Join the Viking role play!


Viking role playing for children

Can you find a cure for Jofrid, who's been taken ill? What might Ulfhild's secret be, and will Erling return from his expedition any time soon?

Visit Ribe VikingeCenter with your brother, sister, a good friend, your mum or dad and be part of this year's role play. You get to borrow a costume and as Vikings you can go explore Ripa, meet the earl, the lady, the völva, the glass beadmaker and many others. You are going to need their help, your energy and wit to complete your mission.

Age group: About 7-15 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.

Duration: Min. 1.5 hours. Last entry is at 13:30 as the story ends with an assembly at 14:30. 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: The story consists of three parts. We will be acting part 1 on Monday and again on Tuesday. Part 2 is on Wednesday and again on Thursday. We will act part 3 on Friday.

Price: It is FREE to join the role play, but you have to pay for admission to Ribe VikingeCenter.

Season ticket: If you would like to visit Ribe VikingeCenter more than one day (and join in for more than just one part of the story), you might want to consider purchasing a season card. It pays for itself on your second visit and is valid for a whole year. That means you will have free admission to the 2020 International Viking Market in April/May and also the events of the summer. Learn more about the season ticket here.

Programme October 14-18, 2019

10:00-12:00: Hands-on archery*
10:00-14:00: Role play for children. Help us solve the family feud in Ripa.
10:00-14:00: Visit the Viking kitchen in the Longhouse.
10:00-15:15: Hands-on coin making* and wood carving*
10:00-15:15: Hands-on: make wooden nails, try on a warrior helmet. Challenge each other to a Viking game, try out the warrior exercises. Visit the Viking playground
11:00: The farmer feeds the animals.
12:15: Warrior training for children aged 7-13
13:00: Market entertainment
13:00-15:15: Hands-on archery*
14:00: Falconry show
14:30: Role play: Concluding assembly. Everyone is welcome!

Extra on Monday:
10:30: The farmer slaughters an animal

Extra on Tuesday:
10:30: The farmer slaughters an animal

Extra on Wednesday:
The farmer slaughters an animal
13:00: Experience the Ansgar Church

Extra on Thursday:
10:30: The farmer slaughters an animal


Activity card for three different activities (archery, whittling and coin maiking) is DKK 50. Otherwise DKK 25 per activity. 

Subject to change.