Oslo can offer just as much for children as for adults and the good news is that many of the activities are free, at least for the youngest ones. From winter parks, to outdoor museums and animal farms, activities differ depending on the season.
BabyBreaks has done the hard work for you, and put together a selection of the best Outdoor activities in Oslo for kids.
1. TusenFryd Amusement Park
If you’re spending a longer stay in Oslo and you want to have a whole or half day of fun, take your kids to this amusement park located approximately 20 km from the city.
They have about 30 rides for all ages, from the ferris wheel for the smaller children to big roller coasters for the oldest and bravest ones. In the summer there’s also a water park, swimming pool and even beach volleyball.
Tip: tickets are cheaper online than at the door.
Address: Fryds Vei 25, 1407 Vinterbro, Norway
Opening Hours: Closed until the end of April check here for opening days
2. Norwegian Museum of Cultural History
One of the world’s oldest and largest open-air museums, with 160 traditional buildings from all parts of Norway and a stave church from the year 1200.
The “Norsk Folkemuseum” offers a varied and entertaining program throughout the year, including feeding the farm animals, going for a ride with a horse and carriage and on certain days kids can dress up in traditional costumes. It is seasons depending so worth having a look on their website before going to visit.
They also present permanent indoor exhibitions including folk art, folk costumes, toys and Sami culture.
Opening hours and fees : check here
3. Toboggan run: Korketrekkeren
Looking for an awesome thrill seeking activity? Look no further. Korketrekkeren, Oslo’s most popular toboggan run starts at Frognerseteren and ends at Midtstuen metro station. At the end of the ride, you can catch the metro back up to Frognerseteren for another run. The run is 2000 metres long with an elevation drop of 255 metres. One non-stop ride at full speed takes about 8 to10 minutes, but this is not a competition and you can go at your own pace, stopping whenever you want.
You can bring your own sledge or rent one on site. Helmet rental is recommended and free.
All necessary information here.
Bogstad, a Manor House from the 18th Century with authentic interiors and a beautiful park, is magically situated by the Bogstad lake, just a short drive from downtown Oslo.
The most interesting part for the children is the open farm where they can enjoy meeting farm animals. The main residents are cows, sheep, goats, chickens and rabbits.
The farm hosts festivals for families all year long as well as art exhibitions for local artists. In winter you can also relax by the fire in their very cosy cafe, or enjoy the nicer days on the picnic benches outside with views towards the lake.
Address: Sørkedalen 450, 0758 Oslo, Norway
Opening Hours: The barn with animals is open Tuesday until Friday from October until May.
5. Canoe Tours
Embrace the real outdoors and explore the Norwegian wilderness on a canoe.
Canoe Tours offers different tours from a one day discovery to a 4 day classic expedition.
No matter what you chose, you will be blown away by the amazing scenery of the nature reserve of Østmarka, its lakes, forests and wolves…
Although some of the expeditions can be physically challenging , kids are more than welcome on these tours (ideally above 3 years old).
Don’t worry, a skilful guide will be with you all the way from pick-up to delivery.
They also offer tailor-made tours combining various outdoor activities.
Visit Oslo with Kids for a Family City Break. Oslo is one of the best kid-friendly cities in Europe, featuring great family-friendly restaurants, indoor attractions for young children and great hotels.
At BabyBreaks, we have kept a limited choice of activities, restaurants and lodgings so that you can plan your trip to Oslo without browsing the Internet for endless hours.
So if you are looking to be inspired to visit Oslo for your next family weekend, just visit our different Oslo pages to find what this destination has to offer.
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