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

Address

Løvstrupvej 1
6900 Skjern
Denmark

http://www.wowpark.dk

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.

Tickets

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.

Tickets

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).

Address

Bork Vikingehavn
Vikingevej 7
6893 Hemmet
Denmark