23 Jun 2024
What to do and where to go with children in Stockholm: Påsklov

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

There’s something for everyone of every age to do this Easter break! Whether you want to compete in a Rubik’s Cube contest or go egg hunting, make your own paint or go to an Easter market, Stockholm has it all. Here’s our top 10 activities for Påsklovet.


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Easter at the Nordic Museum

Lots to see and do here, including family tours of Easter traditions at the museum at 13:00 and 14:00 on Thursday 28th and Friday 29th March (suitable for 6 years and over) and witch hunts! Inside Lekstugan, the lovely old playhouse, you can create Easter cards and learn how to do äggrullning the traditional way (20 SEK per child).

When: Saturday 23rd March to Sunday 7th April from 10:00 to 16:00 (Closes at 15:00  on Friday 5th April). Lekstugan open from 12:00 to 16:00

Where: Nordiska museet, Djurgårdsvägen 6-16, 115 93 Stockholm (Tram 7 or bus 44 to Nordiska Museet are the best options)

Age Group: 5-12 year olds

Cost: Adults – 100 SEK, Children (up to 18) – Free (20 SEK for entry into Lekstugan)


‘Colourful Experiments’ at the Nobel Museum

Easter in Sweden is full of colours, with spring flowers, stained feathers and painted eggs. But what does a colour actually consist of? In this colourful workshop, you will use real paint ingredients to produce a paint base. Then you can add pigments to get four different colours to paint with and take home. Chemistry at its most fun! The activity is offered for children accompanied unaccompanied.

When: Tuesday, April 2 – Sunday, April 7, 2013  from 13:00 to 16:00

Where: Nobelmuseet, Stortorget 2, 111 29 Stockholm (T-bana: Gamla Stan)

Age Group: 6-11 year olds

Cost: Adults – 100 SEK, Concessions – 70SEK, Children (up to 18) – Free


Egg Hunting at Millesgården

Come to Millesgården during the Easter break and participate in our egg hunt! Get the clues at the entrance and then head out into the big park and navigate through Carl Milles’ sculptures and the artist’s home. When you put together four eggs in different colours, you can replace them with an edible egg!

When: Tuesday 26th March to Sunday 7th April from 11:00 to 17:00

Where: Millesgården, Herserudsvägen 32, 181 34 Lidingö (T-bana to Ropsten and then buses 201, 202, 204, 205, 206 to Torsviks torg)

Age Group: 5-12 year olds

Cost: Adults – 100 SEK, Children (up to 18) – Free (20 SEK for entry into Lekstugan)


Dr. Karin’s magical time machine wing at the Royal Swedish Opera House

We have many kinds of instruments here at the Royal Opera, but there is always room for new ones. Dr. Karin’s magical time machine wing is a new instrument that we welcome in Easter week. We can all go with Dr. Karin (Karin Haglund) on a journey through time and space in search of the missing music…

When: Tuesday 2nd and Wednesday 3rd April from 11:00 to 11:30 (Doors open 10:30)

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

Age group: from 6-18 years

Cost: 30 SEK entrance for all. Presale only; tickets can be bought here


Easter on the Viking Line

At Easter, we have a French theme on-board! Playrooms are decorate in the tricolor  and we can build our own Eiffel Tower of edible Playmais maize rods. We also provides bingo à la France and a quiz with questions, where all school children can learn about the French culture. There will also be an action-packed Moulin Rouge-inspired cabaret show (not on Rosella and Cinderella) with cancan dancers. As usual, there is also a ball pit, Youth and Nintendo Wii games room.

When: Thursday 28th March to Sunday 7th April

Age group: from 6-18 years



Easter at Skansen

Aside from the market, Skansen has a wonderful programme for families at Easter. This year features Easter crafting with marzipan, explanations of Easter traditions for children, the new Lill-Skansen, pony rides, story-telling and tours in English as well as Swedish. For the full programme, click hereFree admission on Maundy Thursday for little people dressed up as witches!

When: From 25th March to 7th April from 11:00 to 16:00.

Where: Skansen, Djurgårdsslätten 49-51, 115 21 Djurgården, Stockholm ()

Age group: All ages welcome

Cost: Adults – 110 SEK; 6-15 year olds – 60 SEK; Under 6s – Free.


Easter Break at the Maritime Museum

This year Easter is the theme of “sea superstitions and secrets.” What did sailors do to protect themselves against all the atrocities at sea – storms, shipwrecks, pirates and sea monsters? We will have family tours, treasure hunts and our creative workshop, Ruskpricken.

We will also be showing the toddler film “Tigers and tattoos” every day. It is about a six year old girl, May, and her adventures with her tattooed Uncle, Sonny. On the same theme, take the opportunity to see our new exhibition on sailor tattoos, Faith, Hope and Love!

When: Saturday 30th March to Sunday 7th April from 10:00 to 17:00

Where: Sjöhistoriska Museet, Djurgårdsbrunnsvägen 24 115 27 Stockholm (Best way of getting here is via bus 69)

Age group: suitable for all ages

Cost: Free admission for all. Workshop material cost: 30 SEK per child.


Treasure Hunt and Family Tours at Drottningholm Palace

Welcome to Drottningholm Palace during the Easter break, with daily family activities the period March 29 to April 7. Go on a treasure hunt and discover the gold on walls, furniture, costumes and jewellery. Join us for family tours and solve riddles that lead to the castle’s treasure chest. Listen to stories with a golden theme.

When: Friday 29th March to Sunday 7th April from 11:00 to 15:30

1:00 to 15:30, a gold-hunting activity trail for children (carried out on their own)

11:00 and 13:00: Family Tours (including hunt for the treasure chest)

14:00 Public tours in Swedish and English

15:00 Story-time

Where: Drottningholms Slott, 178 93 Stockholm (T-bana: Brommaplan and then buses 301–323, 176 or 177 to Drottningholm)

Age group: 4-12 year olds

Cost: Adults – 100 SEK; Children (under 18 years) accompanied by an adult – free


Children’s tour and Mosaic crafting at Stadshuset

During the holidays, there are special tours of City Hall for all our children and their families at 10.00. Take a walk through City Hall’s banqueting halls. Inspired by the Golden hall mosaics, we will then make you own mosaic in paper and take it home. The tour takes about 30 minutes and mosaic crafting about an hour.

When: Thursday 28th March to Sunday 7th April at 10:00

Where: Stockholms Stadshus, Hantverkargatan 1, 112 21 Stockholm (T-bana: Rådhuset)

Age group: 5-12 year olds


Until 31/3: under 12s (accompanied by an adult) – free; 12-18 year olds – 20 SEK; over 18s – 70 SEK.

From 1/4: under 12s (accompanied by an adult) – free; 12-18 year olds – 40 SEK; over 18s – 100 SEK. Tickets are available at the entrance of the hall; no pre-booking.


Rubik’s Cube Contest at Tekniska museet

Participants from several different countries will be competing to see who can solve this classical puzzle the fastest, whilst blindfolded.  The competition is open to anyone who can solve the cube, provided that it can be done in under 10 minutes, and it is possible to register on the site during competition days.

When: Saturday 30th & Sunday March 31st from 11:00 to 16:30

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

Age Group: 6-18 year olds

Cost: Entry to the museum: Adults – 120 SEK, children (7-19) – 40 kr, Under 7s – free



Photo Credits: Your Little Family Photography


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