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Five eye-catching playgrounds in Stockholm

Any parent knows that a proper playground will make your kid’s day. These themed parks are sure to get your children climbing, playing and building.
Very small red, wooden houses in a park. Apartment buildings in the background.
01. Bryggartäppan
Bryggartäppan playground, Stockholm, Stockholm
Photo: Anna Hållams

Want to try life in Stockholm in the latter half of the 19th century? Look no further than this playground where you can see what a neighbourhood on Södermalm looked like at that time. The miniature houses are perfect size for children and the surroundings, with old fruit trees and lilac bushes, make parents happy too. There is a workshop, stables, smithy and a factory building, as well as outdoor pools in the summer. 

Where to find it: Gotlandsgatan 63 (map)

A slide in in steel in the shape of a sword fish.
02. Mulle Meck
Mulle Meck lekeplass, Stockholm, Stockholm
Photo: Järvastaden AB

This park in Järvastaden is a dream for children with an interest in building and engineering. The design is inspired by Mulle Meck, a popular Swedish children’s book character who loves collecting things and using them to construct and repair all sorts of machines. The playground offers everything from cars to a cable car, an airplane, several small houses, a flower maze and a space rocket. 

Where to find it: Mulle Mecks Lekpark (map)
More information: Mulle Meck, Järvastaden

Red houses and a slide at the playground in Ivar Lo's park on Södermalm.
03. Ivar Los park
Ivar Lo's park, Stockholm, Stockholm
Photo: Anna Hållams

Little farmers will love this playground with a countryside theme on Södermalm. Here, you’ll find a dwelling house, a barn and wooden farm animals children can ride on. There’s also a hollow tree you can climb into, a barbecue area and, as an added bonus, a stunning view over Stockholm. 

Where to find it: Bastugatan 26 (map)
More information: Ivar Los park

Copies of living room chairs and a large lamp, placed in a park.
04. Ellen Keys park
Ellen Key lekeplass, Stockholm, Stockholm
Photo: Anna Hållams

In this centrally located park, children can hide in giant teacups and climb on equally over-dimensioned chairs. All the objects are large copies of items once owned by Ellen Key, a famous Swedish opinion-builder and feminist writer. During winter, there’s an ice rink in the park. 

Where to find it: Kungstensgatan 4 (map)
More information: Ellen Keys park

Small wooden houses and a shipyard at the playground in Anders Franzén's park in Stockholm.
05. Anders Franzéns park
Anders Franzén's park in Stockholm, Stockholm
Photo: Anna Hållams

Let your children find their inner dock worker in this park built like a mini version of a shipyard, complete with a tugboat, a carpentry and workshop with tools. The playground’s design was inspired by Anders Franzén, a naval archaeologist who discovered the 1628 wreck of the Swedish galleon Vasa in 1956. It’s located in Hammarby Sjöstad and also features a skate park. 

Where to find it: Båtklubbsgatan 2 (map)
More information: Anders Franzéns park

For further reading there is a Stockholm Guide for Families on