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Activities for kids

Östersund has a lot of activities for kids and their family were they can hang out and find fun things to do together. Here we have created a guide with family activities for an eventful holiday in Östersund.

In Badhusparken close to the beach of Storsjön there is a popular playground in summertime for the youngest and the green area invites you to run and play. In wintertime the place turns into a huge playground built on snow and ice. The winter park is filled with experiences for children of all ages. Snow castle, toboggan runs, ice rinks, cable cars, sausage grilling and other fun keep the children busy all day.

Below you can find other suggestions to do with the hole family both for indoor-and outdoor activities!

 

Storsjöbadet Östersund

Storsjöbadet

At Storsjöbadet there is something for all ages! Children's pool area with warm and comfortable water for them smallest, cool water slides.

At Storsjöbadet there is something for all ages! Children’s pool area with warm and comfortable water for them
smallest, cool water slides and trampoline
for the slightly older and relaxation department for the parents.
On the large outdoor area there are grassy areas too
picnic, playground and outdoor pools.

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Djungelhuset

At Djungelhuset you will find the town's largest climbing position on three floors with tunnels, slides, trampolines and bouncy castles.

At Djungelhuset you will find the town’s largest climbing position on three floors with tunnels, slides, trampolines and bouncy castles – a joy of movement for all children.
You can also test air hockey, basketball and unicycle
and for the very smallest there is their own ball of sea.

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MultiChallange

Multi Challenge is a whole house full of challenges and play. Challenge the family in Boda Borg's cool adventure tracks or in the laser hall.

Multi Challenge is a whole house full of challenges
and play. Challenge the family in Boda Borg’s cool adventure tracks or in the laser hall. Run go-karts, climb climbing walls, play miniature golf in UV light and test arcade games.
For the smallest there is a large playground.

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Östersund klättercenter

Östersund klättercenter

If you like climbing, a visit to the newly opened Östersund Climbing Center is a must. Rope climbing, Bouldering, child climbing, courses and cafe.

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Skidor Östersund

Downhill skiing

Ski only 10 minutes from the center. There is equipment for rent on site. Try downhill, snowboard and the funpark.

At Ladängen and Gustavsbergsbacken, with a view of the mountain world, you can go skiing. Here you will find two 400 meter long ski slopes with a trailer lift in between. One of the ski slopes is a family slope that is wide and nice with a fun park with jumps and rails along one edge. The other ski slope is much steeper and has a hump piste at the edge. At Ladängen there is a heating cabin and a barbecue area.

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Spa på Frösö Park hotell

Charge new energy with the children. Bring them on relaxation with pools outdoors & inside and various sauna experiences.

Charge new energy with the children. Bring them on relaxation with pools outdoors & inside and various sauna experiences. In the mornings, Frösö Park Spa opens for children 4-12 years.

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Bowlinghallen

The bowling alley with focus on well-maintained courses, good food and helpful staff.

The bowling alley with focus on well-maintained courses, good food and helpful staff. We are more than an ordinary bowling alley – offering complete packages for all celebrations with food and fun for young and old.

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Ice-skating

There are several choices to go ice-skating in Östersund. At a public skate arena or on a Long-distance skating rink on the lake Storsjön.

Go ice skating!
Cold nights and winter sun is a perfect combination for days on ice skates.

MEDVINDEN/Winter park track system
Long-distance skating rinks, cleared walking paths and prepared ski trails are included in the Vinterparken’s track system on Storsjön.
MEDVINDEN(with reservation for weather and ice conditions)
The long-distance skating rink Medvinden stretches from Östersund harbor to Kungsgårdsviken, a scenic path with the mountains on the horizon. On the way you can stop and rest in one of our windshields.

Boarding places after the courses:
• Vinterparken/Badhusparken
• Frösö Strand
• Härke
• Kungsgårdviken

Rental and shop
In the lake shop next to Badhusparken it is possible to rent or buy equipment for a successful day in the winter park.
In the shop you can find long-distance skates, sledges, kicks and other things.  You can also borrow sledges, ground mattresses and helmets without charge.
Contact: E-mail: vinterparken@storsjoyran.se Phone: +46 (0)63-12 00 76

OVALEN
A 400 meter long skating rink made on natural ice. Ovalen is situated on the Campus area close to the citycentre, where the former regiment was housed.

ÖSTERSUNDS ARENA
Public ice skating at Östersund Arena
In Östersund, the public skating takes place at Östersund Arena in either the A-hall, the B-hall or at the bandyground. There is no possibility to rent or borrow equipment at Östersund Arena. The bandy ground can also be used by the public when it is empty. If you want to know more please contact the municipality’s information centre at:
Telephone:+46 (0)63-14 30 00 or E-mail: kundcenter@ostersund.se

Skridskolek i Vinterparken

Surfbukten

Surbukten is an obvious summer hangout in Östersund. Here you can try wakeboarding or water skiing in a cable park.

