Visit Norwegian Children's Museum and discover how gran was playing when she was little, or try the little grey Fergie at Kongeparken. Experience the stars and planets at Vitenfabrikken Science Centre, or explore life as a platform employee at the Norwegian Petroleum Museum. Enjoy quality time with the entire family. Get ready for great experiences!
From chocolate to canoeing
Visit the Stavanger region and you'll find a multitude of family activities. Chocolate making courses are surely tempting for the little ones (and big!). The chocolate you make you take home with you. For those who love the outdoors, take the kids along for canoeing at Alsvik Nature Centre, make food on the fire, and fish the catch of the day. Sandnes has great outdoor recreation areas suitable for the entire family, such as Dalsnuten - a great hike ideal also for the smaller kids as it is not too demanding. In the Vagleskogen forest, go horseback riding on Icelandic horses at Tryggvi Islandshestgård. You could even set the bar lower, take a relaxing stroll along lake Stokkavatnet near Stavanger to feed the ducks. A visit to a sandy beach is moreover always a hit among the young ones. Bore beach is a great choice in that respect. Another option is to just sit back and enjoy a cruise on one of the most spectacular fjords, the Lysefjord.
Culture and food for the whole family
In terms of museums, there are several highlights, and families can pick and choose among the Archaeological Museum, Iron Age Farm, IDDIS The Norwegian Printing Museum and The Norwegian Canning Museum, Norwegian Children's Museum, Vitenfabrikken Science Centre, Vitengarden Science farm, Stavanger Maritime Museum and Norwegian Petroleum Museum to name a few. A proper movie night with popcorn and snuggling in at Stavanger or Sandnes Cinema can also be a great thing to do on your holiday! Take the entire family out for a lovely dinner before or after the movie at one of the region’s several great restaurants or cafes. Let both small and large palates go exploring.