27 Feb 2024
The YLC guide to great Stockholm playgrounds
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The YLC guide to great Stockholm playgrounds

The sun is out, the weather is fair and the kids are demanding to go out to play! But living in the city – where to go? Never fear, check out the YLC list of parklekar, or playgrounds with added extras, in Stockholm.

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So, we’ve all been there. Either you’re living in the city centre, or just in town over the day, but when you’re desperate to find a cheap and cheerful activity for fractious children, parklek is the magic word. A parklek differs from an ordinary playground in that there are generally trikes, carts and other fun stuff to borrow, there are staff around who often organize fun activities and there is generally hot dogs to grill and eat outdoors together with other children and parents.

For those parents who don’t necessarily consider this their cup of tea – there is exactly that – a nice cheap cup of tea or coffee, and generally buns too. And biscuits. And a moment to sit back while your kids run wild in the park. Enjoy!

 

Vasaparkens parklek (Vasastan)

Where: Dalagatan 11C

Open: Mon-Wed, Fri 9am-5pm, Thursdays 9am-7pm (5-7pm youth) Sat, Sun 11am-5pm

Outdoor toys to borrow : Yes

Indoor activities: No

Fika: Yes

Grill: Mon and Thurs at 3pm, Sundays at noon.

Toilets: Yes

Extra: Trampolines and a stationary truck from the 50s

Contact: 08-343 638, 076-100 64 80

 

Stora Blecktornsparken (Södermalm)

Where: Katarina Bangata 80

Open: Mon-Thurs 9.15am-5.15pm, Fri 9.30am-5pm Sat, Sun 11am-4pm (April to September but closed weekends between Midsummer and August 20th)

Outdoor toys to borrow: Yes

Indoor activities: Yes. Open play group Mon-Thursday 10am to 3pm and Fridays 10am-1pm. (Closed between Midsummer and August 20th)

Fika: Yes

Grill: Every Wednesday (bring what you want to throw on the barbecue).

Toilets: Yes

Extra: Petting zoo with sheep, pigs, rabbits, goats and guinea pigs. Freshly made waffles are served every Friday 2pm-4pm.

Contact: 08-508 132 54, 08-508 132 69

 

Humlegårdens Parklek (Östermalm)

Where: Karlavägen 32

Open: Mon-Fri 9am-5pm Sat, Sun 11am-5pm (During the summer holidays not manned on weekends)

Outdoor toys to borrow: Yes

Indoor activities: No

Fika: Yes

Grill: Yes

Toilets: Yes

Extra: Special activities on Sundays with woodwork, big National Day party on June 6h and Midsummer party on June 20th.

Contact: 08-215 998

 

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Björns Trädgård (Södermalm)

Where: Götgatan 45

Open: Mon-Fri 9am-5pm

Outdoor toys to borrow: Yes

Indoor activities: Yes. Playgroup for children 0-5 years old on Tuesdays and Wednesdays 9am-1pm (singalong starts at 10.30am).

Fika: Yes

Grill: Yes, barbecue fired up very Thursday. Hot Dog sausages can be bought on site.

Toilets: Yes

Extra: Skateboarding ramp for older kids

Contact: 08-508 132 62

 

Rålambshovs Parklek (Kungsholmen)

Where: Smedsuddsvägen 6

Open: Mon-Thurs 9am-5pm , Fri 9am-3pm, Saturdays 10am-3pm (even weeks only)

Outdoor toys to borrow: Yes

Indoor activities: Table-tennis tables, air-hockey, drawing materials and space to hang out.

Fika: Yes

Grill: Yes. Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays 11am-3.30pm and Saturdays (even weeks) 0.30am-2pm.  Sausages, burgers and buns can be bought on site.

Toilets: Yes

Extra: Tuesdays 2pm-3.30pm woodwork, Wednesdays 2pm-3.30pm woodwork for the younger children. Large range of toys and games materiel to be borrowed. Skate ramp and paddling pool during summer months.

Contact: 08-618 62 91

 

Tessinparkens Parklek (Gärdet)

Where: Askrikegatan 5

Open: 9am-5pm daily (closed week 28-32)

Outdoor toys to borrow: Yes

Indoor activities: Song and Rhythm playgroup for children on wednesdays at 4pm (10/4-26/6). Table-tennis tables to use and books to read.

Fika: Bring your own (microwave available)

Grill: Yes.

Toilets: Yes

Extra: Petting zoo with rabbits and guinea pigs

Contact: 08-667 31 18

 

And there are many more that can be explored! For a list (in Swedish) of ALL the city’s parklekar, please click here. If you have one you’d like to recommend, let us know!

 

Rebecca Martin

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