Junibacken, an indoor theme park for children, inspired by the stories of Astrid Lindgren, Stockholm, Sweden 5 727
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The Junibacken is an interactive museum for kids, located on the Djurgården island in Stockholm. Junibacken is designed as a place where story-time characters come to life, and kids are invited to make noise, play, climb, discover and learn, go to the theatre and relax.
The first thing visitors see on entering Junibacken is the Storybook Square with cobblestones, old-fashioned street lamps, and houses of some famous characters from children’s books. Than, kids and parents are invited to take the Story Train ride through the fairy tale world of Astrid Lindgren. Narration through the ride is available in 16 languages (Swedish, Arabic, English, Finnish, French, Dutch, Italian, Japanese, Chinese, Russian, Spanish, Estonian, German, Norwegian, Danish, and Polish). The train journey ends at Villa Villekulla, the home of Pippi Longstocking.
The museum is open all the year round, and daily performances for children are held at the theater. For the convenience of its guests Junibacken has a restaurant and a children's bookshop with souvenirs and toys. Strollers are not allowed into the museum, but baby carriers can be borrowed at the entrance at no additional fee.
Photo of Junibacken, the interactive children's museum and theme park in Stockholm, Sweden.
Photo: Dasha Saulskaya
You can ride a train through a magical land, pay a visit to Pippi Longstocking and Emil of Lönneberga, and feel like Tom Thumb and Nils Karlsson Pyssling in Junibacken, a museum for the whole family in Stockholm where characters from Swedish fairy tales live famous and beloved all over the world. The information in this review was obtained in February 2014 and the priced are listed in Swedish kronas (1 krona equates to about 5 rubles).
This review is about family things to do with kids in Stockholm: sights, activities, entertainment, kids-friendly museums and more. Some of these places are accessible year round, while others are only open in the summer. All prices in this review are valid as of February 2013 and listed in Swedish kronas.
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