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Family trip to Helsinki with children. Ideas on where to go with your child

Eduskuntatalo Helsinki is an ideal city for family travel. Tourists with children can have fun time there in both winter and summer. There are many amusement parks in the city and each of them has its own strong points and peculiarities. Linnanmäki is considered one of the biggest entertainment complexes in the city. In order to try all the rides available there, one will need more than one day. Besides numerous slides and rides, merry-go-rounds, and playgrounds, this entertainment complex has a great aquarium, a visit to which will also please children. Quite an interesting fact – there are special “winter aquariums” in the complex, and fish swim there under a thick layer of ice.
The large market that works every weekend on the central square of Helsinki is well-known beyond the borders of the city. However, the old roofed market of Wanha Kauppahalli is often … Open
If large entertainment complexes are not your cup of tea, and you would prefer a calmer pastime instead, it’s worth visiting the island-museum of Seurasaari. This place is very popular with locals who come to the island with children in order to walk in picturesque place and make a picnic. Seurasaari is also famous because of Open-Air Museum, a visit to which will be also very interesting for children. The museum is dedicated to the culture of Finland, and new items regularly appear there, so even travelers who have already visited the museum in the past will find it amusing to visit it again. A large part of the island is covered with woods that have become home for many cute squirrels that are absolutely not afraid of people.
The abundance of playgrounds for children is one of the advantages of Helsinki. It’s simple to find quality playgrounds in literally every district and close to all popular streets. Tourists who visit these playgrounds with kids should remember about a very important and useful service. It is called “Family House” – a special house where visitors can change clothes of their children or heat their food. These charming houses allow mothers with babies enjoy comfortable open air walking or playing. Copyright
Without a doubt, Best Western Premier Hotel Katajanokka remains the most creative and easily recognized hotel in Helsinki. It is located on Katajanokka Island, where the hotel occupies a … Open
There are many interesting museums in Helsinki, and most of them are targeted at families. The National Museum of Finland is a great example of that. The exhibition of the museum is dedicated to culture and lifestyle of indigenous people. Children will find many interesting and pleasant surprises there. They will be able to grind corn into flour, build a wooden house or learn how to type on an ancient typing machine.
Helsinki Cathedral Suomenlinna Fortress is another interesting cultural object, which ancient walls hide a lot of interesting. There are several awesome museums in the fortress, and in summer visitors can see performances of an open-air theater. Besides that, travelers will find workshops of a potter and a glass man. A walk in Suomenlinna will be interesting for children of school age.
It is safe to say that Hotel Klaus K is one of the most famous designer hotels in Helsinki. The hotel’s concept and its inimitable décor are inspired by the Kalevala epic poetry. The … Open
LeikkiLuola Playground located on Hakaniemi Square is a true paradise for little fidgets. This entertainment center works all year round. Inside, children will find colorful trampolines and labyrinths, a rock-climbing wall and playing rooms where kids can play with Lego construction kits. There is a special room for kids below 3. Travelers with children will be pleased to visit the Murulandia Theme Park, where children will enjoy special learning games, charming playhouses and labyrinths. Older children will be more interested in visiting the interactive museum. Meantime, adults are welcome to relax in a special area with a comfortable café.
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Map of all pret-parks
Amusement parks near Helsinki
♥   Amusement park 'Linnanmäki' Helsinki, 1.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Amusement park 'Puuhamaa' Tervakoski, 72.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all aquaparks
Water attractions around Helsinki
♥   Water park 'Flamingo Spa' Helsinki, 12.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Water park 'Serena Waterpark' Helsinki, 19.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all oceanariums
Aquariums in Helsinki and nearby
♥   Aquarium 'Sea Life Helsinki' , 1.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Aquarium 'Akvaariolinna' Petikko, 13.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all zoos
Zoos and gardens in/near Helsinki
♥   Zoo 'Tropicario' Helsinki, 2.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Zoo 'Korkeasaari' Helsinki, 2.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Zoo 'Orimattilan kotieläinpuisto' Orimattila, 84.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Zoo 'Tallinn Zoo' Tallinn, 84.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo

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