Quality Hotel Prince Philip
Kungenskurva, Oxholmsgrand 2
Phone: (46) 8 680 25 00
Fax: (46) 8 680 25 25
Kungenskurva, Oxholmsgrand 2 Skarholmen, Stockholm, SE, 12724
- Phone: (46) 8 680 25 00
- Fax: (46) 8 680 25 25
Established in 1892, Friluftsfrämjandet promotes outdoor activities all over Sweden. You can choose from their vast range of activities, which include skiing, canoeing as well as kayaking. It encourages Sweden to explore the wilderness and enjoy nature. Courses for amateurs in mountain biking, skiing and ice-skating have also been introduced.
This is a cultural park that extends all the way from Vinterviken to Årstaviken - with many interesting stops along the way. You can walk on Rävudden, go for a swim in Trekanten and have a snack at Café Pladder. There is also a very special playground, located at Trekantsplan, close to Liljeholmen subway station. This is called Doft- och fruktlekparken (the Scent and Fruit Playground).
Långholmen (a small island just outside Södermalm) is perfect for swimming. The island is full of cliffs, jetties, inlets and small bays. The beach has a beautiful, shallow jetty with a sandy beach and a lawn. Families with children get together to swim and have picnics on the grass. There are trees nearby, great for climbing and providing lots of different hiding places. Just getting there is like being in an Astrid Lindgren fairytale, passing the quaint houses and beautiful gardens.
Located next to the Drakenberg residential area, this playground provides the ideal recreation venue for children. Apart from ordinary playing equipment you will also find an impressive snake Draken' (the Dragon) by artist Ulf Sucksdorff that is quite a popular ride for the children.
Located in the southern part of the Södermalm island in Stockholm, the Eriksdalsbadet is a large public swimming facility, touted to be the biggest in the city. A popular recreational facility for the local residents, the Eriksdalsbadet features a 25-meter (82-foot) swimming pool, a 50-meter (164-foot) lap pool, a jacuzzi, a fitness center, a water park and much more. A great pass-time for swimmers, the facility also provides swimming lessons for beginners, so you don’t have to be an expert swimmer to enjoy this venue. Call for more information.
The playground behind the tall Tax Authorities building on Södemalm is mostly known for its variety of swings. The playground is manned, and the fenced part is for the youngest ones. There is, however, a lot of space for picnics and the lawn is big enough for playing baseball or a friendly game of football.
Here you will find a lot of climbing frames, swings and slides. The playground is supervised at all times, and in the daytime hot dog barbeques are organized. Come winter and there is a skating rink.
In summer, this Citizen House square is the ideal place to sit down with a cup of coffee and read a good book. There is a library, a public swimming pool, cinemas and the Söderhallarna shopping center located close to this place. Across the street is Björns Trädgård, a little park with an outdoor café and playground. During winter, the square is transformed into an ice-skating rink...so bring your skates along and go skating in the heart of Södermalm.
Between April and October, bikes are made available for anyone to use in Stockholm. You can buy a bike card to use one of these bikes at tourist offices and at numerous other stops in the city. Your transportation was just made easier by now getting some fresh air between each destination during your trip in Stockholm!
At the Marionette Museum you will find a huge collection of puppets from all over the world especially Asian countries like Burma, India, Indonesia and Japan. Exhibitions are frequently held and even workshops are conducted for those who would like to be part of the magical world of puppetry. This museum will delight the young and old alike!
Tegnérlunden is located close to the end of Drottninggatan. August Strindberg writer's den and home, Blå Tornet, is also nearby. This is an oasis of calm in the middle of busy city life for those in need of a break. Admire the pavilion on the hill and the statues of August Strindberg and Astrid Lindgren, and make sure to try sitting on one of the benches: this is, after all, where Bo Vilhelm Olsson sat before he disappeared to the Land Far Away and became Mio my Mio.
The Cultural Center's "Room for Children" consists of large area of fun for children. There is a library, an image workshop and a science corner, as well as music, drama, and film activities. Rum för Barn is also a source of inspiration for adults interested in children's psyche. Teachers and parents participate in the activities. Seminars for adults are held on a regular basis.