Viking role play for children

Viking role play for children October 17-21, 2022

Open Monday-Friday 10:00-15:30.

Travel back in time and discover Viking Ripa. We invite all children to take part in the great role play of the year.

The White Gold

This year, you can meet Alva, her brother Harold and mother Frida from our filmseries 'The Larder'. They live on the Hviding Farm where everyone is preparing for Winter. They are stocking up food to make sure they will have enough to eat during the cold months ahead. For the food to keep, they must dry, smoke and salt the meat, fish, veg, fruits and so on.

Watch the filmseries The Larder here.

To her horror, Frida has discovered that all her precious white salt has been stolen from the larder. Without it she cannot preserve meet and fish. Who is the thief and can Frida get back her salt?

The two children, Alva and Harold have their theories, but they must stay on the farm and help out their mother. Instead they really hope that you can help them, be their eyes and ears and solve the mystery.

Join the role play - solve the mystery

Visit Ribe VikingeCenter with your brother, sister or good friend and see if you can solve the mystery and retrieve the white gold. Borrow a costume and look for clues and witnesses in Viking Ripa.

Age group: About 7-13 years + their parents/grandparents. Especially the youngest will benefit from having an adult or an older sibling come along. The role players will be given a task and are supposed to go search for clues, approach the Vikings that might know something and report back at the assembly.

Duration: Set aside min. 1 hour, but preferably a little longer. Last entry is at 13:00 as the story ends with an assembly at 14:00. Many children become so involved in the Viking world that they might need more time. Apart from the role play, there are more activities on the programme. Take a look below.

The story: We'll be playing they same role play every day from October 17 till 21, 2022.

Price: It is FREE to join the role play when you have purchased admission to Ribe VikingeCenter.

Programme October 17-21, 2022

10:00-14:00: Role play for children. Start by 13:00.
10:00-15:15: Hands-on: make wooden nails, grind flour, challenge each other to a Viking game, train with sword and shield yourself, visit the Viking playground.
10:00-15:15: Hands-on archery*, coin making* and wood carving*.
11:30: A Viking boat arrives in Ripa.
12:15: Warrior training for children aged 7-13.
13:00: Learn more about the construction of the Ring Fortress (Danish and German).
13:15: Market entertainment.
14:00: Role play: Concluding assembly. Everyone is welcome!
14:30: Falconry show
14:45-15:15: Meet the archaeologist, ask your questions.

Activity card for three different activities (archery, whittling and coin maiking) is DKK 60. Otherwise DKK 30 per activity. 

Subject to change.