Discover Astrid Lindgren’s World
Meet Pippi Longstocking, That Emil and Karlsson on the Roof. Visit Matt’s Fort, Cherry Tree Valley or Noisy Village. Here in Vimmerby, Småland you will encounter most of the characters and settings Astrid Lindgren wrote about in her books. Play and get up to mischief, experience familiar scenes from the books and become part of the popular stories. If you get tired or hungry, you can always enjoy delicious food made from local produce and spend the night in our holiday village.
Welcome to Astrid Lindgren’s World, where fairy tales come to life!
Where fairy-tales come to life
Astrid Lindgren’s World is actually many worlds, all in one place. Walking around the park you pass well-known settings such as Cherry Tree Valley and Wild Rose Valley. Not far away, but in a whole other world, you’ll discover Matt’s Fort. Walk on and wouldn’t you know it, there’s Villekulla Cottage. And on the way you’ll have probably already stopped at Karlsson’s Roof and Katthult. These are all settings taken from Astrid Lindgren’s stories. But of course they wouldn’t be nearly as exciting without the people who live there. What would Villekulla Cottage be without Pippi? Or Matt’s Fort without robbers?
Every day in these living settings, there are stage performances featuring scenes also taken from the books. What makes the performances extra special is that our audience can get right up close to the action, and sometimes even end up in the thick of it. You can also watch theatre performances at Small Stage were there are 350 seating places.
After the performances the fun continues, as all the children can join in and play with Pippi, Ronja, Karlsson and the others. Some of the characters keep to their settings, while others walk round the park. Anything can happen.
The park also has areas without any characters, such as the ‘Don’t touch the ground’ trail, where children can use their imagination and be whoever and however they like. But needless to say, children can play anywhere they like in the park. When there are no performances on in the settings, children are free to use them as exciting playgrounds. Who hasn’t dreamt of climbing around Matt’s Fort or jumping aboard the Hoppetossa, papa Efraim Longstocking’s boat?