Posts Categorized: Culture

Make Your Own Swedish Midsummer Garlands.

Our favourite Swedish tradition is without a doubt Midsummer. We celebrate the high-point of summer and do it together with family and friends, lot’s of food and drink throughout the day, dancing around the Maypole and picking wild flowers. It’s tradition to make your own flower garlands and we want to show you how easy it is to… Read more »

Stockholm Playground: All fun and games.

There is a lot of activity in the large playground at Kristinebergs Royal park in Stockholm. It’s not every day you get the chance to play with a 5,5 m high owl, several giant mushrooms, beetles, ants and go visit a flowerland… Go crazy kids!  

Parking Garage Turned Sledding Slope: Stadsberget in the North of Sweden.

When the Northern Swedish town of Piteå was in need of a parking garage they got a truly multi-purpose building instead. Not only a sledding slope for families in the winter but a popular meeting point and amphitheater in the summer. The larch clad building also lights up like lantern at night making it a popular local landmark.

Amazing Space for Kids: Råå Daycare Center in Helsingborg.

Danish architect firm, Dorte Mandrup Arkitekt, has designed this amazing daycare in Helsingborg in the South of Sweden. The project started in 2008 (completed in 2013), in close dialogue with the future users. Now the lucky kids of Råå Daycare Center can play, learn and have fun while looking out on fantastic sea views.

Superkilen Park in Copenhagen: For the People by the People.

Superkilen is a kilometre-long park situated in the Nørrebro area just north of Copenhagen’s city centre. Superkilen is home to more than 60 nationalities, and is considered to be one of the most ethnically diverse and socially challenged neighbourhoods in the Danish capital.

Amazing Space for Kids: Children’s Culture House in Copenhagen.

The Children’s Culture House in Copenhagen (Amager) offers not only a really great looking building, it’s like a Danish Villa Villekulla (you know, Pippi’s house) with all sorts of creative stuff happening inside. Sign up for daily workshops and events or just go for a visit and play to your hearts content!

Take a Peek at the Traditional Swedish Crayfish Party.

The annual crayfish party (or kräftskiva in Swedish) is a tradition the Swedish part of Vesle never wants to miss out on!. You can celebrate it throughout August and it’s usually spent with the whole family and friends. You eat as much crayfish as you can, together with bread, strong cheese and Västerbotten pie. Don’t forget the cold beer… Read more »

Vesle Movie Night: “Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi”.

The most amazing animated Japanese movie just got dubbed into Norwegian for the little ones!. “Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi”, in Japanese, or in Norwegian, “Chihiro og Heksene”. We are so impressed with this movie and are over the moon about it finally making it all the way to Norway!. It was released this May, so if you haven’t… Read more »

Instagram Love: Rock That Museum Kid

We want to highlight great Instagram accounts and want to start out with @RockThatMuseumKid. This is one account we really love, it’s dedicated to kids and fine art – simple as that. We talked to Mamma and creator, Mille Maria, and now we love it even more!.

Miniøya: Music and Culture Festival in Oslo.

Miniøya is an annual music and culture festival for the whole family held at Tøyenparken in Oslo. They offer a wide range of musical and cultural experiences for the kids, and all within a safe and inclusive environment. The festival is focused on families having a good time and experiencing things together. Mark your calendar for May 30th and May… Read more »