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What to Do and Where to Go with Children in Stockholm: February
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What to Do and Where to Go with Children in Stockholm: February

February is a short month, but no less action-packed for that. Take the opportunity to teach your child to skate on the ice and maybe participate in a race yourself at Vikingarännet. If that sounds too chilly, we’ve plenty of indoorsy activities listed from ‘danceoke’ to concerts to exhibitions.  Don’t worry, we’ll be doing a specific article just on things to do for Sportslov; these are our top 10 things to do apart from at the half-term break.

Nationalmuseet

 

Last Chance to see the National Museum

The National Museum is closing down on the 4th February for long-term renovations until 2017. Do not miss your last chance to participate in their family Sunday for crafting!

On Saturday, the theme is Visible and Invisible: What happened when King Gustav III was to be crowned? We see what can happen when the artist Gustav Pilo took the king’s portrait upon royal orders. In the studio we paint layer upon layer of thin and thicker acrylic paint on cardboard panels.

On Sunday, the theme is cool gadgets at the dinner table, so-called “Conversation Pieces“, which we make with scrap metal, paint and glitter.

When: Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd February from 12:00 to 16:00

Where: Ateljén on the ground Floor, Nationalmuseum, Södra Blasieholmshamnen 2, 111 48 Stockholm (T-bana: Kungsträdgården)

Age group: from 4 years and upwards

Cost: Free for everyone on the ground floor. For elsewhere in the museum: Children – free; Over 19s – 100 SEK

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The Great Melody Festival

Well-known nursery rhymes , pop and classical music all presented by Priscilla Klein and Tobias Edvardson in a colourful and energetic sing-along concert. Sing so loud that the roof comes off! Accompanied by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. 

When: Saturday 2nd February at 14:00 and 16:00 (Concert lasts 1 hour; without a break)

Where: Konserthuset, Hötorget 8, 111 57 Stockholm

Age group: 5-12 year olds

Cost: Children – 55 SEK; Over 15s – 120 SEK.  Book here

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Det gyllene snittet: theatre show for teens

In ‘Det gyllene snittet’, we meet Linda who is looking for her true self. She soon ends up in the clutches of Gunilla, a bungling plastic surgeon, who tries to give Linda a ‘more beautiful’ body. This is a macabre, absurd and comical theatre show about our amazing body and the search for our own identity.

When: Thursday, 28th February and Friday, 1st March at 14:00; Saturday, 2nd March at 18:00

Where: Teater Påfågeln, St Eriksgatan 84, 113 62 Stockholm

Age group: 13-18 year olds

Cost: All seats 100 SEK. Book here

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Danceoke

It’s not difficult; watch, mimic and dance! The disco lights will be on at the same time as the dance films. ÖFA-collective, an artistic platform that works with theatre productions, workshops and exhibitions, leads us in the dance and in the break we’ll take it easy in the juice bar.

When: Tuesday to Friday 12th-15th and 19th to 22nd February at 10:00; Saturday 16th and 23rd February at 13:00

Where: ZebraDans, Renstiernas gata 48, 116 31 Stockholm (T-bana: Skanstull; take no 3 to bus stop Gotlandsgatan)

Age group: 5-7 year olds

Cost: Entrance 80 SEK for both adults and children. Book tickets via email or call 08-702 92 01

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Family Sunday at Arkitekturmuseet: Knitting House

We explore knitting patterns and materials and build house models in our studio. You will be able to work on knitting frames, cloth dolls and needles. Those that are too small to work can work with frottage and become familiar with how different materials look and feel. We will start with a short tour of our exhibition Knitting House and then start to build our own models, which you can take home.

We will be geting our inspiration from the exhibition, which was conducted by a group of women living in the same type of apartment, all with very different backgrounds, education, and life stories. Every detail of the then-empty 82-square-meter apartment has been measured, mapped and then knitted into a slightly reduced copy of the former home (75%). Even the traces of life from those who lived there a long time ago – wallpaper, stains, scratches and stickers – are all lovingly reproduced in knitting. 

When: Sundays through February from 13:00 to 15:00

Where: Arkitekturmuseet, Exercisplan 4, Skeppsholmen (T-bana: Kungsträdgården; Bus 65 to stop: Arkitekturmuseet)

Age group: 4-12 year olds

Cost: Adults – 60 SEK; Under 19s free.  Free tickets are distributed to the children at 10.00 the same day. Limited seats.

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Children Skating on a lake

Lilla Vikingarännet (Skating Race for kids) 2013

At Hässelby Strandbad, there will be a ploughed ice rink where kids can go and try out skating. Skogsmulle and his friends will be on the ice to greet and help the children.Those who go one lap on the track win a gift. Bring something to BBQ as the grill will be lit. Helmets are mandatory. Check the facebook group for updates.

When: Sunday, February 10 at 10:00 to 13:00 (alternative date in case of bad weather: 17th February)

Where: Hässelby Strandbad, Västerort

Age group: suitable for all ages

Cost: Free

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Children’s tour of Stadshuset

Take a walk through City Hall and experience the Blue Hall (that isn’t blue) and the Golden Hall (that is covered with real gold). Learn about the building’s history and see where the politicians in Stockholm have meetings. Walk in the footsteps of Nobel Prizewinners and be inspired.

When: Sundays through February from 10:00 to 10:45

Where: Stockholms Stadshus, Hantverkargatan 1, 112 21 Stockholm

Age group: 5-12 year olds

Cost: under 12s – free; 12-18 year olds – 40 SEK; over 18s – 70 SEK. Tickets are available at the entrance of the show; no pre-booking.

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The Butterfly House

Beat the winter; come to the Butterfly House, where the temperature is kept at around 25-30 degrees and the humidity is at a tropical high! Wander through lush vegetation and examine the free-flying tropical butterflies. You can also study the amazing pupae and if you are lucky you might see a chrysalis hatch. Our butterflies come mainly from South America and South-east Asia.

When: Monday to Sunday, 10:00 to 16:00

Where: Fjärilshuset, Haga trädgård, Hagaparken, Solna

Age group: suitable for all ages

Cost: Under 4s – free; 4-15s – 50 SEK; 16-18 – 80 SEK; over 18s – 110 SEK (Family entrance of 2 adult and 2 children – 280SEK)

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Opening Party at the International Children’s Art Museum

We open the gates for the spring theatrical exhibition. Come and take a seat on stage, turned and discover an enchanted world! Together we will explore the stage with dance and theatre. We will visit the Theatre Sláva that inspires shows and in the shop you can make your own theatre mask.

When: Saturday 2nd February, 2013 from 13:00 to 15:00

Where: Internationella Barnkonstmuseet, Vårbyhuset, Vårby allé 26-30, 143 40 Vårby

Age group: suitable for all ages

Cost: Free entrance

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Faith, Hope and Love: an exhibition of sailor tattoos

What is a sailor tattoo? The exhibition places the specimens in the centre of a much wider argument. If the tattoo gives the skin a voice, what did sailors want to be their own skin to say? The Maritime Museum has a collection of about 170 tattoo models from 1920s and 1930s. It contains nautical stars, full-rigged ships, exotic animals, naked and clothed women, swallows, roses, anchors … and much more. A small number of models have been used sparingly in exhibitions or as illustrations in books about tattoos. Most have never been shown to an audience.

When: Mondays closed; Tuesdays to Sundays – 10:00 to 17:00

Where: Sjöhistoriska museet, Djurgårdsbrunnsvägen 24 115 27 Stockholm

Age group: 4-12 year olds

Cost: Free Entry

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Photo Credit: Giåm and Allie Caulfield

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