Outdoor activities are great, but when winter comes along with rain, sleet and high winds, it can be nice to find things to do indoors. Here are a bunch of tips on perfect winter pursuits, whether you enjoy fast-paced action, art and culture or a shopping trip in peace and quiet.
Challenges and problem-solving
There are four exciting pursuits to enjoy at Halmstad Activity Centre (swe). External link, opens in new window. Laserdome is an arena in which two teams go head to head in the dark in a laser war. Prison Island consists of 28 different cells that you and your team must figure out how to escape. In Gladiator Combat, you can challenge one another around an obstacle course and at sumo wrestling, while at Black Pearl Golf you play mini golf in the dark with luminous obstacles in neon colours.
If you are interested in art, you should visit Mjellby Art Museum, which is located in the beautiful farmland just north of Halmstad. In addition to an impressive permanent collection of works by the Halmstad Group, in parallel, temporary exhibitions focusing on modernism are also shown. NOTE The museum is closed for renovation and plans to reopen in 2024. Halland Art Museum is located in the city centre, with beautiful views of the River Nissan. The museum boasts an extensive art collection, as well as several temporary exhibitions.
Theater, shows, concerts and comedy
Keen to experience the magic of theatre or split your sides laughing? Perhaps you would like to enjoy a live broadcast from the Metropolitan Opera in New York or a great show? Whatever you’re looking for, you’ll find it at Halmstad Theatre. The extensive programme offers something for all ages. Book your tickets and creep into the darkened theatre!
Complete freedom of movement
The Yoump Trampoline Park is ideal for exercising hyperactive kids. Here they can hone their skills at jumping high, long or up the walls and practice their cartwheels and vaults. And for those with a yearning to jump extra high and long, take a deep breath and plummet into Yoump’s vast pit of foam rubber.
Shop indoors at Hallarna shopping center
Shopping centre Hallarna offers convenient, family-friendly shopping, with over 80 shops, restaurants and cafés under one roof – ideal for inclement weather. The atmosphere is tranquil and the range of shops wide, with everything from fashion and beauty products to gadgets, interior design, groceries and Systembolaget. The shopping centre also features Scandinavia’s largest cylindrical aquarium – perfect when restless kids need a break from shopping.
Who doesn’t love sneaking into a dark cinema and losing themselves in a good, fun, scary or exciting film? Located in the heart of Halmstad City, Röda Kvarn cinema (swe) External link, opens in new window. has cafés and restaurants on its doorstep. Excellent for combining movie escapism with a quick snack or a full dining experience. Roughly 15 kilometres outside the city in Oskarström, there is another cinema, Oskarströms Bio. It offers a range of movies for all the family!
Halmstad Escape Game at Blacklist
Imagine breaking into a museum at night-time! You and your gang have to fool the security system and steal the notorious skull. All before daybreak and without being discovered. Well, now you need imagine no longer. You can take on the challenge at Halmstad Escape Game. External link, opens in new window. Bring your family and friends and pool your wits to crack the challenge.
Coffee or a meal at Feldts Tivolikiosk
On Nygatan, in the heart of Halmstad City, there is Feldts “funfair refreshment kiosk” (Felts Tivolikiosk) (swe). External link, opens in new window. A visit here is just like finding your way into ... well, a funfair! A chequerboard floor, striped candy canes hanging from the ceiling, a toffee kitchen, a stage for performers and great music combine with pastries, tasty lunches and fabulous pizzas. If you only want to hang out, there’s a perfect corner for sitting and playing card and board games together.
One of Sweden’s longest indoor go-kart tracks
In Slottsmöllan, an old industrial area, you will find Halmstad’s go-kart arena. It was opened in 1996 and is one of Sweden’s oldest tracks. At 414 metres, it is also one of the longest! There are go-karts for both adults and children from seven years old. Go-karts adapted for disabled drivers are also available. The track is well-ventilated. Go-kart servicing and maintenance are taken care of by trained personnel. Packages for children’s parties can also be booked.
Adventure pools and watery fun
Halmstad Arena Bad is one of southern Sweden’s largest adventure pool complexes. This lido offers endless opportunities for fun and games. For thrill lovers, the main adventure pool has water chutes, a water piste, a whitewater run, a current flume and bubble zones. If you want even more adventure, try diving from our one-metre springboard or our three-metre tower. You’ll land in 30°C water in a 3.8 m deep pool. For the little ones, there is a separate children’s section with a mini water slide, splashing areas, floating toys and a water umbrella. If you need to rest after all the fun and games, relax a while in our 37°C bubble pool.
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