The guide to Malmö's best activities
Updated 12 Nov 2020
The information in this guide may be affected by covid-19.
Fancy alternating lazy days with energetic activities or gathering together a group of friends for an adventure in the heart of the city? Malmö has plenty of activity options for when you're in the mood for doing something fun and active. Whether you want to make the most of the sun with outdoor activities or hide from the rain with exciting indoor activities, there's something for all moods and occasions, both in and outside the city. Here is our guide to the best activities Malmö has to offer.
Malmö's magnificent 19th century riding stables has been transformed into a French boules park. There are 14 indoor lanes and 8 outdoor lanes where novices and boules pros alike can enjoy the French national sport. Naturally there are instructors on site for anyone who needs a little guidance. Combine a game or two with French drinks and delicacies in the restaurant.
Teamtastic MalmöHamngatan 5
Teambuilding and fun
In large premises in the heart of town, you and your team are cast out into a videogame world where you solve various tasks with the help of riddles and precision exercises. Take your friends or colleagues along for a thrilling post-work activity.
The AlleyDavidshallsgatan 25
Try out an exciting, spooky and challenging activity in one of The Alley's escape rooms. Choose from four different escape games and escape from a locked room by solving various riddles and challenges. Break into a bank vault in the middle of the night, for example, and steal a diamond before the night watchman arrives.
Utmaningarnas HusGeijersgatan 8
A smörgåsbord of challenges
40 challenges in five categories await keen code-breakers and competitive spirits behind the doors of Utmaningarnas Hus. High-level teamwork is required to beat the clock and other teams and to be in with a chance of making the annual leaderboard - so don't forget to come up with a great team name!
Gaming and entertainmentSlottsgatan 33
Casino Cosmopol, which has casinos in four locations around Sweden, has an impressive facility in Malmö. They have a wide range of gaming table and slot machines, as well as a restaurant, bar and entertainment.
Minigolf in Folkets ParkAmiralsgatan 35, Möllan
The adventure golf course in Folkets Park differs from traditional minigolf in that the course is filled with classic Malmö landmarks, instead of the usual mini gardens and windmills. Make your way through a four-metre high Turning Torso building, an eight-metre long Öresund bridge and a Kockums crane you can walk under, over fourteen holes.
Park life2 addresses
Malmö isn't known as "the city of parks" for nothing. Some of the best outdoor group activities can be enjoyed in parks - boules, kubb, croquet and frisbee to name just a few. Our favourite parks are without doubt Slottsparken and Pildammsparken, both of which have plenty of wide open green spaces ideal for stretching out and playing in.
PedaloesRaoul Wallenbergs Park
Rent a pedalo, take along a little picnic and pedal past leafy parks and birdlife. The boat has space for four people and you can borrow life jackets at no extra cost. A half hour costs 80 SEK, two hours 230 SEK.
Ping pong on Värnhemstorget or Folkets ParkAmiralsgatan 35, Möllan
Inspired by the outdoor ping pong tables you'll find all over Berlin and other cities, Värnhemstorget and Folkets Park have set up their own outdoor ping pong tables. Carry a racket and ball with you at all times in case the mood should take you.
Bowling is a classic group activity. There's a whole range of different places to choose from in Malmö and our favourite is O'Leary's at Entré, where you can bowl at the very top of the shopping centre with views out over the rooftops.
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Frisbee golf, or disc golf as it's also known, is a group sport that's gaining popularity. The principle is simple - play a round with as few throws as possible. The best places to try it are Bulltoftaparken, where there's a course just for frisbee golf, or Sibbarp, where you can play on a course with sea views.
Billiards is a good old-fashioned group activity that never goes out of style. There are several billiards halls in Malmö to choose from; Interpool Biljard with its 19 billiards tables and serious billiards feel is one of our favourites.
If you're not afraid of heights, climbing is an activity that guarantees some great adrenaline kicks. There are a a couple of climbing centres in and around Malmö; the Stapelbäddsparken boulder park is ideal for beginners. If you're more experienced, we recommend a trip out to Hovs Hallar or Kullen for some awesome wild climbing.
Run around with a futuristic laser weapon in your hand through dark alleyways and up and down ramps. The best place to try lasergame (or lasertag, as it's also known) is Laserdrome, which has large gaming area and well-planned courses packed with obstacles, ramps, alleyways and guaranteed adrenaline rushes.
Put your helmet on, fasten your seatbelt, floor the gas and be Malmö's best racing driver for the day. There are several great courses in and around town but Gokartcity and Lockarps Gokart are our favourites.
Load up your weapon with colourful plastic bullets and let the other team have it. Malmö now has its own paintball arena where you can play indoors. If you don't mind travelling a little further, the paintball course in Löddeköpinge is a great alternative where you can play outdoors on one of northern Europe's largest paintball courses.
Look cool as you glide smoothly across the waves on a pair of waterskis or a wakeboard. Malmö's waterskiing club arranges courses allowing you to fine-tune your skills.
Jump high up over the waves with a kite that pulls you up above the surface of the water. There's now a recently-built kite centre with rental facilities and a beachfront café on Lomma beach. During the summer months there's a full range of courses, allowing even complete beginners to get to grips with the sport.
Yes, you can windsurf in Skåne. There are several great clubs close to Malmö where you can try out standing on a surfboard, or hire one. There are also various classes to choose from for beginners.