The Best Playgrounds for Kids in Stockholm

Stockholm playgrounds are definitely worth the visit when you’re in the city with kids. The city offers a variety of entertainment for children and families, whether it be museums, shows, or other fun activities. Stockholm is truly is a family-oriented city!

Playgrounds called parklek have their own staff. There are games and activities available at these playgrounds, such as toys, tricycles, balls, hobby horses, and sand toys.

In any neighborhood of the city, you don’t need to search very long to find a place to play, whether it’s a staffed playground or a space for more open play.

Here are the best playgrounds for kids in Stockholm:

Norrmalm Playgrounds

Kungsholmen Playgrounds

Östermalm Playgrounds

Henriksdal Playgrounds

Gamla Stan Playgrounds

Solna Playgrounds

Södermalm Playgrounds



Best Playgrounds in Norrmalm

Vasaparkens Parklek

Vasaparkens Parklek is located in the Vasastan neighborhood in the northern part of the city. The environment is very colorful with hills and obstacles in brightly colored rubber padding.

There is an indoor area here with a small kitchen, tables and chairs, as well as a small toy nook for toddlers and game area for 10-15 year-olds.

In the winter they lend skates and helmets for children at outdoor ice skating rink nearby. This is a popular playground at all times of day.



Vasaparkens Parklek

Dalagatan 11C
113 24 Stockholm

This playground is staffed:
Mon – Thurs 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Fri 10:00 am – 5:00 pm


Ellen Keys

Ellen Keys is a one-of-a-kind playground designed by Tor Svae and Johan Ström, who have designed many beautiful playgrounds around the city.

The playground is a lesson on surrealism. With giant furniture, a playhouse in the shape of a squash, doors to nowhere, and a stack of books with a portal inside, this is a unique place to discover.

This is a small playground that is not often busy.



Ellen Keys

Kungstensgatan 4
114 20 Stockholm




Best Playgrounds in Östermalm

Humlegården Parklek

Humlegården Parklek is a large playground on the edge of Östermalm near the shopping mall Sture Gallerian.

This staffed playground has three distinct fenced areas for children between 0 and 12 years and overlooks one of the city’s most central green spaces. You can sled here in the winter or bathe in the sun throughout the summer.

It is one of the largest children’s playground in this part of the city and is often busy.


Humlegården Parklek

Karlavägen 32
114 31 Stockholm

This playground is staffed:
Mon – Fri 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sat & Sun 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm


Krubbans Lekplats

Krubbans Lekplats is a small neighborhood playground in Östermalm. The design is inspired by the history of the street corner it occupies. The same designers as Ellen Keys, Tor Svae and Johan Ström, incorporated elements from the land’s past.

There is a play gas station, a chrome horse, a play bus, and more. Located in a residential area, this playground is a popular destination after school and on weekends.


Krubbans Lekplats

Linnégatan 74
114 54 Stockholm




Best Playground in Gamla Stan


Junotäppan is hidden away in a walled garden behind Sankt Gertrud’s church. It is a small but fun playground.

There is an old tractor and a big blue playhouse as well as typical favorites like swings and a sandbox. This playground is a well-shaded retreat after a busy day seeing sights in the touristy old town.

This playground is typically quiet on weekends and holidays.



111 29 Stockholm



Best Playgrounds in Södermalm

Ivar Los Parken

Ivar Los Parken in Södermalm overlooks the city center with a breathtaking view. Beautiful playhouses designed by Tor Svae compliment the view.

The theme is a small farmstead with a two-storey home, a barn, a tractor, and wooden animals.

This is a popular playground, especially in the summer, and a meeting place for all ages.


Ivar Los Parken

Bastugatan 26
118 25 Stockholm



Drakenbergsparken is a staffed playground in the south east Tanto area of Södermalm.

The main attraction of the playground is a large metal dragon structure that “breathes” water during summer. There is a nearby button that children can press to make the dragon spray a big mist of water. The dragon protects her eggs which light up when the sun goes down.

This is a very popular playground throughout the year.



Drakenbergsgatan 35
117 41 Stockholm

This playground is staffed:
Mon – Fri 9:00 am – 5:00 pm




Best Playgrounds in Kungsholmen

Uggleparken (The Owl Park)

Leboskén, better known as the Owl Park (Uggleparken), is a beautifully designed playground in Kungsholmen.

Its primary feature are two large owl structures connected with a crawling bridge. The Danish design group, MONSTRUM, are the ones behind this fascinating place.

The theme of the playground is about feeling small. Children can climb onto the backs of giant insects, slide down mushrooms, and climb into larger-than-life tulips.

This playground is popular all year round.



Uggleparken (The Owl Park)

Nordenflychtsvägen 22A
112 51,Stockholm


Rålis Parklek

Rålis Parklek is a very large, staffed playground, in Rålambshovparken. This colorful playground has many tiny details to discover.

The DIY built décor, games, and playthings give it a unique character. There are many painted characters like Pippi Longstocking, Babblarna, Alfons (Alfie), but also the Moomins, Pokémon, Minions, Cars, Marvel superheroes and more.

There is always something new to discover at this popular playground. There is a beautiful view along the water near the playground itself and nearby food trucks on most days for a quick bite.



Rålis Parklek

Smedsuddsvägen 6
112 35 Stockholm

The playground is staffed:
Mon – Fri 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Every other Saturday 10:00 am – 3:00 pm




Best Playground in Henriksdal

Anders Franzens

Anders Franzens is just west of Södermalm in the Henriksdals neighborhood. This is another of Tor Svae’s brilliantly designed playgrounds, earning him a design nomination in 2014.

The playground has multiple play areas including a pretend shipyard with a workshop and dwellings. There is an area all about sand as well as a dedicated fenced area for toddlers.

Anders Franzens

Båtklubbsgatan 2​
120 71 Stockholm




Best Playground in Solna

Mulle Mecks Lekpark

Mulle Mecks Lekpark is located in Solna, north of Stockholm, in the Järva neighborhood. It is an incredible Mulle Meck- themed playground, paying homage to the famous children’s book series.

Tor Svae, in collaboration with the author and illustrator of the original series, helped bring the book to life. Mulle Mecks Lekpark won Solna City’s Environmental prize in 2010.

This is a very popular playground all year around.



Mulle Mecks Lekpark

Mönstringsvägen 9
170 69 Solna

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