1. Go Ice Skating at Heden

It looks like the chilly weather is here to stay, at least for a while. That means the ice skating rink at Heden will be open. If you don’t own skates or a helmet you can rent equipment at the rink. For prices and opening hours, check the City of Gothenburg's website here.

2. Create Aquarelle Paintings at the Gothenburg Botanical Garden


The Gothenburg Botanical Garden is one of the best in Europe and well worth a visit all year round. This winter holiday, they invite you to try aquarelle painting among tropical flowers and sharp-spiked cacti. You can also take part in a quiz and learn more about polination. The activity costs 30 SEK and needs to be booked in advance. Read more about opening hours and booking on their website.

3. Make Food and Homes for the Birds at the Garden Society

The Gothenburg Garden Society is located in the city centre of Gothenburg and its palm house, plantations and gardens attracts visitors from near and far. Make sure to stop by during the winter holiday to make food and build homes for the birds. All materials are provided and there is no need to book in advance. Read more on their website.

4. Visit the Animals in Slottsskogen

Beautiful Slottsskogen is the perfect place for a winter stroll or a visit to the park zoo. Say hello to seals, penguins, elk and more, free of charge. The exciting playground Plikta is open as usual and you can read more about the acitivities arranged there on their Facebook page.

5. If it Snows, Go Sledding

The weather in Gothenburg isn’t always perfect for sledding, but when it snows there are plenty of places to go sledding. We especially recommend the hill Bragebacken in Slottsskogen and the hill Brudarebacken in the recreational area Delsjön.