What to do in West Jutland? Here are some child-friendly highlights!

Now that the summer holidays are approaching, Denmark is a good place to be. We have been to West Jutland. West Jutland is Denmark’s West Coast. It is a beautiful region to spend holidays with children. Jutland is the peninsula above Germany. The northern part of Jutland belongs to Denmark and the southern part to Germany. West Jutland is located on the Wadden Sea and is a beautiful area with nice child-friendly highlights.

What is there to do in West Jutland?

And what did we do when we were on holiday in West Jutland? In this article I will show you the best highlights and the trips we have done. And I’ll give you some tips for various campsites and holiday homes in West Jutland.

Legoland Billund

First of all, when you go to Denmark with kids, you go to Legoland Billund. It depends on where you stay in West Jutland, but on average it is an hour’s drive to Legoland. We went to Legoland for one day, that was enough for us. But you can certainly go to Legoland for several days, there is enough to do. If you want to go to Legoland for several days, it is best to stay at Legoland resort. A tip is to do this before or after your holiday in West Jutland to do.

Jyllands Akvariet

In other words, this is the Jutlands Aquarium. Because West Jutland is located on the North Sea, a visit to an aquarium cannot be avoided during your holiday. Jyllands Akvariet can be found in Thyboro, half an hour above Hvide Sande. Here you can even pet the fish! It’s not a large aquarium, but a nice activity, especially when you go on a seal safari afterwards.

On a seal safari

Because seal safaris are really something you have to do when you’re in West Jutland. The seals of the North Sea are so cute. Yet the Danes are not always happy with them, because if there are too many seals, it becomes a plague.
There are different ways to go on a seal safari. For example, you can take a boat to look for seals. But you can also take a tractor on the beach to go to the seals. Just pay attention to the weather, when you go on a seal safari in West Jutland with your family. Because when the wind comes from the sea, you will have a wet suit on a small boat in no time.

Bork Vikingehavn Hemmet

Denmark has a very rich history of which Vikings are a big part. They were called the plague from the north. Because Vikings were best known for looting, murder and robbery. But the Vikings were also true explorers and traders. In the reconstructed Bork Vikingehavn Hemmet you will experience this history as if you were there yourself. Children love it.

The climbing forest: WOW Park

Denmark is known for its child-friendly activities. The climbing forest WOW Park is one of them. There is only one thing that WOW Park wants: ‘let the children play and discover’. Well, I completely agree with that, which is why WOW Park in West Jutland is highly recommended. A great activity for the children during a holiday in Denmark!

When you’ve done all these activities, your holiday week is already quite full. But in West Jutland there are also some highlights that should not be missed.

The beaches of West Jutland

West Jutland is situated by the sea, which is why West Jutland also has beautiful beaches. These beaches are wide, spacious, and above all quiet. Here you and your children can play to the fullest without bothering anyone. The beach of Nymindegab is ideal for looking for shells, stones and (sea)animals. If you go down a little further, to Henne Beach, the beach is even quieter and you can take your kite with you. A little more excitement can be found on the white beach of Hvide Sande.

Lyngvig Lighthouse

In Hvide Sande you will find the lighthouse ‘Lyngvig Lighthouse’. Not only the lighthouse is an attraction and very photogenic. But after a steep climb up, the view from the lighthouse over the west coast is also a highlight. You just shouldn’t suffer from vertigo.

Churches in West Jutland

The churches can be found not only in the centre of the Danish towns, but also in the landscapes of West Jutland. The typical church towers require to be photographed. Here are a few worth seeing recommendations:

  • Venø Church. The address: Tangles 1, Struer 7600
  • Lemvig Kirke. The address: Torvet 15, Lemvig 7620
  • Grindsted Kirke. The address: Kirkegade 22, Grindsted, Billund 7200
  • Haurvig Kirke. The address: Soender Klitvej 92, Hvide Sande 6960

Holiday homes in Denmark, region West Jutland

In Jutland there are many child-friendly holiday parks. If you prefer to stay in a private house, then Denmark is the place to be. There is a wide range of holiday homes on offer. From holiday homes with swimming pool to holiday homes on the coast.

We stayed in a holiday park of Landal. Landal has a total of five holiday parks in Jutland, Denmark. Landal Seawest is located in West Jutland. Landal Rønbjerg and Landal Grønhøj Strand are located in the north of Jutland. In central and eastern Jutland you will find the parks Landal Ebeltoft and Landal Søhøjlandet.

We can really recommend Denmark’s Jutland as a great holiday destination for families with little children. But also with older children, because there are plenty of activities and highlights that will make every family member happy. And with the above tips, a holiday in Jutland Denmark can’t be boring. Not even if it rains all week.

WOW park, Denmark

Idyllic location

We arrive at an old farm and I realise ‘This is what I’ve dreamt about all my life!’. And the husband confirms ‘This place is amazing! We should start something like this in Holland.’ It’s nice to share a dream, even though it will probably stay a dream.

When we enter the farm, my idyllic feeling grows stronger. This place looks amazing. When we walk into the courtyard of the farm, it feels as if we’ve walked into a mediterranean country,. The sun makes the gravel glow and I’ve instantly forgotten the cold and wet picture of Denmark, I had created in my mind.

We’ve arrive at WOW Park, a playground or playforrest for the children.

wow park boomhut

Recommended by locals

One of the most surprising activities during our holiday in Denmark, was the afternoon we spent in WOW Park. A danish mother, who regularly takes her children there, recommended the park. She told me “the parents can just sit and relax and the children will enjoy themselves”, and she was right!

