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

One of the oldest cities in Northern Finland, Oulu, is attractive not only for adult tourists but also for younger travelers. Here, apart from numerous must-visit attractions (The Oulu Museum Of Art, Botanical and Zoological Park Escurial, Oulu Cathedral), you can find interesting entertainment centers and opportunities for active pastime. There shouldn't be any doubt about taking the kids with you on vacation to Oulu - they will certainly find entertainment to their liking and enjoy time spent in the city.
A must-have for guests of Oulu is the Pohjois-Pohjanmaan Museo whose exposition is dedicated to the history and culture of the northern Finnish regions. The opening of this museum took place … Open
All tourists can get on a small sightseeing train running around Oulu and join a city tour. First and foremost, children will like the way it looks, and exploring the sights sitting in such an extraordinary train feels more like a fairy tale trip. There are several routes the small train runs on. All kids will be happy to visit SuperPark Oulu, an entertainment center where they can fully enjoy toy cars, constructions, slides, trampolines available to them.
It's a great idea to take small tourists to centers such as Raatin Uimahalli and Oulun Uimahalli, where each family member can splash in the water for hours. The first one has two deep and two shallow pools for children, as well as a sauna and an ice-cold pool. The place is clean and well-maintained - just like everything else in Finland. Raatin Uimahalli is located on a separate island, and on a neighboring island, you can find a wonderful city attraction - Oulu Castle. The second center, Oulun Uimahalli, is another great place for the whole family. At your disposal are several swimming pools and a gym. Nearby there is a great sports complex that often hosts interesting exhibitions. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
Oulu is going to delight fans of active recreation with a variety of beautiful gardens and parks. Among them is the University of Oulu Botanical Gardens lying the shores of Lake Kuivasjarvi. … Open
Amazing scenery can be enjoyed from Loistokarin Luontolava Viewpoint, especially if you visit it at dawn. Be sure children will love what they see for the first time. Nearby is Nallikarinpuisto Park where, besides walking around, you can play mini-golf. It's worth noting that a mini-golf center located here is beautifully decorated, and the park itself is perfect for gaining peace of mind in a charming atmosphere that reigns here. A playground located in the park will appeal to little travelers for sure.
The nearby Holiday Club Oulu Eden Spa is one more attractive place for the whole family in Oulu. Here you can find a jacuzzi, saunas, water slides, an outdoor pool, as well as a wave pool and a pool for the youngest children. Kids will definitely be thrilled about their visit to the center so it won't be easy to persuade them to leave it. It is worth noting the cleanliness of the facilities, which immediately fascinates visitors to the spa complex.
1. Even though one of Finland's largest international airports is located in Oulu, you can't get here directly from any country. There are many flights connecting through Helsinki. The … Open
And, of course, you can’t ignore Nallikarin Uimaranta Beach (by the way, the spa offers stunning views of the beach). It is ideal for having fun with children, as the beach is very clean and well-maintained. In summer, people come to this beach to soak up the sun, swim in the sea, and enjoy all kinds of water-related activities (beach volleyball, cruising). In winter, the place becomes a tidbit for fans of picturesque views. Well, a chance to admire all these unsurpassed landscapes is a once-in-a-lifetime deal. Nearby is Antellin leikkipuisto Playground where kids are provided with various structures and slides.
Oulu City House Vauhtipuisto is another amusement park where the child’s heart fills with joy. This one offers many interesting rides and slides. The complex will be appreciated by children of various age groups. It should be noted that the park itself is beautifully decorated, and interesting sculptures and houses give it some charm. Several cafes serve treats that children love so much - ice cream, cotton candy. The following museum would be of interest to small travelers: Tietomaa Science Centre (here you can find out a lot of new information about the world around, lots of interactive exhibits, and playgrounds), Kierikki Stone Age Centre (where you can get acquainted with how people lived in primitive times), Turkansaari (in this open-air museum, you can find out how local people lived in the past and what goods they produced).
Children will be happy if their parents treat them with the best desserts - after all, it's no secret that kids love sweets so much. If your child wants to try the best fruit pies in town, go to Pannukakkutalo (by the way, it mainly serves local cuisine), fans pastries are welcome to Bisketti Cafe, and those who can't live without ice cream and curd desserts should know about Kreema. Well, if your life is not complete without pizza, Puistola Pizzeria is the right place to put it back on track.
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Interesting places to visit with children around Oulu

Guide to sightseeing and entertainment for children in Oulu - parks, attractions, museums, zoos, water-parks. All fascinating and educational sites of Oulu, which are must visit and see for your child. Find out the best discovery routes and places for kids (local theaters, exhibitions and museums), where you can spend quality time together. Oulu for families with children.
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