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

Ioana and Sorin

Romanian Family:

We have been made very welcome

”We love our country, Romania, but we have also grown very fond of Denmark which has become our home,” says 37-year-old Sorin Ungureanu who - together with his wife Ioana and their two children - find themselves so much at home that in the autumn of 2017 they bought the house of their dreams in Borris. Borris is a town with approximately 800 inhabitants in Ringkøbing-Skjern Municipality – geographically the biggest municipality in Denmark.

“We have been living here since 2011 and our children are fully integrated in the local community and gradually, so are we. We have been made to feel really welcome in this town. People gladly help us and we are very happy about living here,” Sorin says whilst simultaneously smiling at Erling Søndergaard - one of the passionate locals who likes to give a lending hand. Erling has helped the family with the purchase of their house, and as a friend of the family he joins our conversation as to why Sorin and Ioana came to Denmark and what it is like for a foreign family to move to Ringkøbing-Skjern Municipality.

”We are also happy having you here. We can tell that you like being here, and you have also done a great deal to become a part of the community,” Erling points out referring to the fact that Sorin among others has been active in leading a father-child gymnastics team and a table tennis team in town.

Ioana und Sorin - 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