Halmstad for the very young

Young children have lots of spring in their legs. Halmstad has several themed play areas that are ideal for the very young. If you are looking for indoor activities, any one of our play centres or the city library is bound to be a winner.

Play areas for discovering things and having fun

In Norre Katts park, there is a Pippi Longstocking themed play area where you can meet Pippi and her horse (Lilla Gubben). Hoppetossa, her father’s pirate ship, is also there. On the scenic Galgberget hill, there is Sagoängen, a fairy-tale oasis inspired by nature that, with plenty of climbing trees, is built for play. Here, there is also a play area specially designed for disabled children. A barbecue area, table, benches and toilets complete the picture.

At Albinsro, children can play, learn history and find fascinating rock engravings and archaeological artefacts. Along Prince Bertil’s walking trail, there is the popular Tallvik play area, which draws its inspiration from sea and forest. It offers climbing frames, swings and obstacle courses. In Folkets park, there is a small play area with, amongst other things, a trampoline that will have the young ones jumping for joy.

At the Fysiklekplatsen science play area in Oskarström, children can playfully explore the laws of maths and physics. With everything from climbing frames and trampolines, Tynavägen at Vallås is one of Halmstad’s most popular play areas. The Nissaström play area is a work of art. Most of its climbing frames are idiosyncratically constructed as giant, colourful crayons.

This is only a selection of all Halmstad’s play areas. To help find which is best for you, please take a look at these and all the others on the municipality of Halmstad’s website.

Play centres and book corners

For the very youngest children, there are two play centres to choose from. At Stenalyckan, there is Leos Lekland and at Halmstad Arena there is Busfabriken (the “fun factory”). At both these play centres, there is a separate section for the very youngest children. The play centres are free for adults and children under one year old.

There is even a play centre section at Halmstad City Library. Here, cosy reading can be alternated with pottering and discovering. On the city library’s website, you can see which activities are currently being offered.

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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