Mellandagarna 2017/18
Stockholm Guide

The presents are open, the julbord has become boring and the kid’s are starting to get ratty. What do you do now? Mellandagarna 2017 (thank heavens, the Swedes have a name for it, at least).


Take a trip to the theatre.

There are some brilliant pieces of theatre and dance taking place over the Christmas holidays and right the way through to New Year. Literally, something for everyone. Below, we’ve put together a little list of our top faves coming your way in Dec 2017/18.


Tappa Bort – Boulevard Teater

Frö – Teater Tre

Pettson får julbeslov – Junibacken

Babblarna – Första Musikalen

Disney on Ice 2018 – Ericsson Globe



Go to a museum.

Holidays are a great time to take the kids to Stockholm’s brilliant museums and science centres. Traditionally, extra activities and workshops are organised to make way for the vast numbers of parents trying to get rid of their kids for an hour or two…



Visit a gingerbread houses.

Arkdes seasonal exhibition of incredible ginger bread houses made by members of the public and, of course, the winner of the annual competition! True feats of baking endurance and engineering.


Be truly inspired for next year’s pepparkak’s adventures!


Ski School

Would you believe it if I told you there was a ski slope in Stockholm? If the snow EVER arrives in Stockholm, and I really hope it does, Hammarbybacken is the place to get your ski on. Owned and operated by Skistar AB who own most of the major ski resorts around Sweden.


You can book courses, passes and get great deals on City Breaks through them.


Learn a language!

Between Christmas and New Year, the amazing BEE SWEDISH are hosting their first in a series of Group Sessions. For absolute beginner, false beginner and even sessions with babies.


You can read more about their group sessions and courses via this link and learn how to get a discount via


Watch some Ice Hockey

Ice Hockey Season is well and truly ON!! We are so disappointed at Littlebearabroad HQ that we STILL haven’t had a chance to make it to one of local matches. But, the New Year Derby could be  your chance! Djurgården are playing their home matches at Hovet on the 30th December, 6th January and 13th January.


You can get your tickets via or via


For more fixtures and series news, you can find out more information via




Go for a walk

Just because it’s winter doesn’t mean to say you can’t enjoy a brisk walk. In fact, taking a walk at this time of year in Stockholm will give you a totally different perspective.

Last year, we put together a collection of walks that were suitable with prams and buggies, off the beaten track. They are just as relevant now, as then. But, remember, there is no such thing as bad weather, just bad clothing!


Winter walks in Stockholm


Ice Skating

The outdoor ice rink at Kungsträdgården will be around until at least February 2018. Giving you plenty of time to practice your seasonal ice skills.




Go for a Swim!

Seems a bit odd to suggest this, but there are so many brilliant swimming facilities in Stockholm! The two largest Swimming Centres in Stockholm are Erikdalsbadet and Husby. But, you can find out all the information via the Stockholm Stad website.


And, if not Stockholm, you could head to Uppsala and check out their adventure swim centre Fyrishov. It’s packed with different types of swimming environments, water slides and tropical pools. Plus, there is a calmer pool for smaller children and babies, too.





Watch a movie

TAKE A TRIP TO THE MOVIES!!! It’s AGES since I’ve been to the movies and there is always something a bit more special about the collective experience than just sitting at home on your own sofa.


For all the latest releases, movie news and where to get tickets for your local cinema, head to


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