmark, and, in addition, the derived economic effects of the fur production create jobs for thousands of people in the private and public sectors alike.
Animal welfareWe are confident – and have received documentation, including papers from the Danish Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Fisheries, that Kopenhagen Fur, in its capacity as the largest fur auction house in the world, is collaborating closely with its farm owners, working within the law, and acting responsibly in relation to the ethical questions that regularly arise in connection with the activities of the auction house. If we believed otherwise, we would not have entered into the agreement.
”Danish mink regulations provide good animal welfare”Researchers from Aarhus University have also studied this area, and have concluded that the Danish mink regulations provide for good animal welfare.
If you have any further questions, or if you would like to discuss fur production and use in Denmark, please visit www.pelsforum.dk or if you have comments for Tivoli, you can email them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
On 27 August 2012, an article about smoking in Tivoli was published in the free daily newspaper 24 Timer. The article was based on the Danish Cancer Society's call for Tivoli to make the Gardens a smoke-free area with smoking restricted to designated smoking areas.
In this matter, we take the view that Tivoli should always comply with current legislation, and we always do. We constantly monitor whether our guidelines need to be changed, and any comments, including the one from the Danish Cancer Society, are included in the on-going evaluation of the rules.
According to the rules on smoking in Tivoli, smoking in queue areas or while going on a ride is not permitted, nor is smoking indoors. Such areas are signposted with "no smoking" signs and the Tivoli staff take an active role in enforcing the rules. The information above is taken from the Tivoli Park regulations.
In terms of queue areas, the rules are actually a little tougher than those required by law. The reason is that visitors cannot choose to leave a queue to avoid smoke the way they can in other outdoor areas.
Tivoli's playground, Rasmus Klump's World, is a smoke free zone, in the interests of the children playing.
Special smoking rooms have been fitted in Tivoli's gaming halls.
Tivoli's uniformed staff are only allowed to smoke in areas specifically provided for this purpose and away from the public areas. Stop smoking courses are regularly offered to all employees.