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The King's Garden is located in central Stockholm. This park serves dual purposes, as an outdoor concert venue in summer, and an ice-skating rink in winter. It also has an abundance of benches and is surrounded by fountains, restaurants, and cafés. During winter, you can hire a pair of skates and enjoy a few laps around the rink.
The Cultural Center's "Room for Children" consists of large area of fun for children. There is a library, an image workshop and a science corner, as well as music, drama, and film activities. Rum för Barn is also a source of inspiration for adults interested in children's psyche. Teachers and parents participate in the activities. Seminars for adults are held on a regular basis.
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.
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.
Between April and October, bikes are made available for anyone to use in Stockholm. You can buy a bike card to use one of these bikes at tourist offices and at numerous other stops in the city. Your transportation was just made easier by now getting some fresh air between each destination during your trip in Stockholm!
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.
Tennis Stadion provides a professional and well-organized environment in which players can relax and hone their tennis skills. There are a total of eight indoor tennis courts, which can be booked either by telephone or through their website. Six qualified coaches are employed by the center for those keen to improve their game. Discounts for students and pensioners are competitive and ensure that a spread of age groups are playing. A shop where rackets can be purchased and restrung is available, as is parking. - Christian Tsangarides
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!
This park was given its thrilling name (the Ghost Park) after Spökslottet (the Ghost Castle), a palace that was built here in the seventeenth century. There is a thriving spice plantation, huge sheltering trees and winding paths to explore. Rumor has it that the original owner, the mean and unfair squire Knigge, still haunts the garden. So venture here if you dare!
Tegnérlunden is located close to the end of Drottninggatan. August Strindberg writer's den and home, Blå Tornet, is also nearby. This is an oasis of calm in the middle of busy city life for those in need of a break. Admire the pavilion on the hill and the statues of August Strindberg and Astrid Lindgren, and make sure to try sitting on one of the benches: this is, after all, where Bo Vilhelm Olsson sat before he disappeared to the Land Far Away and became Mio my Mio.
An outdoor pool with lifeguards and swimming instructors, this place is located in Gärdet. The pool is shallow, at one end, and a bit deeper at the other end. It is sectioned off to provide separate areas for exercise and for swimming instructions. There is also a special pool for tiny tots. Next to the dressing rooms, there are saunas and showers. To get there, take the metro to Gärdet, then bus number 1.
All Swedish children's literature is available here. The library seems to contain a seemingly boundless amount of books. An exhibit about children's and youth literature, and another about the tradition of children's books, have their own special spot in the library.