The 10 Best Things to do Good for Kids in Gothenburg, West Coast

May 16, 2022 Concepcion Newsome

Celebrate the wonders of the land and sea in Gothenburg, Sweden’s second-largest city and home to Liseberg amusement park, the country’s #1 tourist attraction. Visiting Gothenburg Archipelago is a must, as is sampling everything from modern gastronomy to ‘fika’ to the fresh-caught wonders at Feskekörka (Fish Church). Be sure to take in the Gothenburg Museum of Art, stunning contemporary art at Röda Sten Art Centre, and – if you visit in August – the incredible Way Out West music festival.
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1. Liseberg amusement park

Orgrytevagen 5, Gothenburg 402 22 Sweden +46 31 40 01 00 [email protected] http://liseberg.se/sv/hem/Nojesparken/
Excellent
57%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
2%
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4.5 based on 4,280 reviews

Liseberg amusement park

Liseberg is a park for everyone. Since 1923 we have brought millions of people together to have fun. The park offers adventure, music, games, good food and beautiful gardens over three seasons: summer, Halloween and Christmas.

Reviewed By bunnybumboo - Gloucester, United Kingdom

This place is definitely a must do in Gothenburg! We paid for the Christmas entry ticket as we only wanted to walk around and not go on the rides, this was reasonable at about £8. The park is decorated so beautifully for Christmas and really is magical. There is a tram stop nearby but it also isn't too long a walk from the centre. There is so much to do there even if you do not want to go on any of the rides.

2. Horticultural Gardens (Tradgardsforeningen)

Slussgatan 1, Gothenburg 411 06 Sweden +46 31 61 18 83 [email protected] http://www.tradgardsforeningen.se
Excellent
54%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
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4.5 based on 1,065 reviews

Horticultural Gardens (Tradgardsforeningen)

Reviewed By I5999EYantonioc - Schaerbeek, Belgium

Beautiful park to hang out while sunny The botanical part with tropical plants is really nice to visit and to discover. I recommend to spend 1-2 hours there

3. Volvo Museum

Arendals Skans Arendal, Gothenburg 405 08 Sweden +46 31 66 48 14 [email protected] http://www.volvomuseum.se
Excellent
48%
Good
41%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
2%
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 888 reviews

Volvo Museum

We are open for visitors again! We follow the authorities recommendations closely and have made a number of changes to ensure the safety of our visitors and staff. If you are symptom-free, you are welcome to visit the museum. The number of visitors will be restricted. We will neither offer guided tours nor film shows in our cinemas until further notice. Our Café has a reduced capacity with a limited amount of seats. Weather permitting you are welcome to have your refreshments in our outdoor seating area. Please take extra care regarding hand hygiene and keep a safe distance to other visitors. If you are not feeling well, we advise you to postpone your visit.

Reviewed By Ces733 - Dublin, Ireland

Visited the Volvo museum back in March 2020 - just before Covid got bad. The museum itself is a bit outside Gothenburg so a taxi / Uber may be needed if not driving. The museum is absolutely fascinating, and the collection of both historic and modern Volvo cars is seriously impressive, as well as concept cars. I can highly recommend

4. Delsjon

Topelsgatan, Gothenburg 416 55 Sweden +46 31 40 34 88 http://npk.nu
Excellent
58%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
1%
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4.5 based on 224 reviews

Delsjon

Reviewed By U9521WKstevenb - Kungalv, Sweden

My 11yo son and I followed Bohusleden to and through Delsjön Nature Reserve. What a beautiful area. There are many seperate trails that can be followed, as well as Bohusleden. The main paths are well marked and even surfaced. There are countless places to sit and ejoy the review around the lake, or to take swim and cool off. There is even a beach area and a wonderful place to fika (Kaffestugan Lyckan). In this same area you will also find bathrooms, fresh water and places to rent a canoe, or go fishing. There are several rest areas around the lake where you can have a picnic. This area is great for anyone who wants to be out for just a short walk, or spend the day.

