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You've probably visited Frognerparken. Why not take an adult with you to a trampoline park or the theater next time you go to Oslo? Photo: CH/Visit Norway
You've probably visited Frognerparken. Why not take an adult with you to a trampoline park or the theater next time you go to Oslo? Photo: CH/Visit Norway

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10 fun things to do with active kids in Oslo

Hop, jump, play, laugh and maybe also learn a little? You’ll find a fantastic choice of fun activities in Oslo. Here are a few suggestions for things to do in the Norwegian capital in fall and winter.

The Norwegian Museum of Science and Technology

You can try your hand at being a researcher and inventor at this thrilling museum. The museum has both permanent and temporary exhibitions that change at regular intervals. A new exhibition, Game On 2.0, described as a voyage of discovery in the world of games, opens on 10 March. It includes 100 games to try.

The Norwegian Museum of Science and Technology

Kjelsåsveien 143, Oslo

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Opening hours: Tuesday-Friday 10-16, Saturday-Sunday11-18 Entrance fee: Nkr 150 for adults, 100 for children aged 4-17, under 3s free.

Leos Lekeland in Oslo is the place to go if you like ball pools, climbing frames and slides. Photo: Shutterstock

Leos Lekeland

Jump, climb, slide and run. Leos Lekeland has climbing frames, ball pools, tunnels, trampolines, bikes, canons and slides. The perfect place for kids with bags of energy, especially on a rainy day, perhaps?

Leos Lekland

John G. Mattesons vei 4. Oslo

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Opening hours: Monday to Friday 10 – 20, Saturday and Sunday 10 – 19. Entrance fee: Nkr 165, 16+ free

Ekeberg besøksgård

Say hello to ducks, rabbits and horses at EKT Riding Stables and pet park. Learn to ride or drive a horse and carriage on weekends. And if you feel peckish, you can order waffles at the café here. If you dream of becoming a farmer, you can try your hand at driving a tractor, too.

Ekeberg besøksgård

Ekebergveien 99, Oslo

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Opening hours: Open 10-17. Entrance fee: Nkr 50 per person, free entry for children under 2. Contact the riding school for times.

The Nobel Peace Center

There's always a big celebration when the winner of the Nobel Peace Prize arrives in Oslo to receive the Award. Each year, a torchlight parade is organized for the winner that terminates at the Grand Hotel. This is namely where Nobel Peace Laureates stay. They are invited to step out to wave to the people. But if you don't get to wave to the Peace Laureate, you can always learn more about why this Nobel Prize is awarded in Oslo, at the Nobel Peace Center. There's a special program for children.

The Nobel Peace Center

Brynjulf Bulls plass 1, Oslo

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Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday: 10-18 Entrance fee: Adults Nkr 100, free entry for children under 16. You can also buy a family ticket for Nkr 180.

Whether you’re highly experienced or a complete beginner, you’ll find snowboard runs to suit you at Tryvann vinterpark. Photo: Tryvann vinterpark

Oslo vinterpark Tryvann

The vinterpark has hosted events such as the X-Games and the Youth Olympic Games and offers speed and challenges for even the most daring amongst us. Here you’ll find Alpine skiing, snowboarding, Telemark skiing, a terrain park, an intermediate halfpipe and Norway’s first Olympic standard Superpipe. There are also special areas for children and beginners. The park has 18 runs and 11 lifts in total. The park opens on 1 November.

Vinterpark Tryvann

Tryvannsveien 64, Oslo

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Opening hours: 10-22. Entrance fee: Drop in costs Nkr 340 for children aged 7-15 and Nkr 430 for adults. Season passes for children cost Nkr 2,400.

Megazone

At Megazone you and your friends can participate in harmless laser pistol fights (similar to water pistols). Simply divide up into teams and disperse amongst the labyrinths here in Megazone. There, you try to shoot opponents and win points for your team. If you’re not exhausted at the end, nothing will ever exhaust you. Suitable for children aged from six and older, according to Megazone. You can also book children's birthday parties here.

Megazone

Møllergata 24, Oslo

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Entrance fee: From Nkr 120 for a laser game.

Get in the Christmas spirit at the National Theater with the classic show ‘Reisen til julestjernen’. Here's this year’s poster. Photo: Øivind Eide

The National Theater Christmas Show for Children “Reisen til julestjernen”

Reisen til julestjernen has enchanted children and adults for generations ever since it was first produced in 1924. No other production has had as many performances at the National Theater as Sverre Brandt's classic Christmas tale of Sonja’s search for the Christmas Star. This year, the production is in the hands of award winning director Kjersti Horn, with Selome Emnetu playing the role of Sonja. The show opens on 18 October. Suitable for children aged from five and above.

The National Theater Christmas Show

Johanne Dybwads plass 1, Oslo

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Tickets: from Nkr 225

Rush trampolinepark

Hop, bounce and somersault. A brand new trampoline park has opened at Hush in Rosenholm, 12 kilometers east of Oslo. Leap into a foam pit from a trampoline or get extra bounce to perform a slam dunk like a basketball star. You can also book birthday parties here.

Rush trampolinepark

Rosenholmveien 22, Oslo

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Opening hours: Monday to Friday 14-21, Saturday 10-22 and Sunday 11-21. Cost: Nkr 155 for one hour. Anti slip socks: Must be worn. Available to buy for Nkr 30

Barnas Holmenkolldag

Everyone who lives in Oslo jumps on the bus and streetcar to go skiing at Holmenkollen every winter. Children also have their own party day at Holmenkollen. It’s called Barnas Holmenkolldag and is organized by the Norwegian Ski Federation. Every year, thousands of children do this fun ski run that is usually arranged in February. There’s a choice of different runs. Ekorn is 250 meters long for very young children. Harepus is 400 meters and suitable for children aged 4-5. Bamse is 1,000 meters and suitable for children aged 6-8. Elgløypa is 3,000 meters and suitable for children aged 9-12. The runs are not timed and every child gets a prize on completing the run. The date for the next Holmenkolldag has not yet been announced, keep an eye out online.

Holmenkollen

Holmenkollbakken, Oslo

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Book and Bun at Cappelen

Would you like to listen to a good story while enjoying a tasty bun? Come to Bok og bolle (Book and Bun) at Cappelen in Oslo. Every third Saturday at 1 p.m. an author gives a reading from one of their books or you can meet characters from your favorite children’s book. Sometimes, you’re invited to come dressed as your favorite character or to do other fun things.

Cappelen

Akersgata 47/49, Oslo

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Cost: Free

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Last edited: November 5, 2017

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