Stockholm Family-friendly activities

Our most recommended Stockholm Family-friendly activities

Stockholm: Under the Bridges Boat Tour

1. Stockholm: Under the Bridges Boat Tour

Book a sightseeing tour and experience Stockholm from the water. Board your sightseeing vessel and listen to the recorded commentary available in 10 languages as you take in the iconic sights of this stunning city. Pass under several bridges and through a lock that connects the Baltic Sea with Lake Mälaren. Along the way see the sights of Stockholm’s inner city, the Old Town, Södermalm Island, Lilla Essingen, and Stora Essingen, the new area known as Hammarby Sjöstad, and the green areas of Royal Djurgården. 

Stockholm: ABBA The Museum Entrance Ticket

2. Stockholm: ABBA The Museum Entrance Ticket

Visit the spectacular ABBA The Museum on the island of Djurgården in Stockholm and enjoy an out-of-the-ordinary experience with this entry ticket. See costumes belonging to the 4 group members, along with gold records, original items, memorabilia, and much more. At this museum you are an important part of the experience, so by the end, you will end up feeling like the 5th member of the band. Discover what you look like in their legendary stage costumes, and sing at the legendary Polar Studio, formed by ABBA musicians Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson. Experience the exciting 3D avatars and enter the stage with the band.

Stockholm: Entry Ticket to Junibacken Children's Museum

3. Stockholm: Entry Ticket to Junibacken Children's Museum

Enter the magic world of Junibacken, a fairytale house on Djurgården in central Stockholm, where children's books come to life through theatre, playful exhibitions, and a magical Story Train. Savor yummy pancakes and explore Sweden's most well-stocked children's bookstore. Awake the desire to read by discovering this children’s cultural centre with books at its heart. Unleash your creativity and imagination, and get acquainted with beloved characters like Pippi Longstocking. Marvel at one of the interactive exhibitions and enjoy theatre performances based on works by the Nordic region’s finest authors of children’s books. Set time back and immerse yourself in the childhood stories that have crossed the imaginations of several generations. Get on the Story Train and dive straight into the magical world between the pages of books. 

Stockholm: Skansen Open-Air Museum Admission Ticket

4. Stockholm: Skansen Open-Air Museum Admission Ticket

Experience a historic Christmas market, dating back to 1903. Buy everything from handicrafts and designs to sweets, homemade candles and secret Christmas presents. The Christmas Market is open Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 26 November until 19 December. Travel back in time at this authentic showcase of pre-industrial Sweden. Visit houses and homesteads from all over the country and experience traditional rural life firsthand. Experience the different social conditions in which people lived between the 16th and the first half of the 20th century. Discover the history of Sweden. Find out how the Swedes once lived through the changing seasons, traditions, work, celebrations, and everyday life of times past. Encounter animal life, including Nordic wild animals, rare breeds, domestic animals, and exotic creatures.  Enjoy a delicious meal (not included) at one of the restaurants that offer breathtaking views over Stockholm. Be sure to visit the museum shop as well, where you’ll find traditional handicrafts and Swedish-designed items. Let your children enjoy a Zoo featuring domestic animals such as cats, rabbits, and guinea pigs. Skansen is also home to 75 different species of animals, including wild animals such as lynx, elk, and brown bears, and several breeds of domestic animals. The museum changes decorations seasonally with Christmas, Easter, and midsummer themes.

Stockholm: Vasa Museum and Vrak Museum Combo Entry Ticket

5. Stockholm: Vasa Museum and Vrak Museum Combo Entry Ticket

Take advantage of a combined entry ticket to visit the iconic Vasa Museum and the newly opened Vrak – Museum of Wrecks in Stockholm. Explore the world's only preserved 17th-century ship and learn about maritime archeology. The Baltic Sea is home to more well-preserved wrecks than anywhere else on earth. Discover their fascinating stories on a visit to the Vrack – Museum of Wrecks. Enjoy interactive digital experiences including film encounters, lifelike VR dives, holograms, and games. Then, head to the Vasa Museum to see the 64-gun warship Vasa that sank on her maiden voyage in 1628. This is the only nearly fully intact 17th-century ship that has ever been salvaged. Walk through 11 interesting exhibitions around the ship and take advantage of the multi-level viewing platforms to admire the well-preserved craftsmanship from different angles. Listen to an audio guide for both the Vrak Museum and the Vasa Museum directly onto your smartphone and hear interesting information as you explore the exhibitions at your own pace. Once you're done, make sure to pop into either museum's well-stocked gift shop offering themed products. Or grab a bite to eat and enjoy a cup of coffee at the  Vrak Café and Bar. In the summertime, the café's outdoor seating offers a view of the Stockholm harbor.

