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Seven tips for a rainy day

Written by Lisa Söderholm
Lisa Söderholm Redaktör och friluftsälskare

When you wake up to a persistent rat-a-tat on your windows in Halland, there’s no cause for worry. A rainy day can be perfect to venture outdoors. And if you’re not the outdoor type who loves squelching in mud in rubber boos, there’s still plenty to do. We’ve lined up seven excellent things to do when the heavens open up

    1. 1. Shop at Hede Fashion Outlet

    Channelise your inner fashionista at the Hede fashion outlet. You’ll discover stores that stock clothing, shoes, furnishings and accessories from both national and international brands. Hugo Boss, Levis, Nike, Polarn & Pyret, Norrøna, Iittala and Le Creuset are just some of the brands you can find here.

    And with prices up to 70% lower than in regular stores, there are bargains here you just can’t pass up.

  1. Två personer strosar fram på gågatan med kassar i händerna.
    At the Hede Fashion Outlet you’ll find plenty of well-known brands.

    Photo: Hede Fashion Outlet

    1. 2. Bockstensmannen at Varbergs Fortress

    Varbergs fortress is a well-preserved monument from ancient medieval times. Inside the courtyard, lies the entrance to Halland’s Cultural History Museum. Every exhibit here has a story behind it that’s guaranteed to fascinate both children and adults alike. In addition to learning more about Halland’s history, you can also check out one of Europe’s best-preserved remains of a medieval man, Bockstensmannen dating back to the 14th century.

    1. 3. Visit the world’s largest department store, Gekås in Ullared

    Every year, nearly 5 million people come to find everything from toys and clothes to tools, interior design and consumer electronics here. It’s Gekås in Ullared, the world’s largest department store. On an average, people spend about five hours here so if looks like your day is about to get washed off by rain, this is the place to be. Not even the rains can put a dampener on your day when you spend it indulging in world-class shopping.

  2. Fyra glada personer har massa gula Gekåskassar i kundvagnarna.
    Gekås in Ullared is Sweden’s most visited destination.
    1. 4. Design from time to time at the Rian design museum

    The Rian Design Museum is housed in a 150 year old mill at Ätran in Falkenberg. The charming interiors with its wooden roof beams and brick walls testifies to the history of the house as a granary and mill. From time to time, the museum holds exhibits that span the gamut of industrial design, architecture, fashion design and arts and crafts. The museum has a design store that stocks books, gift items, posters and postcards. The museum also has a café where, among other things, you can get the Falkenberg Sandwich, a magnificent creation that features fresh, local produce from Gudmundsgården, Korshags and Skrea cheese.

  3. En designutställning på Rian museum visar lampor, kuddar och andra interiördetaljer.
    At the Rian Design Museum in Falkenberg you will find innovative art and popular design.

    Photo: Rian Design Museum

    1. 5. Mjellby Art Museum

    Situated just outside Halmstad, the Mjellby Art Museum hosts regular exhibitions of the Halmstad Group, the most important Swedish link to French cubism in the twenties and surrealism in the thirties. In addition you will find exhibitions and activities focusing on international modern and contemporary art. The museum also holds creative workshops for children.

    1. 6. Halmstad Arena Water Park

    When it’s raining outside, head indoors for a swim. At Halmstad Arena, you’ll find southern Sweden’s largest water parks. There are water slides, hot tubs, jumping towers, whirlpools all of which translate into lots of fun for the whole family. If you are looking for a coffee and a bite to eat, there’s a café at the main entrance. They also havea wellness area with gym.

  4. Ett barn är under ytan och håller för näsan och kniper ihop ögonen.
    Halmstad Arena Water Park is fun for the whole family.
    1. 7. Discover the art of drawing in Laholm

    This is the only museum in the Nordic region for drawing art. Entry is free at the drawing museum, and this makes it perfect for the whole family to drop by when it’s pouring outside. In addition to exciting exhibits, there is also a popular cartoon theatre that is completely free to use and that really invites you to be creative. The museum has a small boutique where you can purchase books, postcards and gift items. There’s also a café where you can sit back and enjoy a relaxing cup of coffee.

  1. Laholms teckningsmuseum ligger på en liten höjd med utsikt över Lagan.
    Laholm’s drawing museum is housed in an old fire station.

    Photo: Linus Lundberg

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