Fun activities for children in Stockholm
Updated 18 Aug 2021
Whether you're visiting Stockholm with your kids over the school holidays or you live here and are looking for new ideas, there are plenty of fun things for young people to do in the capital. Climb a climbing wall, try out amazing experiments, watch films on the big screen, swim in the open air or discover the city's yummiest ice cream. We've put together a guide to some of the best activities available for children and young people in Stockholm, from educational and exciting museums to ski slopes and parks. There are lots of ideas for things to do together as a family, whether you prefer peaceful activities or want to work off some energy. This is our guide to fun activities for kids in Stockholm.
O'LearysArenavägen 69, Johanneshov
Activities for big and small
With everything from crazy golf to a pottery studio, O'Learys Event Center in Tolv Stockholm (Tele2 Arena) is packed with fun activities. Combine, for example, a game of shuffleboard and some bowling with a visit to the American restaurant.
Paradise Adventure GolfTäby Centrum, Täby
Mini golf in exotic surroundings
Paradise Adventure Golf is an indoor adventure golf course for all ages. Challenge each to mini golf in jungle surroundings where the themed courses are designed like real golf greens, complete with slopes. There's no need to pre-book so just drop by whenever you feel like it.
DieselverkstadenMarcusplatsen 17, Nacka
All under one roof
A cultural paradise for children and young people. Dieselverkstaden in Sickla runs masses of courses, in music production, drama and dance, among other things, as well as various activities such as origami, climbing and singing workshops. Don't miss the café and library.
Leos Lekland5 addresses
Leos Lekland playground has everything you can imagine in the way of fun indoor activities: trampolines, climbing walls, slides, ball pools and much more. Fun for children of all ages, from the tiniest to the teenage. Why not compete with your kids to see who's fastest on the tiger slide?
Leos Lekland Barkarby
Leos Lekland Bromma
Leos Lekland Kungens Kurva
Leos Lekland Länna
FryshusetMårtensdalsgatan 2-8, Hammarby sjöstad
For all young skaters
If you want to skateboard, Sthlm Skatepark at Fryshuset is the place to go. They have t Fryshuset är stället för alla som vill åka skateboard. There are mini ramps, pools and vert ramps, and each week they hold sessions for girls, veterans and beginners.
John Scott'sKungsgatan 37, City/Norrmalm
Food and fun
At John Scott's the whole family can combine food with fun activities such as billiards, bowling and shuffleboard. The American-inspired restaurants welcomes kids with a children's menu and a warm, friendly atmosphere.
Indoor adventure baths2 addresses
Make a splash
Water slides, wave pools and paddling pools - adventure pools are always a big hit with the kids. Get yourself along to a fun swimming baths in town or make an outing to a centre a little further away.
Exploria CenterFittjavägen 22, Botkyrka
Huge soft play centre
This enormous amusement centre in Botkyrka has an entire soft play area for the youngest visitors. There are three theme areas, a dinosaur museum and various shows which children can sing and dance along to, as well as a cafeteria and soft ice cream centre. During the summer months there's also an outdoor play area with bouncy castles.
JumpYardForumvägen 14, Nacka
Activities for the whole family
Jump, bounce, somersault and throw yourself around on the large trampolines at Jumpyard. As well as bouncing on the trampolines, you can climb on the climbing wall, play football, complete the ninja course and more. Fun for all the family!
HågelbyparkenHågelby Gård, Botkyrka
Theatre, animals and play
This public park in Tumba has lots of activities and events for children of all ages. Visit the playground, say hello to the animals in the petting zoo, see theatrical performances and check out the special holiday activities - there's plenty to do here all year round.
Gröna LundLilla Allmänna Gränd 9, Djurgården
From funhouse to freefall
Sweden's oldest tivoli is, not surprisingly, many kids' favourite attraction in Stockholm. With a stunning waterfront location in Djurgården, Gröna Lund has masses of rides, places to eat and other fun activities. Perfect for a full day out.
SkansenDjurgårdsslätten 49-51, Djurgården
Open all year round
One of Stockholm's most unique attractions, Skansen has masses of activities for children all year round. Visit the park's historic buildings, try pony riding, say hello to the Nordic animals or check out the extra activities they put on during the holidays. During the summer months, the organic café Koloni is open next to the bandstand, serving pancakes and other goodies.
The French national sport, boules, is great fun for all ages. Choose one of Boulebar's indoor or outdoor lanes, depending on the weather, and challenge the whole family. Boulebar also serves French food and drinks.
