Families have most fun when they do things together. There are plenty of activities for the whole family on Gotland, from the youngest to the oldest. A day on one of the long sandy beaches, a trip down Memory Lane, or fun activities in the countryside? There’s just so much to choose from.
For one week every year, Medieval Week, Visby once again becomes a town from the Middle Ages, filled with knights, maidens and traders. Get knighted and eat medieval sweets at the daily market! Read more at www.medeltidsveckan.se.
However, the Middle Ages don’t just come to Gotland in Medieval Week. You can experience medieval tournaments throughout the summer. See the knights jousting to win the maiden’s favour! You’ll find more information about this in our Events Calendar.
Did you know there are still Vikings on Gotland – at least in Vikingabyn. Shoot arrows, make mats, throw axes or play traditional Gotland games – these are just a few of the things you can try in Vikingabyn.
What was it like to be a child on 17th century Gotland? At the Bunge Museum you can see historical houses, and try traditional games. Challenge Mum and Dad in the tangling game called ‘rövkrok’!
Stroke the sheep and enjoy a snack at the cosy café at Bottarvegården, a traditional Gotland farm that shows you what farms were like in the 18th and 19th centuries.
Some quick ideas
Did you know there are trains on Gotland? In the summer you can actually ride on a steam train from Hesselby station in Dalhem. Read more about the Gotland Railway Museum.
Fancy making a pot? Etelhem Pottery has drop-in pottery sessions during the summer, and at other times by arrangement.
Football golf, axe-throwing or carting. What do you fancy? Mix Ranch has fun activities for all the family.
Roma Kungsgård has activities all year round. Viking camps, princess school and knighting are just a few of the activities.
Pedal cars for the younger children and go-carts for the older ones are available at the Gotland Veteran Car Museum. And don’t miss the chance to see the fine veteran cars.
These and much, much more is what Gotland has to offer. Contact the Tourist Information Office for more ideas for fun and games (+46 (0)498-20 17 00).