Explore Skellefteå’s top destinations for kids during the November half-term break. Whether your little ones are into science, arts, or other adventures, we’ve got you covered with a variety of enriching and fun-filled activities. We even have tips for those going further afield to Umeå (see panel at the bottom).
Nordanå Kulturcentrumoffers culture, nature and a great playground for kids in one place, for a relaxing day out. The Nordanå area is like an oasis in the city with parks, playgrounds (one with a ship!), bird ponds and museums to see.
There’s also a rather good restaurant at Nordanågården.
Skogsgläntans and Morö Backe 4H-gård offer kids fun with farm animals in Byske and Morö Backe in Skellefteå, respectively. If your kid is an animal lover, these little farms can be a wonderful excursion, as kids can ride ponies, play with the animals, and learn about nature. There are rabbits, goats, cats, and ducks.
Boda Borg is the place to go if you and your family want a real adventure! Deep under Vitberget, you’ll find this adventure cavern with 49 rooms filled with exciting quests and challenges for you and your kids to solve.
Exploratoriet is a science center that serves as a vibrant hub for learning and exploration. Designed to pique the curiosity of both young and old, this interactive space offers a wide range of exhibits and activities that make science approachable and fun. From hands-on experiments to captivating demonstrations, Exploratoriet takes visitors on an educational journey through various scientific disciplines, including physics, chemistry, and biology.
The center emphasizes experiential learning, allowing guests to engage with complex concepts in a tactile and visual manner. Whether it’s exploring the mysteries of the universe in a planetarium show or understanding the mechanics of everyday objects, there’s always something new to discover. Parents appreciate the center’s focus on supplementing formal education, making it a popular destination for family outings. exploratoriet.se
Every Wednesday in November at 6pm Sara kulturhusoffers young people the opportunity to discover the power of culture and also encouraged to explore themselves. The purpose of Unga Sara is to encourage and promote young people’s abilities, prevent exclusion and strengthen the mental health of young people. Participating in the activities at Unga Sara is free and is aimed at young people in junior high school.
Let the kids play in the past at Barnsia at Skellefteå museum.Barnsia is a local historical learning environment for kids. Are your kids six years old or younger? Let them
explore the cultural heritage of Skellefteå. It’s a perfect way to introduce kids to their new home. skellefteamuseum.se
Eddahallenis a brilliant swimming pool complex set just outside the center of Skellefteå. It has six pools that are suitable for everyone from the very youngest to the oldest, as well as aids and special pools for those who are disabled. In addition to swimming, Eddahallen also offers a sauna and a jacuzzi. A family could easily while away a whole afternoon here.
Leos Leklandis a never-ending playground especially for kids ready to play, play and play. There are jungle gyms, slides, trampolines, ball pools and little sports arenas. Parents can join in or watch from cozy couches.