Oslo mammas, today I’m sending you to Drammen! Why??? To have some pool fun with your little ones! And why traveling “so far” to take a bath? Fair question! Well, to start with, It’s actually not that far, just a 35min train ride. Think about it, it probably takes you as long to reach many other places here in Oslo, doesn’t it? And it’s not “just a bath”, it’s a super fun one! You’ll find:
*A baby-friendly pool where toddlers can walk, since the water only reaches until their hips. It has little fountains, bubbles and even a small water slide (wooow!). The water is warm and it’s really comfortable for parents too, as you can just sit there with them and follow them around. It also has a shallow area where babies can crawl. Thea had the time of her life! Really! She was walking in the water with the biggest smile ever as if I had taken her to water-paradise!
*A warm water pool for adults where you can take your baby in and help them swim around. Thea was constantly walking out and jumping in again.
*Colder water pools with waves, climbing walls and big slides for older kids.
*Regular exercise pool, in case you want to leave the kids with your partner and swim a few laps.
*Steam bath, hot tub and sauna.
There’s also a small café right next to the baby pool, in case you want to feed your child or just take a break from the water.
What else will you find there?
There is a spa on the second floor. I’m not sure this is relevant for us parents, but I thought I’d let you know in case you miraculously manage to find someone that can stay with your kids while you go up there and relax.
There’s a gym, too. But if you have spare time, rather use it for the spa (please!).
And, in case you live close by, you should also know they have baby swimming classes and also offer the possibility to throw children birthday parties.
How to get there?
The easiest is to take a train from Oslo S or Nationaltheatret. There are many trains stopping at Drammen, so just go to your closest train station and check which one is leaving first. It took us 35 minutes to get from Oslo S to Drammen, and 7 more minutes to walk to Drammensbadet. Luckily it’s located really close to the train station and it’s really easy walk there. I would suggest you to use Google maps to avoid getting lost, but basically, when you exit the train station you’ll see a big square. You’ll have to walk straight towards the right and go through a little walking tunnel. Then take it to the left and you’ll see the pool straight ahead.
What to do after?
Well, our daughters were super tired after so much pool action and fell asleep the minute we put them back into their strollers. And since we wanted them to have a nice outdoor nap before taking the train back home, we sat at this Baker Hansen right next to the train station. Very cozy and conveniently located. But if you feel like strolling around and visiting Drammen, have a look here and let us know how you liked it ;).
Monday - Friday: 6:30 to 21:00
Saturday - Sunday: 10:00 to 18:00
Small children 55NOK
Children / Youth 100NOK
Senior / Student 110NOK
Families sea 400NOK
(More information about pricing can be found here.)