In the unlikely event the weather gods don't smile on you, or if you've had enough sun, there are several indoor centres that are worth a visit. They offer fun for all the family - whatever your ages.
You'll find Karlstad's latest playland at Gräsdalen behind Granngården. Leo's Lekland is the largest playland chain in Scandinavia, with centres in Sweden, Norway and Denmark. Leo's Lekland in Karlstad is a 3,800 square metre children's playland with a total play area of 8,000 square metres. In other words, plenty of room for fun and mischief for all the family and there's always new adventures to try. There are plenty of exciting challenges for older children to try. Compete with friends on the slides, fire cannonballs from the pirate ship or climb right to the top of a volcano. There is a special play area for under 5s only.
Sundstabadet offers something for everyone: young and old alike, naughty or nice, best friends or new acquaintances. The water adventure playground offers spine-tingling fun and you can also meet popular children's film characters. There are also three pools and a modern gym for fitness fans. The superb spa complex is a relaxing oasis with Turkish baths, scented showers, Jacuzzi and infusion sauna. You can also enjoy an added touch of luxury here - fresh juices, delicious food and a terrace with panoramic views. Sundstabadet is just a ten-minute walk from the city centre, in beautiful parkland by Sundstatjärn.
Naturum Värmland extends out into Lake Vänern on piles. It is a place where both young and not so young can learn more about the Värmland nature in a light hearted way. How does an ant hill work? What fish are there in Lake Vänern? How dangerous is a bear and what does a beaver really smell like? You can learn about all these and much, much more at Naturum Värmland.
Animals and nature are also the main theme in the Naturum café and store. Another café theme is organic home baked cakes and pastries. If the weather is fine during your visit, you can enjoy your coffee out on the jetty. The store sells CDs of birdsong, beautiful books and cute cuddly toys.
Bibliotekshuset (the Library house) offers fun for the young and the young in heart and offers a range of cultural choices. Film and theatre in Arenan, library evenings on different themes and fun activities for children and teenagers in the library children and teenagers section.