14 Jul 2024
What’s on Stockholm, Kids: August
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What’s on Stockholm, Kids: August

If you’ve just returned from your holiday and are wondering if the city missed you as much as you missed it, the answer is YES! And to show you just how much, its pulling out all the stops this August. Welcome back!

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As families return from their holidays, the city celebrates by putting on a fantastic show. The Culture Festival, which will electrify the city in the middle of August, is definitely not to be missed, but there are loads of other activities to enjoy too. From building and sailing your own model ships to running the kids’ version of Midnattsloppet; from waffle-making at the Icebar to a graffiti exhibition. We’ve got it all in a neat little list just for you.

Model Boat Weekend at the Maritime Museum

Calling all boat model enthusiasts! The maritime museum hosts its annual model weekend, where all sorts of boats can be see to sail the waters outside the museum. Build your own boat in the workshop area, Ruskpricken.

When: Saturday 31st August and Sunday 1st September from 11:00 to 16:00

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.


Stockholm’s Culture Festival 2013

Running for the 8th year, Maxat för mini is an explosion of activities and experiences for everyone. Highlights include dance taster sessions (including Indian, African, ballet and baby rhythmics), circus performers with clowns and acrobats, meeting the police, theatre, sing-a-long, crafting and story-telling. For the full range of activities, click here (in Swedish).

When: Tuesday 13th to Sunday 18th August

Where: Brunkebergstorg,  111 51 Stockholm (T-bana: T-Centralen)

Age Group: 0-13 year olds

Cost: Free entry


Pippi Långstrump theatre show

Astrid Lindgren’s classic tale adapted for the stage with lots of songs and music.

When: Saturdays and Sundays from 10th August to 8th September.

Where: Augustendalsteatern, Augustendals 4H-gård, Huvudsta allé, 171 73 Solna (T-bana: Västra  Skogen / Huvudsta)

Age Group: 2-7 year olds

Cost: Children (under 16s) – 50 SEK; Adults – 80 SEK. Click here to book.


Midnattsloppet for the young

Do your children want a taste of THE running event in Stockholm this August?

For 1-8 year olds, there is MiniMil, a 300m race up Hornsgatan starting and finishing at Bysistorget. The activities start at 14:30, with face painting and entertainment; the first race starts at 16:30. A T-shirt and medal will be given to all participants.

8-15 year olds can participate in Lilla Midnattsloppet, which starts at the same place as Midnattsloppet itself: the ringroad outside Zinkensdamms IP. After 1775m the race finishes at Bysistorget, Hornsgatan where all runners will receive a medal, beverage and fruit. The six finishers in each class receive prizes in an awards ceremony directly after the race is over.

When: Saturday 17th August – MiniMil entertainment from 14:30; Lilla Midnattsloppet’s races start from 19:30

Where: MiniMil – Bysistorget, Hornsgatan; Lilla Midnattsloppet – Zinkensdamms IP

Age Group: 0-15 year olds

Cost: 80 SEK for MiniMil (20 SEK goes to the Ronald McDonald Children’s Fund); 150 SEK for Lilla Midnattsloppet. Register here.


WALLS OF FAME: Graffiti Exhibition

This summer, the Riksteatern takes three graffiti masters MADC, Bates and CHAOS on a unique graffiti tour of five Swedish municipalities. The first stop will be a full day with the live painting superstars at the open wall at Subtopia. In addition to live painting, there will be a barbecue and beats brought to you by the accompanying DJs.

When: Friday 2nd August from 12:00 to 18:00

Where: Subtopiaväggen, Albyvägen 38, 145 59 Norsborg (Nearest T-bana: Alby -13 minute walk)

Age Group: 4-18 year olds

Cost: Free entry


Titt-ut, Amigo!

A singing, rocking, catchy music program where everyone can join in the movements, rhythms, songs and dances from Latin America.


Marco Rios and Kerstin Wikström

When: Sunday 11th August from 14:00 to 15:00

Where: Kulturfyren, Slupskjulsvägen 26 A, 111 49 Stockholm (T-bana: Kungsträdgården or bus 65 from Centralen – stop Östasiatiska museet)

Age Group: 2-11 year olds

Cost: 0-15 year olds – 60 SEK; Over 15s – 100 SEK (price for tickets at the door – add 10 SEK if you book in advance through the website)


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Igelbäckens Dag with Överjärva gård

At Igelbäcken nature reserve in Ulriksdals park, Överjärva gård arranges a day out where children and adults collect aquatic animals together and then study them under a microscope. Scientists from the Natural History Museum and the County Administration will try and find the rare fish, Grönling. There will also be a scavenger hunt and pony rides.

When: Sunday 25th August from 11:00 to 16:00

Where: Överjärva Gård, 170 68 Solna (pendaltåg: Ulriksdals station)

Age Group: suitable for all ages

Cost: Free Entry


We are Sthlm

Kungsträdgården offers young people their very own oasis for five days in August. With over 175,000 visitors, We Are Sthlm (previously Ung08) is the largest festival in Europe aimed specifically at young people. Every 13–19 year-old is welcome to get involved and influence the content, perform on the stages or enjoy the hundreds of attractions in culture, sports and entertainment. Full programme here.

When: Tuesday 13th to Saturday 17th August

Where: Kungsträdgården (T-bana: Kungsträdgården)

Age Group: 13-19 year olds

Cost: Free entry



Icekids is a family concept, which is offered in conjunction with the Nordic Sea Hotel during school holidays. It includes:-

The Icebar visit, which includes a juice, between the hours of 10-11am


Film screenings three times a day

Make-your-own waffles at 14:00-16:00.

Playroom access, open all day


When: Daily until August 18th

Where: Icebar, Vasaplan 4, 101 37 Stockholm (T-bana: T-Centralen)

Age Group: 7 years and up

Cost: Day package 195 SEK (150 for kids already staying at the hotel)


Bröderna Lindgren: Välkommen till djungeln!

Here comes the summer’s hottest concert experience! Swedish favourites the Lindgren brothers are back with guest artists Nina Ramsby, Britta Persson and Patrik Arve!

When: Tuesday 20th August at 18:00

Where: Vitabergsparken, Stockholm (T-bana: Skanstull)

Age Group: 5-18 year olds

Cost: Free entry


The (Viking) ships are coming!

The ships are coming! Viking and medieval boats dock at the Maritime Museum’s berth in Djurgårdsbrunnsviken. There’ll be some really fun activities around the museum.

In addition to the ships, there are also historic market activities. From 10:00 to 17:00 you can see blacksmiths and carpenters demonstrating historic naval art and get the chance to buy costumes and objects. During the day there will also be demonstrations of Viking martial activities – on land and at sea!

When: Saturday 24th August 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.


Try a sport: Be inspired by the Olympians

Last year’s ‘Olympics at Kungstradgarden’ was so popular that it’s returning this August. Children and adolescents get to try a dozen different sports in the centre of Stockholm, whilst Olympians are on-site to inspire visitors.

When: Thursday 8th to Friday 9th August from 11:00 to 16:00

Where: Kungsträdgården (T-bana: Kungsträdgården)

Age group: suitable for all ages

Cost: Free entry



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