***NOTE*** As of April 2018, the playgroup formerly known as Högalid Hedgehogs was renamed The International Parent Playgroup
If you haven’t already heard of The International Playgroup and you’re in the playgroup way, you need this in your life. The International Playgroup is the only English-speaking playgroup in Stockholm, open to children with an English-speaking parent from the age of 0-5 years.
The playgroup takes place in the Barnrum at Högalids Kyrkan, in Hornstull on Friday’s between 2:30pm and 5pm. There is a Swedish-speaking Öppna Förskolan throughout the week in the same place and it is well equipped, clean and very comfortable.
It relies on being opened and closed by volunteers and to remain so dependent on a small charge of 30sek a go that covers space rental, snacks, tea and coffee, admin fees.
It is a fantastic place to meet friends in a similar situation i.e. Expat with young family, newly arrived in Stockholm with small children. I could not have survived the first year of expat motherhood without meeting friends through The International Playgroup. I would thoroughly recommend any new English-speaking parents to drop in and find out more about it. A very warm welcome and a cup of coffee is always on offer and someone is always willing to hold the baby while you pee!