Stockholm: Viking Museum Exhibition and Viking Ride

6. Stockholm: Viking Museum Exhibition and Viking Ride

Jump back to the 10th century and experience the fabled Viking era as if you were really there. Through hourly tours, conducted in either English or Swedish, get a real impression of what life was like for the Vikings — from bloody battles and vicious plundering, to idyllic farm life and a complex system of religious belief.  You’ll even come face to face with a model of life-sized Viking, created using DNA recovered from centuries-old remains, along with countless other artifacts and impressive reconstructions. You can also take advantage of the free audio guide at the Viking Museum. Hop on the thrilling ride, Ragfrid’s Saga, to get a real taste of a Viking’s daily life, told from the perspective of a Viking warrior’s wife. To cap it all off, grab a bite at Glöd, the museum’s modern Nordic restaurant, with sweeping views of the Stockholm harbor.

Stockholm: Nobel Prize Museum and Exhibition Entry Ticket

7. Stockholm: Nobel Prize Museum and Exhibition Entry Ticket

Learn about Nobel Prize laureates while immersing yourself in an extensive collection of videos, artifacts, multimedia, and lectures at the Nobel Prize Museum in Stockholm. With a single entry ticket, understand key contributions to the fields of physics, chemistry, medicine, literature, and peace. Located in Stockholm's Old Town, the Nobel Prize Museum is a stunning example of 18th-century architecture. Formerly a stock exchange, the building is now dedicated to sharing the life and work of Alfred Nobel, who aimed to recognize extraordinary individuals whose work improved humanity. Wander the museum to learn about the work and life of famous prize winners like Marie Curie, Nelson Mandela, Albert Einstein, and more. Take part in a guided tour, watch a short film, or explore interactive exhibitions. Before ending your tour, get a snack at Bistro Nobel or visit the souvenir shop.

Stockholm: Skating on Natural Ice Introductory Tour

8. Stockholm: Skating on Natural Ice Introductory Tour

Experience a day of long-distance ice skating on the natural ice of Stockholm in an all-inclusive adventure that includes equipment and lessons. Join an experienced guide and head out to skate on some of the best natural ice in the world. This activity is suitable for a city break, urban adventure, or weekend visit to Stockholm. All you need is a normal level of fitness and health. For the beginner or novice interested in learning long-distance skating techniques, you will get training in what equipment is needed and how to use it. No prior knowledge or experience is needed, but note that the activity is not recommended for children under 15 years of age. Use the latest and safest skating equipment available, including a backpack filled with a full change of clothes, and enjoy a break for lunch with your fellow skaters.

Stockholm: City Sightseeing Electric Boat Tour and Canals

9. Stockholm: City Sightseeing Electric Boat Tour and Canals

Take an electric boat trip through Stockholm and relax in comfort as you get to know the city from the water. Listen to commentary about each location and travel from the harbors to iconic attractions. See the outside of the Vasa Museum, Stockholm Palace, and Skansen. Make your way to the front of Stockholm Palace to meet your friendly guide and group for the day. Climb aboard your boat and settle down as you start to drift further into the city. Cruise along the Djurgården Well Canal and admire the lush greenery as you sail under low bridges. Enjoy your own food and drinks as you listen to live commentary about each location. Immerse yourself in the story of Stockholm and feel the wonder of drifting by the spires of the Nordic Museum. Act out a little scene on the boat passing by the Royal Dramatic Theatre and sing a song outside ABBA The Museum.

Stockholm: 2-Hour Guided Kayak Tour in City Center

10. Stockholm: 2-Hour Guided Kayak Tour in City Center

Embark on a unique sightseeing tour through Stockholm's city center in stable two-person kayaks, accompanied by an English-speaking guide. Learn about the numerous attractions and sights of Stockholm along the tour. Begin the tour at the meeting point in Tantolunden park and cruise out to see the old prison island Långholmen, Stockholm's old town, the city hall, and Norrmälarstrand. Finally, pass by the small island of Reimersholme and marvel at its former liquor and wool mill. This tour is suitable for beginners as well as those with kayaking experience. Children under the age of 12 are welcome to join in the company of a parent. Enjoy a 2-hour kayaking tour with your family and friends and get the most out of this memorable experience.

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What people are saying about Stockholm

The boat tour was a great way to get a good overview and idea about city, culture and way of life. I strongly recommend and enjoyed a lot.

I really enjoyed the Abba museum. It was very easy to access my ticket and lots of fun. Great if you are an Abba fan or not

Delightful surprise. This exhibit was not on my radar and I'm so glad I found it. I will definitely be back.

A must for any ABBA fan, really interesting and good fun as well.

Lots of information and history packed into a great museum