If you are planning to travel in Denmark by car, Aarhus is a great starting point for several family excursions. Here are five attractions suited for families with children of all ages.
Randers Regnskov Zoo
At this tropical zoo located approximately 40km from Aarhus you can experience a completely different world than what most of us are used to. Here you walk around in a rainforest environment amongst animals and plants from South-America, Asia and Africa. Randers Regnskov Zoo house more than 250 species. Many of these are free-living, creating an excellent opportunity to experience a tropical world many of us only has seen in nature documentaries on TV.
Djurs Sommerland Amusement Park
The biggest summer park in Scandinavia is only a 45 minute drive from Aarhus city centre. At Djurs Sommerland Amusement Park the whole family can enjoy 60 different activities varying from rides suited for smaller children, to the more adventurous who crave more speed. The amusement park offers Denmark’s biggest slide, cool playing areas and a large waterpark. There are also seven themed areas, including the newly opened Viking Land, so there really is something for everyone here.
Ebeltoft Safari - Ree Park
Ever wanted to go on a safari and see wild animals? At Ebeltoft Safari - Ree Park you can. Again, only 45 minutes by car from Aarhus, you can meet wild animals from every continent in a large, hilly and scenic area with woods and lakes. Here you have the possibility to go on a land rover safari, feed animals, watch bird shows and even go camel riding. The park houses about 80 species, including several that are endangered. Ebeltoft Safari - Ree Park has a great conservation programme and works with breeding such animals, such as cheetahs.
Kattegatcentret Shark Centre
An hour’s drive northeast of Aarhus you will find Kattegatcentret shark centre. Overcome the fear you may have after watching Jaws in your childhood and also teach your children about one the most fascinating species in the world. And if you are tough, you can even go diving with these magnificent creatures, which certainly would be something to tell your friends! The aquarium also house many other species, around 250 of them, from colourful coral fish to the tropical sharks
Legoland Amusement Park
Denmark’s most famous and popular amusement park is only one hour southwest of Aarhus. At Legoland’s Miniland you can walk around in a miniature world of Lego, where famous buildings, capitals, villages and other exciting areas are built with an estimated 20 million Lego bricks. At the Imagination Zone you can experience the largest 4D cinema in Scandinavia. In total, Legoland offers more than 50 exciting attractions and activities on land, at sea and even in the air.
As you see, Aarhus is an excellent starting point for great family excursions. Be sure to check out the Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel, Aarhus as your base for a memorable summer for you and your dearest. The hotel offers great parking opportunities making it an ideal place to stay when travelling by car.