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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.
A horse, a goat, rabbits, ducks, chickens and pigs are among the numerous animals that live here. An ecological farm for children, Kampen Økologiske Barnebondegård is a place where city kids learn to take care of animals and grow food. After a visit here your children will definitely know where the milk comes from (not the carton). There is also an ecological herbal garden and a vegetable garden. The main attraction for many Norwegian children is Hulda the pig, known from children's television.
When you are all tired of shopping and museums, this is the ideal location for family entertainment. Although E.K.T. Rideskole og Husdyrpark is within Oslo, you get the same feeling that comes with a day in the countryside. Ekeberg is located on a hillside, with beautiful views of Oslo and the fjord. Only three kilometers (one mile) east of the city center, bus number 24 can take you there from Jernbanetorget in a few minutes. E.K.T. Rideskole og Husdyrpark includes a riding school, a petting zoo and a playground, surrounded by a park and recreational areas. You can pet the rabbits, goats, cows and ponies. There is an admission fee for the animal farm and the pony riding, but admission to the recreational area is free.
This is a farm run by volunteers. It differs from other farms in that it focuses more on cultural activities than on farming as such. The activities include theater, painting, belly dancing, literature, crafts, sewing, gardening and much more. The café is open from 11a-2p between Tuesday and Thursday and from 12p-3p on Sunday. The farm dates back to 1350, and the main buildings are from 1850. The venue is also available for private party rentals. Naturally, being a farm there are also plenty of animals to see! A lot of activities are arranged outside of opening hours, but not all of them are open to the public, so call for more information. Facilities include handicapped access to most parts of the farm, including the toilets. Buses 25, 31 and 32 go past.