Stockholm for the family
Fun for the entire family
To experience a new city with children is something very special. Stockholm has so much to offer for curious young visitors and their parents. Let yourself be taken on a voyage of discovery – there are fun, physical and educational experiences awaiting you all over in Stockholm. Here we list some of the most classic must-do’s and some that you may not have heard about. Come and play!
This museum, the world’s first open-air museum, turns 500 years of Swedish history into tangible reality. In addition to experiencing Sweden as it looked to our ancestors, you will also have an opportunity to see, and perhaps even to pet, animals native to Sweden and other parts of the world. Let’s see if you’re brave enough to pet our boa constrictor Snoddas?
Grona Lund is our colorful amusement park located on the island of Djurgården in Stockholm. A lovely place for joy and laughter, whether it be over a meal, a concert or at the curve on the Ladybug!
TOM TIT’S EXPERIMENT
The best way to take in the natural sciences is to experiment and do your own testing. At Tom Tits Experiment, visitors are encouraged to explore and play their way to knowledge – knowledge that sticks. You conduct all the experiments in whichever order you choose. The restaurants and cafés serve well-prepared healthy food, so that you’ll have the stamina to make it through your entire day.
Junibacken is a culture center for children with a focus on books, reading, and Swedish children’s authors. Astrid Lindgren is a recurring theme at Junibacken and the Story Train takes you on a journey through Astrid Lindgren’s fairy tale world. Meet Pippi Longstocking, Mardie, Emil, Karlsson on the Roof and many others.
THE BUTTERFLY HOUSE HAGA OCEAN
Wander freely among tropical butterflies in Fjärilhuset’s (the Butterfly House) tropical greenhouse. Fjärilshuset also have one of the biggest shark tanks in Scandinavia holding 1.2 million liters of water. The exhibit Dangerous Animals teaches you about some of the world’s most dangerous animals.
Haga Norra / Solna, Sweden
Telephone:+46 (0) 8 730 39 81
RUM FÖR BARN – ROOM FOR KIDS
At the fourth floor in Kulturhuset at Sergels Torg in Stockholm, you’ll find Room for Kids. This is a space for reading and borrowing books, painting, listening to stories, and singing. Room for Kids is located on the fourth floor in Kulturhuset.
Kulturhuset-Sergels torg / Stockholm, Sweden
Telephone:+46 (0) 8-506 20 200
ANDYS LEKLAND – ANDY’S PLAYLAND
Welcome to a playful experience beyond the ordinary! Throw yourself down slides, dive into the ball pool, and explore new, exciting things in Andy’s Playland. Andy’s Playland has sites in Barkarby, Bromma, Länna, Sickla (Nacka) and Skärholmen.
SWEDISH HISTORY MUSEUM
Everyone is admitted for free at the Swedish History Museum. This museum allows you to follow history from ancient times to the Middle Ages and exhibitions are adapted to accommodate baby carriages. The permanent exhibit on the Viking Age lets children discover history interactively.
POSTMUSEET – THE POSTAL MUSEUM
With its extensive and unique postal service history and philatelic collections, the Postal Museum in Stockholm is considered one of the world’s premier postal museums. This is a national museum that collects, preserves and exhibits Swedish postal history so that present and future generations will also be able enjoy this cultural heritage.
SPÅRVÄGSMUSEET – THE STOCKHOLM TRANSPORT MUSEUM
The exhibits at the Stockholm Transport Museum extends all the way back to the first horse-drawn trolleys in 1877. The museum has three permanent exhibition departments. A cultural department of transport history with 50 vehicles and much more. A department focusing on the history of technology with details of vehicles and equipment; and an art history department that focuses on art in the subway.
NATIONAL MUSEUM OF SIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
A favorite spot for budding and well as fully-fledged geniuses. Explore and discover how everything is connected. An exciting journey from the infancy of the Industrial Age to the future of grand visions. We have welcomed millions of curious children and grownups since early 1936 – ready to see, learn and understand the role of science and technology in society. The Museum of Science and Technology is Sweden’s largest museum of technology.
NATURHISTORISKA MUSEET – MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY
The dinosaur exhibit makes the Museum of Natural History in Stockholm a perennial favorite among most kids. The enormous skeleton of a T-rex or the “sleeping” baby dinosaur inspire awe and fascination. The museum has a dozen permanent and temporary exhibitions that deal with everything between heaven and earth, literally. And some under water, too.
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