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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.
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!
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.
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!
Here you will find a lot of climbing frames, swings and slides. The playground is supervised at all times, and in the daytime hot dog barbeques are organized. Come winter and there is a skating rink.
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.
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.
Vilda Vanadis is an urban water adventure, a temptress that entices children with blue water chutes winding down a slope. There are smaller slides for the really small ones, such as a banana-slide and a huge Swiss cheese with holes to crawl around in. If you are going to Vilda Vanadis, you must accept the long queues. Have fun!
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.
Located near the southern shore of Brunnsviken, this park offers plenty of open spaces and natural beauty. Its star attraction is a statue of August Strindberg, and the museum of sculptor Carl Eldh. You can take a walk in the park or just relax in the pleasant surrounding.
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!
Långholmen (a small island just outside Södermalm) is perfect for swimming. The island is full of cliffs, jetties, inlets and small bays. The beach has a beautiful, shallow jetty with a sandy beach and a lawn. Families with children get together to swim and have picnics on the grass. There are trees nearby, great for climbing and providing lots of different hiding places. Just getting there is like being in an Astrid Lindgren fairytale, passing the quaint houses and beautiful gardens.