The first fifteen minutes in the park, I have a problem relaxing though. I have some real concerns letting my children climb al these obstacles and my heartbeat raises to a serious level. But the kids are excited and they start running around like crazy. Before I can say ‘wow’ they’ve climbed the first trees. After I’ve taken a closer look myself, I find everything is completely safe here and my heartbeat drops… It’s time to relax while the children explore the park.

WOW park mainly consists of tree houses, slides, rope bridges, swings and tunnels, in the trees, on the ground and under the ground. It takes me some ‘wows’ before I get used to the sight of my toddler climbing the rope bridges between the tree houses. Is she fearless, or am I just getting old?

wow park rennen

WOW Park. It’s definitely the right name for this park.

wow park glijbaan

From trampoline to labyrinth to popping your own popcorn

Besides treehouses, suspension bridges, slides and ziplines, you’ll find a huge net trampoline in WOW Park. After jumping the trampoline for a while, you won’t be able to walk in a straight line. I’ve never been to the moon, but I expect jumping the trampoline feels like walking on the moon. The moonwalk, but slightly different.

wow park labyrint

The labyrinth in WOW park is a lot of fun too. Do not underestimate it! It took us some time to find the exit. For us, one of the highlights was the picknick meadow with camp fires. At the end of the day everyone gathers round the fires to roast some sausage roles. The only thing missing was someone playing a guitar.

We tried to pop some popcorn on the fire. ‘Mommy, what’s that?!’ , the children shout, when I show them the cup of corn. They still have a lot to learn. Milk comes from a cow (a goat, a sheep, or whatever) and popcorn is popped corn. Yes, until recently my children thought popcorn magically arose in the microwave, but now they now you can pop corn in a cast-iron pan above a fire.

wow park popcorn pannen
popcorn bakken
wow park popcorn
wow park popcorn bakken

At the end of the afternoon, we can all recommend WOW park! We’ve had a great time. I do wonder if it would have been this great on a rainy day. Probably the kids would have enjoyed themselves anyway. And as long as you don’t mind them getting dirty and bringing some clean clothes, you’ll enjoy it too.

General information


Løvstrupvej 1
6900 Skjern


Distances to WOW park

From Nørre Nebel (Landal Dayz Seawest) it’s about 30 km’s, a 45 minute drive to WOW park.
From Esbjerg, it’s about 60 km’s, about an hour drive.
From Kopenhagen it’s 328 km, a 3,5 to 4,5 hour drive. (Depending on the route.

Opening hours

The park is open from 10.00 till 17.00. Sometime it’s closed for a private event, so make sure to check the website of WOW Park for current opening hours.


The entrance fee for children to 5 years is 90 DKK (+- €12,00) and from 5 years it’s 130 DKK (+- €17,50). This may seem a bit expensive for a ‘playground’, but when I ask my children what they’ve enjoyed most during our holiday in Denmark, two of the three agree “WOW park!”

“Even better than LEGOLAND?”
“Yes, even better than LEGOLAND!”

Meet the Vikings of Denmark in Bork Vikingehavn Hemmet

Thanks to Hiccup of the movie How to Train Your Dragon, my children have developed a healthy interest in Vikings. However, this has become a bit of a romanticised version of the Vikings. After a visit to Bork Vikingehavn in Hemmet (Denmark), the shock was quite intense. Were children really offered to the Norse Gods and Goddesses?

The Vikings of Denmark

During a visit to Bork Vikingehavn you will travel back in time. When you visit the park together with a guide, you will learn a lot about the Vikings. In the park is simulated how the Vikings lived and perform rituals. You can explore the reconstructed Finch houses and the famous longboats. With a little imagination, my children experience how the Vikings lived about 1000 years ago. Their fantasy is nourished by the fact that they can dress up as real Vikings, this is the perfect trip to get to know the Vikings better.

Before most Vikings became Christians, they had their own faith, also known as Nordic Mythology. Nordic Mythology has almost the same gods as Greek, Roman, Egyptian and Germanic mythology. The fact that children and slaves were sacrificed for the gods was, of course, very shocking news. Especially for children, because who would do such a thing?  But the Vikings are not only known for their brutality, they were also very good negotiators and builders. They were real sailors and they went on a lot of voyages of discovery in their longboats. From Bork Vikingehavn the Vikings could sail through the shallow waters of the North Sea with their longboats. But they did not just stay in the North Sea, the Vikings travelled all over the world, they even reached Canada.

The museum of Bork Vikingehavn

When you enter Bork Vikingehavn, you will find yourself in a small museum shop, where you can buy souvenirs. Bork Vikingehavn is an open-air museum about Vikings where children can interactively learn and experience more about the Vikings. Playing and learning come together in this museum. Like on the large field where the children (and playful adults) can play real Viking games.

General information Bork Vikingehavn

Distances to Bork Vikingehavn

From Nørre Nebel (Landal Dayz Seawest) it’s a 10 minute drive to Bork Vikingehavn.
From Billund …
From Kopenhagen it’s a … drive to Bork Vikingehavn.

Opening hours

The opening hours of Bork Vikingehavn vary according to the season. The same applies to the extra activities on offer. Bork Vikingehavn is open from 11:00. Closing times vary between 16:00 and 17:00, and in autumn the park is occasionally open in the evening. For the exact times I advise you to check their website before you visit the park. 

In the summer months of July and August there are many extra activities. You can shoot with bow and arrow, make Vikings jewelry or bake Vikings flat bread.


Entrance fees depend on the season. Early season it’s 60 Danish crowns (+- €8.00) and during the high season it’s 100 Danish crowns (+- €13.50).


Bork Vikingehavn
Vikingevej 7
6893 Hemmet