Scan Magazine | Special Theme | Sweden – A Children’s Paradise
Ultimate bouncing fun
By Sara Wenkel | Photos: Catalin Ionescu
A new trampoline park in Gothenburg will keep the whole family busy. The 1,000 square metres of fun contains 50 trampolines, including wall trampolines, a dodgeball field, a foam pit, and two basketball hoops. Sarah Cojocaru is activities manager at AirHop Gothenburg, and she makes sure that there is always something going on at the trampoline park. Anyone above five years of age can join in on the wide range of activities in the extensive indoor arena. “The most popular activity is dodgeball,” says Cojocaru. “Two teams line up on the field of trampolines with angled walls to face off with foam balls.” Another popular activity is AirFit. “It is a 60-minute intense fitness class with an instructor.” AirHop also loves throwing children’s parties. Groups of up to 20 kids can be accommodated, and you get a dedicated party host who follows you around and helps arrange a dodgeball game just for your group. After an hour of jumping, the kids can refuel in the AirHop café with hot dogs and ice cream.
Safety first AirHop has a strong focus on safety. “Everyone should feel that they are in a safe environment,” says Cojocaru. A safety briefing is held with anyone who wants to jump, and there are always park hosts around for assistance. In April, an additional park will open in Uppsala, and there are also parks in Germany and England. It is highly recommended to book a slot before arriving at the park.
For more information, please visit: www.airhoppark.se or facebook.com/ airhopgbg
Meet the creatures of Elk Hill At the Royal Hunt Museum – Elk Hill, fantastic nature is accessible only a short trip from Gothenburg. It is an ideal destination to explore and meet wild creatures of the forest.
Whether taking part in one of the popular elk safaris or exploring the area alone, visitors have the chance to spot moose in their natural environment.
By Malin Norman | Photos: Royal Hunt Museum – Elk Hill
West Sweden’s only eco park is located close to beautiful Lake Vänern, and its mountains Halleberg and Hunneberg offer rare geology and biological diversity with fascinating wildlife, in addition to plenty for young and old adventurers to discover. “The Royal Hunt Museum – Elk Hill is ideal for families with children,” says event and marketing coordinator Mattias Westerdahl. “A big part of the exhibition is interactive, with opportunities to smell, touch and explore. It’s practical learning in a museum environment.” There is plenty to see and do including an interactive display about Swedish nature and hunting history as well as the royal hunt, which was introduced by King Oscar II in 1885 and is still active today. New this year 68 | Issue 99 | April 2017
is the enchanted forest, where the museum spills into the outdoors so that visitors can learn more about wildlife and have fun in the adjoining playground. Another highlight is the beaver safari, with the opportunity to also join a guided canoe tour on beautiful Lake Eldmörjan. Lasting around three hours, this is an exciting activity for families with children aged around ten to 12. For those who want to try canoeing on their own, half-day and full-day rentals were introduced last summer and proved to be very popular. Mountain bikes are also available, with several routes starting at the museum and following the mountain. The Royal Hunt Museum – Elk Hill is open all year around with more activities throughout, such as guided monthly hikes.
For more information, please visit: www.algensberg.com
Published on Apr 10, 2017