Welcome To The Venice Of The NorthThings To Do In Stockholm With Kids
Home to the world’s most generous parental leave, the best places to go in Stockholm have to be baby-friendly. From history to futuristic modernity to easy access to nature, Stockholm is a great place to visit with family. It’s so easy to visit Stockholm with kids, that you’ll want come back again and again.
Top Things To Do In Stockholm With Toddlers
TAKE A BOAT RIDE AROUND THE ARCHIPELAGO
EXPERIENCE STOCKHOLM’S PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION… WHICH IS COMPLETELY STROLLER ACCESSIBLE!
GRAB A CINNAMON BUN AND HAVE FIKA (SNACK) IN ANY PUBLIC PARK
TAKE A TOUR OF SWEDEN WITHOUT LEAVING STOCKHOLM AT SKANSEN
PLAY IN PIPPI LONGSTOCKING’S HOUSE AT JUNIBACKEN, THE CHILDREN’S MUSEUM
Visiting Stockholm With Your Baby: A Guide For A Great Vacation
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Bébé's Top Stockholm Hotels For Traveling Families
Grand Hotel Stockholm
Grand Hotel was founded in 1874 as the most prestigious hotel in Sweden; it’s where Nobel prize winners are housed before they receive their medals. Inaugurated by Swedish royalty after the last major renovation, it remains a place where the government puts up visiting dignitaries and where the super-rich stay when they pass by Stockholm. The hotel has a special package for children that includes books, board games, puzzles, and craft books, both in Swedish and English. It is available in several age brackets, so make note of your children’s ages when you book.
Radisson Blu Waterfront Hotel
Their flagship hotel is right next to Stockholm Central Station. With soundproof rooms, the buzz of the city gets blocked out. Their airport branch, Arlandia Blu, has family rooms which include a full bathroom plus separate toilet and sink, bunk beds, a pool, and two play areas! This is a great option for when you have a late arrival or an early morning departure.
Downtown Camper by Scandic
Scandic, a midrange Swedish chain, has hotels in several locations within Stockholm and around the country. Their modern Nordic style is clean and comfortable and their generous breakfast buffet is sure to please the whole family. Beware that some of their hotels in the central business district cater to business travelers. A great option for families is their Downtown Camper where guests can grill marshmallows over the open fireplace in the middle of the restaurant. Not only do they have a pool, but bicycles, skateboards and kayaks can be rented at the reception.
Let Another Parent Show You Around Stockholm with Your Baby
Follow Bébé Voyage’s co-founder, Marianne, and Stockholm ambassador Jessica, as they take you around Östermalm, one of Stockholm’s poshest neighborhoods, and shows you its baby friendly side. This is a tour that you can realistically do in a day with a young kid and is fun for the whole family.
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Why Bébé Voyage Loves Stockholm
Sweden is a paradise for families, and Stockholm one of the world’s top destinations when traveling with kids. Almost everything is child-friendly and accessible with a pram. Even if you do find yourself having to navigate a flight of stairs, many a passer-by will gladly help. Public facilities all have electric doors making entering and exiting a breeze; restaurants are mostly spacious and offer highchairs for children and a place to park the pram.
What is there not to love about Stockholm? Stockholm is a city on the water. Despite the extensive suburbs stretching out to the north and south of the city, the defining feature of the city is the intersection of the huge Lake Mälaren with the Baltic Sea. What to see in Stockholm depends largely on the weather and the season, but the options are extensive.
The oldest part of Stockholm, Gamla Stan, the small island straddling the huge lake Mälaren and the Baltic Sea, is one of the best preserved medieval city centers in Europe. This is probably because Stockholm is one of the few European capitals who has not seen a war for five hundred years. Its cobbled and winding streets make for a pleasant walk and the many cafes make for a nice break. Watch for the changing of the guards, every day at noon. During summer, the guards are often on horseback, which makes it a bit of an extra show.
After the changing of the guards, take the small ferry across the bay to the Djurgården island. This is where you will find Skansen, world-renowned outdoor museum of Swedish folklore, housed in historic buildings which have been moved here. It also doubles as a zoo. The island is also home to both the Vasa Museum, where a ship built during the 17th century that sank into the mud of the Stockholm estaturary is preserved, and the Nordiska Museet, a museum of ethnography that focuses on the lives of people centuries ago. Close by is Junibacken, a must-see for anyone with kids, a storybook interactive museum with exhibits from the treasury of Swedish children’s picture books, and a ride in homage to Astrid Lindgren, of Pippi Longstocking fame.
The city has several hotels with a well-deserved reputation for great service, including the Grand Hotel, generally considered the best hotel in Sweden. But for the visitor, boutique hotels are more interesting.
If you are a large family, short term rentals make for an economical alternative to hotels. As a family, you are probably best off renting a house or family apartment, which will take you some distance outside the city center. If you rent an apartment, stay on the islands closest to the center (Kungsholmen or Södermalm).