Here, you step right into the world of fairy tales and meet Pippi Longstocking, Ronja the robber’s daughter, That Emil and all the others.
If you have read any of Astrid Lindgren’s books, you will know the characters and settings, but you’ll never have experienced them like this before. Here you can step right into adventures and antics taken from Astrid Lindgren’s stories.
Performances in the park from morning to night
You will experience several different performances each day and after every performance, the fun continues as the children can play with Pippi, Ronja, Karlsson and the others. Some of the characters stay in their home settings while others wander around in the park. This makes Astrid Lindgren’s World Sweden’s biggest summer theatre.
Visit the characters
In Astrid Lindgren’s World, Pippi and all the pirates can turn up anywhere in the park, but usually near Villekulla Cottage by the lake, where Captain Longstocking has moored his ship Hoppetossa.
The adventure continues in Matt’s Fort and the big Matt’s Forest surrounding it. Visit the dungeons in the fort, try Skinny-Pete’s bed and see the gorge ‘Helvetesgapet’ open up before you. Ronja, Matt, Lovis and all the others are here during the main season. Rasmus and Paradis-Oskar may come along, playing and singing as they walk, and if you take a peek into Rasmus’s barn you may find them asleep. Maybe it’s time to run ahead to Junedale and play with Mardie and Lisabet, or will Karlsson on the roof take you flying!
Don’t forget to visit Emil, Ida and the Svensson family in Katthult, and join in the mischief and antics. Katthult is set in a genuine Småland farming landscape and looks just like it did when Astrid Lindgren grew up in Vimmerby in the beginning of the 20th century, and it is also located on the beautiful oak hill where Astrid herself played as a child.
Good food gives you energy to play
After all the playing and running around, you are bound to be hungry. If you and your family haven’t brought a picnic there are several restaurants to choose from. Here you can eat locally produced food cooked from scratch. The menu includes classics such as ‘kroppkakor’ (potato dumplings) and potato pancakes with fried bacon. Naturally, we also serve 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.