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The 5 best things do to in Stockholm with children

Stockholm from a birdseye perspectiveStockholm offers an abundance of museums, playgrounds and activities for children, making it one of the most kid-friendly cities in Europe. The interactive exhibitions and activities as well as the short distances and the well-organised out public transport system make the Swedish capital the ideal destination for a vacation with children. Plus, buses are free when parents bring a stroller! Discover the city's most family-friendly attractions and make your trip to Stockholm with your kids unforgettable.


Junibaken is one of the top attractions to visit with children in Stockholm, the interactive museum revolves around some of Scandinavia’s heroes from childhood literature. Experience a fantasy world full of music, theatre and lots of magic.

Visit Moonimvalley, which is based on the books around The Moomins by Tove Jansson, where visitors can sail out to sea and discover all the astonishing things hidden in the valley. Or step into the colourful world of Astrid Lindgren’s Pippi Longstockings, presenting the very best of Pippi’s wild and wonderful life. Here, you can accompany the popular icon on her adventures and climb up the lemonade tree in front of her house, meet her horse Alfonso and fly a plane.


Skansen open-air museum

Skansen, Stockholm’s fun and interactive open-air museum for the whole family, is a favourite of Stockholmers and tourists alike. This is the oldest open-air museum in the world, beautifully located on Royal Djurgården, and definitely one of the most exciting and unique things to do with children in Stockholm.

The museum walks you through Sweden’s history from the 1720s to the 1960s with the help of historians and actors in authentic costumes. At Skansen, you will find recreated traditional villages, including houses, farms, workshops, churches, beautiful gardens and pharmacies as well as village halls. Travel back in time to life before the industrial revolution and learn more about crafts like glassblowing and pottery. The museum also includes a zoo with animals native to Scandinavia like wolves, bison and bears.

Butterfly Haga Ocean

Discover nature’s beauty at the Butterfly Haga Ocean. This unique attraction consists of a Butterfly House and an aquarium with a coral reef project that will surely amaze children. Wander through the exotic tropical environment, walk past waterfalls and marvel at the colourful butterflies. The Butterfly House is over 3000 square meters large and visitors can discover thousands of butterflies from at least 700 different varieties here.

You will also find the biggest shark tank in all of Sweden here! The 30 meter long aquarium holds 1,2 million litres of water and is home to two shark species, the Black Tip reef shark and the Sandbar shark, and is a great opportunity to see real sharks from up close. The aquarium further consists of an exhibition about the Great White shark as well as multiple smaller saltwater aquariums with various fish, corals and many more. Especially the Clown Fish is a fan favourite among children!

Swedish Police Museum

As the name indicates, this museum is all about Sweden’s Police Force! Discover the police’s history, a crime scene and old uniforms in a fun and interactive way. Visitors also get a glimps into Sweden's culture and politics by learning how the Swedish feel about the police and how it handled recent challenges.

The museum also covers forensic techniques used by the police and visitors can take a seat in police cars and sit on a motorbike. Children can even try on uniforms and solve a tricky case themselves, and there is a huge play area.

Grona Lund Amusement Park

Gröna Lund Amusement Park 

The Gröna Lund Amusement Park is Sweden’s oldest amusement park, uniquely located on the water's edge and a must-do attraction when visiting Stockholm with children. Discover 30 exciting rides and a colourful variety of food and snacks at the six restaurants in the park. During the summertime, the park also hosts concerts and special performances catering to different age groups, so that the whole family will enjoy a visit here. 

Whether you fancy exciting rides like going upside down on the 34 meters high Monster rollercoaster or hurl towards the ground from 80 meters with 100 kilometres per hour on the Giant Drop, compete with your family on the Intense Flatride or go for a ride on the classic Wave Swinger, this amusement park has something in store for everyone!