Discover the city through a fun family game
Oslo City Game is a family friendly game that makes you discover the city while solving riddles and clues. Each game lasts around 2 hours, and there are several to choose from. All of the games take you trough some of the most interesting sights the city has to offer, and provide lots of interesting fun facts along the way. Rain or shine, any time of day, this is a great way to spend some time as a family! You just download the app, choose the game you want, and press start. Easy as that! At 12 dollars / 10 euros, it is also reasonably priced.
Visit the International Museum of Children’s Art
Oslo has a whole museum dedicated to art made by kids! Established in 1986 it is seen as a pioneer interationally. It now displays artwork by children from more than 180 different countries. For opening hours and ticket prices, see https://www.barnekunst.no/
Oslo Reptile Park
Surprisingly enough, Oslo actually has a reptile park in the middle of the city centre! If you are not of the faint of heart, this is a fun way to spend and hour or two, especially on a rainy day. For details, see https://www.reptilpark.no/
Vigelandsparken and Frognerparken
Vigelandsparken is the world’s biggest sculpture park, and is definitely worth a visit. It located close to the city centre, and with it’s more than 200 sculptures and 2 cafes it’s a fun day out for big and small alike. And even better, the surrounding park Frognerparken even has a big playground and a lot of space for a picnic on a sunny day.
Bonus; Vigelandsparken is also home to Norway’s largest collection of roses in summer.
Norsk Folkemuseum – Norwegian Museum of Cultural History
This is a huge museum some 20 minutes travel out of the city core, but well worth the trip. Oslo Folkemuseum is one of the world’s oldest and largest open-air museums, with 155 traditional houses from all parts of Norway and a stave church from the year 1200.
There are no cars, lots of space for children to run, and they regularily host fun events as folk dance, Christimas markets, horse and carriage rides and handicraft demonstrations. The museum also include, amongst others, an inside museum of toys. A guaranteed success!
Easiest way to get there; Take bus number 30 til Bygdøy or boat from Rådhuskaia.