The most exciting piece of news is that kids (0-15 years) go FREE to Skansen throughout fall break (27th Oct – 4th Nov). AMAZING. Make the most of the spooky goings on throughout the week. Tall tales and pungent potions.
The autumn gloom descends over Skansen, and uneasy whispers spread through the Old Town Quarter. What terrible disease has gripped the town, and how can the townsfolk protect themselves? Should they go to the pharmacists, with their pills and ointments, or is it better to listen to the Wise Ones and make protective amulets? Strange beings move around the houses and farmsteads. Who is sighing and moaning in the churchyard? Do you dare to visit the Wise Ones at Bollnäs House and the stern sexton at Seglora Church?
There will be all manner of exciting activities at Skansen during the autumn holidays. Listen to spooky tales in the cottages, take part in craft activities and meet the inhabitants of the disease-stricken town. Discover a Skansen where history comes to life!
Höstlovjakt at The Royal Palace
In the gloomy cellar vaults of the Royal Palace of Stockholm, behind the mediaeval defences, we’ll hunt for Gustav Vasa’s money. This autumn holiday at the Royal Palace, there will be an holiday hunt and family tours with free entry for children.
Family tours of the museum on Saturdays and Sundays at 10:30 (in Swedish). Our guide will take you on a journey stretching back a thousand years behind the defences, specially adapted for younger visitors.
The Tre Kronor Museum is located beneath the Royal Palace of Stockholm, and tells the story of the palace’s mediaeval history. Here you can also see traces from the palace’s very oldest times – to access the museum, you need to pass through the five-metre thick 14th century defensive wall.
Autumn market at Ulriksdal Palace
For two days, Ulriksdal’s beautiful Palace Park will be filled with exquisite crafts and delicious delicacies from local suppliers. Why not take the opportunity to go on a guided tour of Ulriksdal Palace.
Ulriksdal palace park features stylistic ideals from different eras: the baroque period, the romantic style and modern classicism. The autumn market will be held in the park in front of the palace.
There is no admission charge for the market.
Saturday, Nov 3 at 15:30 till 19:00 2017 brings SHOCKHOLM – Stockholm’s biggest Halloween Parade, and everyone is welcome! The Parade starts at Kungsträdgården, encircles Gamla Stan, down Skeppsbron until we finally reach Kungsträdgården where there will be entertainment, activities and best prize awards!
It doesn’t cost anything to be a part of the parade. The only thing we expect of you is a creative, scary or funny costume or outfit. We will give a prize to the person with the best costume! As a participant of this event, you can either march in the parade, enter with an ekipage or just watch.
More info and rules about ekipages, dates and time will be avaliable on our website:
Höstlov at Scenkonstmuseet
Scenkonstmuseet’s höstlov programme is back this year! Every day under throughout the holidays, exciting things happen at the museum: build a terrifying theater mask, go for a guided tour or try a mess free halloween makeup in our digital makeup mirror.
Not forgetting all of their brilliant musical instruments, puppet theatre exhibitions, dance and movement screens. It’s a superb day out for the everyone in the family and accessible for most.
Night at the Museum - Nordiska Museet
The door is locked, the lights are off and the staff have gone home. Everything is quiet and quiet. Or..?
What happens at the Nordic Museum when it’s closed? Monday and Tuesday evening during the autumn holidays you have the chance to know. And it’s something mysterious with the museum. It seems to have woken up to life?
What a terrific way to see behind the scenes at a museum. Recommended for kids over the age of 6 years and accompanied with adults. Tickets cost 150sek and the experience lasts from 18:45 – 21:15.
Ghost walks for kids (6 years +)
A traditional Halloween activity for many. Why not learn more about the city of Stockholm’s darker past and shadowy future in a ghost walk suitable for kids.
Stadsvandringar – Spökvandring follows in the footsteps of witches, ghost and other magical creatures.
Children's theatre in Stockholm
Fall in Stockholm is a great time to get into the kid’s theatre scene in Stockholm. There are dozens of production companies and theatres specialising in ‘barnteatern’. Some of Littlebearabroad’s recommendations for between 27th October – 4th November, are below:
Klättercentret - Telefonplan and Solna
The climbing centre, Klättercentret, found in Telefonplan, Solna, Malmö, Akalla and Uppsala is a brilliant family place. It might seem crazy to think that a climbing centre is family friendly, but safety is paramount here. Follow the rules and the whole family can have fun.
Throughout höstlov they have special try-out sessions that are suitable for older kids (9 years +). The trial days take place between 29th October and the 2nd Nov, several times a day.
Höstlov outdoor adventures
Littlebearabroad believes that höstlov is all about making the most of the mild, autumnal weather before the chilly winter days set in. Enjoying the stunning, natural beauty that Sweden has to offer can lift the spirits and prepare you for the darker days ahead.
Littlebearabroad has put together a series of Top 10 höstlov free, outdoor activities to do during höstlov.