Fjärilhuset is one of Stockholm’s biggest tourist attractions. Situated in Hagaparken, a little north of the city centre, it is the perfect antidote to a wet, cold, summer day.
There is a fantastic cafe and gift shop. And, if you time it well you can get a brilliant guided tour of the hot houses and aquarium.
Tekniska Museet is a fantastic day out for the kids. Their Mega Mind exhibit alone is enough to keep the occupied for the day. So, on a rainy day in Stockholm this summer this is a “go to” for everyone.
Easily accessible by car and public transport. Unfortunately, it isn’t free but the entry free covers everything in the science centre and it is totally worth it.
Tom Tits Experiment
Tom Tits Experiments is an incredible science centre of multiple floors, filled with different experiments. What ever kind of science you are into, they’ll have something for you. Be prepared, it’s an entire day out.
It is based in Södertälje which is quite far out of the city centre. You can travel there by public transport, but we recommend going by car. There is parking facilities and a restaurant.
Småkockarna is a family run cooking school for kids. Based in Lidingö, the school runs courses and birthday parties all based around food preparation and cooking. It’s a wonderful concept for a birthday party or alternative fest for kids. The courses are for kids between the age 5-16. We have to say, their cupcake party looks delicious!
The next course starts in August but you can book a birthday party all throughout July and August. Always book 1 week before the party.
Throughout the summer Scenkonstmuseet is open between 11:00-17:00 between the 1st July and 31st August. This is one of Stockholm’s newest museums and delves into the world of theater design, music and artwork.
If you head to the museum for 3pm there is an English-speaking introduction to the museum. At the moment there is no restaurant or cafe but their neighbours, Hovstallet, has an open court-yard and cafe. Hovstallet is open between 11:30 – 14:30, Mon – Fri.
Bounce in Kungens Kurva is one of Stockholm’s latest and biggest activities centre. Wall to wall trampolines, bouldering mounds and courses on parkour and acrobatic trampolining.
It is a fantastic, athletic and exciting day out for the kids. Easy to get to, thoroughly exhausting (wahay!) and a brilliant way to get the kids to excercise without even knowing it.
At Bounce, they are very safety concious so please read their guidelines and safety rules before going. The junior jumpers can’t be younger than 3 years of age and everyone must be wearing grippy socks on the trampolines.
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Another big activity centre in Kungen’s Kurva is Leo’s Lekland. It opened in Nov 2016 and has gone from strength to strength since then. The gigantic soft play centre is bright, clean and well maintained, the staff are pleasant and the small kid’s area is kept seperate from the older kid’s area. A big issue when you don’t want to have to ward off older, more physical kids from accidently swatting a little one out of the way.
There is a cafe and restaurant which is super kid friendly, the coffee could do with perking up but that’s our only complaint. Toilets and changing facilities are all well kept and clean. It is really easy to get to by public transport, tube or bus. There are loads of parking spots and if you get bored it is right in the centre of a great shopping centre.
Rum FÖR Barn
A Littlebearabroad favourite, Rum för Barn is a brilliant excuse to pull up a comfy chair and a good book, but still feel like your out doing stuff. There are also brilliant painting workshops. And, on Fridays, music and dance classes. Entry is free to the Kulturhuset and if you want to take part in any of the activities there is a nominal fee of about 30sek.
There are at least 2 cafes and restaurants you can choose from, plus a matsack room for eating your own picnic. It is open between 11 – 17, Mon to Friday.
Get your rain gear on!
Yup, that famous Swedish saying, “Det finns inget dåligt väder, bara dåliga kläder”.
So, crack out the galoshes and wellies and go for a walk in the rain. Who knows what you might find, splishing and splashing in the puddles.
Just remember to keep your feet dry!