Halmstad for slightly older children – 20 tips

Take the whole family on an exciting trip to Halmstad Wake Park. Enjoy peaceful natural surroundings at Virsehatt or challenge each other to a contest at Halmstad Activity Centre. Here are 20 fun tips chosen specially for children aged 7–12.

Yoump

The Yoump trampoline park (Swe)external link, opens in new window is ideal for kids with lively legs. Here you can become an expert at high jumps, long jumps, jumping up walls and performing cartwheels and volts. And if you want to jump extra high and extra far, take a deep breath and plunge into Yoump’s foampit – a vast sea of foam rubber. A COVID-safe indoor activity where you can book the park just for you.

Halmstad Activity Centre

At Halmstad Activity Centre (Swe)external link, opens in new window you can enjoy four exciting activities. Laserdome (Swe)external link, opens in new window is a laser game played in the dark between two teams. Prison Island (Swe)external link, opens in new window has 28 cells where you and your companions figure out together how to escape. In the exciting gladiator challenges, you complete with each other in activities such as sumo wrestling and an obstacle course. And at Black Pearl Golf, you get to play mini golf in the dark with neon-lit obstacles.

Black pearl golf at Halmstad Activity Center

Black pearl golf at Halmstad Activity Center

Röda Kvarn Cinema

Who doesn’t love sneaking into a dark cinema and losing themselves in a good, fun, scary or exciting film? Röda Kvarn Cinema (Swe)external link, opens in new window is located in the centre of Halmstad with plenty of cafés and restaurants nearby. Combine your cinema trip with coffee or a meal.

Halmstad Äventyrsland – Adventure land

Prepare for a fun-filled day! Halmstad Adventure Land (Swe)external link, opens in new window is packed with fun for children of all ages. It’s full of attractions including a dinosaur park, exciting rides and themed pirate and fairytale areas. It also has a large waterpark - perfect for hot summer days!

Danska fall waterfall i Halmstad

Danska fall waterfall

Danska Fall

Danska Fall nature reserve is the perfect place for a hiking adventure. It’s just a 1-kilometre walk to the beautiful waterfall at Assman river, and you’ll find some lovely picnic spots along the way. When you get to the waterfall, make sure you stay on the path or close to the grownups. The stones around the waterfall can get slippery when wet.

Pinchos restaurant

At Pinchos restaurant,external link, opens in new window you put together your own meal using the restaurant’s app. Download it on your phone to order fun non-alcoholic drinks and a myriad of exciting small dishes inspired by cuisines worldwide. If you feel spoilt for choice, try Pinchos’ delicious set children’s menu!

 Go-karting in Gokarthallen in Halmstad

Photo: Gocarthallen

Go-karting

Halmstad has two places to enjoy a go-karting challenge with your parents or friends. Ride indoors at Gokarthallen (Swe)external link, opens in new window in the Slottsmöllan area of Halmstad or outdoors at Östra Strandens Gokartbana,external link, opens in new window which is located at Östra Stranden beach just south of central Halmstad.

Norre katts park playground

Halmstad’s big new playpark, Norre katts playground, was converted into a jungle adventure playground in 2020. Older and more daring kids will love the nine metre high climbing tower with a tube slide. There are also swings, a trampoline, a roundabout, animal sculptures, huts, toilets, seating and lighting. Hours of fun are guaranteed!

Children skateboard

Photo: Mark Payne, Mostphotos

Skateboarding

If you’ve got a skateboard and can’t wait to use it, check out these four fabulous places. Halmstad Arena Skatepark (Swe)external link, opens in new window outside Halmstad Arena is a concrete skatepark with street and bowl areas. There’s a smaller skatepark at Söndrum School. The skateparks Kitekalle skateklubbexternal link, opens in new window and Halmstad skateboardklubbexternal link, opens in new window have indoor skateboarding. Visit each website for opening times and details about BMX, inline skating and kickbiking.

Play a racket sport

Halmstad is a haven for racket sport lovers. Visit some of our padel courts, borrow equipment via Fritidsbanken (Swe),external link, opens in new window visit an outdoor tennis court or play tennis, badminton or squash at Söndrumshallen (Swe)external link, opens in new window - or why not try them all?