5. Stora Amundon

Amundon, Gothenburg 436 58 Sweden
Excellent
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45%
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4.5 based on 55 reviews

Stora Amundon

Reviewed By magnusf527 - Gothenburg, Sweden

bring a pick-nick basket and take a nice walk to Stora Amundon a sunny summer day and bring a couple of carrots or apples to the horses that are running around on the island.

6. Botanical Garden

22 Carl Skottsbergs Gata, Gothenburg 413 19 Sweden +46 10 473 77 77 [email protected] http://www.botaniska.se
Excellent
66%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1,709 reviews

Botanical Garden

Welcome to one of the largest botanical gardens in Northern Europe. The cultivated part occupies 40 acres and holds about 12 000 species. It is a botanical garden with a strong emphasis on horticulture and the garden is divided into different sections linked by lawns with fine trees and shrubs. You will find a kitchen garden, a herb garden, perennial and annual borders, a Japanese glade, a rhododendron valley and a stunning rock garden with a waterfall. In the bulb garden you find species that are not grown anywhere else. The Greenhouses have more than 4 000 species including a large collection of orchids and carnivorous plants. The Eastern Island tree, extinct in its natural locality, is preserved here. The garden is bordering a nature reserve where also the arboretum is located.

Reviewed By Petersolare - Gothenburg, Sweden

A lovely garden with so many different plants and trees in one place. Springtime, summer, autumn, winter, worth visiting all year round. Nice cafe for a rest as well.

7. Slottsskogen

Near Linneplatsen, Gothenburg Sweden +46 31 61 18 90 http://goteborg.se/slottsskogen
Excellent
58%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
6%
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4.5 based on 970 reviews

Slottsskogen

Reviewed By Audrey2013_13 - Basel, Switzerland

Huge park on the outskirts of the city center. Parking (meter) available. Did not know what to expect. Absolutely huge, with large flat grass areas to relax, picnic or unwind, and forest areas. A free zoo in the middle allows you to see Gotland ponies, pingouins, sea lions, the famous moose and other Nordic animals. Very well done. There’s even a little petting zoo for children (closed at the moment due to corona). You can stop for an ice cream or waffle at a little cafe in the middle, or when you get to the end of the zoo there’s a much bigger restaurant that offers a lot more choices including savoury dishes. There’s also a great kids playground. Near the natural history museum.

8. Southern Goteborg Archipelago

Gothenburg Sweden +46 31 368 42 00 http://www.goteborg.com/en/to-do-in-the-gothenburg-archipelago/
Excellent
73%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
3%
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4.5 based on 1,126 reviews

Southern Goteborg Archipelago

Reviewed By lydiagiannakou

It is the perfect option for a sunny day. the trip to the islands of the southern archipelago is cheap and fast, and there are frequent ferry-trips all day long. Also, you have the option of island-hopping, where you can visit more than one islands in a day. I visited the island of Styrso, which was truly beautiful. If the weather allows it, make sure you carry a swimsuit, because there are also places at the island where you can anjoy a swim.

9. Maritiman

12 Packhusplatsen, Gothenburg 411 13 Sweden +46 31 10 59 50 [email protected] http://www.maritiman.se
Excellent
46%
Good
42%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 413 reviews

Maritiman

Reviewed By sflynn8 - Limerick, Ireland

This is a very interesting attraction in the centre of Gothenburg. We were able to visit a navel destroyer,a submarine and several other ships. The submarine was the highlight of our visit. The cost is reasonable and it was a lovely way to pass a couple of hours.

10. Aeroseum

Holmvagen 100, Gothenburg Sweden +46 31 55 83 00 [email protected] http://www.aeroseum.se/
Excellent
57%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 448 reviews

Aeroseum

Reviewed By PCJc - Lusaka, Zambia

This was a great tour. It's an underground museum, full of planes and it's mind-blowing reading through the plane assembling details. Learning about world wars and bombs. It's sweetable for all ages. I have enjoyed my vacation

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