21 Jun 2024
What to Do and Where to Go with Children in Stockholm: January

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

It’s the start of a brand new year in Stockholm – we’re hoping that 2013 is a happy, event-filled time for you and your family. January certainly boasts some wonderful events for children to enjoy from performing arts to pets to swimming. Have fun!

Open House at the Royal Philharmonic Concert Hall

Every year in January, the Royal Philharmonic Concert Hall opens its doors to the public for free. Highlights include the family concerts, (including Peter and the Wolf and Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet), the chance to build as well as try different instruments, learn about the orchestra and singing and games for all children. A must-do for families in January.

When: Saturday 12th January, 11:00 to 16:00

Where: Konserthuset, Hötorget 8, 111 57 Stockholm (T-Bana: Hötorget)

Age group: Suitable for all ages

Cost: Free


Exploring Picasso at the Modern Museum

A children’s workshop dedicated to the drawings and paintings of Pablo Picasso with a focus on the Minotaur, which Picasso depicted in many of his drawings. In the workshop, we work with clay, plaster, string, twine and coat, building custom sculptures of the Minotaur and exciting combinations of humans and animals. We will also show the film, ‘Picasso’s Adventures’ in the studio at 14:30 (N.B. this runs for almost 2 hours and is appropriate from ages 7 upwards)

When: Wednesday 2nd to Saturday 5th from 12:00 to 16:00, Sunday 6th January from 11:00 to 16:00

Where: Moderna Museet, Slupskjulsvägen 7, 111 49 Stockholm (Best way of getting here is via bus 65)

Age group: 4-12 year olds (film for 7 years and upwards)

Cost: Adults – 120 SEK; Children (under 18) – Free

Note: There are limited places (25) and no pre-booking; pick up tickets at 10am on the day you want to come in.


A Viking Tour of Stockholm for Children

With a viking helmet and your very own viking name, your child will be well-equipped for a voyage of discovery in the old town. The tour guide, viking maiden Freya tells of Stockholm long ago: What were children like in the past? What games did they play? Freya likes it best when it’s just children (adults can be so boring) but if you would like to accompany your child, you may do so on condition you wear a Viking helmet!

When: Saturday 12th and 26th January, 12:00 (walk takes roughly an hour)

Where: Meet outside the Nobel Museum, Stortorget 2, 111 29 Stockholm

Age group: 6 to 12 year olds

Cost: Adults – 50 SEK; Children (from 6-12) – 100 SEK. Reservations necessary: email [email protected]


Toddler Shows at the Cinema

Throughout the holiday season Bio Rio will be showing a toddler film every day at 14:00. The films are a mix of old favourites and this Autumn’s premieres:

1/1 Lilla Anna och Långa Farbrorn

2/1 Lilla Anna och Långa Farbrorn

3/1 Var är Bus-Alfons?

4/1 Prick och Fläck på pricken

5/1 Lilla Anna och Långa Farbrorn 

When: Tuesday 1st January to Saturday 5th January at 14:00

Where: Bio Rio, Hornstulls strand 3, 117 39 Stockholm

Age group: 0-6 year olds

Cost: Adults – 50 SEK; Children (up to 12) – 40 SEK


Swedish Meatballs with Lingon: A Comedy Show with Magic

Poet, actor, writer, magician, musician, comedian, illusionist; Carl-Einar Häckner has been called many names. It’s time for Södra Teatern to get a serving of his magical mayhem and sparkling humour. Add an extra order of insane songs and you’ll see that Carl-Einar has, as usual, more ideas than Ikea in his taped up bag of tricks. In two acts.

When: Various Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays in January

Thursdays 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st January at 19:30

Fridays 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th January at 19:30

Saturdays 5th, 19th and 26th January at 15:00 and 19:30

Where: Södra Teatern, Mosebacke 1, 116 46 Stockholm (T-bana: Slussen)

Age group: 10 – 18 year olds

Cost: Adults 155-295 SEK, Students (under 26) and Concessions: 155-220 SEK



It’s finally here – the show that’s all about you. For four days in January, you can check out the latest trends and learn about your and other people’s lifestyles. Be inspired by young talents and professionals in the cultural and sports arenas. Show your skills or simply have fun and be prepared for many exciting encounters.

When: Thursday 3rd to Sunday 6th January. 10:00 to 17:00 for 7-16 year olds; 18:00 to 24:00 for 15 year olds and older

Where: Stockholmsmässan – Hall C, Mässvägen 1, 125 30 Älvsjö (pendaltåg)

Age group: 7-16 year olds for the day fair; 15+ year olds for the evening fair

Cost: For those born after 2006: 60 SEK; Those born in 2006 or before come free if accompanied


Story and Singing Time in English

For all children who already speak English or would like to learn some English. High school students Bianca and Claire Siljedahl invite all children and their parents to an English fairyland.

When: Sunday 13th, 20th and 27th January, 14:30 to 15:00

Where: Sagorummet at Stadsbiblioteket (Child and youth department), Sveavägen 73, 113 50 Stockholm (T-bana: Rådmansgatan / Odenplan)

Age group: 3-10 year olds

Cost: Free


Inauguration of the Aquarena at Tyresö

On Saturday, January 5 at 10:00 am, we cut the tape and opens new Medley Tyresö Aquarena. This is followed by a full day of activities both in the bath and in the gym:

  • The inflatable obstacle course in the 25-meter pool
  • Captain Shark comes to visit and takes the kids on a treasure hunt
  • Race down the water slide
  • Quiz
  • Face painting after the bath, at 12:00 to 16:30
  • Try-out session in the group exercise rooms
  • Zumba workouts with Fernando Brito
  • Ice cream for all children

We give out Goodie-bags for the first 100 visitors and invite the first 150 visitors to free admission, so be sure to be there at 10.00.

When: Saturday 5th January, 10:00 to 16:30

Where: Tyresö Aquarena, Simvägen 2, 135 39 Tyresö

Age group: Suitable for all ages

Cost: Adults – 95 SEK; Children (3-15) – 60SEK; Under 2s – free


Swan Lake, transformed by Street Dance

In Fredrik “Benke” Rydman’s modern day version of this classic fairytale, the enchanting swans are junkie sex workers and the sorcerer is a pimp. Tchaikovsky’s magnificent original score meets newly composed music by Salem Al Fakir, Moneybrother, Adiam Dymott and Lune, among others. The struggle between good and evil still plays a central role, but the craving for drugs gives new perspectives of this 19th century love story. Can love break the spell, just like in the original saga?

When: Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays throughout January at 19:00 (extra show on Saturdays 15:00)

Where: Dansens Hus, Barnhusgatan 12  111 23 Stockholm

Age group: 12 – 18 years

Cost: Adults – 480 SEK; Children (up to 12) – 405 SEK (inc. 30 SEK booking fee)


Pet Show at Kista

We welcome all animal-lovers to familiarize themselves with farm animals in the pasture: rabbits, goats, guinea pigs, and ferrets, cats and mice. Besides these, there are pigs, snakes, exotic birds, hedgehogs and aquarium fish to look at, to name a few. Take the opportunity to replenish your stock of treats and accessories for your pet at home with our exhibitors.

When: Thursday 3rd to Sunday 6th January from 10:00 to 18:00 Thurs to Sat, from 10:00 to 17:00 Sun

Where: Kistamässan, Arne Beurlings Torg 5, Helenelund

Age Group: Suitable for all ages

Cost:  Adults: 120 SEK; Children from 6-16 years: 50 SEK; Children under 6: Free with accompanying adult

Family Ticket (2 adults, 2 children): 250 SEK. Buy tickets here.



Photo of Konserthuset by Josep M Martí

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