The places in this guide follow the recommendations regarding Covid-19, please check their own channels for updated information about opening hours etc. And rememeber: wash your hands often, stay at home if unwell, keep your distance from other people and avoid public transport.
Build and Play in Biskopsgården (free)
For the sixth year in a row, kids and youngsters can hang out and create stuff togehter at the adventure playground in Biskopsgården. There are plenty of materials, tools and staff that offer guidance. You'll also find bikes, balls and various games.
Skateboarding Coach and Swedish fika in Burgårdsparken (free)
Into skateboarding, kickbikes, inlines, roller scates and BMX? Then you should head to Actionpark, between the arenas Ullevi and Scandinavium. From June 15–August 16, there is staff here everyday running the café and handing out skateboards and protective gear. They also offer coaching for anyone who wants to step up their flip, slide and grind game.
Go Sailing in Frihamnen (free)
In Jubileumsparken in the area Frihamnen, the sailing club GKSS runs a sailing project in cooperation with Älvstaden and Gothenburg's quadricentennial jubilee. The arena is open to the public every weekend and has a universal design, which means that anyone regardless of their physical ability can join in the fun. In the park you'll also find a playground, skateboard ramp, books to borrow, a sauna and an outdoor pool.
Playful Learning at the Museum of World Culture (free)
What's it like to miss someone? When do I fit in a group? Is fighting just stupid or sometimes necessary? At the Museum of World Culture you'll find the permament exhibition Tillsammans ("together" in Swedish) where kids and adults can explore these questions in a playful and educational manner. There are different activities, adapted for ages 0–12 years.
Södra vägen 54
Summer Fun with the City of Gothenburg (free)
The City of Gothenburg arranges a wide range of activities during the summer break for different ages across the city. On this website (in Swedish) you'll find everything from textile printing to football, culture school and springboard/platform diving.
Crab fishing (free)
A piece of fishing line, a clothes peg and some fish or seafood to use as bait – that's all it takes to go fishing for crabs at the piers and stony beaches along the Swedish west coast. Put the crabs in a bucket with some water and seaweed (for sun protection), and always put them back into the ocean when you're done.
Cliffs and Beaches
Take the Stinsen Train around Town
This charming little sightseeing train is a favourite with young and old visitors. This summer it hits the streets every day until August 30, in the city centre as well as in the park Slottsskogen. The seats are limited due to the Covid-19 pandemic but to compensate it will run more often than usual.
Gustaf Adolfs torg/Slottsskogen
Visit Alfie Atkins
Alfie Atkins' Cultural Centre is the perfect place for children to play, get up to mischief, climb around and discover a building full of fascinating things. To avoid crowds this summer, you need to make a booking in advance through their website.
Check out the Rainforest at Universeum
Scandinavia's largest science centre is a seven-storey adventure for all ages. Here you'll find the largest aquariums in Europe, exciting experiments, an exhibition about life in space and a flourishing rainforest with exotic birds and animals.
Södra vägen 50
Tjolöholm's Play Village
Children can play in historical surroundings in a rustic country house, a school and a miniature horse stud. At the castle Tjolöholms slott you will also find the play ship Montrose, a sandy beach for the youngest and large natural areas to explore.
Tjolöholms slott, Fjärås