Sportlov in the city
We’ve done all the hard work so you don’t have to. You’re quick guide to Sportlov activities in Stockholm with kids. We’ve hand picked the most worthwhile city activities for you and the kids.
Tom Tits Experiments
Just outside of Stockholm, near to Södertälje is Tom Tits Experiment. A large, warehouse style compound with multiple flours and outdoor space, it is home to thousands of STEM experiments all suitable for kids. The perfect solution for small, curious and questioning minds.
During Sportlov 2018 they are hosting, “Träna Hjärna” or “Brain Training” with a variety of new experiments, pop-up shows, craft studios and physical training, too.
Without a car it’s a bit tricky to get to, but there are public transport options. Secondly, it’s quite pricy. But, bring your own packed lunch and that reduces the cost of the day out. And, it is a day out. Be prepared to spend 4hours + if you’re going.
Throughout week 9 in Stockholm, Nordiska Museet are continuing their indoor ice rink for kids skating. You can hire skates and helmets from the museum when you get there.
On Wednesday 28th February, the museum is hosting an ice disco from 17:00 – 20:00. Get your glad rags on and glittery pants and boogie on down.
You can get your tickets from Ticketmaster.
Dieselverkstaden "sportlov extra"
The most fully, comprehensive Sportlov programme that LBA has come across for 2018. Dieselverkstaden has music, art, dance, theatre, robotics and photography.
The courses are split into age appropriate classes and all take place throughout the day. I challenge anyone to not find something to get their teeth into in this brilliant programme. Bravo Dieselverkstaden!
ArkDes - Build High
ArkDes are hosting their weekend activities every day of Sportlov from 27th Feb – 4th March. Their “Bygg Högt” or “Build High” activity is located in their studio space and includes a family guided tour of the building. This event does require an adult to accompany any children taking part.
The event takes place twice daily throughout Sportlov, between 11:00 and 13:00
The incredible outdoor charity Friluftsfrämjandet, which directly translates to Outdoor Association, is hosting a plethora of activities throughout Sportlov in Stockholm from 24th February until 4th March.
Their list of activities range from outdoor naturparkour to indoor climbing; ice skating, skiing, pulka tours and adventure hiking around Stockholm’s many nature reserves. These activities are the absolute definition of Sportlov, fresh air, free range and getting the year off to a healthy start. Encouraging children to participate in these activities is a major bonus.
To enjoy these activities you do have to become a member, but it’s a nominal fee to invest in the health and well-being of you and your family.
Have you tried out the two new trampolining and parkour centres in Stockholm? Firstly, Bounce Kungen Kurva, opened in 2017 and does everything from free running parkour, trampolining for miles and birthday parties. They also run MINIBounce for kids between 3-5 years on a Saturday morning. No special programme for Sportlov but they do special sessions for Junior Jumpers between 09:00 – 12:00 during the weekend and holidays.
Use the special code “littlebearbounce” to receive 10% off both junior jumper and general admission tickets! Offer available until the end of May.
Stockholm’s largest climbing centre Klättercentret has three locations in and around Stockholm: Telefonplan, Solna and Akalla. I would love Stella to learn to climb. Recognising when someone has a real skill and turning it into a healthy activity is the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.
Unfortunately, Stella is a little bit too young for their Sportlov course (kids must be between 7 years and 15 years) but she can still try out bouldering. But, if your kids are old enough, the Klättercentret looks tonnes of fun and will make Sportlov go like a flash.
Sthlm Skatepark - Fryshuset
Did you know there was an indoor skate centre in Stockholm? Operated by Fryshuset and sponsored by Mountain Dew, Sthlm Skatepark is suitable for skateboarders, BMX’rs and inlines.
Sundays between 10:00 – 14:00 are for beginners and Monday evenings (18:00 – 21:00) are girls only.
Unfortunately, there are no classes or courses available from Fryshuset. But, it’s a great space to meet like minded kids and other skaters
After being closed for the best part of 2017 for renovations, the Japanese spa, Yasuragi, is now open for business. As of 2018 the spa has decided to no longer accept bookings for Yasuragi Kids during Sportlov or Påsklov.
Family bookings can be made for children of 13+ during Sportlov but younger families will have to wait until the summer to book Yasuragi Kids.
You can follow more about Yasuragi Kids on their Facebook page.
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