Junibacken is a children’s attraction, founded by Staffan Götestam, Fredrik Uhrström and Peder Wallenberg. It is situated on the island of Djurgården in the centre of Stockholm, Sweden.
It was officially opened by the Swedish Royal Family on 8 June 1996. It is Stockholm’s 5th most-visited tourist attraction. It is devoted to Swedish children’s literature, but especially Astrid Lindgren. Outside the building is a bronze statue of Lindgren. The art direction and images for the interior design were made by Swedish artist Marit Törnqvist, who had previously made illustrations for more recent versions of Lindgren's books.
|Monday||10:00 AM – 6:00 PM|
|Tuesday||10:00 AM – 6:00 PM|
|Wednesday||10:00 AM – 6:00 PM|
|Thursday||10:00 AM – 6:00 PM|
|Friday||10:00 AM – 6:00 PM|
|Saturday||10:00 AM – 6:00 PM|
|Sunday||10:00 AM – 6:00 PM|
Robert Inkret | Feb 10, 2018
Excellent for boosting children imagination. Small, expensive from my perspective, but worth it. Children could easily spend whole day role playing. Haven't tried the train unfortunately.
Lucii Leão | Feb 13, 2018
I love junibaken, I go there super often with the kids and always feels like there is more to discovery. It’s too busy during the weekend and can be chaotic, so try a week day afternoon!
Megan McLean | Sep 5, 2017
This is a playful and imaginative museum for younger kids - my toddler played all day! Staff are wonderful and get right on the same level as the children. The story time train could be a little scary for some kids (they warn you about this), but a really fun treat for most kids (and their grown-ups!)!
Fredrik Johansson | Dec 6, 2017
Beautiful place for kids to play and experience the world of Astrid Lindgren. Also features a ride for the whole family. Spend a couple of hours here and end with a coffee and a visit in the toy/souvenir shop!
michalina lewicka | Nov 18, 2017
My daughter favourite museum. Fantastic place for kids up to around 6 years old. Good restaurant and temporary events
Mahesh Nanjundaiah | Apr 1, 2018
Good place for kids, story train was short but quite intuitive for kids. They have quite a good way to keep your kids engaged for several hours. Regarding food, they have limited varieties of menu but can fill in kids with lot of desserts and Ice cream
Kathy Brennan | Apr 7, 2018
Great fun for kids. Loved the story train. One star taken off for the price. €18 for an adult is too expensive.
daniel Zehnter | Apr 2, 2018
Beautiful place especially for younger children! The railway that takes you through the storys of Astrid Lindgren is also a very nice experience for adults. All in all a worthy experience in Stockholm:)
Paul Suart | Apr 4, 2018
Very nice place. Not huge, but lots for younger kids to explore. Food in the cafeteria was excellent.
Eduards Krustins | Mar 14, 2018
Wonderful. My 3,4 and 6 yrar olds loved it. Although I'm unsure if it would be as much fun to kids above 10 years. The place feels like a giant playground with many things to look at an explore. We'll surely go there again.
Tero Hannuksela | May 4, 2018
Very well made children's heaven on earth fairytale place. Multiple stories "made" real as diorama type buildings etc. One big story room which include most of these. Also additional features like outstanding fairytale train that travels through miniature type layouts of the stories. There is also restaurant with toilets and a bookshop included in Junibacken. Since it's so well made, it's also quite popular and might be crowded on certain times e.g. Weekends, holidays, etc. Also due to the fact that audience of the tales are mostly under 10 year old, the place is filled with children which beat adults by 6-1. So you'll be surprised how nicely the stories you've read to your children will "come" to live and if you've enjoyed the stories, you'll end up to search the ones you've not yet read from the bookstore. But keep in mind that this is made for your kids, not for adults and prepare yourself for children running, shouting, yelling, crying, laughing, singing, etc. If you've ever read a book for a child you should VISIT here.
Dan Kim | Apr 26, 2018
Loved this place. My son probably had the most fun he's had in his whole three years of life :-) Swedes know how to create truly magical experience for children. Disney better watch out.
Ramona Zeltina | Apr 27, 2018
I loved this place, especially the train ride. Children and also adults will love it. It is a great place and is made for kids. If you visit Sweden this is a go to place, you should definitely visit it.
Mark Lee | Apr 22, 2018
My 5 year old enjoyed it thoroughly and didn't want to leave. Full of nooks and crannies due kids to explore. Loved the story train and mirror illusion set. Lots of people on weekends.
Raphael Maccagnan-Straub | Apr 29, 2018
we were extremely disappointed. What is advertised as giant indoor playground proves to be three small rooms packed with kids and parents. no real time to play as everything is crowded. The one plus is the story train. nicely built and decorated
Lindsay Lake | Jul 5, 2018
Beautiful experience for kids. Full of lots of great activities. Especially good if your child is familiar with the stories featured. We were lucky to catch the summer play and the child actors were absolutely wonderful. One star docked for how busy it felt. The entire "storybook land" was too crowded for kids to play freely and the line for the story train was quite long. We visited midday on a Wednesday in July.
Nuriya Ismagilova | Jul 11, 2018
My children are familiar with the books, but they didn't enjoy this place at all. It looks good for younger children (1-5), although it's crowded and noisy. My 7 yo who doesn't understand Swedish had very little fun there. The train ride was okay, but overall it was not worth the money. Didn't meet our expectations.
ed mitchell | Jul 2, 2018
Excellent day out with the kids, highly recommend this. The play area is amazing and the train is good too albeit a little dark for a 2 year old. Pippylongstockings play as you leave the train was excellent. The food is reasonably priced for Sweden but it is expensive to get in.
petrus oskarsson | Jul 19, 2018
Junibacken is heaven for children under 7 and great for all other children (or grownups who still likes to play) as one should expect the gift shop has a impressive selection of books, not only from the featured stories. The place gets crowded, so one needs to plan ahead a bit. Since parents in Sweden don't sleep, everybody gets there early and it's actually a bit less crowded in the afternoons. If you decide to eat there eat as soon as the restaurant opens, it gets very crowded. There's always a line to the toilets in the reception area, but less so to the toilets in the restaurant. Make sure that your kids know the featured stories and plan ahead to attend the shows. Finally, if you didn't realise, its going to be chaotic and noisy, don't go if you can't stand this.
Inese Auzina | Jul 26, 2018
Allways great for a day with kids! No language barrier - all kids love it, regardless of their native tongue. We spend at least 5 hours each time we visit.
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