Vacation In Svendborg With Kids – 10 Things To Do and See januar 16, 2022 – Posted in: Denmark, Holidays with kids, Travel – Tags: , , , , , , ,

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Tips for a holiday in Svendborg with children

Svendborg is where we live! We have so much to share with you, because we absolutely love it here. There’s always something new to see and do. We like to travel outside in the winther, because in the summertime we want to spend as much time here as we can. The summer is spent working in Rune’s bar, Kammerateriet, and the rest of the time just relaxing at the beach or out in town.

In and around Svendborg there are lots of lovely sandy beaches, water and forests that invite you to a summer holiday full of activities. If you get tired of bathing, there is plenty to do for children. Also sail out to some of the other lovely islands in the South Funen Archipelago, or visit one of the exciting museums.

10 attractions for children in Svendborg

VisitSvendborg provides lots of inspiration for attractions and current events in the city. But among the sights in Svendborg that you just have to see, there are:

Beaches in and around Svendborg

South Funen has some of the very best beaches in Denmark. In Svendborg, we have the shallow and kids-friendly beach by the round marina in the middle of the city and then Christiansminde Strand just east of the city. Walk along the beautiful path next to the sea side water and find the many signs that the area has been a recreational area for the people of Svendborg for more than 200 years. Here they went out to enjoy a refreshment in forest and were entertained with a dance hall, bike path and a tower.

You can also drive to the beach and the forest at Smørmosen on Thurø. In addition to a lovely sandy beach, there is mini golf course, a snack bar and a huge playground.


At Naturama you can experience modern natural history, told to and for children. The stuffed animals are on display so you can get really close to them.

Food markets in Svendborg

Every Saturday, the square in Svendborg is transformed into a food market, where you can buy vegetables, fish, cheese and local souvenirs. On the last weekend of June, the market will be expanded into the Culinary Market, which is the largest food fair in Scandinavia. At the end of the summer, we have the Old Town Market.

The ferries to Ærø, Drejø, Skarø and Hjortø

From Svendborg you can take the ferry to the small, southern Funen islands: Ærø , Drejø, Skarø and Hjortø. Ærø is the largest, and it is advisable to book a nihght or two for your stay. Here you can go on adventures in the old streets, visit a bottle ship museum or rent bicycles and enjoy the beautiful nature. Read more about Ærø here: A daytrip to Ærøskøbing

On Skarø you can enjoy the famous Skarø ice cream to the sound of the bell frogs in the street pond or go to Skarø Festival, also run by Rune and his businnes partner. On Drejø you can have a nice meal at the inn.

Island tour on the ancient wooden ships

However, you can also set sail yourself on one of the beautiful, ancient wooden ships, either as a daytrip to one of the small islands or on a longer journey around Funen.

The Danish Welfare Museum

A visit to Fattiggården, or the Danish Welfare Museum as it is called today, can be a great experience for children. The museum contains, among other things, an exhibition about children in orphanages in the 20th century. If you need to talk about what it really means to be poor, whether it’s just having one Ipad to share, the exhibition can really be recommended. Children have free admission.

Valdemar’s Castle

Also visit Valdemar’s Castle. The castle is closed for the public, but you can enjoy a walk in the beautiful area. If you don’t have a car, then the easiest way is actually the waterway with the small veteran ship Helge, which departs from the harbor in Svendborg between Frederiksgade and Frederiksø.

Visit the old shipyard on Frederiksø

The former Svendborg Shipyard has today been transformed into a cultural island in the middle of Svendborg. It’s one of the most popular sights in Svendborg. Until the 1990s, the yard was a workplace for many of the men in Svendborg. You can still hear the siren bellowing across the rooftops, telling that it’s now time for morning coffee, lunch break, and the end of the workday. Tourists marvel at the howling siren, but without it, locals can’t keep track of time.

Take a walk around Frederiksø and read the story of the yard on small boards placed on the buildings. Visit the parkour course, the skate ramp and the ball track, and end the walk at the beach bar, Kammerateriet. Here you’ll find Rune behind the bar, ready to poor you a Piña Colada!

Go for a walk on The Archipelago Trail

Even the tiniest feet can go for a small hike on the beautiful Archipelago Trail. The path is a total of 220 km long and takes you around the landscape of South Funen. If you click the link, there are suggestions for different day trips, but the trail can also be a hiking holiday in itself.

Berry picking

Along the road you can buy fresh strawberries – but it’s even more fun to pick them yourself! Many places offer pick-your-own strawberries, where you get to pick the best berries in strawberry fields. Keep an eye out for ads for pick-yourself in the local weekly newspaper for Svendborg, which can be read here: – or ask at the Tourist Information.

Find a great hotel in Svendborg

Are you looking for a good hotel in Svendborg, we have collected a list of lovely hotels for you, all of which can be booked through See more hotels by doing your own search here:

A kids-friendly hotel in Svendborg

Hotel Christiansminde forms a lovely setting for a holiday with children. Here you live right by the beach with the long jetty, playground, ice parlour and mini golf course. In the hotel there is a games room in the basement with table tennis and a swimming pool, and on the sumptuous breakfast buffet there is something that all children like! From Christiansminde it is a 15 minute walk to Svendborg.

Read more about the hotel here: Hotel Christiansminde

A great hotel in Svendborg

Stay at the lovely Hotel Svendborg right in the city center. Whether you come by train or car, the hotel is easy to get to. The rooms are large and tastefully decorated. It is possible to choose a room with view of the city. Dine well in the hotel’s own Restaurant Krinsen, which has a menu inspired by seasonal local ingredients.

Read more about the hotel here: Best Western Plus Hotel Svendborg

An affordable hotel in the city center

If you’re planning to be out and about all day and just need a bed to sleep in, you will also find good and cheap accommodation in Svendborg. At Hotel Garni you live right by the harbor, opposite the train station and a 2-minute walk from the pedestrian zone. The hotel has 18 well-appointed rooms with everything you need for your holiday – including free wifi. Once you have checked in at Best Western Plus Hotel Svendborg, where you can also have breakfast, you can come and go as you please.

Read more about the hotel here: Hotel Garni

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