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Explore Stockholm with Kids 0-3 years old

Stockholm, the vibrant capital of Sweden, offers plenty of delightful experiences for families with young children aged 0-3.


There's no shortage of activities to engage and entertain little explorers, from interactive museums and enriching libraries to exciting playgrounds and open preschools. In this article, we'll dive into the best attractions in Stockholm that cater to the youngest members of the family.


Museums

The majority of the museums in Stockholm are well equipped to host families with children of different ages, including 0-3 years old. This means that most of the museums have elevators and changing tables.


Toy Museum, Bamse Play Area

Stockholm Toy Museum. Nestled in the heart of the city, the Stockholm Toy Museum is a haven for toddlers who adore playtime. This enchanting museum houses an extensive collection of toys from different eras and cultures, providing an immersive experience for young children. Toddlers can touch and play with age-appropriate toys, fostering creativity and imagination in a safe and nurturing environment.


Butterfly House Haga Ocean. Located on the tranquil island of Djurgården, the Butterfly House Haga Ocean is a captivating destination for young nature enthusiasts. Kids can marvel at the beautiful butterflies fluttering around in a tropical paradise. The serene ambience of the butterfly garden offers a soothing experience and introduces toddlers to the wonders of the natural world.


Swedish Museum of Performing Arts. Perfect for little ones who love music, dance, and storytelling, the Swedish Museum of Performing Arts provides an immersive journey into the world of performances. Through interactive exhibits, toddlers can explore the magic of theatre and music, igniting their passion for the arts from an early age.


Junibacken. Inspired by the beloved stories of Astrid Lindgren, Junibacken is a magical children's museum on Djurgården Island. Toddlers can hop on a whimsical train ride through Lindgren's storybook world and engage in interactive exhibits, bringing their favourite characters to life. The museum's engaging setup fosters a love for storytelling and adventure in young minds.


Skansen. Skansen, the world's oldest open-air museum, offers a fantastic opportunity for toddlers to encounter Swedish culture and heritage. With a children's zoo and seasonal festivities, little ones can meet friendly farm animals and immerse themselves in traditional celebrations, making it a memorable family outing.


Tekniska Museet (The National Museum of Science and Technology). Tekniska Museet is a hub of hands-on exploration for budding scientists and engineers. Through interactive exhibits, toddlers can play, experiment, and discover various scientific concepts in a playful and engaging environment, sparking early curiosity for STEM subjects.


Tom Tits Experiment. Located just outside Stockholm in Södertälje, Tom Tits Experiment offers an array of thrilling exhibits designed to challenge and entertain young minds. Toddlers can engage in playful experiments and hands-on activities, promoting learning through curiosity and discovery.

Maritime Museum. Ideal for little adventurers with a fascination for the sea, the Maritime Museum lets toddlers explore the world of ships, boats, and seafaring history. With interactive displays and opportunities to pilot virtual vessels, kids can embark on nautical journeys in the heart of the city.

 

Libraries

Libraries in Stockholm offer beautiful and safe spaces for the youngest visitors. Most of the libraries offer stroller parking inside or outside; changing tables and some even offer picnic rooms. Some Libraries offer Singing times or Reading times for the smallest visitors. Check out Stroll In Calendar to learn more.

My personal favourites are Rum for Barn and Transtromer Library.

Babies Space: Rum for Barn

The Rum for Barn (Room for Children) library is a welcoming space designed specifically for young readers and their parents. Here, toddlers can immerse themselves in a world of books, storytelling sessions, and engaging activities that promote early literacy and language development. Check out Stroll In review of this library here.

Babies space Transtromer Library

Tranströmer Library is a newly renovated library (reopened in the fall 2020) refurbished a performance hall into the children's library 📚.


This spacious library has mainly Children's books in Swedish but also offers books in other languages. It has several cosy sitting areas and storytime rooms. This library has shelves dedicated to Astrid Lindgren's work. Small children might be particularly interested in small display cases illustrating different stories. Check out Stroll In review of this library here.

 

Playgrounds

Eneby lekplats

Stockholm has plenty of playgrounds adapted to different ages. What is especially great is that play areas for the smallest ones are usually gated, so parents do not need to worry about kids running out of sight. These areas are usually adapted to small children and have sandboxes, slides, and gated swings.

Stroll In has a couple of blog posts about playgrounds. Read here about the Best outdoor playgrounds in Stockholm and here about Mini-cities playgrounds.

 

Open Preschool (öppna förskola)

Fruängens öppna förskola

Öppna Förskola provides a nurturing environment for parents and toddlers to socialize, play, and learn together. Facilitated by trained professionals, these open preschools offer stimulating activities that support early development and encourage social interaction among young children. Read more about Open Preschools in the blog post here.



What other places do you like to visit with your little ones?

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