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Family activities in Aarhus

Are you and your family living in or close to Aarhus? We have gathered a list of family friendly activities in the area.
If we missed any other family orientated activities, groups, communities etc, please write to us: info@internationalcommunity.dk

 

International  Playgroup 

International Playgroup is an initiative of UIC (University International Club) and DOKK1. The event is taking place every Friday at 10:00-12:00 at Dokk1 (the area for children between 0-3 years). International Playgroup is a community that always welcomes new members - both Danes and internationals. You can also follow the community on their Facebook page and keep updated on upcoming events and activities.




International Mothers in Aarhus 

International Mothers in Aarhus is an opportunity for moms to meet other moms. This Facebook group has the intention to be a fun and interactive space where international moms can exchange interesting information and experiences and meet each other in “real life”.

 



Legehuset Gyngehesten

Another interesting place, highly suitable for families. Situated in Holmstrupgårdvej 18, Brabrand, the place has huge playgroup and long working hours. They are promoting healthy and funny activities, suitable for children of all ages. They place has its own Family Cafe’ with freshly made sandwiches and hotdogs, but you are also welcome to bring your own food box.




Open House at The Health Care (Sundhedsplejen)

English speaking mothers are welcome to consultations at The Health Care on Mondays in uneven weeks. Regarding nutrituion for kids between 4-6 months all mothers who do not speak Danish are offered a visit by their own health visitor.



 

Playroom for fathers

Fathers with children between 0 and 3 years are welcome to join Fars Legestue (Fathers Playroom) every Thursday at 12.00 at DOKK1. Read more.






Væksthusene (The Greenhouses)

The greenhouses are a new and exciting attraction in the heart of Aarhus for both children and adults. Here you can go for a walk in the world’s climate zones and experience fascinating plants and exciting stories.
We hope these few tips are useful and will point you at some possible activities for your family.

 

 

Kloden på DOKK1 (The Globe at DOKK1)

DOKK1 has a spectacular playground on the first floor, which is built on the large outdoor deck that surrounds DOKK1 seven meter above the ground. Whether you are a child or adult, then the Globe is the place where you can be together, play, drink coffee, relax and meet others. 

 

 

Børnenes Jord (Children’s Earth)

It is a playground with many leisure time offers for all kids and youngsters from 10-17 years old. The playground has different animals such as goats, rabbits, chickens and birds. When you visit the playground, you can play with the animals. The playground is large and there is play equipment and various plans, which means that you will have a super fun and active day. 



 

Panna Street Soccer

Play one-on-one football at a round, closed pitch at Mølleparken. Gather you friends and make a small tournament in the round pitch, where tricks and technique are in focus. Mølleparken also offers free basketball courts and table tennis.

 


 

Skaterbane (Skater Course)

Træbowlen at Godsbanen in Aarhus is a well-built skate bowl for both beginners and more experienced skaters. The bowl and the surroundings are worth more than one visit if you live in Aarhus.

 


 

FILUREN

Big performances are spiced with fantasy, colors and good stories. Now, Filuren will also present youth performances and a theater school for children.

 



 

Badeanstalten Spanien (Bathing Facilities/Park Spain)

Is a water park for the whole family with swimming pool and the Grossererbad – wellness in Aarhusian style.




 

Musikskolen LAURA (LAURA Music School)

LAURA has a rhythmic class for 0-5 year old, fun class  for 6-9 year old, preparatory school class, choirs, theory and ear training, ensemble class, music and theater class and much more. You can also get children and parents training, where the parent is taught with the child. 

 

  

Kvindemuseet (Women’s museum)

Girls and boys histories (exhibition)
About children – for both children and adults. The exhibition is based on a number of specific children’s lives and focuses on themes such as family, school, children work and play as well as differences between girls and boys.


 

The Steno Museum

At the Steno Museum for the History of Science and Medicine both children and adults can go on a trail of discovery in the natural sciences and can explore the cultural history of medicine.

Free admission for children under the age of 18. 


 

ARoS

ARoS is the Art Museum of Aarhus and one of Europe’s largest art museums situated in the heart of the city. ARoS is a house of art where the guests can be pleased, enlightened and challenged.



 

Den Gamle By (The Old Town Museum)

In the Old Town, children can become shoemakers for a day, bake buns as in 1864, and visit a 19th century classroom. During school holidays, children can have a go at working with seasonal subjects. Boiling of sweets from a famous recipe is always on the programme.

Free admission for children under the age of 18. 

 

Moesgaard Museum

Moesgaard Museum has the Archaeological responsibility for the local area around Aarhus. At the museum you can find out more about our ancestors and the development of the humans. Apart from that the museum always have some attractive event aim both at adults and children. 


 

Aarhus Street Food

Looking for a place where it's okay to be a bit noisy while eating? Aarhus Street Food offers gastronomy, sustainability, community and lots of space.





 

Tivoli Friheden 

It is an amusement part with lots of roller coasters and activities for both children and adults. The park is situated in the Marselisborg forest, in a walking distance from the city centre. Here you will find like 4 slides, 19 other rides, stalls, games, playgrounds, and much more.



 

Spring Center Aarhus​

Spring center consists of motor hall, skip hall, mirror hall, kitchen and club room. It is possible to rent rooms for example to hold children's birthday party.


 



Dyrehaven - the deer park


The park has an impressive population of sika and fallow deer and wild boar in a separate paddock. You are welcome to visit the park during daily hours and bring some apples or carrots to feed the deers. 


 

Forest Around Aarhus 


There are pleanty of green places around Aarhus, which provide many possiilities for enjoying the nature while taking a walk, hiking, running, building hideouts or cycling. You can also enjoy a good picnic in the beautiful surroundings with the family or friends. Follow the link here to find a list of the forests around Aarhus.

 

Music Saturday at Aarhus School of Music 

Music Saturday is a recurring event for families with kids that would like to sing, play instruments, and have fun together. It is a time for being present and together with your child. The music and the fellowship is the focus of a safe and playful frame. The point of departure is the age of the kids and what they are able to do, while they are also challenged in order to develop their musicality, motor skills, language ability, and social adeptness with other kids and adults.


 

Aarhus skate and activity park 

In the park at Læssøesgades Skole, a party takes place with music, skateboard and scooter shows. Everyone can have a try at the new facility, which is 1,900 sq. metres big! The official opening is from 15:00-17:00 at Læssøesgade 24, 8000 Aarhus C. – It will continue to be the schoolyard during the day, but turns into a skate park after school hours and until 22:00, when the lights are switched off. All free of charge.

 

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