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What to do and where to go with children in Stockholm: April
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What to do and where to go with children in Stockholm: April

‘April is the cruellest month…’ but not for children in Stockholm! Whether your little one is into movies or model aeroplanes, ballet or buses, comics or Capoeira there’s something to amuse them all!

Photo Credit: JanneM
Photo Credit: JanneM

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Stockholm International Film Festival Junior

The Stockholm International Film Festival Junior has the lofty goal of showing quality films from the whole world to children and young adults, on the grounds that culture should be available to everyone, regardless of age. The festival has a great programme with 38 films films having been made from  25 countries. Don’t miss our chance to win tickets to the gala day!

When: Monday 15th to Saturday 20th April from 9:00 each day

Where: Various venues

Age Group: aimed at 6-16 year olds

Cost: Adults – 50 SEK; under 16s, teachers and educators – free

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Try Capoeira for free!

Capoeira is an African / Brazilian art form that is several hundred years old. A cross between dancing and fighting, Capoeira combines self-defence, acrobatics, rhythm and music. Have your child try something new and fun with an experienced capoeira teacher!

When: Sunday, April 7 from 15:00 to 17:00 (4-6 year olds at 15:00; 7-12 year olds at 16:00)

Where: Bondegatan 24, 116 33 Stockholm (T-bana: Medborgarplatsen)

Age Group: 4-12 years

Cost: Free!

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Stockholm International Comics Festival

The fifteenth edition of Scandinavia’s largest annual series of festival. This year’s festival theme is ‘escapism’, focusing on genres such as adventure, fantasy, horror, science fiction, superheroes and surrealism – and the wave of escapist and epic comics that has made it’s mark on the Swedish comics scene in recent years. If you want to escape reality in 2013, you should do it with us!

When: Friday 26th to Sunday 28th April

Where: Kulturhuset, Sergels torg, 111 57 Stockholm (T-bana: T-centralen)

Age Group: 7-18 year olds

Cost: Free

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Medieval Day at Kungsträdgården

For the fifth consecutive year, a medieval market has been organised in Kungsträdgården. The event is aimed at both children and adults. The entire area in front of and around the stage will be filled with stalls of medieval crafts, typical gadgets and clothes.

When: Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th April from 11:00 to 18:00

Where: Kungsträdgården, 111 47 Stockholm (T-bana: Kungsträdgården)

Age Group: for all ages

Cost: Free

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Stockholm: Piece by Piece – Lego Exhibition at the Tram Museum: Last Call 

The exhibition features two custom-built Lego environments with public transport history and future as a theme. Public transport from a different perspective to say the least: imaginative and humorous! The models are built by Gabriel Bremler.

When: until April 20th

Weekdays 10-17

Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays 11-16

Where: Spårvägsmuseet, Tegelviksgatan 22,  116 41 Stockholm (Best way of getting here is via bus 2 or 66 from Slussen)

Age Group: suitable for all ages

Cost: Adults – 40 SEK, 7-18 year olds – 20 SEK, Under 7s – free (Tram ride – 10 SEK per person) Price includes admission to the Toy Museum next door.

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Ballet Taster at the Royal Opera House
Photo Credit: Edward Langley

Try-out Day at the Royal Ballet

Children and their families have the opportunity to see the Royal Ballet in different ways at this taster event. There are ballet sessions for children, the opportunity to watch the ballet morning school, guided tours and a performance in the Golden Foyer. For the full programme, click on the title above.

When: Saturday 20th April from 10:00 to 13:00

Where: Kungliga Operan, Gustav Adolfs torg 2, 111 52 Stockholm. (T-bana: Kungsträdgården)

Age Group: 3-18 year olds

Cost: 30 SEK (book from April 2nd)

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Kulturnatt and ‘Replace old toys with new’ at Tekniska Museet

We salute computer game culture at the Museum of Technology with live music, a quiz and art for anyone who loves video games! An 8-piece orchestra will play music with full symphonic wind and percussion from 21:30 to 22:30;  From 23:00 to 01:00 the technical museum becomes a nightclub with the live band Powerplay in full gaming culture spirit.

Does your child long for some new toys? Take the opportunity to change your old dolls or games for exciting new ones at this Leksaksbytarbazar (toy-exchange)! 

When: Kulturnatt – Saturday 20th April from 18:00 to 01:00; Leksaksbytarbazar – Saturday 13th April from 12:00 to 15:00

Where: Tekniska museet, Museivägen 7, Gärdet, 115 93 Stockholm (Best way of getting here is via bus 69)

Age Group: Kulturnatt from 5 years and up; Leksaksbytarbazar – all ages

Cost: Kulturnatt – Free; Leksaksbytarbazar – normal charges apply (Adults – 120 SEK, children (7-19) – 40 kr, Under 7s – free)

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Art Gallery for the Young

Fourteen young artists from the ages of 11-16 years have been selected to be included in the Art Project Gallery For Young. They will display their art at Fullersta Farm in Huddinge. During the spring , the young people got to meet artists , visiting galleries , art fairs and held workshops for the development of their own artistry and gather inspiration for the exhibition. Opening on 13th April.

When: From Saturday 13th April to Sunday 12th May. Thursday – 12:00 to 19:00; Saturday to Sunday – 12:00 to 16:00

Where: Internationella barnkonstmuseet at Fullersta Gård, Fullersta gårdsvägen 18, 141 35 Huddinge (Pendeltåg: Huddinge)

Age Group: suitable for all ages

Cost: Free

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Build and Paint Model army vehicles

You’re very welcome to build and paint models of army vehicles! You can either bring your own models or buy some in the museum shop. Employees from the Association International Plastic Model’s Society are here to build and help. Suitable for both large and small.

When: Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th April from 12:00 to 16:00

Where: Armémuseum, Riddargatan 13, 114 51 Stockholm (T-bana: Östermalmstorg)

Age Group: 9-18 year olds

Cost: Adults – 80 SEK, Children (up to 19) – free

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