Kids & family
Småland has lots to offer all curious and inquisitive children. Try glassblowing, learn about nature, be a researcher for a day – no adventure is too small for inquisitive children!
Insect watching at Huseby Bruk
At Naturum (nature information centre) Kronoberg at Huseby Bruk, the children can take part in a nature school in the summer with insect watching, walks, experiments and guided discovery walks. The indoor part of Naturum has exciting exhibitions about animals and nature where they can feel how heavy a wolf is, crawl into an eagle’s nest and see how big the paws of a lynx really are.
Ingebo Hagar, located just outside Vimmerby, is an idyllic village with lots to discover! Meet and learn more about all the animals on the farm, which include Gotland sheep, Muscovy ducks, horses, hens, rabbits, cats and dogs. Explore the footpaths and then enjoy a nice coffee or lunch at the KRAV-labelled eco-café at the farm. There are activities here for the whole family.
A World of Dinosaurs
Are you brave enough to come face to face with living dinosaurs? Ten kilometres outside Kalmar there is an exciting exhibition about the dinosaurs’ time on earth. The exhibition is the biggest in Europe and shows more than a hundred skeletons and ‘live’ dinosaurs of real size. They even move and roar! They include T-Rex, raptors, Triceratops, Pterodactyls, water-dwelling dinosaurs and many, many more.
The IKEA Museum is for curious and playful people. Set in the town where the world’s first IKEA was opened, Älmhult, the original store has now been turned into the inspiring museum. Creative exhibitions, like catalogue cover design and hands-on workshops, make IKEA Museum a fun excursion for young and old.
Minivärlden Ljungby - An experience for the whole family
Experience, discover and be inspired by the amazing worlds of the miniatures. Be fascinated by Dr Schultze's old fantasy railway or Lilla Småland's genuine landscapes and environments. Run your own model train or try our robot track. See our historical exhibitions, tin soldiers, airplanes or Holger Johansson's carved wooden figures. Take a break in the cinema or our café. 1000 sqm is waiting for you.
Upptech, Jönköping Science Center
A place with natural science and technology under the same roof. Try a journey through space, test-drive an electric car, conduct water experiments or figure out an electric switch. In the school holidays, there are also planetary shows.
Try glassblowing in the Kingdom of Crystal
Most activities in the Crystal Kingdom are suitable for children, including glassblowing. Your child’s curiosity will be satisfied by the various demonstrations, classes and workshops. Plus, many of the glass studios allow children (and adults) the to get hands-on and blow, paint or engrave glass creations.
Children’s Kingdom of Crystal in Målerås
Visit Kosta in the Kingdom of Crystal and experience the magic of glassblowing. Afterwards, continue to Målerås, where your children will be whisked away to a magical place. They can follow the exciting “Troll's Path” in the forest, try glassblowing or learn about how glass is created via an app.
Superkronan- exhibition at Kalmar County Museum
Your children will love the hands-on Super Kronan exhibition. They'll get to play as they learn all about the royal ship Kronan, life in the 1600s and life aboard a ship at sea. The exhibition is aimed at children from preschool age upwards - and their parents. Everyone aboard can play on the deck, climb the mast, dive down to the wreckage of the Kronan, and study different things in the lab.