The summer holiday is not far away and maybe you chose to book a vacation in mid Jutland. If that is the case, you should keep on reading, as we give you an overview over the best family activities mid Jutland has to offer during the summer.
Mid Jutland is a mecca for kids and adults who love animals. At Randers Rainforest (Regnskov) you are taken in to the hot rainforest climate and get to meet all the animals of the rainforest. During the summer they host the Nature Talent 2015 competition, where the animals compete in fun activities. If you rather wish to se the animals from the ocean, you should visit Kattegat Centret or Aqua Aquarium and Animal Park (Aqua Akvarium og Dyrepark). You can also see exotic animals in one of the many zoos in the area. Munkholm Zoo is a smaller, but very charming zoo, while Jyllands Park Zoo is perfect for kids, with the many animals they can pet and feed. At Scandinavian Animal Park (Skandinavisk Dyrepark) you get to experience animals from the north, e.g. bears and reindeer and in Ree Park you can go on safari to the savannah. Both parks offer the possibility to stay one night in the park.
If there is something that is a sure hit with kids, it is amusement parks. In mid Jutland you can visit Djurs Sommerland, which is the largest summer park in the Nordic countries. Here you also get to enjoy the fun waterpark, when it is hot outside. Another popular amusement park is Tivoli Friheden in Århus. In Århus you also have the opportunity to go on a time travel and visit The Old City (Den Gamle By). Here you can experience life as it used to be and walk around in the charming streets. Hjerl Hedes Frilandsmuseum also offers you to go back in time. During the summer, the place comes to live with people cutting sheep, driving horse carriages and baking bread. The kids get to enjoy different fun activities. They can for example grind flour, make jewellery or arrows or play on the historical playground.
When the weather is bad you should go to the Energy museum (Energimuseet), where you get to touch, play with and experience different sources of energy. This summer the focus will be on water, with a lot of fun activities. Down in Mønsted Chalk mines (Kalkgruber) you also get to go on adventures, despite bad weather. Here you can experience the largest chalk mine in the world and during the summer it is also possible to see bats in the mine. Maybe you wish to burn some more energy, and then you should visit Adventure Park, where there is a wealth of fun outdoor and indoor games, like adventure golf. In Fishing and Family Park West (Fiske og Familiepark West) you also get to enjoy a fun water park, go-cart, miniature golf, canoeing, pedal boats and fishing.
One thing is for sure, you will return from your vacation in mid Jutland with a big smile on your face.