Winter break: Where to find family-friend activities in North Jutland

by Luisa Geitmann-Mügge
Photo: Per Bille
Photo: Per Bille

We’re in the midst of the winter holiday, which means the schools will be closed for a week and it is prime time for experiencing some of the many things Aalborg and North Jutland have to offer.

We have compiled a list of family friendly activities and events that are not just weather proof, but also accessible for and accommodating to international families.

Whether big or small, grab your shoes and spend some quality time together during the break.

Events happening during the winter break:

Wednesday, February 21st from 12:00-15.00

Gadedag at GAME Streetmekka

At the Gadedag, children and adults can try all sorts of sports activities like climbing, indoor basket- and football, parkour, slackline and many more.

During the Gadedag (12:00-15:00), entry to GAME Streetmekka is free of charge and knowledge of Danish isn’t necessary for many of the activities on offer. GAME Aalborg is an international space and instructors are happy to speak English or translate.

Drop by with your friends and family and maybe you’ll find your new favourite sport.

Wednesday, February 21st, 19:30

Open House at the Urania Observatory

If your family is more interested in Star Wars and astronomy than knitting, the Urania Observatory located in Aalborg’s Sohngaardsholmpark has just the right event for you.

The volunteer-run observatory opens its doors to visitors who are as excited about astronomy as they are.

During the event, you’ll get the chance to see selected objects through the large Urania refracting telescope, learn about the telescope and the building and chat with the volunteers. T

he event accommodates non-Danish speakers and is free of charge.

Every day, 12:00-15:00

Legeland at the DGI Huset

For the entire week, DGI Huset in Nordkraft is transforming their big hall into a paradise for active kids.

Monday to Sunday, the indoor climbing, jumping and playing area will be open from 12:00 to 15:00 and entry tickets can be bought online, at the reception, or by using your DGI ‘klippekort’.

Children under 2 years old join for free.

Family-friendly museums in and around Aalborg

Springeren Maritime Experience

Springeren in Aalborg combines learning about all things seafaring with active play for children of all ages.

The museum and experience center has both indoor and outdoor areas and therefore is the perfect place to go on a day with unpredictable Danish weather.

You can even visit a real life submarine.

Children under the age of 6 join for free.

Playtime at KUNSTEN

There is always something new to explore at Kunsten and during the school holidays, the museum staff puts in extra efforts to create the most engaging and creative program for children – in both Danish and English.

This year, activities like lint-roller painting and treasure hunts are on offer. Moreover, children get the opportunity to explore the museum at their own pace with the help of e.g., an Art Suitcase or by hunting for emojis throughout the exhibition.

Different activities are hosted on different days and at different times. An overview of the schedule for this winter break can be found here.

Participation in most of the activities is included in the price of the entry ticket to the museum. Entry is free for everyone under 18.

Nordsøen Aquarium Hirtshals

A 45-minute drive (or only 1 hour and 15 minutes by public transport) from Aalborg you can find the wonderful underwater world of the Nordsøen Oceanarium (aquarium) in Hirtshals.

The Oceanarium is Europe’s largest aquarium and therefore offers plenty of opportunities for the whole family to explore the underwater world even while it’s still too cold to go diving in the North Sea.

Skagen Teddy Museum

Planning a trip to Skagen? Stop by the ultimate hygge spot: The Teddy Bear Museum.

You can show your kid where their teddy’s relatives live for only 50 kr per adult and 20 kr per child. During the winter break, the museum is opened every day between 11:00 and 15:00

Interested to know more about fun activities in North Denmark? Reach out to International House North Denmark (IHND): / +45 9931 1530

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