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15 Best Kids Activities in Stockholm” kicks off your Swedish adventure with a bang! Picture this: Your little ones dressed as mini Vikings, exploring the city’s enchanting castles. Or perhaps, they’re budding scientists, eager to unravel the mysteries at the hands-on museums. From open-air fun to indoor escapades, Stockholm is a playground for kids and kids-at-heart. So, grab your adventure boots and let’s dive into a world where Swedish meatballs are the least exciting thing on the menu! Trust me, this list is the parent’s guide to ultimate fun in Stockholm

1 Get lost in Junibacken

Junibacken Stockholm 
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Junibacken is a unique museum that allows kids to dress up as characters from Lindgren’s books, ride the story train, and do many more activities. It’s an excellent way to introduce museums to your kids, as they will get lost in the fairytale world of Junibacken. Moreover, you can be inside Sweden’s largest Moomin playground, where kids can play in the giant snail and slide from the playhouse standing six meters tall.

2 Explore the Skansen Open-Air Museum

Skansen stockholm
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Skansen Open-air museum is a must-visit attraction when traveling to Stockholm with kids. The museum highlights the country’s history and farming culture. It is the world’s oldest open-air museum and a charming place where history meets modern-day craftsmanship. Further, there are several activities for kids, including playing with old-fashioned toys and seeing different animals at the Children’s Zoo.

3 Go on a walking tour at Gamla Stan

Gamla Stan Stockholm
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Gamla Town is the oldest area in Stockholm. The place has various historical sites, including a museum, the Royal Palace, and the National Swedish Opera House. Furthermore, you can see these buildings while walking on the cobblestone streets of Gamla Stan. It’s the perfect place to get an insight into Swedish culture and history.

4 Visit the country’s oldest amusement park

Gröna Lund is Sweden’s oldest amusement park and is undoubtedly one of the best places to travel with kids in Stockholm. The park, founded in 1883, contains rides, adventures, and other attractions covering an area close to five hectares. The park also includes restaurants, candy stalls, lottery stalls, and games for adults and kids.

5 Learn about royalty at the Royal Armory

The Royal Armory is located in the Royal Palace, the Swedish monarch in Stockholm. It features sparkling carriages and splendid costumes from Sweden’s royal history. It’s also the oldest museum in Sweden and exhibits armory and ceremonial items that tell stories of royal events, including coronations, weddings, and funerals. Also, you can try on dresses and costumes and play.

6 Visit the National Museum of Science and Technology

The National Museum of Science and Technology is the largest technology museum in Sweden. The museum provides kids with a lot of valuable information and interesting facts. It covers an area of over 10,000 square meters and sees more than 350,000 visitors annually. A highlighted feature of the museum is the Zero City, where kids and adults can get together to plan a climate-friendly city of tomorrow. The museum’s collection comprises more than 800 audio tapes, 700 video cassettes, and 400 films.

7 Explore ruins at the Vasa Museum

Vasa Museum Stockholm

Exploring the Vasa Museum is one of the best free things for kids in Stockholm. The museum is perfect for anyone who is fascinated with ships. It is the most frequently visited museum in the Scandinavian region, consisting of a perfectly-preserved warship dating back to 1628. The ship sank on its maiden voyage. The restaurant at the Vasa Museum is the perfect place to break from all the historical information and fill your stomach.

8 Play classic toys at the Stockholm Toy Museum

The Stockholm Toy Museum is a place where there is a balance between fun and learning, which is generally hard to achieve. The museum is in Skeppsholmen, Stockholm, where you’ll find Northern Europe’s most expensive comics and toys collection. Moreover, it consists of toys dating as far as the 15th century. 

9 Visit the Modern Art Museum

The Modern Art Museum is in Skeppsholmen and is Stockholm’s ideal institution for modern and contemporary art. The museum started in the 1950s and was initially located in a former military building. After that, in the 1990s, it shifted to the current building, a Rafael Moneo-designed edifice. Visitors to the museum can admire artworks by Picasso, Dan Graham, and Alexander Calder.

10 Go back to the past at the children’s museum Spårvägsmuseet

The famous children’s museum Spårvägsmuseet, also known as the Transport Museum, is 100 years old. The museum emphasizes the role of public transport and how it has impacted people’s lives over a century and a half. There are several educational tours and informative programs organized for kids. Located in the Gasworks District in Norra Djurgårdsstaden, the museum has about 70 vehicles, 20,000 drawings, and 10,000 other exhibits.

11 Take photos inside the selfie museum

The Milajki Style Factory is where you and your kids can have a fantastic experience. It is the first pop-up selfie museum in Sweden, where there are many fun activities to enjoy in brightly-hued and photo-friendly settings. You can get into photo booths of themes like unicorns, freakshows, and discowave mermaids. 

12 Enjoy at Ă„ventyrsbanan Stockholm

Ă„ventyrsbanan is a family adventure park with various activities for different age groups. The park offers advanced rope courses in challenging settings. Ă„ventyrsbanan also has the fastest and longest ziplines in Sweden and is the perfect place to enjoy with the entire family.

13 See priceless treasures at The Treasury

The Treasury contains the most valuable objects in Sweden that you can show to your kids. Inside this is one of Stockholm Palace’s museums, the home of The Regalia, made in 1650 by Jürgen Dargema. It was presented to the King or Queen of Sweden during the coronation. The Treasury contains two swords of state belonging to Gustav Vasa, a king of Sweden, which is the oldest object preserved here. Your kids will feel like a treasure hunt activity when exploring The Treasury.

14 Visit Gustav III’s Museum of Antiquities

Gustav III’s Museum of Antiquities is a must-visit site inside the Royal Palace. The museum exhibits tell many stories about the life of the former Swedish king, Gustav Vasa. Kids can go back in time to this historical and informative museum. Gustav III’s Museum of Antiquities is one of Europe’s oldest museums. It is open for viewing from May to September every year.

15 Visit the Nobel Prize Museum

Nobel Prize Museum Stockholm
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The Nobel Prize Museum is a palace where you can inspire your kids with the milestones and achievements of significant people worldwide. The museum aims at spreading knowledge of culture and natural sciences among kids. It presents descriptive information about various Nobel Prize winners, including its winner, Alfred Nobel. 

Stockholm is undoubtedly worth a tour with kids as it has many family-friendly activities and educational tours. 

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