We have collected a number of activities which can be of particular interest to kids and the young at heart. Here you can get a good overview of the varous possibilities, which could make make your visit on Orø an unconditional success with your youngsters.
This small park has over 400 animals and birds representing approximately 50 different species. You will see red deer, ostrich, llama, crocodile, coati, ferret, marmoset and tropical birds. You will also find a six meter long tiger python, the largest in Denmark! The biggest hit could be a "savannah-tour" on the park's truck where the kids can feed ostriches, cattle, deer and other animals.
At this beautifully situated camping site right down at the fjord shore you will find inflated pillows and a small playground. Even though these facilities are primarily for campers, everyone is welcome to use them if something is purchased at the kiosk. Why not start with a HUGE old-fashioned Orø ice-cream cone!
All kids, also visitors, aged about 10 and up are very welcome at "OBU" Orø's Youth Club. Here are fun activities where you can meet new friends and have a good time. The club meets at the hut at Orø School every Tuesday from 6 pm to 9 pm. Contact Hanne tel. 42324000.
At Nørre Stænge you will find Orø's Blue Flag beach right opposite Orø Camping. The beach is particularly suitable for small children because the shallow waters go a long way out before getting more than knee-deep. The sand is great, and the ice-cream cones and lollies from the kiosk taste wonderful!
Go treasure hunting with your mobile phone in hand and explore Orø in a fun and healthy way. This is a great way for school-age kids and adults who like a bit of adventure while enjoying the island.
Visit "the old market" in Bybjerg where Orø Model Train Club meets to "play" with their trains. See their beautiful model railway and maybe have a go at steering one of the trains. Contact the train club to arrange a visit. Tel. 20207883 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org
This 9-hole mini-golf course provides a great opportunity for exercising the family's competition gene! A round of mini-golf can easily be combined with refreshments at Spisestedet Orø. Always a popular place with the kids. For their opening hours please see here
Mia lets visiting children pet the sheep and other animals on this very pleasant farm. Meanwhile their parents can have a good look at the tempting farm produce in the adjoining shop – lambskins, Jerusalem artichokes, chickens, rabbits, eggs, guinea fowls, herbs and whatever else is on sale depending on the season.
The shop is open 10 am-2 pm Thursday to Sunday.
For many kids summer means catching crabs and on Orø you and your children can have a lot of enjoyment doing exactly that. You can fish from one of the harbour docks, and after a lot of hard work and the crab fishers need a break, the harbour kiosk is just a few steps away!