Leisure activities in Vaggeryd
Vaggeryd municipality has a number of organisations and adult education associations that offer leisure activities. Finding a leisure activity is a good way to get to know people and the local community. Here you will find some information about leisure activities and some of the larger associations.
The municipality has two swimming baths, one in Vaggeryd and one in Skillingaryd. At the swimming baths you can bathe, swim, go to the tanning studio or sign up for activities such as swimming lessons, baby swimming activities and water aerobics.
Skillingaryds sim- och sporthall
Address: Skolgatan 34, 568 31 Skillingaryd
Telephone: +46 (0) 370-67 82 12
- Open hours in Skillingaryd (in Swedish)
Vaggeryds sim- och sporthall
Address: Sveavägen 2, 677 32 Vaggeryd
Telephone: +46 (0)393-67 86 92
- Open hours in Vaggeryd (in Swedish)
There are libraries in Vaggeryd (Fenix- kultur och kunskapscentrum) as well as Skillingaryd (Skillingehus). Smaller branches with limited opening hours can also be found in Hok and Hagshult.
Visiting address: Verner Malmstens väg 1
Visiting address: Artillerigatan 35, Skillingaryd
The School of Culture
The School of Culture is aimed at children and young persons in Vaggeryd municipality, but also offers courses for adults. At the School of Culture you can learn to sing and play instruments, dance, paint and take part in drama. To attend the School of Culture, you must apply ahead of each term/academic year.
After-school leisure centres
Vaggeryd municipality has two after-school leisure centres for children between 13 and 18 years of age: UC (Ungdomscaféet) in Vaggeryd and UG (Ungdomsgården) in Skillingaryd. These are open centres for young people. You do not need to be a member or pay to visit the centres.
Vaggeryd after-school leisure centre(UC)
Visiting address: Vagngatan 1
Telephone: +46 (0)393-67 86 97
Skillingaryd after-school leisure centre (UG)
Visiting address: Centralplan 4
Telephone: +46 (0) 370-67 81 80
In Sweden you are allowed to explore nature, even if it is on land that is owned by someone else. However, you need to be considerate and care for nature. You are free to pick flowers, berries and mushrooms, but please note that some plants and flowers are endangered and thus may not be picked. Special rules apply to national parks and nature reserves.
To fish in lakes and streams, you need to purchase a fishing licence. In the summer time, you can buy fishing licences at the tourist office.
Sports clubs, arts clubs and churches
Sport is a popular pastime in Vaggeryd municipality, and there are a number of clubs in sports such as gymnastics, Thai and kick boxing, football, ice hockey, bowling, cricket, horseback riding, golf, slalom and bandy.
Contact information for some clubs
Gymnastics and group exercise for children, young persons and adults. TeamGym, adult, child, and artistic gymnastics as well as parkour.
Muay Thai and Kickboxing club
Thai boxing and strength and conditioning training for children, young persons and adults, divided into groups.
Football, ice hockey and bowling for children, young persons and adults. Also has a football team for unaccompanied young refugees.
Manages the USCC (united skill cricket club) for unaccompanied young refugees. Practices and competitions. Also organises practice groups in track and field, orienteering, skiing and other sports.
Riding groups for children/juniors, adults, practice group, riding with special support.
Offers golf practice and competitions for children and adults. Group training, beginner’s courses, junior/children.
Kyllås ski slope. Run as a non-profit and open to all ages.
Organises bandy and football teams for boys and girls of varying ages.
Afrikanska integrations- och idrottsförening
Has study groups with themes such as: introduction to Swedish society for newly arrived immigrants, driving licence, healthy cooking and the Swedish education system. Also organises tournaments in football, volleyball and brännboll.
Address: Esplanaden 1:3 Vaggeryd
Telephone: +46 (0)70-7519778
Some other clubs
Photography club that organises regular meetings, competitions and exhibitions.
Telephone: +46 (0)370-71831
Visiting address: Stationsgatan, Skillingaryd.
Has annual art exhibitions and arranges art trips.
Adult education associations
The adult education associations offer courses and study groups in dancing, music, culture, languages and more.
The local churches have activities for all ages. Contact your local church for more information.