Open-air swimming3 addresses
Swim in the sea in the heart of the city
Summertime and sun's out? Pack a towel and find a nice outdoor bathing spot! Stockholm has plenty of popular places to swim both in the city centre and slightly further afield. Just choose whether you prefer to swim off the rocks or a beach.
Skiing and snowboarding2 addresses
Fun winter activities
You don't need to go far to be able to ski and snowboard in Stockholm. Just a few minutes from the city centre, Hammarbybacken has several downhill runs, a ski school, café and views over the city. There are also plenty of places you can go cross-country skiing - for example Hellasgården in Nacka nature reserve, which has children's and beginner's cross-country tracks (1,2km) as well as ski hire and a café.
UpplevelsemuseetArenaslingan 3A, Johanneshov
Experience the world
Upplevelsemuseet in the Globen Shopping centre is no ordinary museum. You don't just look at the exhibits here, you smell, taste and try out masses of exhibits from all over the world that you've probably never experienced before. Hold an African giant snail, smell the most disgusting smells in the animal kingdom or taste the food of the future.
Naturhistoriska riksmuseetFrescativägen 40, Norra Djurgården
All about our planet
At Stockholm's Museum of Natural History you can learn all about the history of our planet, humans and animals. Explore the human body, learn about the animals that live in Swedish forests and discover the world of dinosaurs. Experience 3D cinema in the dome-shaped IMAX cinema, Cosmonova.
JunibackenGalärvarvsvägen 8, Djurgården
The world of Astrid Lindgren
If you want to discover the enchanted world of Astrid Lindgren's beloved children's books, this is the place to go. Junibacken opened in 1996 and includes the popular fairytale train that takes visitors on a journey through Lindgren's various stories. Play in Pippi Longstocking's house, Villa Villekulla, watch a theatrical performance, eat in the circus-themed restaurant or browse the large children's bookstore.
Tekniska museetMuseivägen 7, Djurgården/Gärdet
For junior geniuses
The Museum of Science and Technology allows small geniuses to explore innovations, experiment and find their own ideas. Visit the museum's Megamind section, 2000 square metres of experimental fun for all ages, or arrange a children's party here.
Nordiska museetDjurgårdsvägen 6-16, Djurgården
Educational play area
The Nordic Museum's play area lets children take a journey into the past and experience life in Sweden in the 19th century. If you're hungry there's a restaurant and an area where you can eat your packed lunch. From five years old and older.
ArmémuseumRiddargatan 13, Östermalm
Swedish military history
Explore Sweden's military history from the Viking period onwards at the Army Museum, which offers guided tours for children, dramatised family tours and treasure hunts. The museum has both permanent exhibitions and regularly changing temporary ones.
FjärilshusetHaga Trädgård, Solna
Tropical above and below the surface
Fjärilshuset is a tropical oasis in the middle of Stockholm where you can walk among colourful butterflie in tropical greenhouses and discover the world of sharks in the 30 metre long aquarium. Don't miss the feeding of the koi carps.
Cinemas and theatres
CosmonovaFrescativägen 40, Norra Djurgården
Watch films in a whole new way
Cosmonova, part of the Museum of Natural History, shows educational and entertaining films on an enormous, dome-shaped screen. See films about astronomy, animals and more or watch 3D films which draw the viewer right into the action.
ZitaBirger Jarlsgatan 37, City/Östermalm/Norrmalm
For all young movie fans
This charming arthouse cinema is a must for all young film lovers. Zita shows critically acclaimed films from all over the world and has a whole programme for both new and classic films for children up to twelve years old called Barnens Bio.
Teater PeroSveavägen 114, Vasastan
Watch theatrical performances for children and young people of all ages. You'll find the theatre on the corner of Sveavägen and Odengatan, but the theatre group also tours all over Sweden.
More fun for children
Tasty ice cream bars2 addresses
Scream for ice cream
Is there anything more delicious than ice cream? Probably not. Stockholm's selection of specialist ice cream bars grows each year and wherever you are in town you're guaranteed to find a spot nearby where you can cool off with adelicious scoop or two.
- See also: Ice cream bars in Stockholm
Patricia.Z Hair & BeautyÖstermalmsgatan 78, Östermalm
Children's party at the hairdressers
Combine your haircut with a party! This hairdressing salon has its own party room where they arrange children's parties complete with disco, cake, games and other fun. Parents can relax in one of the massage chairs in the lounge while the kids are partying. Choose a fun theme for the party, like Frozen.