It can be challenging to find places your children will enjoy when travelling in a new city. The alternatives are often commercial and/or expensive while providing little entertainment value for the parents.
Four years ago when the farm (Kampen Økologiske Barnebondegård) was facing imminent closure, the local population rallied and saw the decision overturned. Where else so close to the city center can you find a place for kids to interact with farm animals, learn about farming and ecology?
The farm is located two minutes off Ensjø station, only one station past Tøyen where countless tourists travel each day to visit the Munch Museum. From downtown, exit the metro train and walk back towards and under the pedestrian bridge. Follow the road towards the left through the tunnel and the farm is immediately to the left.
Entrance is free. You can interact with rabbits, chickens, ducks, turkeys, pigs, horses, a mule, sheep, goats and even the farmhouse cat roaming the premises. The farm is small yet spacious and provides a great environment for children to explore in natural surroundings.
A vital aspect of the farm is its ecological foundation. The food kiosk offers waffles, coffee and a few other drinks – all of which are produced by ecological means. There’s a heated hut to the side of kiosk for you to relax in or warm up in during the winter.
It’s a great place young kids are sure to enjoy.