27.04.18

Malmo with kids

malmo with kids
Ok, this is actually so embarrassing that I am not sure what to say. Ha. I have a draft called ‘Malmo with Kids’ sitting in my back end for around 4 1/2 years. Yes! That long. Soon we are here for 5 years and I wanted to share some tips and stuff to do for ages. I receive e mails and questions about it on a regular basis and how practical would it be to just send a link :)
Now! Here we are. Clap Clap. Proud moment.

Let’s start with Paul & Paula’s guide to Malmo with kids. The best things to do, to see, to experience and and and… enjoy and when you are around, give me a shout!

Malmö is called the City of Parks which makes it perfect for a family to live here. It is a very green city and it is surrounded by forests. On top – it is a beach city too. From our apartment we can actually walk or take the bikes to the city beach called Ribbersborg beach. It is amazing to be able to go for a walk along the beach any time you want.

The city is stretched along the coast and you can cycle or drive all the way along the coast from the East End to the West End. Start at Vastra Hamnen and go all the way to Bunkeflostrand. A beautiful scenery will welcome you!

And when you are here, you have to plan these sights and stops:

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Folkets Park

Which translates “People’s Park” and that’s what it really is.
There are several really cool playgrounds, a children’s theatre, a mini golf, various kiosks, an ice cream bar and even a tiny zoo {really mini} with turtles and birds. In summer there are lots of concerts and open air events. The beer garden always has live music during summer evenings. A great melting pot for people living in Malmo and around.

 

malmo with kids

Slottsträdgårdens Kafé

My absolute favourite spot in Malmo is the Slottsträdgårdens Kafé, only open from around March until September/October. Depending on the weather. A great organic cafe in the middle of Slottsparken and connected to a communal garden. Only outdoor seating available – so I take every chance of good weather I get to meet here with friends and, of course, my family.

 

Sibbarp

Another spot perfect for gatherings is Sibbarp beach. Here we meet with friends for a relaxed picnic and sometimes a little swim in the water.

 

Saluhall

The Malmö Saluhall {food market} is T H E destination for anyone who loves quality produce and delicious food. Very popular during lunch hours. There is a great florist just at the entrance! Make sure to get a coffee from Koppi.

 

malmo with kids

Turning Torso

Vaestra Hamnen with Turning Torso and Stapelbaeddsparken and the best ice cream in Malmo.
190m high and twists 90C from the base to the top. Malmo’s landmark.
Stapelbaeddsparken is a skateboarding park covering over 2000sqm. One of the largest in all of Europe.
You need to come here for ice cream too. Just by the water you can find Cafe Italia and they serve the best in the city!

 

malmo with kids

Ribbersborg/Kalbadhuset

At Ribersborg’s cold bath house you can enjoy a sauna and nude bathing in the sea. ALL YEAR! Situated right at the beach.

 

Malmohus Castle

A Renaissance castle including Malmo Museum and aquarium. For rainy days.

 

Moderna Museet

A part of the Moderna Museum in Stockholm and featuring works from the 20th century and more contemporary art. During week ends you can enjoy activities for kids too.

 

Playgrounds

The city has many playgrounds. Really! Here is a list of the themed playgrounds.

 

malmo with kids

Old city

Cosy, coloured house, huge graffiti (find it!) and life at Lilla Torg. Here, in the heart of the city, you can find lovely cafes and restaurants.

 

Malmo City Library

The main library has two kids sections. One for younger kids (0-7) with a big play area. And one for bigger kids and tweens. Here it is more quiet but it also includes a small play area and music room. You can rent, for free, lots of crafting utensils.

 

malmo with kids

Enjoy the city. I am busy writing a post about Skane with kids so you can discover more from the South of Sweden. Stay tuned!

 

All images: Paul & Paula

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