A Family Holiday to Skane in Southern Sweden

Jill Holtz

October 5, 2015

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Erin, mum of 2, and her family spent their holiday in Skane County in southern Sweden and she gives us the lowdown on her trip and how family friendly it is:

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Getting there

house swedenWe flew to Copenhagen, but you could also fly to Malmo Airport. We then rented a car and drove across the bridge (this will be very familiar if you’ve watched the series The Bridge!) to Sweden. NB it is a toll bridge and will cost you about 50 euros. It’s about a 2 hour drive to Skåne County with beautiful woods and lakes scenery.

We based ourselves in Immeln, a small tourist lake village with lots of swimming, canoeing and family friendly walks. Airbnb has lots of lovely red cabins near lakes for rent, we stayed at this one.

Fun Things To Do with Kids in Southern Sweden

wanas konstWanas Konst Art Park

Wanas Konst Art Park is an outdoor art park with installations from renowned artist such as Marina Abramovic, and Yoko Ono. It really encourages children to climb on and interact with the sculptures. There’s also a lovely cafe with outdoor seating as well as picnic tables.

lekoseum elvesLekoseum

Lekoseum is an interactive toy museum near the old BRIO train factory. It covers the history of Swedish toys with lots of fun interactive play areas, and a cafe too.

Santa even has a workshop in the basement with Swedish elves called Tomten, that kids can check out all year long!

mooseSkanes Djurpark

Skanes Djurpark is a zoological park with native animals of Sweden. Get up close and cosy to moose!

There’s a waterpark at the end, so don’t forget the swimming togs too.


Karlshamn is a lovely seaside village with shops and a market square. It’s also home to Glassbaten, the ice cream boat. And apparently, the BEST ice cream in all of Sweden! And, after tasting a good dozen ice cream places around Sweden, we’d have to agree. Massive scoops, yummy toppings, and free syrups!

Final Verdict

We found this area very child friendly with lots of outdoor activities. Eating out was a bit expensive but grocery store prices were comparable to Ireland. It’s a fantastic self catering destination for families that enjoy nature.

You might also enjoy: 10 Fun Things to Do In Stockholm with Kids and 10 Free things to Do in Stockholm with Kids

Over to you now! Have you visited southern Sweden with kids before? Share your tips in the comments below!


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Published On: October 5th, 2015 / Categories: Travel / Last Updated: March 11th, 2021 / Tags: , /

About the Author: Jill Holtz

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Jill is one of the co-founders of Mykidstime and a mum of 2 girls

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