Family fun in Aalborg

Aalborg is a perfect place for bringing the family together. While having fun together, you can discover the various possibilities of entertainment, challenges and learning. Aalborg is a city of opportunities, so whether you like speed and action, tranquility or simply are interested in ancient history or modern art, you will on this page find inspiration to exciting activities in Aalborg...

 

Family fun in Aalborg

When you and your family are going on a trip to Aalborg you definitely have to visit the Zoo. Here you can see spectacular and exotic animals from all over the world doing fine in their beautiful and green environments. The city, however, offers a variety of exciting activities, and here you may find the desired inspiration...

The polar bears are a spectacular sight. They are very popular in Aalborg Zoo because the enclosure is one of the world’s finest polar bear enclosures open to the public on land and under water.

Aalborg Zoo goes African. The authentic surroundings make visitors feel as if they are actually roaming the Dark Continent amongst the wildlife. The animals look, sound and smell differently than you are used to in other zoos.

Aalborg is filled with so many experiences. Whether you like action related activities or prefer tranquility and quiet strolls, Aalborg offers you exactly the experience you wish for.

Aalborg at a children's level

Whether you like action and fun or you prefer a quiet pace, you will find the activities in Aalborg that comply with your wishes. On this site you can choose between a variety of exciting attractions and activities that suit you and your family...

If you are hungry you should try to have your lunch served in a round restaurant in the top of a tower – the Aalborg Tower – which is on the highest spot in Aalborg.

The tower bistro is raised 105 meters above the sea, and the tower itself is 55 meters high. This gives an incredible panorama view in clear weather, where you can see the west coast and Kattegat.

Aalborg is heaven to all daredevils and people who loves water – or adults who just want to enjoy the hot water and wellness facilities. In Svømmeland, Gigantium Svømmhal and Haraldslund Swimming and Cultural Centre you can slide down the big slides, dive from the springboard, bring your children to the family area and spoil yourself with a visit in the wellness area with spa, sauna and baby lounge. See the list of swimming centres and waterworld...

Jumboland is a giant playhouse full of adventure and challenges for children aged 1-13 years. No less than 1500 square metres of fun and play. Creep and crawl around the giant labyrinth, feel the rush while going down the slide or how about doing some acrobatics on the trampolines? Regardless of the weather this indoor playhouse offers a large number of activities for children and their playful parents. The smallest children aged 1-5 years have their own play area.

A visit at 'Springeren -Maritime Experience Centre' and the Aalborg Defence and Garrison Museum is perfect for an exciting day for all children who like submarines, tanks, aircraft and ships.

The museum is named ‘Springeren’ after the main attraction, ‘Springeren’ the submarine.

The submarine is docked so that you can climb on board, be the submarine commander and feel the narrow space and how it is sail under the water.

The past lives in the present

Do you like ancient history? Do you think it is exciting to learn about the Vikings and their lifestyle 1000 years ago, when they named our city ‘ Alabu’? Then off you go to Lindholm Høje – the biggest museum in the North with original Viking burial site.

Perhaps you think it is more exciting to go underground watching skeletons peeking out of the ground in the ruins. As an alternative you could take a walk in a beautiful park or take a look at a dungeon. There are plenty of options…

The Franciscan museum is situated under one of the busy shopping streets in Aalborg, Algade. Go underground with an elevator to see the well-preserved medieval ruins of the Franciscans in Aalborg, established around 1250.

How did they live in the Iron and Viking age in Aalborg? What did they eat and drink? How was the everyday life and the celebrations, and what was the religion? All this is presented at the original burial site at Lindholm Høje and the Lindholm Høje Museum.

Are you curious to know how people lived hundreds of years ago? You will here find some ideas of interesting museums and ancient buildings to visit when strolling along the streets of Aalborg... 

Into the nature

When nature calls out for you and your family you should go for a drive at the East Coast. The beach is soft and child-friendly, and it attracts many people all year round. Or how about a trip into the Danish wilderness? Lille Vildmose offers outstanding nature and wildlife surroundings, and at the centre you can get an introduction to the area and animal life.  You can try the eagle simulator or have a train ride in the bog. A trip along the Limfjord and a visit in Nibe, the charming, old market town, is also worth a visit, as well as the marina in Nibe...

If you love animals and nature, Aalborg is the city for you! In Aalborg you will find tons of activities for children families, where you all together can enjoy the fresh air while you visit some of the animals or take a walk in one of the forests or city parks.  

In the middle of the Danish wilderness - Lille Vildmose - you will find the Lille Vildmose Visitor Center, that offers a variety of exciting indoor exhibitions, and outdoor, in the bog, you will sense the tranquility, the scent, the sounds of nature, the shift of seasons, the open spaces, and the flora and fauna of the bog.

In Aalborg you find lots of green areas who invite you to take a run, bike ride or just enjoy a breath of fresh air...