Linköping offers a wide range of activities for the young and young at heart. Discover historic Linköping with the kids. Or maybe you would prefer a little fun in the pool? Here are a few great tips on how you and the kids can find the perfect activity for a fun-filled day in Linköping!
Gamla Linköping – where history comes to life
Take the kids on a journey through time in Gamla Linköping – the place where history comes alive! Gamla Linköping is an open-air museum that shows what life was like in the city around the turn of the century in 1900. You and your family can look back in time at the city, forest and countryside of yesteryear, with wooden houses and cosy cobblestone alleys, animals and nature.
The museum offers activities all year round, but during the “Tidernas Sommar” (the week after Midsummer until mid-August), there is even more to do, with a wide range of fun family activities every day. For example, you can visit the play and learning environments Barnens Bod, Bryggaregården and Lekladugården, watch a play, experience what it was like to go to school over one hundred years ago or help detectives Lasse and Maja solve mysteries in LasseMaja’s Deckarhus (detective house). And if you do visit during the peak summer weeks, you can also take a ride on the popular “tuff-tuff” train that chugs around the museum! There are also some wonderful small shops on site, and if you feel a bit thirsty or hungry, there is no shortage of options here – you will find everything from shops filled with goodies to Swedish fika, waffles, ice cream, sandwiches and “real food”.
During the Christmas season, “Tidernas Jul”, families make a pilgrimage to Gamla Linköping to get into the Christmas spirit. The popular Christmas market is one of the main attractions, where visitors can shop for unique Christmas gifts while taking in the sounds of old-fashioned Christmas carols played by festive Christmas choirs. In this magical environment with its festive atmosphere, it is impossible not to be moved by the Christmas spirit.
Gamla Linköping is easily a full-day visit any time of year. There is so much to discover all year round!