With three days in Stockholm, you have time to soak in the city’s atmosphere, see its most famous sights, and even head out of town for a history- or nature-filled day trip into the surrounding countryside.
Junibacken Children’s Museum
Galärvarvsvägen 8, Stockholm, 115 21
At Junibacken, filled with life-size sets and interactive play areas, kids can lose themselves in the world of storytelling. Best suited for children under 8, highlights include the chance to meet famous characters such as Mardie, Emil, and Karlsson on the Roof; a ride on the Story Train; a theater with live shows; and an enormous children’s bookstore.
Things to Know Before You Go
Admission includes all activities. Children under 2 get in free.
Junibacken houses a café-restaurant, bookstore, and a garden with an ice-cream kiosk (summer only).
The museum is wheelchair-accessible.
How to Get There
Junibacken is located on the island of Djurgården, close to the Vasa Museum. The closest metro station is Karlaplan in Östermalm, about a 15-minute walk away, and trams (line 7) stop at the Nordiska Museet/Vasamuseet/Junibacken station nearby.
When to Get There
The museum is open from Tuesday to Sunday and daily throughout July and August. Opening times vary throughout the year, but are typically midmorning to late afternoon.
Stockholm for Kids
Junibacken is a popular choice for those visiting Stockholm with children, but there are plenty of other fun attractions in the city to entertain the younger members of the family. The Skansen Open-Air Museum lets children experience 19th-century life in Sweden; the National Museum of Science and Technology has a special interactive zone for kids; and the Vasa Museum has a Family Trail to follow. There’s also the Gröna Lund amusement park, Skansen's Aquarium, and the Museum of Video Games (Spelmuseum).
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