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The Knertitten train at the Norwegian Railway Museum in Hamar is always popular with the kids - Photo: Norsk Jernbanemuseum
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The Knertitten train at the Norwegian Railway Museum in Hamar is always popular with the kids Photo: Norsk Jernbanemuseum

10 Activities for Children in Hedmark

Hedmark is full of fun experiences for children. Get to know the animals at the open farms and animal parks, or try your hand at driving a mini-train.
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The name Hedmark originates from the old Norse "Heiðmǫrk" (woodland of the heathens), and was the name used for the area between Hamar and Elverum

The Amadeus Park

This "green park" is home to over 200 animals, among them zebras, camels, monkeys, ostriches, snakes, alligators, llamas and waterfowl. At Amadeus Animal Park, children are allowed to help with the feeding, and will enjoy close contact with the animals.

Ankerskogen Swimming Pool

Ankerskogen is a large water park for the whole family, featuring several pools, slides for the very young, climbing wall, diving tower and water cannons. At Ankerskogen Swimming Pool, you will also find a well-being center, café, shop and fitness suite.

The Aukrust Center, Alvdal

Enjoy a journey through the humorous fantasy world of Kjell Aukrust. Solan, Ludvig and Emanuel Desperados are looking forward to meeting you at the Aukrust Center. Children can try journalism at the news desk and make the front page of Flåklypa Tidende, and a visit to Reodor Felgen's workshop and Nabonissen's house is recommended.

Play centers

Skarnes Lekeland is a play center with slides and rafts, play equipment, heated pools with slides, pedal tractors and farm animals.

At Lekeland1, children can revel in 16,000 square feet of enormous inflatable toys, obstacle routes, balancing boards, trampolines, ball pit, mini racetrack, bicycle track and football pitch.

The Norwegian Railway Museum, Hamar

Enjoy a steam-train ride on Norway's shortest railway line, and visit Leikvangen Station with its mini-train. In the play area at the Norwegian Railway Museum, children are encouraged to use their imagination when playing with the trains, the model locomotive Urskog ready for departure and the train simulator where everyone can have a go at being a train driver.

The Norwegian Forestry Museum and the Glomdal Museum, Elverum

With a joint admission ticket to the Norwegian Forestry Museum and the Glomdal Museum, you can enjoy a fun and informative day out in beautiful surroundings by river Glomma. Use the notched logs to build your own small houses, enjoy the enormous wooden play equipment created by nature itself, jump into the hay, play "olden times" in a yard with mini farmhouses and say hello to the farm animals.

Risse the Elf in Budor forest

Budor forest is where Risse the Elf lives together with the rest of his family. He loves arranging activities and adventures for children - all year round.

Father Christmas at Savalen

Visit Father Christmas at Savalen, send Christmas cards from his very own post office and taste the Christmas porridge or speciality waffles prepared by Mrs. Santa and the Elves.

Mountain farm adventures

Seven mountain farms in Vingelen, Tolga and Dalsbygda still in operation are open to visitors, and offer an insight into the everyday life of the dairymaids throughout the summer season. Petting and looking after the animals at the farm are part of village life in Vingelen, and you will also be able to visit to the barn. Marikroken in Engerdal offers mountain-farm experience days every Sunday in July. Traditional farm food is included in the price.

Snippen Farm, Elverum

Children visiting the farm will enjoy close contact with animals such as cows, pot-bellied pigs, geese, ducks, rabbits, sheep, goats, donkeys, mules, llama, peacocks and chickens. A day at Snippen Farm is a relaxing experience - with hot dogs, sour-cream waffles and tractor fun for the young.

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Last updated:  2014-03-12
Ankerskogen swimming pool in Hamar offers fun for the entire family - Photo: Ankerskogen Svømmehall
Ankerskogen swimming pool in Hamar offers fun for the entire family
Solan is welcoming you to the Aukrust centre in Alvdal in Norway - Photo: Aukrustsenteret
Solan is welcoming you to the Aukrust centre in Alvdal in Norway

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The Knertitten train at the Norwegian Railway Museum in Hamar is always popular with the kids - Photo: Norsk Jernbanemuseum

10 Activities for Children in Hedmark

Hedmark is full of fun experiences for children. Get to know the animals at the open farms and animal parks, or try your hand at driving a mini-train.

10 Activities for Children in Hedmark

Source: Visitnorway

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11 Attractions in Hedmark

Hedmark offers a wide range of sights and attractions that give you a genuine insight into the exciting cultural history of the region.

Attractions in the Hamar region

Visit the Viking Ship Olympic Arena and the old brewery houses at Løten, or the ruins of the Hamar Cathedral, or take a trip with a mini steam train.

Where to stay in the Hamar region

Choose between modern hotels, mountain lodges, manor farms, old storehouses, friendly guest houses, cabins or tree-top huts.

What to do in Moss

Play golf at challenging Evje Golfpark or take a trip with the sightseeing minibus. You can also go canoeing on Lake Vansjø.

What to do in Trysil

Family activities include whitewater rafting, fishing, hiking, golf and biking in summer, and in winter Trysil becomes Norway's largest ski resort.

About Hedmark

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Hedmark can offer a wide range of nature and experiences, from hiking, fishing and biking to local foods and cultural happenings.

Key Facts about Hedmark

Hedmark is Southern Norway's largest county, and is renowned for its vast forests and almost 2000 lakes and rivers.

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