We’ve put together a few ideas for activities during the winter break, or Sportlov as they call it here.
Ice skating inside the Nordic Museum
The Nordic Museum is bringing winter inside their big hall and the main attraction is ice skating indoors. On Wednesday the 2nd March there’s a special ice skating disco at 17-20. They have some skates and helmets for rent, but you can also bring your own. It’s also free entrance to the playhouse Lekstugan.
Nordiska museet, Djurgårdsvägen 6-16, Djurgården – 29th February to 6th March 10.00-17.00, except 2nd March 10.00-20.00
Direct a movie or experiment in the Future Lab
The Technical Museum offers the chance to become a movie director for a day or make experiments in the Future Lab. There’s also a challenging obstacle course and the exciting MegaMind exhibit, where you can paint with your eyes or move objects with the power of your thought.
Tekniska museet, Museivägen 7, Gärdet – 27th February to 6th March 13.00 – 16.00
Experience virtual reality
The Nobel Museum gives teenagers (from 13 years upwards) the chance to try out different digital tools and discuss the future. There will be 3D movies where you can take a ride through the blood circulation or follow 12-year-old Sidra to a refugee camp in Jordan.
Nobelmuseet, Stortorget 2, Gamla Stan – 1st to 6th March 13.00 – 16.00
Fun workshop and 18th century make-up
The Livrustkammaren or the Royal Armoury has some kid-friendly activities during the Sportlov. They have a workshop where you can learn to fold a fan or make a royal crown or a pirate’s eyepatch. Kids can also get an 18th century make-up with white faces and red cheeks.
Livrustkammaren, Slottsbacken 3, Royal Castle – 27th February to 6th March 11.00 – 15.00
Learn circus tricks with Cirkus Cirkör
The Army Museum has an exhibit called Knitting Peace in cooperation with Cirkus Cirkör, who are arranging a chance to kids to try out circus tricks during the Sportlov. Entrance is free.
Armemuseum, Riddargatan 13, Östermalm – 29th February to 4th March 11.30 – 14.30
Build as high as you can
The Architecture and Design Center has an exhibit about Swedish architecture and after seeing that the kids (from 4 to 16 years) can build as high as they can with paper tubes and glue. The places are limited, so you need to pick up at ticket from the entrance at the earliest 10.00 on the same day, free entrance.
Arkitektur- och designcentrum,Exercisplan 4, Skeppsholmen – 1st to 6th March 10.30 – 12.30 and 13.00 – 15.00
Make your own mosaic art
The Medieval Museum offers the chance to make your own mosaic art after getting inspiration from the medieval forms and colors. The entrance to the museum is free, but material cost at Hantverkstan is 20 SEK. There are also special guided tours for families at 2 o’clock at the cost of 50 SEK.
Medeltidsmuseet, Strömparterren 3, Norrbro – 27th February to 6th March 12.00 – 16.00
1000 years, a thousand stories
The Historical Museum has special guided tours for families and children at 12, 13 and 15 during Sportlov taking you through a thousand years of Swedish history. You can also try writing with a quill and ink at the creative workshop.
Historiska museet, Narvavägen 13-17, Östermalm – 27th February to 6th March 11.30 – 15.30
Make your own Arctic sunglasses
The Ethnographic Museum has special guided tours at 12.30 that take you on a trip to the Arctic. After the tour the workshop offers the kids the chance to make their own Arctic sunglasses (material cost 50 SEK).
Etnografiska museet, Museiparken, Gärdet – 1st to 6th March 12.30 – 16.00