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7 fun activities for kids in Oslo

Hop, jump, dance, play, laugh and learn a little at the same time. In Oslo there's a fantastic choice of fun activities. Here are a few things you can do in the Norwegian capital over the course of a year. Psst, adults can join in, too.

If you want to get the most out of festivals, the younger you start the better

Miniøya is a music and culture festival for children. The art and music activities on offer here will both surprise and delight any child. The festival venue has great facilities with quiet zones and sound levels adapted to small ears. Maj Britt Andersen, Isák, Black Debbath, Thea Hjelmeland, Halie, The Dogs, Daniel Kvammen and Rasmus and the world's best band are playing here this year. You can look forward to some fantastic days in the park. And PS: If the weather is warm, Tøyenbadet pool at the top of the park is phenomenal.

Miniøya

Tøyenparken Oslo

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25 – 26 May 2019, a day pass costs Nkr380 and a weekend pass Nkr635.

Zipline in Oslo

Fly through the air from the same place ski jumpers set off from in the big competitions. It's an amazing experience that you can also do together with children.

Kollensvevet

Kongeveien 5, Oslo

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740 NOK per person

Photo: Joerg Wiesne

Opera for kids, opera for adults

Oslo’s stunning Opera House regularly puts on productions that are suitable for children. At Christmas for example, The Nutcracker is performed with children in the leading roles. Hansel and Gretel is playing in winter/spring 2019. German composer Engelbert Humperdinck based the opera on the original story and Richard Strauss conducted the first performance. The Opera House also runs a mini series that introduces very young children to opera and ballet. Children can join in to sing, play and appear as wicked trolls, swans, princes and princesses. Daycare centers and schools can also come on guided tours with auditions.

Operaen

Kirsten Flagstads Plass 1, 0150 Oslo

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PHoto: Skiskolen, Tryvann vinterpark

Oslo vinterpark Tryvann

This park has hosted events such as the X-Games and the Youth Olympic Games and offers speed and challenges for even the toughest amongst us. Here you will find Alpine skiing, snowboarding, Telemark skiing, a terrain park, an intermediate halfpipe and Norway’s first Olympic standard Superpipe. There are also special areas where children under 150cm can practice. The park has 18 runs and 11 lifts in total.

Oslo vinterpark Tryvann

Tryvannsveien 64, Oslo

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Opening hours: 10am-10pm. Entrance fee: Drop in costs Nkr150 for children under 7, Nkr for children from 7-15 and Nkr430 for adults. Season passes for children cost Nkr 2,600.

Skating, BMX and parkour at Tjuvholmen

Skur 13 is a sports center for play and sports activities on skateboards, inline, scooters, BMX, skis, drone racing and roller derby. Birthday? There's enough space here for half a bus load of children and youngsters with ants in their pants. Decorated by artist Pushwagner, Skur 13 will liven up your Instagram stream.

Skur 13

Filipstadkaia, Oslo

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Free entry from 2-6pm weekdays and all day Wednesday. On weekends, entry costs Nkr30 for under 18s and Nkr50 for adults. You can also buy a multi entry pass that gives you a discount.

Fangene på Fortet

This amusement center, based on the popular TV concept Fangene på fortet (Prisoners in the Castle) is perfect for families and other groups who love physical and intellectual challenges. Divide yourselves into teams that each get a key that can open 45 prison cells and try to solve the challenges they pose. You need both brains and brawn as you must solve the challenges within a set time. Fun and exciting for adventurers of all ages.

Nydalsveien 28, 0484 Oslo

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Leos Lekeland

Jump, climb, slide and run. Leos Lekeland has climbing frames, ball pools, tunnels, trampolines, bikes, cannons and slides. The perfect place for kids with loads of energy, especially on a rainy day, perhaps? If you’ve got some pirate or explorer in your DNA, you can sail a pirate ship or venture into the deep jungle. Psst, it's free entry for adults here. Lucky them.

Leos Lekeland

John G. Mattesons vei 4, Oslo

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Opening hours: Monday to Friday 10am-8pm, Saturday and Sunday 10am-7pm. Entry: Children under 12 months: free, 1-2 years: NKr95, children from 2- 17: Nkr185 on weekdays, Nkr205 on weekends/public holidays. You can also buy multi entry tickets or year pass

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Last edited: February 22, 2019

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