An obvious summer hangout in Östersund. Here you can try wakeboarding or water skiing in a cable park. You can also rent SUP (stand up paddle board) for shorter trips, play beach volleyball, jump trampoline, swim from the jetty and jump from the jump tower. For those who just want to sit back and enjoy the summer, there are hammocks, deck chairs and a lovely bungalow. In the cafe you can buy an excellent espresso. Welcome to enjoy the summer!

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Sledding slopes

Dress warm and enjoy the sledding slopes. Bring a riding vehicle – maybe a sledge or snow racer and the view set for a coffee or hot chocolate.

On Frösön you will find Kärringbacken , which is a popular sledding slope for many families with children. Here you can slide down the hill, walk up again and after the energy pushes a little, either have your own homemade lunch bag or take a few steps over to Tages restaurant & cafe .  At  Tages cafe you can enjoy a tasty sandwich &  hot chocolate or maybe take the opportunity to taste the chocolate pastry Frösö kiss.

At Kärringbacken you will also find Tegelvik ice skating rink, so be sure to bring both sledges and skates for a lovely outdoor day.

A little further down from the town square in the city centre, just near the harbor you will find the Winter Park.  Here you will find a snow slide with two lanes perfect for snowgliding. Inflatable rings  and saucers for the slide can be borrowed in the Winter Park. Traditional sledges (pulkor) saucers and riding mattresses for traditional sledge runs, can also be borrowed here.

Another popular sled slope is Olssons Kulle, located just outside the city center of Östersund.

More inspiration about winter activities 

Vinterparken Östersund

Längd östersund

Cross-country skiing

Childfriendly Frösö ski game and excursion-oriented "Medvinden" on Storsjön. In other words, lactic acid and barbecue in a wonderful combination.

Östersund has a huge range of trails and trails for those interested in skiing. Here you will find everything from murderous uphill slopes at the Ski Stadium where the national team in length and biathlon together with exercisers rush forward, to child-friendly Frösö ski game and excursion-oriented “Medvinden” on Storsjön. In other words, lactic acid and barbecue sausage in a wonderful combination!

Thanks to the fact that snow is saved under a thick layer of sawdust over the summer, the ski season can start already in November when the snow is driven out at the Ski Stadium. Snow cannons also help to get good conditions early before the natural snow comes in sufficient quantities. For those who do not have their own equipment, this can be rented at Östersund’s ski stadium.

There is also the opportunity to take instructions to improve the technique and “try biathlon”. Several of the tracks are electrically lit and are prepared daily.

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Längd i Östersund

Jamtli

Learn about the story in a playful way. Inside the museum you ride a slide through Storsjöodjurets stomach to the underground exhibitions.

Learn about the story in a playful way. Inside the museum
you ride a slide through Storsjöodjurets stomach
to the underground exhibitions where you learn
about the Viking age and Sami culture. Outdoors meet
you are actors who playfully shape your life in a playful way
Jamtland from the 18th century until the 1970s.
The playground provides many opportunities to play and learn;
control the water wheel at the Children’s Power Plant, become masters
in the dairy, the captain of the steamboat or the nicer on the river.
Every day, mini shows are held in “5 ants are more than 4
elephants “-parken. National Museum Art Lobby
invites to creative activities.

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Vinterparken Östersund

Vinterparken on ice

"Vinterparken" is a huge playground built on snow and ice. Enjoy ice-skating, sledding, snow castle and much more!

At “Vinterparken”, there are children’s favorites: the snow castle, the ice and the hockey rink.

In other words, a real eldorado for playful children! Of course you can barbecue in the fireplaces and sit in the loungers and just enjoy.

Here you will also find cable car, tram car track, slack line, ice skating rink, climbing mountain and a sledding hill.

For an updated program about what’s happening at “Vinterparken”, check out their website.

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Ice-skating

Pumptrackbana

On Frösön, next door to Surfbukten, is a Pump track for bicycles, skateboards and kickbikes.

On Frösön, next door to Surfbukten, is a Pump track for bicycles, skateboards and kickbikes. The small course consists of a straight line with humps – simple and good for you who are beginners and want to work out balance. The larger track requires you to keep track of the obstacles that lie ahead of you and your “fellow road users”.

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Rent a kick

Rent a kick in Östersund and experience Storsjön's fantastic ice. Or go out on a plowed forest road and experience the silence.

The kick is a Swedish invention with over 150 years of history and of course completely environmentally friendly when run with the “Apostle Horses”. The kick is performed by kicking one foot forward with the other foot resting on one of the two kicks. It is also possible to travel two people at the same time on the kick, as the passenger is comfortably seated on the front of the kick.

Spikes and ice studs are available to rent.

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Badhusparken Östersund

Brunflo Bike Park

Brunflo Bike Park, 15 km from the city center, you will find mountain biking with jumps, drops, curves and bridges that are fun for the whole family.

