Take a trip to Grindsted – shopping, scenery and entertainment in the best of surroundings

A place to go for shopping and cafés, canoeing on the river and hammer down go-karting, or to visit an active farming museum.

Grindsted is a charming railway town with a lively shopping centre and wide variety of leisure pursuits. Taking a trip to Grindsted is synonymous with a relaxed urban atmosphere with shopping and good food. Its location close to Billund also means easy access to even more entertainment venues and attractions, including Legoland.

If you take a holiday in Grindsted, there are rural and cultural activities to look forward to. Visit the exciting Grindsted Museum, housed in the town’s oldest building and with constantly updated exhibitions from the area. For something a little more advanced, go to Museumsgården Karensminde, an active farming museum with something for the whole family, offering close contact with the animals and working workshops.

Grindsted’s unique history as a railway town really started in 1914 when eastern and western Jutland were linked by rail. From being isolated and surrounded by heathland, Grindsted suddenly found itself a traffic hub and its population grew. It still retains the character of a commercial town, with a charming blend of classic Danish architecture from the 1920s and 30s and able to attract a host of visitors.

If you're interested in speed during a visit to Grindsted, you can arrange your very own grand prix or Le Mans with your friends at Grindsted Gokartbane. Round off with a great dinner at restaurant no|22, specialising in classic and refined dishes in intimate surroundings. If you fancy a bit of exercise, get out on your bike on the Grindsteds Perler cycle route.

There's lots of fun and activity for families, for instance at Museumsgården Karensminde, which puts on a series of special events including pancake race, horse and carriage rides, sheep shearing, livestock show and pet training. There is also canoeing and fishing on Grindsted Å with even more water in the Lalandia Aquadome tropical holiday centre, and of course there is the famous Givskud Zoo.

Take your next holiday in Grindsted. Look forward to lots of enjoyable scenery and active attractions for the whole family.

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