Room for Children / Place des Enfants

Imagine a place where grown-ups and children are encouraged to share experiences that stimulate their creativity. Part creative library and part educational play area, the Room for Children is a space for children aged 0 to 10, designed from their perspective, where they are welcomed in a very special way.
Illustration Siri Ahmed Backström, Ed. Cambourakis, 2017

This space is based on the ground-breaking Room for Children project at the Kulturhuset Stadsteatern in Stockholm. Created in 1998, this space is constantly evolving and continues to influence child-centred initiatives in Sweden and throughout the world. Please note that all adults must be accompanied by at least one child!

The Library

Please remove your shoes, Scandinavian-style, when you come in, then make yourself comfortable in a cabin to read one of the great works of Swedish literature! Or let the books carry you away with games of exploration and fantastic puzzles and riddles. Ask the mediators to tell you how to play the Dragon’s Egg or to how to become a Word Expert

The Workshop

This space is specially designed for budding painters, embroiderers or sculptors. Sit at your easel or use thread, paintbrushes or newspaper to create tomorrow’s masterpieces.
Mediators are on hand to guide you in this pop-up creative studio.

Useful information

Admission free (subject to available space).
For children up to 10 years old.
Parents please note: Room for Children is a place for interaction and sharing between children and grown-ups; it is not a child care facility.
School groups may attend by appointment from Tuesday to Friday.
Contact for school groups booking :

Library opening hours:
Tuesday – Thursday / 14:00 – 18:00

Friday – Sunday / 12:00 – 18:00

Workshop opening hours:
Wednesday/ 14:00 – 18:00

Saturday – Sunday / 12:00 – 18:00
Workshop activities are continuous during these times.
Workshop hours may be modified according to our programme. Please visit this page before you come to make sure.
During the school holidays from 14 to 29 April, the Workshop opening hours will be the same as those of the Library.

Room for Children / Place des Enfants is a collaboration between the Swedish Institute and Kulturhuset Stadsteatern Stockholm.
With support from IKEA France.
In partnership with Paris Mômes.