Leisure time with culture, nature, and a sense of community


In the Realm of Nature there is of course lots of room for free pIay in nature and free adventures for the children, both together with their friends and family.

In Ringkøbing-Skjern Municipality we also have lots of leisure activity offers for children and young people in addition to schools and childminding arrangements.

For the youngest children there is i.a. an offer of free baby music and musical playroom at the MUSIC SCHOOL, which also offers music education, choir, dance and ballet, drama and art for the older children and young people.



Ongoing special events for children take place at the LIBRARIES. At the libraries everybody - both children and adults, who are holders of the yellow HEALTH INSURANCE CARD - can also always borrow books, music, films, computer games, board games etc., and there is free online access at the libraries of the municipality. There are BRANCHES in five of the biggest towns of the municipality.

There is a widely ramified association- and club life. Children and young people can for example attend chess, scouts, and riding. They can learn surfing, canoeing, or kayaking, or they can participate in all sorts of sports from football, handball to swimming, gymnastics, and badminton.

Equally distributed in the municipality, Ringkøbing-Skjern has 26 SPORTS- AND SWIMMING CENTRES, and in the summer there is an additional number of activities in and around the waters of Hvide Sande and the Ringkøbing Fjord.


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For the young people Ringkøbing-Skjern UNGDOMSSKOLE offers various club- and educational offers in the sparetime. Use the Google Translate function and read more under LEISURE-NATURE-CULTURE.

Most young people like the idea of having some extra money, and in Ringkøbing-Skjern Municipality especially tourism offers the opportunity of having a number of exciting jobs in your spare time in order to also afford going shopping and hanging out at cafés, or joining music events in the towns.


 Foto: hvidesande.dk

Charlotte and Ian

Danish/English couple:

Wish of living the good life

”Above all, we just wanted to be together and live the good life. We love being together” says the Danish/English couple Charlotte and Ian Coles who have settled down in an idyllic old farm house at Kloster, halfway between the Ringkøbing Fjord and the Stadil Fjord and close to the town of Ringkøbing.

It is not surprising that the couple had a wish of the good life in peaceful surroundings with lots of nature. Ian was a Major in the British Army, which meant the couple had moved around military bases in England and Germany for years. Ian had also been deployed close to the world’s war zones, leaving Charlotte alone and suffering months of deprivation during their first year in Ringkøbing-Skjern Municipality.

They bought the old farmhouse overlooking the Stadil Fjord in 2013, and Charlotte moved in full-time, while Ian could only come home as work allowed. But now the good life has really started as Ian retired this summer.

Ian is 48 years old and he has just landed a job with Vestas - the wind turbine manufacturer – as a Project Training Leader. 

Charlotte and Ian - Read the full story here

Johanna and Malte

German family:

Good working conditions leaving room for a family life close to the North Sea

The North Sea. Proper wages – on time – and working conditions leaving room for a good family life with children. Those are the really big advantages pointed out by the German couple Malte and Johanna Mayrberger when moving from the city of Berlin to the seaport of Hvide Sande. Well yes – into the bargain is also the possibility of buying your own house and the fact that people are friendly and polite.

”We would never have been able to buy a house in Germany. You need to provide a down payment of half the price to obtain a loan for the remaining, and yet it is very difficult and sometimes impossible to qualify for a mortgage,” Malte explains, and Johanna adds:

”At any rate we would not have been able to afford having a child, a car, going on holidays, which we do every year, and have time for leisure activities.”

Malte and Johanna moved to Hvide Sande on the 1st November nine years ago and have settled in fine. 

Johanne and Malte - Read the full story here