This spectacular park in the centre of the city is one of Sweden’s top tourist attractions. Here’s a complete guide to Folkets Park in Malmo.
How To Get To Folkets Park
Malmo is quite a compact and easy city to get around, with suburbs well connected by foot and cycle paths, as well as bus routes.
Folkets Park is located in the centre of Malmo, just off Amiralsgatan, and you have a few options to get there.
It is possible to walk to a lot of the main attractions in Malmo, if you have the time and energy and depending on your starting point. Folkets Park is about a 25 minute walk from Stortorget.
Malmo is a very cycle-friendly city with 410km of very flat, off street bike routes you can explore. There are several bike rental companies around the city, including one at the central train station.
Malmö: City Bike Rental has some good options with prices starting at 206 SEK (approx £16) for the day.
There are eight main city-centre bus lines in Malmo. They are colour-coded and provide a fast and reliable alternative to walking. Journeys within the city centre are quite inexpensive at roughly 22 SEK (£1.70) per trip.
Bus numbers 5 and 32 have routes to Folkets Park from just outside the train station. The journey takes about 10 minutes.
You are required to buy your travel tickets before boarding the bus but it is possible to download the Skanetrafiken app on your smartphone for easy payment.
(Skanetrafiken handles all transportation within the Skane county (Scania) such as buses and trains. If you are also going to visit Denmark from Malmo your tickets will be valid on Copenhagen’s buses and metro as well.)
Malmo also has a taxi network. However, the taxis are not regulated and fares can differ from one taxi company to another. You are advised to inquire re prices before boarding the vehicle.
For those short on time, or that prefer everything to be organised for them, there are some awesome tours on Get Your Guide available to book in advance.
If you are keen on walking the Malmö: 3-Hour Guided Walking Tour takes you to all the main attractions.
Folkets Park Entrance Fee
It is free to visit Folkets Park.
However, some of the attractions will have separate entrance fees.
Folkets Park Opening Times
Folkets Park is open all day, every day.
Opening times for the attractions and activites vary, with some of them not opening all year round.
Best Time To Visit Folkets Park
June to September is when the weather is at its warmest in Malmo, with July and August the hottest months. You can, however, expect some showers in the summer in Malmo.
Folkets Park is worth a visit at any time of year. However, during the summer is the best time to enjoy all the facilities and the events that take place in the warmer weather.
This is the perfect place for a family day out with a picnic. Although there are plenty of places to buy food if you would rather do this.
Folkets Park is also a great place for a night out with friends.
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Folkets Park History
Covering 2.4 hectares, Folkets Park was opened to the pubic in 1893 and is the oldest folk and amusement park in Sweden.
Originally, it had a strong political connection to the Social Democratic Party and served as a model for many other folk parks in Sweden.
However, by the early 1990s the park had become very neglected and rundown.
Subsequently, it underwent extensive renovations, taking many years. Eventually becoming the beautiful park you see today and one of the most visited parks in Malmo.
What To Expect At Folkets Park In Malmo
Malmo has lots of beautiful, tranquil parks, however, Folkets Park (People’s Park) is a little different in that it is a busy urban park and attracts thousands of visitors every year.
Apart from the natural beauty of the park to enjoy, there is also an array of entertainment venues, playgrounds, a children’s petting farm, miniature golf and plenty of eateries.
During the summer months there are festivals, concerts and films, all shown in the open air. As well as an amusement park offering carousel rides and other fun activities.
Families gather to relax in the lawned picnic areas during the warm weather as well as make use of the free barbecue grills.
Whilst children jump about on bouncy castles, race tricycles around racecourses, cool off in the paddling pool and generally enjoy everything this vibrant park has to offer.
Furthermore, for the grown ups, the Moriska Paviljongen near the centre of the park is known as one of the city’s best places to catch a gig or enjoy a club night.
In fact, with families flocking there during the day and adults visiting for the great nightlife, this park definitely lives up to its name ‘People’s Park’.
With something for everyone at Folkets Park, you can understand why this city centre park is one of the best things to do in Malmo.
So be sure to at least squeeze one of the parks into your Malmo itinerary.
Where To Stay In Malmo
MJ’s is located only 50 yards from Lilla Torg Square in central Malmö. This hotel offers free WiFi and rooms with a seating area and flat-screen TV.
All rooms at MJ’s feature a work desk and beds from Grange, as well as wall-to-wall carpeting.
Breakfast is available in MJ’s fresh breakfast garden. Guests are also welcome to enjoy a drink in the bar. Several restaurants are available in the immediate area.
The King’s Park with the Malmöhus Castle is a 5-minute walk from the hotel. Malmö Central Station is 350 yards away.
Only 5 minutes’ walk from Malmö Central Station and a few blocks from the main shopping streets, Radisson Blu Hotel Malmö offers free WiFi, gym and sauna access.
The modern, spacious rooms feature a seating area, cable TV and air conditioning.
Radisson Blu Malmö’s restaurant and bar, Thott’s, is located in one of the cities oldest wooden buildings. It serves a popular breakfast buffet as well as a variety of Swedish lunch and dinner dishes.
Radisson Malmö is less than a 5-minute stroll from the 14th-century Church of Saint Peter. Buses for Copenhagen Airport stop nearby.
Situated within 1.1 miles of Triangeln Shopping Centre and 4 miles of Malmo Arena in the centre of Malmö, UNITY Malmö features accommodation with free WiFi and seating area. This 4-star aparthotel offers a 24-hour front desk and a lift. The aparthotel has family rooms and facilities for disabled guests.
At the aparthotel, every unit comes with a desk, a flat-screen TV, a private bathroom, bed linen and towels. A dishwasher, a fridge and stovetop are also available, as well as a kettle. At the aparthotel, all units are allergy-free.
The aparthotel features a garden and sun terrace.
For more places to stay in Malmo, you can check the latest prices on Booking.com.