What to do with Children in Tow
Stockholm is one of the most kid-friendly places around! Take the kids to Junibacken, Galärparken for a ride on the story train and be sure to check out the bookshop there! Most museums arrange special attractions and activities for kids and the Observatory Museum lets kids watch the stars through a telescope! The Aquaria Water Museum and the Skansen Open Air Museum are also great to keep kids busy. The Toy Museum is sure to delight the little ones and will be sure to bring smiles onto their faces. The old Viking community, Birka, is sure to fascinate kids as well.
Sightseeing by boat is also great for kids and they will definitely love the trip. You can rent your own canoe or pedal boat for excursions in the beautiful waters of Stockholm.
Astrid Lindgren, the master story teller, has created a wonderful fantasy world for chilldren with her stories. At Junibacken, kids will have the thrill of meeting all the exciting, beloved characters from her books. Imagine your children’s excitement as they board the story train to journey into the story book world. The book shop there has Astrid’s stories translated into different languages as well as lots of videos, cards, posters, soft animals and other toys from the world of books.
Galarvarvsvagen, Stockholm 115 21 , Sweden
Tel: 46 8 587 230 00 Fax: 46 8 587 230 99
This museum, considered one the world’s best, is dedicated to more than 400 years of Swedish postal history. While the mere mention of a postal museum will elicit a not so enthusiastic response from most people, the museum will surprise and engross you with the thrills and adventures of Ms. Letter and Mr. Stamp. The museum also has a special section for kids in the basement where a children’s post office has been constructed. Here children can dress up as postal workers in child sized postal uniforms and staple and sort mail and deliver mock posts and parcels.
The museum regularly holds temporary exhibitions on varied interesting themes.
Address: Lilla Nygatan 6, Gamla Stan Tel: (8) 781 17 55
Museum of Technology
Let your kids explore and experience science in a fun way. Children can learn different scientific concepts via the various interesting gadgets outside the museum as well as inside. Children can come up with their own creations in the creative workshop.
Address: Museivagen 7
Tel: +46(0) 8 450 56 00
Aquaria Water Museum
Home to fish and other marine life from all the oceans of the world, this museum will surely hold the kids spell bound as they observe and learn about the fascinating world of under water creatures like reef shark, morays and wild sea trout. A living Amazon rainforest replete with thunderstorms is equally thrilling.
Address: Falkenbergsg. 2
11521 Stockholm, Sweden
Tel:+46 8 660 90 89
Gröna Lund Tivoli
An amusement park with rides that will take your breath away, the Gröna Lund Tivoli is a favorite destination for children. Opened in 1833, it is Sweden’s oldest amusement park. Many concerts by Swedish as well as international artists also take place in the park on a regular basis. The ‘fairground’ encompasses roller coasters, a house of ghosts, a giant octopus, musical carousels and much more for the enjoyment of the entire family.
Lilla Allmanna Grand 9 | Djurgarden, Stockholm 115 21, Sweden
Tel: 08 58750100
Open: mid April to mid September