In Stockholm with kids? There are few places as popular to take them as the enchanted world of Junibacken. YLC teamed up with this fun fantasyland to give readers a chance to win two pairs of annual passes! Follow instructions below to win!
Junibacken is an indoor fantasy world, where there are regular shows performed throughout the day. These are a highlight; the staff perform the different characters with so much fun and feeling that the children are entranced. You haven’t lived till you’ve seen over 100 children all singing ‘Imse, Wimse, Spindel, WOW!!’.
A different performance takes place via the Sagotåget, the Story Train, a beautifully narrated (with a choice of 12 different languages) ride through carefully constructed scenes with some uneasy moments; Astrid Lindgren doesn’t shirk from life and death and her work is the richer for it. The Story Train stops at Villekulla, a life-sized model of Pippi’s house, where children can pretend to be the strongest girl herself as well as ride her famous horse and take the slide out of her house.
You can get more of that indoor playground feel at Skrot, (Scrap) designed by Jan Lööf, another famous children’s writer and illustrator. Although most kids love to play here, it’s unfair to call Skrot an indoor playground, there’s no comparing Junibacken to those soft play, ball-crawl filled dens with primary coloured slides. Skrot is based on some wonderful books and they are reflected in the fantasy land that includes a giant monkey whose head is a control centre, a plane for children to ride, a hot dog stand where little ones can pretend to be your vendor for the day and many more exhibits to play with. It’s a place where imagination is allowed to run wild.
Imagination forms the heartland of Junibacken; imagination and books. ‘Junibacken vill att barn ska läsa böcker’, the site boldly states and there is indeed a wonderful bookstore, where Swedish children’s literature is available in over 30 different languages . But what they’ve created at Junibacken is one living book, so that your child can experience reading (that most solitary habit) in all dimensions and with other people. At YLC we think that this is a fantastic aim.
If you’d like a chance to win a pair of annual passes, please fill in our survey. Once you have filled in the survey, you just need to write down the name of your favourite character from a Swedish children’s book (it doesn’t have to be Astrid Lindgren); you must do both for the chance to win!
If you have already filled in the survey, all you need to do is write your fave character in the comments below to enter our draw* – easy-peasy!
This competition is now closed.
THE LUCKY WINNERS OF A PAIR OF ANNUAL PASSES EACH ARE: NATASHA & ESTELLE
Didn’t win? Buy your children a present that keeps giving at Junibacken.
Winners will be drawn at random by the YLC managementWinners will be notified via Facebook and email and the passes sent out after the Giveaway week is over *Survey only needs to be completed once; then readers are entitled to enter all give-aways