Quality Hotel Airport Arlanda
Arlanda, 195 05
Phone: (46) 8 59511100
Fax: (46) 8 59510110
Located in the small town of Taby, this farmhouse offers the ideal picnic venue away from the hustle of the city. The locals are quite friendly and co-operative, and most farmers allow tourists to explore their property. The town has picturesque old buildings and a beautiful view of the countryside. With Lake Ronninge around the corner, you have a variety of outdoor activities to choose from. You can take a walk around the farm, or play with the farm animals. The area also has exercise trails if you want to go jogging, and the lake is ideal for swimming.
This park is situated on the northern end of a peninsula, just across the sound from Uppsala. Though it is a peninsula, it is most conveniently reached from Uppsala by water, as the nearest road connection is some distance south, a good deal closer to Stockholm. Apart from activities like hiking and camping, the park has large dunes and open spaces that are used for activities like ATV'ing.
This is one of the many nature preserves that gird the shores of Lake Mälaren. It contains extensive hiking trails as well as a few choice coves and inlets that are great for swimming, boating and fishing.
This sports center is always bustling with activity. It has squash and badminton courts and is also the only place where you could play racquetball. The gym is well-equipped with the latest machines. If you're not in a mood to exercise, head to the solarium for a nice tan or the restaurant for a snack. There's also a shop, where you can shop for sports gear, equipment and accessories.
This modern playground has disabled access. It is a place where all children can move around, handle the playing equipment and participate in the games. Among other things, you will find a raised sandbox, an adventure fortress for games and exercise, indications for the visually impaired and a stable swing that older kids can use, too. The park has animals for the children to meet, including rabbits, hens and sheep.
This little nature preserve is sandwiched between a wooded hillock and the banks of the Fyris. It is not large, but does contain some of the finest options for camping, hiking and picnicking.
IMAX, the largest film format in the world, can be experienced at Cosmonova in the Museum of Natural History, located on the northern outskirts of central Stockholm. At Cosmonova you can fly a jet plane, cross vast oceans, or travel through the universe, without leaving your seat. Cosmonova also serves as Sweden's largest planetarium. This is a major tourist attraction so you might want to book tickets ahead of time. Films are generally in Swedish with English headphones available.
Located near the southern shore of Brunnsviken, this park offers plenty of open spaces and natural beauty. Its star attraction is a statue of August Strindberg, and the museum of sculptor Carl Eldh. You can take a walk in the park or just relax in the pleasant surrounding.
Vilda Vanadis is an urban water adventure, a temptress that entices children with blue water chutes winding down a slope. There are smaller slides for the really small ones, such as a banana-slide and a huge Swiss cheese with holes to crawl around in. If you are going to Vilda Vanadis, you must accept the long queues. Have fun!
At the School Museum, an old classroom is recreated with authentic interiors and all kinds of teaching aids, such as old maps showing countries that do not exist anymore. If you want your children to experience a day in the life of a student from way back, this is the place to go. They get to write with steel nibs, study old pictures and see skeletons used for science lessons. Bring your own old-fashioned packed lunch to eat at your desk.
Tennis Stadion provides a professional and well-organized environment in which players can relax and hone their tennis skills. There are a total of eight indoor tennis courts, which can be booked either by telephone or through their website. Six qualified coaches are employed by the center for those keen to improve their game. Discounts for students and pensioners are competitive and ensure that a spread of age groups are playing. A shop where rackets can be purchased and restrung is available, as is parking. - Christian Tsangarides
All Swedish children's literature is available here. The library seems to contain a seemingly boundless amount of books. An exhibit about children's and youth literature, and another about the tradition of children's books, have their own special spot in the library.