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Children and play

There are plenty of opportunities for families with children in Esbjerg.
Esbjerg Municipality has forests, beaches, plantations and parks, which are the biggest and the best play areas for children of all ages. Furthermore, it is easy to combine the trip from your work to the childcare with experiences in nature or at one of the many playgrounds - both indoor and outdoor.

Inspiration for families with children

Playgrounds and nature

Do you want an active outdoor life in Esbjerg? There are plenty of opportunities in Esbjerg Municipality. We have collected some offers in the list below.



It cannot get funnier than when you are in the water. Fortunately, there is plenty of water in this area. You can throw yourself into the North Sea’s waves at Hjerting Beach or on the wide sandy beaches on Fanø. Alternatively, there are many indoor swimming pools that can be used when the weather is cold.

In Esbjerg, you will also find Denmark’s largest waterpark. The children love the water slides.



In Esbjerg, there are a lot of offers for children and young people of all ages.

Is there a sport or hobby that are you passionate about? You can join more than 300 different associations in Esbjerg.

See the list of associations in Esbjerg Municipality’s website.

See association's overview here

Wadden Sea’s many options

Esbjerg is part of Denmark’s largest national park – the Wadden Sea. The Wadden Sea is a unique nature reserve full of life and opportunities for fun experiences for children and adults.

A tour in the Wadden Sea can offer a seal safari or oyster tour. Would you like to explore the area on your own? Children of all ages can take a closer look at the seabed, the water and the abundant wildlife.

Would you like to know more about the Wadden Sea’s fauna, flora and culture? You can read more on the Wadden Sea Centre’s website.

See more on the Wadden Sea Centre’s website

Cycling with the family

The beautiful nature in and around Esbjerg is ideal for cycling experiences for the whole family. The flat landscape along the west coast is suitable for bike rides with the family, without fear of exhausting mountain stages.

As part of the Wadden Sea National Park, a bike ride offers unique nature experiences along the evolving Wadden Sea. If you prefer the west coast’s windswept beaches, it takes only 12 minutes to Fanø by ferry. In Fanø, you can cycle in the firm sand on the beach while enjoying the fresh air and the North Sea’s waves.

You also have the opportunity to experience history by taking on a bike ride around Ribe.

Read more about biking in and around Esbjerg

We are ready to help you

Lasse Jensen is ready to help you. He can provide information about job, housing, education and leisure activities in Esbjerg.