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Girls eating icecream in front of harbour in Arendal
Ice cream break in Pollen harbour, Arendal.
Photo: Peder Austrud, Visit Sørlandet
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Southern Norway for children and familys

Happy children equals happy parents. Southern Norway offers a wide range of family and child-friendly activities and attractions within short distances.
Familyfun in Setesdal
Family fun in Setesdal.
Photo: Anders Martinsen
Girl with starfish at Ryvingen lighthouse
Ryvingen Fyr.
Photo: Heidi Sørvig, Visit Sørlandet
Girls in swimming pool at Scandic Sørlandet
Scandic Sørlandet.
Photo: Hildegunn Skage Teinum©Visit Sørlandet
Småbyen festival Flekkefjord Norway
Smaaby festival, Flekkefjord.
Photo: Adam Read @ Visit Sørlandet

Kristiansand Zoo and Amusement Park

Visit Kristiansand Zoo and Amusement Park 'Dyreparken' is Norway's most frequently visited attraction. Here you will find a zoo, amusement park and large waterworld complex. It is also possible to stay at Abra Havn, a pirate village situated next to the zoo. 

Climbing Parks

Let loose your inner monkey at the climbing parks Klatreskogen junior park in Evje, Høyt & Lavt in Kristiansand and Wannado on Tromøy.

Family Rafting

Wild whitewater rafting for children aged six and over at TrollAktiv in Evje and Adventure Norway in Mandal.

Museums in Southern Norway

Evje - the village of activities

Aqua Parks in Southern Norway

If it's raining outside, you can enjoy a swim inside at Sørlandsbadet in Lyngdal, Hovden Badeland, Aquarama in Kristiansand or in the waterworld complex at Kristiansand Zoo, Badelandet. 

Other great activities for kids in Southern Norway