Sportlov in Stockholm – Ideas for Families
If you’re looking for family-friendly activities during Sportlov in Stockholm, then check out this list of activities and ideas to keep the boredom at bay.
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Sportlov is a week-long break from school between weeks 7-10 depending on where you live in the country.
If you find yourself staying near the city this Sportlov break and are looking for activities to keep your kids off of their iPads, then check out the list of both paid and free activities in Stockholm between February and March.
Indoor Sports and Activities
Hop into the nearest wind tunnel and experience the fun of skydiving without ever getting into a plane. Bodyflight Stockholm is located in Bromma and has a variety of packages starting at 795kr.
Down the road from Bodyflight is Indoor Wingsuit in Bromma but due to the winged flightsuits, this activity is for kids ages 7 years and older.
Bowling, Mini-Golf, and Laser Tag
O’Leary’s Event Center
Enjoy a variety of indoor activities at O’Leary’s Event Center in Kista Galleria including skiing, golfing, racing, and baseball simulators, bowling, karaoke, mini golf, mini curling, and arcade.
Be sure to check out their Clay n Play program where children up to 12 years can create and paint ceramic pottery for 150
Fire up the adrenaline with some laser tag at any number of the Laserdome locations (Bromma, Farsta, Hägersten, Surbrunnsgatan, and Täby).
Cost: 80 kr for 16 min
Laserfortet features laser tag, paintball, a labyrinth escape called “prison island” and go-kart fun in their Norrmalm and Sollentuna locations.
Prices range from 79 kr-159kr per person.
Complete with water slides and splash pool for the little kids, and a wild water chute, Eriksdalsbadet has a ton of indoor activity to offer families within the heart of Stockholm. Located at Hammarby slussväg 20, 118 60 Stockholm, this large swimming center will keep your kids busy for hours.
Check their website for hours and pricing: http://www.eriksdalsbadet.se/
Drop-in Swimming Activities in Stockholm’s Pools
Not sure what your local pool has going on during Sportlov? Check out this website to find out what Sportlov activities are happening in pools and culture centers in your community: http://www.stockholm.se/KulturFritid/Simma-och-trana/Aktivt-sportlov/Aktiviteter-under-sportlovet/
Enjoy the family-friendly adventure water park in Sollentuna and many other Medley Swimming Centers.
Kokpunkten —Action indoor water park
Kokpunkten is a little more than an hour outside of Stockholm central, located in Västerås, and is accessible by both car and by Regionaltåg SJ train.
Kids under 3 years are free and kids 4-11 years are 150kr. During Sportlov, they offer virtual reality glasses to enhance the waterpark experience for 20
Check their website for more information: https://kokpunkten.se/event/sportlov/
Outdoor Skiing and Tobogganing
For another list of outdoor skiing and skating locations in Stockholm, be sure to check out Alex Dudley’s roundup of activities in his article, Winter in Stockholm.
Grab your sleds and ice skates and find the total list of great tobogganing mountains and lakes for skating in the Huddinge area.
Many people know about skiing at Hammarbybacken in Stockholm, but travel a bit north to Sollentuna, and you’ll find a wonderful mountain with four slopes and six lifts.
You can book ski school for your kids during Sportlov but book it now and reserve your space.
Be sure to check out Slow Travel Stockholm’s roundup of Stockholm’s best museums here: https://www.slowtravelstockholm.com/arts-culture/best-museums-stockholm/
Note: Stockholm’s museums that currently have free admission will be reverting back to the paid admissions model as of 1 May 2019, so visit them for free while you can.
Slow Travel Sportlov
When I asked my kids (ages 7 and 5) what they wanted to do during Sportlov this year, they both replied with enthusiasm, “Let’s eat donuts!” (a treat at our house).
Don’t feel like you need to overload your schedule when your kids would be just as happy with a few
Plan some outings and enjoy slow travel in Stockholm this Sportlov with the following resources:
Child-friendly Dining in Stockholm
Best Places to Fika
Inside Rosendals Trädgård