Brunflo Bike Park, 15 km from the city center, you will find mountain biking with jumps, drops, curves and bridges that are fun for the whole family. If the jumps feel challenging, there is always an easier way past.

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Teknikland

Closed 2020 due to Covid-19.At Teknikland, technology, aviation and military history are mixed with play and exploration joy.

At Teknikland, technology, aviation and military history are mixed with play and exploration joy. The interactive
the environments bring the whole family through the 20th century
technology history and kids can try electric cars,
digital gun shooting, test the inventor’s workshop,
try the crib and the veteran buses.

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Locknekratern Meteoritcenter

The Locknecrater Meteorite Center is an experience facility in Ångsta, about the meteorite strike 455 million years ago.

458 million years ago, the world-unique twin meteor broke down. Then the Storsjö area was 500 m below sea level. Most of the meteorite struck down where Lake Locknesjön is today.
The latest research findings show that the meteorite is a so-called binary / twin. The smaller part of the meteorite struck precisely at the same time at Målingen just east of Hackås near Lake Näkten. Impacted are the only proven twin meteorites on the entire planet.
The meteorites came at a speed of 54,000 km / h and together weighed over 300 million tonnes.
The impact was enormous and a volume of water corresponding to three times Storsjön’s volume was thrown away. When the water crashed back into the craters, a kilometer high tsunami was formed. The water brought with it huge quantities of gravel and sand which then solidified into unique rocks, which are only found in the area. In nature you will find clear traces of the impact. The Locknecrater is a world-unique study site that attracts researchers from all over the world. Since 2006, therefore, the Locknekratern Meteoritecenter is located in Ångsta, a museum well worth a visit.
Also take a look at our upstairs and the exhibition “Ögonfröjd” as Jämtland County’s amateur geological company presents. There you will find a large stone collection with minerals, rocks and all of Sweden’s landscape stones. Bargains with content from many well-known mineral sites can also be viewed as well as booths with very beautiful stuffs and crystal shapes.

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Storsjöbadet Östersund

Storsjöbadet

At Storsjöbadet there is something for all ages! Children's pool area with warm and comfortable water for them smallest, cool water slides.

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Djungelhuset

At Djungelhuset you will find the town's largest climbing position on three floors with tunnels, slides, trampolines and bouncy castles.

Show more

MultiChallange

Multi Challenge is a whole house full of challenges and play. Challenge the family in Boda Borg's cool adventure tracks or in the laser hall.

Show more

Östersund klättercenter

Östersund klättercenter

If you like climbing, a visit to the newly opened Östersund Climbing Center is a must. Rope climbing, Bouldering, child climbing, courses and cafe.

Show more

Skidor Östersund

Downhill skiing

Ski only 10 minutes from the center. There is equipment for rent on site. Try downhill, snowboard and the funpark.

Show more

Spa på Frösö Park hotell

Charge new energy with the children. Bring them on relaxation with pools outdoors & inside and various sauna experiences.

Show more

Bowlinghallen

The bowling alley with focus on well-maintained courses, good food and helpful staff.

Show more

Ice-skating

There are several choices to go ice-skating in Östersund. At a public skate arena or on a Long-distance skating rink on the lake Storsjön.

Show more

Surfbukten

Surbukten is an obvious summer hangout in Östersund. Here you can try wakeboarding or water skiing in a cable park.

Show more

Sledding slopes

Dress warm and enjoy the sledding slopes. Bring a riding vehicle – maybe a sledge or snow racer and the view set for a coffee or hot chocolate.

Show more

Längd östersund

Cross-country skiing

Childfriendly Frösö ski game and excursion-oriented "Medvinden" on Storsjön. In other words, lactic acid and barbecue in a wonderful combination.

Show more

Jamtli

Learn about the story in a playful way. Inside the museum you ride a slide through Storsjöodjurets stomach to the underground exhibitions.

Show more

Vinterparken Östersund

Vinterparken on ice

"Vinterparken" is a huge playground built on snow and ice. Enjoy ice-skating, sledding, snow castle and much more!

Show more

Pumptrackbana

On Frösön, next door to Surfbukten, is a Pump track for bicycles, skateboards and kickbikes.

Show more

Rent a kick

Rent a kick in Östersund and experience Storsjön's fantastic ice. Or go out on a plowed forest road and experience the silence.

Show more

Brunflo Bike Park

Brunflo Bike Park, 15 km from the city center, you will find mountain biking with jumps, drops, curves and bridges that are fun for the whole family.

Show more

Teknikland

Closed 2020 due to Covid-19.At Teknikland, technology, aviation and military history are mixed with play and exploration joy.

Show more

Locknekratern Meteoritcenter

The Locknecrater Meteorite Center is an experience facility in Ångsta, about the meteorite strike 455 million years ago.

Show more