Where fairy tales come to life. Astrid Lindgren’s World is a fabulous place for young and old. Everyone who has grown up with the stories about Pippi, Emil and Astrid Lindgren’s other characters will recognise the settings in the park. There are lots of opportunities to become part of the adventures here. Astrid Lindgren’s World is Sweden’s biggest outdoor theatre with many stages with daily performances of specially written scenes, all based on Astrid Lindgren’s stories.
We invite small people to big experiences
For a child, it is a big experience to meet and play with Pippi, Karlsson, Emil or one of their other favourite characters. The children will get the chance between performances when the characters walk around among the guests in the settings and around the park.
Pippi Longstocking, Emil of Lönneberga and Ronja the Robber’s Daughter all live here
Villa Villekulla is home to Pippi Longstocking, and where Pippi is there is always something going on. You can see her fight pirates or hold off Dunder-Karlsson and Blom, and the next minute play pranks on Kling and Klang. In Katthult, you can experience a farm, as it was at the turn of the last century, and stroll around the hay fields and the hundred-year-old oaks. Nearby, there is a play barn, a small lake and a barn where you can jump in the hay. Emil’s tool shed, which is full of wooden figures, is of course also here. The Svensson family is here all summer, after all, they live here. The adventure continues in Matt’s Fort and the large Matt’s forest surrounding it. Visit the dungeons in the fort, try Skalle-Per’s bed and see ‘Helvetesgapet’ (Hell’s Gap, the gorge between the two parts of the castle) open up in front of you. Ronja, Matt, Lovis and all the other robbers are here in peak season.
The right way to satisfy your hunger
If you haven’t brought a picnic to eat in one of our many picnic areas, there are several restaurants to choose from, all with good and proper food on the plates. Astrid Lindgren´s World cook the food from scratch in our restaurant kitchens with local raw produce. Many of the recipes are Småland classics: ‘raggmunk’ (potato pancakes) with bacon is one of the favourite dishes. Of course you can find meatballs and pancakes.
Time to sleep…
If you have travelled some way, it may be good to know that you can enjoy a good night’s sleep next to Astrid Lindgren’s World. There is a chalet village and campsite just 250 meters from the park entrance. The chalets have been built as tenement soldier’s cottages, which have been around in Småland since the end of the 17th century. People lived comfortably in this type of house even during Emil’s time. There are also several campsites near our chalet village.