 Sup in Fylleån in Halmstad

Sup in Fylleån. Photo: Kitekalle

Watersports paradise

Do you love water? You’ve come to the right place! In Halmstad you can try wakeboarding, standup paddleboarding (SUP), kitesurfing and snorkelling on a snorkelling trail. If you need suggestions for good places to go or more details about equipment and availability, we’ve gathered all the information you need on our page about water sports in Halmstad.

Virsehatt

Join a digital treasure hunt on Virsehatt mountain. The hunt starts at the foot of the mountain and follows a marked trail up to the summit. Bring your phone or tablet and help the character Virse find the hidden treasure along the way. Enjoy the view, the adventure and a picnic at the summit. And don’t forget to look out for trolls!

 View from Virsehatt in Halmstad

View from Virsehatt. Photo: Åse Ahlstrand

Mountain biking

If you’ve never tried mountain biking, we highly recommend contacting Mountain Biking in Halmstad.external link, opens in new window You can rent a bike through them and book a guided tour on the route that suits you best. If you’ve brought your own bike and equipment and are just looking for a great MTB trail, check out the Halmstad MTB website (Swe).external link, opens in new window

Golf in all its forms

Halmstad is Sweden’s golf capital offering various types of golf in addition to regular golf. Try one of our adventure golf courses, or try your hand at football golf or disc golf. Which will be your favourite?

 Child legs running with a football

Photo: Gullbrannagården

Halmstad Climbing Club

Don’t forget to visit Halmstad Climbing Clubexternal link, opens in new window (Swe)!external link, opens in new window It’s fun and challenging for people of all ages. You won’t need any prior skills to climb here, but children under 13 must be accompanied an adult. You can free climb on the walls without equipment, or rent shoes and harnesses.

Feldts Tivolikiosk – cafe

Feldts Tivolikiosk (Swe)external link, opens in new window is located on Nygatan in central Halmstad. A visit to Feldts Tivolikiosk is like stepping into a funfair. A chequerboard floor, striped mint candy on the ceiling, a toffee kitchen and great music are combined with pastries, good lunches and fabulous pizzas. If you want to just hang out, there’s a cosy corner where you can play cards or a board game.

Children kayaking in Halmstad

Photo. Patrik Leonardsson

Rent a canoe or kayak

Enjoy a kayak or canoe adventure in Simlångsdalen. In Simlångsdalen there’s a cluster of interconnected lakes. You can paddle from lake Brearedssjön to Simlången and then on to lakes Töddesjön and Gyltigesjön. Bring a picnic and stop for lunch at a beach on the lakeside. You can rent canoes and kayaks via Halmstad canoe rental (Swe)external link, opens in new window at Slottsmöllan, Tallhöjden (Swe)external link, opens in new window and Halmstad canoe club (Swe).external link, opens in new window

Motocross

Visit the Släggarpsbanan (Swe)external link, opens in new window racing track in the forest between Åled and Simlångsdalen. Here you can rent a motocross bike and drive on the tracks. Visitors aged 6–12 can rent equipment, and the motocross bikes can be rented for 15 minutes at a time.

 Hands taking a bowling ball

photo: Light Field, Mostphotos

Combine lunch with activities

Excitement makes you hungry, and after a hearty meal it’s nice to move around. The restaurants Gomiddag (Swe),external link, opens in new window O’Learysexternal link, opens in new window and Wild West Steakhouse (Swe)external link, opens in new window offer a fabulous combination of activities and food. Activities vary between different places, but here you can book everything from bowling and boules to shuffleboard and pentathlon.

Naturpass

Challenge your family or friends to an orienteering contest. When you buy the Naturpasset orienteering package, you get a map of control points and a set of instructions. The control points are outdoors amidst nature and are accessible from spring to early autumn. The control points can be visited at any time, and you can reach them by walking, running and sometimes cycling. Who will find all the control points first? You buy your nature pass at Halmstad Tourist Center.

Information in the map is in Swedish. Click the icon in the top right corner of the map to open in Google Maps. To view and hide different layers, as well as to see all activities, click on the icon in the top left corner of the map.

More tips for the family

Are you looking for more tips and inspiration for what you and your children can do on a visit to Halmstad? Perhaps both can be found in our guides focused on children and families!

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