For Children

Photo: VisitHerning

In Central Jutland, we have loads of fun activities for families with children, whether you fancy being in the city or in the country. Go to the forest or visit a playpark to burn off some energy and create great memories together.

Ideas for children’s outings

If you need something to help them burn off some energy, then there are plenty of activities for the whole family. In the library in Herning city centre, there is a playroom for the little ones with books, slides, a bouncy castle, and much more.

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For the whole family

Fun, interesting and educational for adults and children alike.

Events for children

Photo: Museum Midtjylland

Have a look at our children’s event calendar and see if there is something that you just cannot miss. Often you will find theater and musicals for children as well as great events in the areas different venues.

Farm holidays and pastoral idyll

Photo: Gyvelborg Øko-camping & Gårdbutik

Take the kids on a farm holiday, they will love it. Here you can pat the cute little calves in the "Nursery" and "Kindergarten", play on the playground, feed the rabbits with dandelions and much more. 

Visit a children’s factory

Photo: Ard Jongsma

At the Textile Museum, both adults and children will learn about an industry that has provided people across the entire world with clothes, and has shaped Central Jutland’s identity and development.

Even the youngest of visitors can get a job in the Children’s factory; a communicative playground that teaches kids about history through play and fun.

Get a taste of what it is like to work in a textile factory. First the clothes have to be made, then moved between the different floors and finally packed into boxes ready to be shipped into the great big world.

“Grow peat” by Bølling Sø lake

Photo: Museum Midtjylland

Visit the old peat factory and discover the story of the peat industry and the heath cultivation around Bølling Sø. See the machines used for peat work and say hello to old farm breeds of horses, rabbits, geese, pigeons and hens.

100 years ago, children were actually faster in carrying out the work of “growing peat” than adults. So, child workers had an important role to play, with the fastest children growing up to 30,000 blocks of peat in a day.

Families with children can play outdoors in the large nature playground with a fantastic view of Bølling Sø.

The best attractions for children

Visit the children’s favourites to have fun and play all day long. Explore the animal kingdom or climb high in nature.

Jyllands Park Zoo

Jyllands Park Zoo are located in Haunstrup, which is approx. 10 km from Herning and has existed since 1969. It is a popular excursion destination and ...

AQUA Aquarium & Wildlife Zoo

AQUA Aquarium & Wildlife Park is a family-friendly discovery centre featuring northern Europe’s largest freshwater aquarium and a nature park with wil...

Baboon City

Take the whole family for a fun day at Baboon City, Denmark’s biggest all-year amusement park.


WOW PARK Skjern is a play and amusement park in Jutland on a beautiful farm property. The entire family enjoys exploring the Park's underground caves,...

Explore nature

Dress for the weather and go out into nature, where loads of fresh air awaits you. Skovsnogen is a magical place both for children and adults alike. It will spark many conversations during and after your visit as you talk about all the weird artwork.

Art for everyone in nature

Photo: VisitHerning


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