Our kids are at the moment interested in knights etc. So, dad, on holiday, scored a massive amount of ‘best parent ever’ points by making these while they were at school. As far as I know he only used a cardboard box, knif, masking tape and a hot glue gun. The sword has been purchased […]
Kuusijärvi is only a 15 minute drive away from us in Helsinki, a lovely spot all in all: great beach by a lake, playground, smoke saunas to rent, café, and a starting point for several walks in Sipoonkorpi nature park.
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Haltiala is a farm in Helsinki that gives city people an opportunity to see how a farm works. My son loved the tractors, my daughter was interested in the animals too. Picnic may have been the highlight of this little trip though… There are also some wooden piglets and…
Worth a stop: pretty waterways, reasonable size for a descent little walk, pretty flowers and relatively real looking animal sculptures for kids to spot and rehearse their photographic skills on.
Lappeenranta, a city about 3 hours drive north east from Helsinki, builds every year huge sand sculptures by lake Saimaa. They call it a sand castle but I think it is more than that, showing a number of amazing and creative designs. We had a lovely morning walk in the area.
Just a short walk away from the central market in Kuopio in Eastern Finland lies the green peninsula Väinölänniemi, that offers a lovely morning walk. By the shore one can see our hotel Scandic, not free for most but a lovely location and with a great range of glutenfree products.
Tartu, Estonia. A random use of a former Soviet airfield but supposedly the museum is worth a visit. We’ll make it in next time. Behind it something more random: an upside down house.