One of children's literature's most colorful and courageous heroines continues to inspire at Astrid Lindgren's World, a giant playground where kids can play freely in Vellekulla Cottage, Matt's Fort, Karlsson's Roof and other settings from Lindgren's books. Theatrical productions empower young performers to put themselves into the bold adventures of Pippi Longstocking and her partners in crime: Emil, Ronja, Karlsson and other rambunctious characters of Lindgren's fictional world.
To fully enjoy the dramatic, costumed performances, a little Swedish would come in handy. With a toddler or two in tow, you'll fit right in even more seamlessly. Yet even without elementary Swedish or a stroller to push, you can still relive Lindgren's fanciful stories and meet the colorful cast of her books at the freewheeling theme park, open mid-June through August. Down the road, don't miss visiting Näs, the farm in tiny Vimmerby where Lindgren was born, and where she played with her three siblings in the old Elm that became Pippi's Lemonade Tree.