For the best tips for what to do with children in Helsinki

Again, again! One more time! And then on the cars, then the Ferris wheel, then the roller coaster, then the games, then the wild rapids… We can go on the water coaster last of all, because you always get wet on that one. And I’m not putting on a raincoat – that’ll ruin the whole thing! And when can we buy cotton candy? Mommy, when will it get dark? I want to see all the lights! Linnanmäki Amusement Park is probably the most fun place in Helsinki for kids and adults alike. But there’s plenty more fun to be had in Helsinki!

Linnanmäki Amusement Park

For a real adventure, pack your flashlights and jump aboard a ferry to Suomenlinna to explore the bastion walls there. Another great destination, especially for picnics, is Lammassaari, which you can get to by hiking across a causeway. Don’t forget to climb the bird watching tower! The flea market in Hietaniemi is also great fun for kids – give them some loose change and see what they find for themselves! For lunch you can stop into the adjacent Hietalahti Market Hall. On sunny days in summertime you should try swimming in the outdoor pools at Kumpula or the Swimming Stadium, or check out the popular beach at Hietaniemi.

Hietalahti Market Hall

Do you still have time to play? Check out the brand new Angry Birds playground in Espoo, the super popular indoor play centre Snadistadi, or the skateboard parks in the Eläintarha and Kalasatama districts. Did we forget something? Well, of course, animal lovers should not miss Helsinki Zoo on Korkeasaari Island or the Natural History Museum.

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