Clarion Hotel Stockholm
Phone: (46) 8 462 10 00
Fax: (46) 8 462 10 99
Located in the southern part of the Södermalm island in Stockholm, the Eriksdalsbadet is a large public swimming facility, touted to be the biggest in the city. A popular recreational facility for the local residents, the Eriksdalsbadet features a 25-meter (82-foot) swimming pool, a 50-meter (164-foot) lap pool, a jacuzzi, a fitness center, a water park and much more. A great pass-time for swimmers, the facility also provides swimming lessons for beginners, so you don’t have to be an expert swimmer to enjoy this venue. Call for more information.
The playground behind the tall Tax Authorities building on Södemalm is mostly known for its variety of swings. The playground is manned, and the fenced part is for the youngest ones. There is, however, a lot of space for picnics and the lawn is big enough for playing baseball or a friendly game of football.
In summer, this Citizen House square is the ideal place to sit down with a cup of coffee and read a good book. There is a library, a public swimming pool, cinemas and the Söderhallarna shopping center located close to this place. Across the street is Björns Trädgård, a little park with an outdoor café and playground. During winter, the square is transformed into an ice-skating rink...so bring your skates along and go skating in the heart of Södermalm.
The Björns trädgård park in Södermalm honors Swedish gardener Carl Gustaf Bjorn. However, it was his son Rike who established the park, a recreational space for the community. The park comprises areas for walks, separate play sections for children, as well as place for skating and cycling.
This playground is something like a children's heritage area, with fantastic views over the Hammarby area. And not only that! Everything a child could ever imagine can be found here: swings, climbing frames and an old tractor to climb and play on. Pigs, hens and sheep live here during the summertime. In the winter, it is fun to ride a sled or ski down the slopes. To get here, take the metro to Slussen, then bus number 46.
At the Toy Museum, you will find thousands of toys. Delve into Swedish lore, with works of Carl Larsson and Elsa Beskow. Among the dolls, the oldest little lady is from the end of the 1800s, and there is an antique model railway winding through the rooms. There is also a magician's performance. The Museum of Mechanical Music is also located here.
At the Marionette Museum you will find a huge collection of puppets from all over the world especially Asian countries like Burma, India, Indonesia and Japan. Exhibitions are frequently held and even workshops are conducted for those who would like to be part of the magical world of puppetry. This museum will delight the young and old alike!
Tour the Stockholm Archipelago in style to the accompaniment of live music and a great dinner. Enjoy the stunning beauty of the city by water. The music is piped through to all parts of the ship, so while enjoying your dinner on the deck or sitting in the sun you can also listen in.
River Norrström is one of the tributaries of Lake Mälaren, which goes further on to meet the Baltic Sea. Along its flow, it borders the islands of Strömsborg and Helgeandsholmen. The river makes for perfect breeding grounds for salmons and sea trouts, thereby attracting fishing and other related activities.
Located next to the Drakenberg residential area, this playground provides the ideal recreation venue for children. Apart from ordinary playing equipment you will also find an impressive snake Draken' (the Dragon) by artist Ulf Sucksdorff that is quite a popular ride for the children.
If you are visiting Stockholm in the summer, don't miss Gröna Lund. Stockholm's most famous amusement park, it attracts both locals and tourists alike. Opened in 1883, it offers every kind of amusement park attraction; roller coasters, rides, a house of fun, free-fall, haunted house and lots more. There are several cotton candy and hot dogs stalls too. A wide variety of concerts by both Swedish and international artists take place here. The Grönalundsteatern theater is also found at this lively venue. You can even go on a cultural walk or check out an art exhibition. A variety of ticket options are available. Please check the website for details on timings.
The entrance to this water museum is under a cascade of water. Inside there is an artificial jungle with showers, piranhas and mud skippers. The children's favorites are the frogs that almost look like candy in all different colors, and the enormous sharks swimming in the glimmering water. The museum offers a unique real adventure to crawl into the shark aquarium and look up at the awesome creatures. Outside you can watch the salmon, jumping into the artificial streams. Check the website for opening times, as it varies for each season.