Where can your children have fun outdoors and learn lots about animals at the same time for free? Check out the YLC guide to 4H gårdar in Stockholm!
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4H is a youth organisation, originally started in the United States and now thriving in Sweden. The goal of 4H is to develop citizenship, leadership, responsibility and life skills through experiential learning programs. The name represents four personal development areas of focus for the organization: head, heart, hands, and health. There are over 40 4H gårdar or farms in Sweden, where your child can learn how to care for animals by interactive experience.
|Storra Skuggans 4H-farm is beautifully situated at Norra Djurgården. The farm also has a lot of member activity on weekdays, weekends and holidays for children of all ages. Animals: mostly native breed animals, but also horses, rabbits, chickens, dogs and miniature pigs. Pony riding on Saturdays at 13:00. Icelandic horse-riding also offered. Children’s parties: Sundays between 14:00 and 16:00. visit the animals, play games and go treasure hunting.
Located at Stora skuggans 4H-gård, Stora skuggans väg. 40, 115 42 Stockholm (T-bana: Universitet)Tel No: 08-166206
|Akalla 4H Farm dates from the 1700s and is beautifully situated in Akalla village, adjacent to the nature reserve Järvafältet. There are a number of amenities, including the rabbit hotel, café, pottery, miniature golf, playground, barbecue area and paddling pool. Animals include horses, sheep, goats, pigs, chickens, ducks, rabbits and cats (and in the spring: lamb and kids). Animals are out in their paddocks every day from 08:30 to 16:30. Pony riding on Sundays at 13:00. Children’s parties: Saturdays – pony/trap ride, treasure hunt/fiskdamm (you provide the prizes) and tour of farm. 900 SEK base price (up to 10 children). Additional children are 80 SEK each up to a maximum of 20 children.
Located at Akalla 4H-gård, Torneågatan, Akalla By, 164 78 Kista (T-bana: Akalla)
Open Monday to Sunday from 08:30 to 16:30
Tel No: 0739400498
|4H Björklunds Hage is located in Norra Ängby, Bromma. For children there is a large playground with something for all ages. In the spring there is the opportunity to grill and there are large areas to play on! Animals: horses, sheep, goats, pigs, chickens, rabbits and cats.
Located at Björklunds Hage 4H, Liljegrensvägen, Norra Ängby, Bromma (T-bana: Islandstorget)
Tel No: 08-579749 00
|Eolshälls 4H-farm, is beautifully situated on Lake Mälaren. We take care of all the farm animals, we jump obstacles with rabbit, paddle, working in the garden, riding, drive horse-drawn carriages, learn different crafts and much more! Animals: horses, cats, sheep, cows, chickens and rabbits.
Located at Eolshälls 4H, Eolshällsvägen 10, 129 37 Hägersten (T-bana: Axelsberg)Tel No: 08-646 14 12
|Augustendalsvägen 4H-farm is located in Solna, close to Ulvsundasjön and Huvudsta castle. Young children can play in the sandbox, playground or swing set, while bigger kids can climb in the woods and building huts or ride the zip-line. Animals: goats, sheep, horses, cats, rabbits and chickens. The animals are out in the pastures every day from approx. 8:00 to 16:30. Children’s parties: Saturday rental between 12:00 and 18:00 – flat fee of 800 SEK for hire of the lokal.
Located at Augustendals 4H-gård, Huvudsta allé, Solna (T-bana: Huvudsta / Västra Skogen)
Tel No: 08-836985
|Charming 4H farm with rabbit hotel, guided tours, grooming contests, rabbit jumping, courses and activities. Animals: horses, sheep, cats, goats, chickens and rabbits. The animals can be seen in their paddocks every day from about 9:00 to 16:00. Pony rides every Sunday at 13.15. Children’s parties: May-Sept, Saturdays and Sundays from 14:00 to 15:30. Includes pony rides, petting farm animals and an exciting treasure hunt. 800 SEK for up to 10 children and 75 SEK per child thereafter.
Located at Kallhälls 4HGård, Termovägen 2, 176 77 Järfälla (bus from Kallhälls or Jakobsberg Station)
Tel No: 0707624342
|The farm is located in Spångavägen / Tensta and dates from the 1800s. There is also a café, mini golf, playground, adapted for all, barbeque area and paddling pool with a “little bridge”. Animals: calves, sheep, goats, hens, rabbits and horses. The animals are out in their paddocks between 09:00 to 16:00. Pony riding on Saturdays at 14:00. Children’s parties: Saturdays and Sundays. Pony/trap ride, treasure hunt/fiskdamm (you provide the prizes) and tour of farm. 900 SEK base price (up to 10 children). Additional children are 80 SEK each up to a maximum of 20 children. Room hire only – 500 SEK.
Located at Spånga by 4H-gård, Holmingegränd 8, 16361 Spånga (T-bana: Tensta)
Tel No: 076 592 08 38
|We are located in scenic Hågelbyparken in Botkyrkavägen. We also undertake to look after small pets whilst you go on holiday and sell bedding and food for pets. Animals: horses, sheep, goats, mini-pigs, chickens, rabbits and cats. Animals are out in their paddocks every day from 08:30 to 16:00. Pony riding on Sundays. Children’s parties: Saturdays and Sundays for 2-hour slots – pony ride, premises and tour of farm. 100 SEK per child (minimum 1,000 SEK base price). Food at party for 50 SEK extra per child (minimum 1,500 SEK base).
Located at Hågelby 4H-gård, Hågelby Gård, 147 43 Tumba (bus from Tumba Station or Alby (Lagman Hill))
Tel No: 08-531713 70
|Vallentuna 4H Farm is located north of Vallentuna on Ekebyvägen – surrounded the forest, residential areas and meadows / grasslands. Animals: Sheep, goats, horses, rabbits, cats and pigs. Pony rides every Sunday at 13:00.
Located at Vallentuna 4H Farm, Ekebyvägen, 186 34 Vallentuna (Ormsta station)
Tel No: 08-511790 13