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Stockholm plans with kids! Day trips?

i'll be in stockholm with my two children in october for about a week. last year we were in copenhagen and loved it, hoping we'll also love stockholm!

we are planning on being in stockholm for 5 days, then taking an overnight ferry to helsinki. we'll be in helsinki for 2 days and fly directly home from there.

we are not ambitious travelers, love to enjoy a place, talk to people, have great meals, walk around. and i also need to schedule in plenty of play and relax time for my two 7 year olds. i'll be single parenting 3-4 days in stockholm as my spouse has to fly off for work.

do you think we should plan on a day trip from stockholm, or is there enough to keep us happy for 5 days? is there something amazing outside the city that we should not miss?

Posted by
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I think you will find enough to do in Stockholm. I’m sure you have read up on the main tourist sites, but I’ve added a few things kids might like:

Posted by
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laura, thanks so much for your recommendations, those seem like exactly the types of things we are looking for. :-)

my kids already love pippi longstocking, we'll reread the books, it'll be a great way to get them excited about the trip!

thanks again for the great recs.

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Thank you for asking this question as I was wondering about these questions as well. I have heard that the science museum Megamind is also really fun for kids: https://www.tekniskamuseet.se/en/

I am also looking for good ideas for day trips as I think we will stay in Stockholm for 4 days and I'm interested in places that are fun for kids nearby but no more than maybe an hour by train each way if possible.

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@lilchrit,

here's a little video we did about our trip:
https://youtu.be/gUu1zfRm8ng

vasa museum didn't make it into the video (bc their dad took them before i arrived) but they found it very interesting.

re: 4 days and a day trip, there really is quite a bit to do with kids in the city, and if you're not moving too fast, you won't run out in 4 days.

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Loved your video. It looks like you had a great time.