The Rushby family went Viking Biking in Denmark, but didn’t meet the Vikings.
But just 35 km south of Esbjerg (DFDS ferry from Harwich) you find a Viking Museum as well as a Viking Centre in Ribe, Denmark’s oldest town. At the Viking Museum your daughter Maddy can crawl into a Viking ship and visit the children exhibition: "Kristine and Rolf" - two medieval children” to play medieval games, put on medieval cloth and armour, etc. At the Viking Centre Maddy can wander round the reconstructed life-size Viking estate, work and talk with the Vikings. She can grind her own flour and bake her own Viking bread, watch the falconer fly his prey birds – and if she is not afraid she can train to be a Viking warrior or try her hand at archery.
Where to stay.
To make your green holiday even greener you can stay at the family friendly Eco Awarded Danhostel Ribe in the centre of Ribe and with an extraordinary view of Medieval Ribe and the Wadden Sea National Park. The hostel is also awarded a cycle friendly accommodation and has received the official Danish Cycle-label “Cycling Denmark” . If you don’t want to bring your own bikes you can rent bikes at the hostel both for adults and children – also the kind of bike Maddy used the last time you were in Denmark. All the hostel's rooms have private facilities.
By the way Legoland is only 60 km from Ribe.
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