Gripsholm Castle

Childrens Gripsholm

Dungeons, armouries, canons, a stuffed lion. Hundreds of portraits, following you with their eyes down the winding corridors... bring your children and grandchildren to experience the excitement of this Vasa castle.

Note!
In accordance with the Public Health Agency of Sweden’s recommendations and the Government’s directives the guided tours of the palace are cancelled until further notice.

The Palace is open for stroll rounds.

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Fashion safari

Come on a fashion safari with Leo the Lion at Gripsholm Castle. See famous historical Swedes in their most stylish outfits. Collect a map from the front desk, and turn a tour of the palace into a voyage of discovery for children. The details on the map can be found in the portrait collection, and it's up to you to find them!

Carry out the task by yourself during ordinary opening hours. The activity is suitable for children of all ages. All children who complete the task will receive a reward at the ticket office.

Family tours

Note! The guided tours are cancelled 2020
The Vasa castle Gripsholm can be discovered by yourself at your own pace, but taking a guided castle tour gives you so much more. Our family tours are aimed at children between the ages of 6-10, but are just as entertaining for the accompanying adults.

See dates and times for family tours

Autumn holiday events at Gripsholm

Note! The holiday events are cancelled 2020
During the autumn holidays, Gripsholm Castle will be throwing open its doors with fairytale readings in the castle’s rooms, treasure hunts and free hotdogs for the young treasure hunters.

The autumn holiday events 2018 will be Thursday–Friday 1-2 November, 10:00–16:00, see program at the Calender.

Fashion safari at Gripsholm Castle

Go on a fashion safari through the castle's winding passageways and grand rooms. A map is available at the front desk, where children can also claim their reward after completing the task.

Leo the lion at Gripsholm is a viral sensation. Photo: Alexis Daflos/Royalpalaces.se

The Vasa castle has many rooms to discover, either by yourself or as part of a family tour. Photo: Kate Gabor/Royalpalaces.se

The Galten and Suggan cannons in the courtyard. Photo: Gomer Swahn/Royalpalaces.se

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Dungeons, armouries, canons, a stuffed lion. Hundreds of portraits, following you with their eyes down the winding corridors... bring you...

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Gripsholm Castle will be opening its doors during the autumn holidays, with image hunts and journeys of discovery through the castle's wi...

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