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Pirbadet, Trondheim.
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Traveling the family way, Trondheim is the place to stay

Have you seen your favourite band in concert or used your hairbrush as a microphone? When you are in Trondheim, you can explore your musical side.

You will find many exciting activities in Trondheim for children of all ages. Visit Norway’s largest indoor water park, go to a museum just to play, see how people lived in Trøndelag in the old days or experience great hiking and grill sausages on a fire in Bymarka. Who is first in the family to reach the summit of Gråkallen, you, Mum and Dad? When you’re tired and weary after a long day of activities, you can sleep well in one of the soft hotel beds in Trondheim.

Rock`n roll at Rockheim

YEAH. Bring Mum or Dad and see what it’s like to be a guitarist or drummer in a rock band. Do you have a song on your mind, have you been to a concert with your favourite band or used a hairbrush as a microphone? At Rockheim, you can experience the Norwegian pop and rock history through sound, photographs, film and artefacts. Create your own hip hop beats or play the guitar with Ronni Le Trekrø. When you visit Rockheim, you create your own music experience!

Are you curious?

Experiment at Vitensenteret, the Trondheim Science Centre. You can experience science that is shown on the Norwegian TV show Newton. Imagine going to a museum just to play. At the science centre children of all ages can explore and play with everything that is exhibited. You can play in the illustration room, mathematics room and electro room or perhaps visit the planetarium.

With flippers and diving mask

You can experience summer all year round at Norway’s largest indoor water park. Pirbadet is located right by the fjord in Trondheim and is Norway’s largest swimming complex. You will discover everything from wave pool, diving tower, wellness pool and jacuzzi to sauna, water slides and climbing wall. Enjoy the views of Munkholmen and the Trondheimsfjord. How fast can you slide? Do you dare to dive from the 10 metre platform?

Giutar exhibition at Rockheim, Trondheim
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Giutar exhibition at Rockheim, Trondheim.
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Rockheim

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Giutar exhibition at Rockheim, Trondheim.
Photo: CH - Visitnorway.com
Munkholmen, Trondheim
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Munkholmen, Trondheim.
Photo: Tom Gustavsen

Munkholmen (The Monk's Islet)

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Munkholmen, Trondheim.
Photo: Tom Gustavsen

Sleep well and enjoy sweet dreams in Trondheim

Sleep in a soft, big bed and eat as much as you can from the plentiful breakfast buffet. In Trondheim you will find many good places to stay. There are good deals for families travelling with children throughout the summer. Many of the city’s hotels and accommodation providers are within walking distance of good restaurants, fun activities and museums. Maybe you are not allowed to jump on the beds at home. Here it’s no problem, but keep that to yourself...

Bring Mum and Dad to the St. Olav Festival

This annual event is great fun for young and old alike so make sure you visit Trondheim during the St. Olav Festival. You can see medieval tournaments, visit the historic market, attend a lesson in the tower at the Nidarosdomen Cathedral, try being a stonemason and much more. There are also a wide variety of concerts for young and old alike.

What was it really like in the old days?

Sverresborg is perhaps the city's nicest museum for children and grandparents. If you visit Sverresborg Trøndelag Folk Museum, you can see how people in Trøndelag lived in the old days, visit the old general store and meet the farm animals.

Experience the scary history of Munkholmen 

Visit the islet of Munkholmen and experience perhaps Trondheim’s scariest story or enjoy a day at the beach. It’s just a 10-minute boat ride from the city centre. In ancient times criminals were executed here. About 1000 years ago, a monastery was built on the islet, which in all likelihood was one of the first in the Nordic countries. In 1658 the monastery was converted into a fortress and prison then later a customs house. Go on a guided tour of the old prison when you are here.

The world’s northernmost tram

When you are in Trondheim remember to take the world’s northernmost tram. This tram takes you from downtown Trondheim up to Lian where you will find great areas for hiking. There are many small lakes, where you can swim on fine summer’s days or go cross-country skiing in winter.

Rooooosenbooooorg!

At Lerkendal football stadium, you can shout and cheer at the top of your voice. There is nothing that matches experiencing RBK, one of Norway’s best football teams, at close range. Regardless of whether you are travelling here to support the visiting team or you are a Rosenborg supporter, the atmosphere at the stadium beats watching on TV. Drop into Brakka and you may meet one of your heroes in person. If you do, remember to ask for an autograph. You can also visit the club shop and perhaps buy a souvenir to remember your visit.

Olavsfestdagene crowns
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Olavsfestdagene crowns.
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St.Olav Festival

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Olavsfestdagene crowns.
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Tram charter, Trondheim
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Tram charter, Trondheim.
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The Tram Gråkallbanen

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Tram charter, Trondheim.
Photo: Tom Gustavsen

Create your own instrument at Ringve 

Visiting the Ringve Music Museum is exciting and fun. You can make your own musical instrument and experience music history with instruments from around the world. The children’s Ringve is open to all visitors during the school holidays. Even though the activities are for children, adults are also welcome to participate and help out.

Real science: Where does man come from?

Did you know that we share 98.5% of our genes with chimpanzees? Learn about human pedigree and the development of the human apes. At NTNU University Museum you can experience all the excitement that exists around us all the time. Who invented tools and fire? When did people first use symbols? When did the first people come to Norway? You can touch, study, reflect about and dream about the life in sea or maybe make a little drawing so you can help shape the exhibition.

It’s fun to play at Ladepark in Trondheim 

You can climb, swing, run and jump here. It’s also known as the “circus park”, as the site was previously home to a visiting circus. This park is a great place to play and have fun. Perhaps you will make new friends. The park has won a national award too. In 2013 Trondheim won the award for Norway’s best outdoor area in a city after entering the park. If your brother or sister is playing in the Skandia Cup football tournament, this park is just a stone’s throw away from the football fields.

NTNU Vitenskapsmuseet
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NTNU Vitenskapsmuseet.
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NTNU University Museum

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NTNU Vitenskapsmuseet.
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Ladeparken, Trondheim
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Ladeparken, Trondheim.
Photo: Øyvind Blomstereng

Ladepark

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Ladeparken, Trondheim.
Photo: Øyvind Blomstereng

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