Family Activities

Nils Holgersson’s World
Where: Norra Vi (Vimmerby)
Traveltime: 25 minutes
Website: www.nilsholgerssonsvarld.se

Completely new adventure park for the whole family. Lots of fun for young and old. One can enjoy themselves at the kart track, the obstacle course, a gigantic bouncer, 18 hole mini golf, laser shooting and much more… Highly recommended!

Astrid Lindgren’s World / Pippi Longstocking’s World
Where: Vimmerby
Travel time: 30 minutes
Website: www.alv.se

The stories and fairy-tales of Astrid Lindgren have fascinated children and adults for many generations. In the world of Astrid Lindgren stories become reality in surroundings which re familiar for everyone. Here you can see Pippi, Emil, Madieke, Karlsson on the Roof, Ronja and many others. Here you can meet them in real, and play and run around with them. Here your children can experience the adventures, just like Astrid Lindgren tells them in her books. This family park is an absolute must for families with younger children! This is Sweden’s nr. 1 park!

Open Air Museum, Gamla Linköping
Where: Linköping
Travel time: 45 minutes
Website: www.linköping.se

Come to the open air museum and make an exciting journey into the past. Experience how it was in Sweden in the second part of the 19th century. Small museums and shops, craftsmen and historical gardens take you back in time. For children there is must to do and experience.

Military Air Force Museum
Place: Malmslätt (Linköping)
Travel time: 45 minutes
Website: www.flygvapenmuseum.se

The Air Force Museum in Linköping has a unique collection of military aircraft, dated from 1912 up to modern times. You can even fly in a flight simulator. For children there is Flygverkstan (the Flying Workshop) where there are lots of interesting things to do and exciting flying stories to listen to. You can even build a rocket from a PET bottle and send it up into the sky from the grassy area outside the museum building. The museum is totally renewed in 2009-2010.

Virum Moose Park
Where: Tuna (Vimmerby)
Travel time: 45 minutes
Website: www.virummoosepark.se

Here you can meet moose and deer in their natural habitat. In beautiful surroundings you can get close to the animals and marvel at their special beauty, take photos close up and study their behavior. You can walk around the whole enclosure and try your luck at the moose quiz.

Kolmården Zoo
Where: Kolmården (exit 126 on the E4)
Travel time: 90 minutes
Website: www.kolmarden.se

Meet 750 wild attractions from all the jungles, savannahs and oceans of the world… all in the same place! Scandinavia’s largest Wildlife Park is packed with exciting experiences for all ages. Meet tigers in nerve tingling close up at Tiger World, watch a world-class dolphin show at the new Marine World, drive into the Safari Park with your own car and drive in between the wild animals, and much more. Loads of exciting experiences await children at Kolmården. We have the fairy tale World of Bamse, Wild Camp adventure camp with Sweden’s biggest slide and the Children’s Farm where you can pet the animals. Plus ”Kulmården”, one of the largest disabled-friendly playgrounds in Sweden.

Kalles lek & lattjo (Indoor Playground)
Where: Vimmerby
Travel time: 40 minutes
Website: www.kalleslekochlattjo.se

A large indoor playground in jungle style. Here children can have the time of their life, by playing, jumping on the trampolines, climbing, sliding, and so on. A great activity for children, especially when the weather is not so good.