If you choose to come to Stockholm in winter, keep in mind that it gets very cold and dark early. Consequently, the city has endless ​indoor activities to keep the whole family entertained. Public transports make it certainly easy to go around and many of the museums have great cafes for easy breaks. There are many playgrounds in Stockholm but there are also lots of fun activities to enjoy as a family too.

We’ve researched the best things to do in Stockholm with your kids across all seasons. Read on…


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1. Junibacken

That is to say, this is the most famous Children Museum/Theme Park in Stockholm. Kids will for example, experience the fairytale world of Astrid Lindgren, author of many children books. Get on the Story Train and dive into the stories of Pipi Longstocking, Emil, Ronia, and the Brothers Lionheart. In other words, this is above all, the one not to miss!

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2. Vasa Museum

Located on the island of DjurgÄrden, that is to say this museum is certainly the most visited in Scandinavia.
You can see the ship that capsized and sank in Stockholm in 1628 and was salvaged in 1961 after spending 333 years on the seafloor. In other words, it is just mind-blowing. Guided tours are included with the entrance fee.

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Opening Hours: 1 September – 31 May: Daily 10:00-17:00, Wednesdays 10:00-20:00 / 1 June – 31 August: Daily 8:30-18:00

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3. Tom Tits Experiment

Science and Technology fun for all over this 4-floor museum. Firstly, play with giant bubbles, sit on a fakir’s bed of nails and then, get lost in a hall of mirrors. A wide variety of experiments can be enjoyed by children of all ages and adults.
It is located out of the city, but can easily be reached by train or by car.

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4. The Royal Armoury

Housed in the dark cellar of the Royal Palace, it’s a perfect activity to learn about Sweden’s royal history in the most exciting way. Let your kids try on dresses and knight costumes, play sword fighting, read and draw. Free entry.

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5. Butterfly House

Escape the city and step into this magnificent tropical environment. Your kids will certainly love walking amongst colourful butterflies flying freely around them. There are more than 700 different species in the 3000 square meter space.

In addition, the museum has one of the largest sharks’ aquarium, so why not double the fun?

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Opening Hours: Open every day, all year
Monday- Friday 10:00 – 16:00 – Saturday- Sunday 10:00- 17:00

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6. Skansen

World’s first open-air museum founded in 1891, located on the beautiful island of DjurgĂ„rden.

Travel back in time and learn about Sweden’s history, customs and traditions. Children will love the zoo with Scandinavian animals, the aquarium and the several playgrounds. Skansen has also many cafes and restaurants.
Free entrance for children aged 0-3 yrs.

Address: DjurgÄrdsslÀtten 49-51, 115 21 Stockholm, Sweden

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7. Rosendals TrÀdgÄrds

Impressive botanical garden and cafe on DjurgÄrden. Rosendals combines biodynamic gardening, cafe, bakery and food store.
Particularly nice on sunny days, go and explore the gardens, pick some fruits and flowers and have a picnic in the apple orchard.

Address: DjurgÄrdsslÀtten 49-51, 115 21 Stockholm, Sweden

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8. Gröna Lund

Kids love amusement parks don’t they ? If you are in Stockholm for more than a weekend it is worth a visit. Fun rides, spooky houses, amazing concerts and children’s entertainment, Gröna Lund has it all for the whole family.

Address: Lilla AllmÀnna GrÀnd 9, 115 21 Stockholm, Sweden

Opening Hours: 12pm – 8pm from May to September

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9. Lida Nature Parkour

Beautiful activity park about 25 km from central Stockholm. Yes it is out of town, but easy access by train and short bus ride.
The Accropark and the high rope course at the centre of the park will most likely be your little ones favorite spots.

Address: LidavÀgen 1, 146 33 Tullinge

Opening Hours:  The park is open seven days a week, all year round

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10. Boat Trip

With nearly 30,000 islands, the Stockholm archipelago is the largest in Sweden. The kids will love cruising from island to island and discover beautiful landscape. This isa  great way to explore Stockholm with kids.

RĂ„nö is by far the most family friendly with 10km of shallow sandy beaches and beautiful walking trails. ​It is the perfect destination for one day trip or a short weekend get away. It takes just about an hour with Waxholm’s boat from NynĂ€shamn to get to RĂ„nö.

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