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Family trip to Alesund with children. Ideas on where to go with your child

It is hard to call Alesund an ideal town for vacationers with children. There are not many amusements for small children here, but tourists with teenage kids can make their stay in this Norwegian town more interesting by visiting local parks and entertainment centers. Natural attractions are the main treasure of Alesund. You will have an opportunity to explore incredibly beautiful mountain regions and admire picturesque fjords. The mountain range known as Sunnmørs Alpane is a popular destination for all fans of active recreation. In summer, tourists can particulate in interesting trekking excursions, get to the top of the mountains, and admire the fabulous panorama of the surroundings. It is not boring to visit Alesund with children even in winter because a ski resort opens here at this time of the year. The resort is small but it still offers ski runs of different lengths and difficulty levels. Children, beginners, and experienced sportsmen will find something suitable here.
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If you happen to visit Alesund in summer, do not miss an opportunity to take a ride on the Hurtigruten ferry together with your children. Kids usually like this activity very much. As a rule, water excursions take place near Gejrangerfjord. They are much more interesting than regular walks along the coast. As a rule, water excursions to the fjord last no less than three hours. They are great for admiring picturesque views of the coastal region.
Perhaps, Atlantic Sea Park is the most attractive destination for vacationers with children in Alesund. This is one of the largest saltwater aquariums in North Europe. In this aquarium, visitors can see an interesting collection of creatures that live in the region including different species of sharks and penguins, dozens of different fish species, and other marine creatures. The aquarium has prepared many exciting activities for its visitors. They can watch how the aquarium’s staff feeds sharks. Besides that, everyone can try to catch crabs. The excursions in the aquarium are usually so interesting that not only children but also adults genuinely enjoy them. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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Parents often find it hard to take their children to traditional excursions because small kids can find them boring. However, a ride on the tourist tram called City Train Sightseeing is very exciting and entertaining for them. This train has become a true local landmark. The small train painted in blue and white takes tourists for an interesting ride around Alesund in summer. During an excursion, the train passes the most beautiful architectural attractions of the town and picturesque historic streets.
Most family tourists enjoy visiting the main public park in the town – Byparken i Ålesund. This is a true historic attraction – the park was established in 1885. At the end of the 19th century, Alesund was recovering after a large fire. A big part of the town’s buildings was in ruins. The old park is a charming and tranquil place with original landscaped design and multiple decorative plants that appear here in summer. The area has a lot of space for active games. In summer, special playgrounds for children open in Byparken i Ålesund. Comfortable recreation areas with benches in the shade of big trees look nothing but idyllic. There is even a designated picnic area in this park. If you like outdoor activities, it is easy to spend the entire day in the park if the weather permits.
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Some museums in Alesund are also great for families with children. The ethnographic Sunnmore Museum, which is open not far from the town, is an excellent example. It is open in an incredibly picturesque area – in a large park. Historic houses are the main “exhibits” of this open-air museum. They were brought here from different parts of the country. Most houses are at least one century old and are built exclusively from eco-friendly materials. Children will be excited to see fairytale houses with green roofs. Visitors can step inside and see the carefully restored design of the previous centuries.
Each of the houses features a collection of antique items. It is allowed to touch many items, and children are usually excited to do this. Household items of the Viking era are among the most precious artifacts exhibited here. It is better to visit this museum when the weather is fine. The distance from Alesund to Sunnmore Museum is roughly four kilometers. Numerous excursion trails start near the museum, so visitors can explore historic houses and then admire the gorgeous nature of the region and watch wild animals and birds. Summer is the most comfortable time to visit Alesund with children because this is the time when tourists can enjoy all the available activities.
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Interesting places to visit with children around Alesund

Guide to sightseeing and entertainment for children in Alesund - parks, attractions, museums, zoos, water-parks. All fascinating and educational sites of Alesund, which are must visit and see for your child. Find out the best discovery routes and places for kids (local theaters, exhibitions and museums), where you can spend quality time together. Alesund for families with children.
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