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Spikersuppa is a temporary, open-air ice rink located right in the heart of the city between the parliament and National Theater. The 25 x 10 meter (82 x 33 foot) rink is open during the winter and makes a great place to spend an energetic hour or two, skating, enjoying the atmosphere, and admiring the city. Skates can be rented from the outdoor restaurant. A loudspeaker system provides the music and entrance is free. In the summer the ice rink is transformed into a pond.
With its main stage a stone's throw from Karl Johans Gate, Oslo Nye has a repertoire consisting mainly of comedies, frequently contemporary, interspersed now and then with more hardboiled pieces and children's plays. Since 1971 Centralteatret in Akersgaten has served Oslo Nye as a second stage, whereas Oslo Bymuseum in Frognerparken houses the theater's stage for puppet plays. Oslo Nye Teater was founded as a joint-stock company in 1957, and since 1967 the Municipality of Oslo has been taking care of its finances. Some of the theater's famed directors have included Mentz Schulerud, Thoralv Maurstad and Berthold Halle.
Remember the days before video games? Where kids were not constantly plugged in online? If you're tired of toys that are plastic and mass produced, Riktige Leker is the place to go to ensure your kids experience a more wholesome and educational playtime. The focus at this charming shop is on high quality, non-toxic toys, such as puzzles, wooden blocks, books, train sets and intricate doll houses.
Located in the heart of Oslo, Oslo Reptilpark is a peculiar place. You can see more than 80 reptiles of all shapes and sizes. Snakes, tarantulas, fish and iguanas are are all there! Established in 2002, this park has been delighting children with their creatures for over a decade. Every Tuesday is feeding day for the reptiles, which is a great event for kids and adults alike.
Nestled in Oslo's southeastern frontier that overlooks the azure waters of the Pipervika, the Nobel Peace Center seeks to create a lasting legacy for the prize laureates beyond ceremonial award function. Inaugurated by the king of Norway Harald V in the year 2005, the center occupies a historic train station with a beautiful facade. Interactive exhibits and innovative use of technology characterize the center's temporary exhibitions persuading visitors to contemplate on a slew of topics related to ideas of war and peace. At the heart of the center is The Nobel Field, a striking permanent installation that is a beautiful tribute to all the Nobel laureates and their stories. Other prominent highlights include the Magical Book, which offers an intriguing insight into the life of Alfred Nobel, and The Peace Cloud, an installation that pays tribute to all the laureates thus far.
Here is a landmark located next door to the Royal Palace and within walking distance of most attractions. Business class rooms are available for those who want a little extra luxury and a bit more space. Brasseriet offers delicacies from all over the world, while ENZO Bar & Restaurant serves more ordinary food at a lower price. Summit 21 is the bar on the top floor with a fantastic view of the city. The hotel has a swimming pool, fitness room, sauna and sun studio.
Cinemateket is a highly quality-conscious film club that is a part of the Norwegian Film Institute Center. Its two screens, show both old and new classics, as well as films that are too specialized, artsy, or otherwise deemed unfit for municipal cinemas. Nights when viewers don't know which film is going to be shown, are especially popular. The club also hosts the annual Films From The South Festival. During holiday seasons, members can invite guests in on their membership cards.
Staying at the Vika Atrium Hotel, you will be directly across the road from Aker Brygge, Oslo's main shopping and entertainment center. After a five-minute walk, you will be at the Town Hall, the Royal Palace, the National theater or the main street, Karl Johan. Nineteen of the 79 rooms are family rooms, and can accommodate up to five people. A lot of activities and a special buffet are available for kids, so bring along the entourage. Onsite facilities include fitness center, restaurant and the Aker Brygge shares premises with the hotel building so corporate travelers can take benefit of the multifarious conference and meeting facilities. Call ahead for reservations and inquiries.
Situated between the Royal Castle and Aker Brygge, Scandic Hotel KNA Oslo is a traditional hotel that caters for the demanding requirements of today's businessperson. The hotel features 11 meeting rooms, and conferences for up to 120 people can be organized. Despite its many business facilities, this hotel also caters for families with its amenities and activities for children. Check the website for more details.
Established in 1995, Sprell is a chain of charming shops dedicated to providing high quality toys (and other items) for children. Emphasis is placed on toys that are not only fun, but provide educational value as well. In addition, you'll find children's clothing with cute colors and patterns, as well as home decor and books. There are five Sprell locations in Oslo, which is a testament to the brand's popularity.
This charming children's boutique located in the Frogner area of Oslo will satisfy both parents and kids alike. Featuring an array of toys, activities, games, puzzles, books and more, Sprell focuses on quality products. The shop is neatly organized into themed areas and by age. Discover badminton sets in the beach section, or costumes in the dress up area. Whether picking up the perfect toy or activity for a children's birthday party or exploring the shop with your own little ones, Sprell Majorstua is sure to have what you need and more.
Established on 25 November 2011 by the Oslo municipality, Popsenteret is an interactive museum in Grünerløkka which has a wide display of more than a century of Norwegian music history. This four floors museum has a mammoth exhibition of artists, songs, historical concerts, record and CD players, instruments and much more. You can even re-record the songs in their recording studios and make it your own! There is a children's playroom which has books, instruments and other engaging things. It is also a cultural hub where many events take place. Seminar rooms, auditorium and meeting facilities are available in this facility. Popsenteret is a must visit place for all those who love music.