1. Rakel & the Oracle on Stage in Gothenburg

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During the winter holiday in Gothenburg The Göteborg Opera will host a mini musical about Rakel and the Oracle. The muscial combines clever humour with great seriousness. The magic of the performing arts takes children on an imaginative journey accompanied by two musicians and two musical artists. Program and prices can be found here

2. Explore the Grain Factory at Gothenburg Botanical Garden

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Gothenburg Botanical Garden is one of Northen Europe’s best botanical gardens and worth seeing all year round. During the winter break in February you’re welcome to the grain factory which is held at the here. The bread will be made from scratch where you will learn how to grind flour before you bake the bread. Go and se the tropical flowers and spiny cactuses at the greenhouse in the gardens. The activity costs 30 kr and preliminary booking is recommended

3. Visit the Animals in the Park Slottsskogen

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The beautiful park Slottsskogen is a great family destination and a perfect place for a stroll, a cup of coffee or a place for the children to play. In the scenic park there is a zoo with Nordic animals. You’ll be able to see the seals and penguins being fed every afternoon, pet the horses and see some of the park’s moose. There is no fee for entering the park or see the animals. 

4. A Day at Universeum

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The biggest science center in Scandinavia is located at the centre of Gothenburg. Universeum is a place where science meets fun. Experience a safari through The Rainforest, look at the big big animals of the sea at the Ocean Zone, or learn about the universe at the exhibition Space. To see opening hours and prices, click here

5. If it Snows, Go Sledding. If Not – Enjoy the Playgrounds

There are plenty of outside activities to explore in Gothenburg – all year. The weather in Gothenburg isn’t the most reliable one in the world. But if there is snow, a good tip is to bring your sledge to the hills Bragebacken, in Slottsskogen, or Brudarebacken close to Delsjön. No snow? No problem. Try out one of the many playgrounds in Gothenburg, maybe the Rain Playground which becomes even more fun when it rains. Check out the list of some of Gothenburg’s playgrounds