Visit manors and gardens this Easter
There’s more to Gothenburg than the city centre. Go on a day trip to a castle, a fortress or a mansion just outside the city.
At Gunnebo House and Gardens you can walk around the beautiful grounds, enjoy a lunch made from organic igredients and sip on a cup of coffee in the spring sun.
Just south of Gothenburg you will find the castle Tjolöholms Slott. Their Easter schedule is full of fun, including a Easter craft workshop and an egg hunt
The historic ruin Bohus Fortress opens for the season on April 8, and the premiere weekend offers, among other things, a bouncy castle, archery, and a medieval carousel!
Easter at Gothenburg’s museum
Game on! On April 1, the Museum of World Culture in Gothenburg opens an exhibition about games and gaming through the ages. In A World of Games, 4,000-year-old board games meet today’s gaming culture.
The floating maritime museum Maritiman opens seasonally in time for the Easter school break, and is open 1–2 and 7–16 April.
The aviation museum Aeroseum in Säve has Easter holiday activities April 6–16 (closed Easter Eve) in the underground aircraft hangar.
Have a look at our events calendar for more Easter break activities.
Easter at Gothenburg hotels
Many hotels in Gothenburg have put together deals to help you make the most of your Easter holiday. Enjoy fluffy pillows, room service and lavish breakfast buffets, here are some of the Easter hotel offers.
In the southern part of Gothenburg’s archipelago, the small hotel Kajkanten Vrångö offers an Easter family deal, which includes two over night stays, breakfast and use of the floating sauna.
At lovely Hôtel Eggers, the Easter offer includes a “welcome egg” in your room, an Easter drink and a three course meal. Read more at their website.
Tullhuset Hönö offers Maundy Thursday dinner with Easter flavours, seasoned with Easter-themed crafts and pleasantries.
Quality Hotel Winn
Quality Hotel Winn has an overnight package for families with children during the Easter break – which begins with an Easter egg hunt in the room!
Relax at a spa
Been working from home a lot? Had many days looking after children who were sick? Sounds like you need a day at the spa!
At Arken Hotel & Art Garden Spa, your next door neighbour is the cliffs and ocean by the harbour of Gothenburg. During the school holidays, they offer family spa deals, with or without accomodation.
Family friendly restaurants
In truth, you could probably bring your children to any restaurant in Gothenburg and have a good time, but some are extra popular among younger visitors. In our guide you will find some of them.
There are also plenty of child-friendly cafes in Gothenburg! Check out our large “fika” guide to see where you want to eat your sweets. If it’s specifically waffles or cinnamon buns you’re craving, we of course have guides for that too!
Child-friendly restaurants in Gothenburg
Gothenburg is a great place to visit with children! And while plenty of restaurants provide basics such as high chairs and children’s menus, there are some restaurants that kids (and their parents) just seem to love. Here is a selection of them but there are many more to discover.
Swedish Fika in Gothenburg
The Swedish tradition ”fika” (meaning to take a break, sit down with a friend for a cup of coffee and some baked goods) has become a world-wide sensation. And for good reason. Visit the cafés in Gothenburg and see for yourself why the concept of “fika” is so cherished in Sweden.
Waffles in Gothenburg and the surrounding area
Swedes love to celebrate sweet things, and on March 25th, it’s all about the crispy golden waffles. Why? Because Vårfrudagen (Our Lady’s Day) sounds almost like Våffeldagen (Waffle Day) of course! Obvious, right?
The cinnamon buns you can’t miss in Gothenburg
The cinnamon roll. Perhaps Sweden’s most common (and tastiest?) fika bread. Since the 1920s, the bun has been baked and eaten as we know it today, and on October 4 we celebrate this with Kanelbullens dag (cinnamon bun day). In Gothenburg, you can enjoy everything from buns with sourdough, buns with pearl sugar, organic buns and perhaps the largest bun in the world. Here are some of the best buns in Gothenburg that you just cannot miss!
Get closer to the archipelago and the ocean
The archipelago of Gothenburg is a must-visit, all year round really, but perhaps even more so now that the weather is heating up.
Go and discover the archipelago with Kastor Boat trips, located on the island of Hönö. The seal safari sightseeing tour can be booked every day from April 7-16.
During the spring you can go crab fishing with Hönö Boat Trips. The three-hour tour from Fotö can be booked Monday, Wednesday and Saturday April 1-15 April. A half-hour “fika” break at Vinga is included!
Explore Gothenburg from the water
Do you want to discover Gothenburg from the city water ways?
With Ocean Bus you get to see Gothenburg from both land and water, and you get to experience the exciting splash as you enter the river Göta Älv when the bus turns into a boat.
Let’s Boat offers electric rental boats that you book online and unlock with your phone. The boats can be found at Lejontrappan next to Brunnsparken and seat up to 12 people.
For those of you who would rather go on a guided tour, the classic sightseeing boat Paddan will start running on April 6.
Welcome spring in the parks and gardens of Gothenburg
Do you like flowers and plants? Both the Garden Association and the Botanical Garden are full of life as we enter spring.
The Garden association is located right by the central station and here you will find, among other things, a popular playground, the café Rosenkaféet and The Palm House where you can experience tropical heat and various exotic plants.
Gothenburg’s Botanical Garden turns 100 this year and celebrates together with Gothenburg’s 400th anniversary. The park is adjacent to the Änggårdsbergen nature reserve and you can wander here for hours. Watch spring blossom and enjoy the spring sun on the restaurant’s outdoor terrace. April 11-13, those on school holidays can decorate beautiful old pots and plant exciting plants that can be up to 100 years old.