In Laholm there are plenty of child-friendly and family-friendly activities. Here’s the 10 best tips for this autumn/winter.


At Hästtorget in Laholm lies Teckningsmuseet – the only museum of drawing in the Nordics. In addition to interesting exhibitions, the museum also offers educational activities for both children and adults. In the open studio downstairs, visitors can create freely or take help from the museum’s art educators who are in place during holidays and weekends. There is also a small shop and a café in the house. Also free admission – all year round!


Picking shells, play softball, walk or find a bench and serve a yummy winter picnic (hot cocoa maybe)! The 12 km long sandy beach along the sea is beautiful all year round. In Skummeslövsstrand the sand is somewhat more packed and hard, in northern Mellbystrand it is softer and looser.


Sweden’s first national tourist bicycle route – awarded as the cycle route of the year in Europe 2018 – is a 390 km long cycle route with unique seaside location, which runs between Helsingborg in the south and Gothenburg in the north. The popular trail passes through Laholm’s seaside resorts Skummeslövsstrand and Mellbystrand. Read more about the route and plan your journey on (Photo: Magnus Andersson)


Stroll, hike or barbecue. Osbeck’s beech forests are located on the northern slope of Hallandsås (Halland ridge), just next to a place called Hasslöv. The nature of the reserve fascinates and has been doing so for centuries. Here are rippling forest streams, rare mosses, extensive wildlife and several ancient remains. There is a toilet next to the car park, and at the eastern barbecue area there are bench tables adapted for wheelchairs.


In Laholm you can find several nice sledding hills. Vallåsen Ski Resort usually prepares one, but you can find many good places along Hallandsås’ north slope. Inside the town of Laholm there are at least two: one close to the walking trail “Hälsans stig”, by the river Lagan, and one at the playground on Slåttervägen.


Under the Public Health Center’s (Folkhälsocentrum) roof you will find, among other things: four swimming pools (three of which have slides), bubble pool, sauna, gym and a café. Here, all age groups can be activated and stimulated. Outside there is a 500 square meter skate park in concrete.


The town library in Laholm has a big and cozy section for children. Here you will find lots of picture books, in different genres, including “The Apple Shelf” with books for and about children with disabilities. Here you will also find a whole shelf dedicated for new parents and parents of small children.


Along Stora strandvägen in Skummeslövsstrand lies Laholm’s largest playground. Here you’ll find big and small swings, fun climbing frames, football goals, toilets, bench tables and a large outdoor grill. And nearby – besides the beach and the sea of course – there are several restaurants and kiosks.


The roaring Kvarnfallet (The Old Mill waterfall) in Knäred is a scenic place where you can enjoy a cup of coffee, barbecue or just sit and admire Krokån’s flow past the 400-year-old mill. Nearby there is a large car park, a café, a museum and several walking friendly trails.


Vallåsen Ski Resort, Mellby Padel Center, Cinema Maxim etc. Find more family-friendly things to do under the title “To do” >>>