Top 10 family-friendly activities to do in Stockholm, Sweden in 2023

1. Skansen Open-Air Museum

­čîčRecommended Age: All ages

Established in 1891, Skansen is the world’s oldest open-air museum that showcases the traditional Swedish way of life. Explore over 150 historical buildings, gardens, and workshops. Kids will love watching the live demonstrations of traditional crafts, meeting farm animals, and visiting the Children’s Zoo.

2. Junibacken

­čîčRecommended Age: 1-8 years

Junibacken is a children’s museum dedicated to Swedish children’s literature, particularly the works of Astrid Lindgren. This magical place offers interactive exhibits, a story train, and a theatre. Kids can play in Pippi Longstocking’s house, explore the Fairytale Square, and enjoy the outdoor playground.

3. Vasa Museum

­čîčRecommended Age: 5+ years

The Vasa Museum is home to the world’s only preserved 17th-century ship, the Vasa. Learn about the ship’s history, its tragic maiden voyage, and the technology used to salvage and preserve it. The museum offers guided tours, interactive exhibits, and a family trail to keep kids engaged.

4. Royal National City Park

­čîčRecommended Age: All ages

The Royal National City Park is a vast green oasis perfect for a family day out. Enjoy picnics, walking trails, and playgrounds. Don’t miss the Butterfly House, the Aquarium, and the Children’s Forest. Bike and canoe rentals are available for more adventurous families.

5. ABBA The Museum

­čîčRecommended Age: 7+ years

For music-loving families, ABBA The Museum is a must-visit. Experience the life of the famous Swedish band through interactive exhibits, music, costumes, and memorabilia. Sing and dance along to your favourite ABBA tunes in the museum’s karaoke booths.

6. Fotografiska

­čîčRecommended Age: 10+ years

The Fotografiska is Stockholm’s modern photography museum. While not exclusively for kids, the museum offers family-friendly photography workshops and interactive exhibits. Check the events calendar for family-oriented activities during your visit.

7. Gr├Âna Lund Amusement Park

­čîčRecommended Age: All ages

Gr├Âna Lund is Stockholm’s oldest amusement park, offering over 30 thrilling rides, games, and attractions for all ages. From roller coasters to carousels, there’s something for everyone. Visit during summer months for concerts, live shows, and fireworks displays.

8. Stockholm Archipelago

­čîčRecommended Age: All ages

Take a boat tour to explore the stunning Stockholm Archipelago. With over 30,000 islands, islets, and rocks, families can enjoy swimming, fishing, and exploring the picturesque landscapes. Don’t forget to pack a picnic and your camera!

9. Aquaria Water Museum

­čîčRecommended Age: 2-12 years

The Aquaria Water Museum features various aquatic environments and species, including sharks, rays, and coral reefs. Kids will enjoy touching starfish and sea cucumbers in the touch pool and watching the daily fish feeding sessions.

10. Tom Tits Experiment

­čîčRecommended Age: 3-15 years

Tom Tits Experiment is a hands-on science centre located just outside Stockholm. With over 450 interactive exhibits, kids can explore the wonders of science, technology, and nature. Make sure to visit the outdoor park, offering exciting experiments and beautiful gardens.

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When visiting Stockholm with young children, consider renting baby equipment from Babyrental to make your trip more enjoyable. They offer a wide range of prams, strollers, car seats, high chairs, and other baby gear for rent.