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Fredrikstad and Hvaler for children

Fredrikstad and Hvaler have a lot to offer the whole family.


You can visit the goats in the Old Town, go fishing for crabs on Skjærhalden or drive trains in the Old Town Model Railway Centre. Or what about a little Christmas spirit in July? Then the Santa’s house in the Old is the place to go.


In the Old Town in Fredrikstad, there are many activities for children of all ages. In the Glass Factory you can see how glass is made, and maybe try to make your own! In Santa’s house it is Christmas all year around, and there are concerts and activities for children throughout the year.

The Old Town Model Railway Centre has 400sqm railway located in the heart of the Old Town in Fredrikstad. Here you can experience a miniature world in the scale 1:87!

The goats in the Old City now have their own house, right by the play park - and not far from the bridge where you also find ducks. Bring a piece of bread, they all appreciate a visit!

Slightly outside the Old City you can find Bogrønt Lunds Garden Centre and Family Park. This is a seasonal garden center with a family park that has a beautiful location on a farm in Torsnes in Fredrikstad. The family park includes a great playground for kids and many cute and funny animals.


On Skjærhalden on Hvaler children can fish for crabs on the pier. You can buy equipment for this at the Tourist office on Skjærhalden.  

A trip on the Island Hopping ferry is fun for the whole family. Jump off at Søndre Sandøy where there are great beaches, walking routes and a cozy café. Continue on to the idyllic island Herføl where you find two burial mounds from the Bronze Age along with great views of the Oslo fjord.

In Outer Hvaler National park and The National Park Centre there are many activities for children throughout the summer.

There are many opportunities for swimming in Fredrikstad and Hvaler. The Kongsten pool is a large outdoor swimming complex just outside the Old Town. If you prefer to swim in the sea, the possibilities are many. You can find a list of some of the beaches here.

A little outside the town, in Grålum in Sarpsborg you can visit Inspiria Science Center, a center filled with exhibits and activities that are fun, exciting and educational!


Have fun!

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