Oslo - Places for children
In Norway children play outdoors a lot and most
neighborhoods have a play ground.
It is an old tradition for families to go for walks in the surrounding nature areas (Nordmarka) near Oslo on weekends, and the local Ski Association and Mountain Touring Association (see Sports) cater for activities and meeting places on their outings and organize trips for families. Oslo has many parks. Vigelandsparken (see Vigelands museum at
can be recommended for an outing with children, as it has plenty of space and a great playground.
Amusement parks (fornøyelsesparker):
Tusenfryd and Vikingland
Located at Vinterbro, at E18 south of Oslo
Tel: + 47 (64) 97 6401
2625 Fåberg, north of Oslo
Tel: + 47 (61) 27 7222
Fax: + 47 (61) 27 5555
Hadeland Glassverk is a glass, crystal and china factory situated in beautiful surroundings by a lake, with art exhibitions, shops, restaurants and activities for children and families, as well as beaches nearby.
- Hadeland Glassverk
Tel: + 47 (61) 31 6400/47 (61) 31 6600 (info)
one hour's drive north of Oslo
A popular outing for families is the
- Norwegian Folk Museum
- Technical Museum
as they organize amusing and educational activities for children.
A popular outing for families is the Zoo south of Oslo at:
- Kristiansand Dyrepark
Also popular with families:
- Bø Sommarland
Tel + 47 (35) 95 1699
Fax: + 47 (35) 95 1699
Water amusement park with accommodation, restaurants, shops, situated in the village of Bø, west of Oslo