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 other animals kids can climb on.
By the farm there are also a couple of scenic fields where the city grows flowers. There are garden flowers by Laamannintie and sun flowers and peas by Torpparinmäenpolku. They are allowed to be picked for free for the own use there where a sign says it is ok. Peas should be ready to be picked now, sun flowers at the end of August.
Reblogged this on Free But Fun! and commented:
It is time to return to some old fun, Haltiala is always worth a visit. But omg how small our children were 4 years ago!
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This looks interesting. Where exactly in Helsinki is this place? We would really like to go and see. I hope adults are allowed inside?
Sorry, being on holidays with no regular Wifi I missed a few comments. I see you found it already quite north by Vantaa river? And that is for all ages. They have nice family celebrations there too for eg laskiainen etc you may want to check out.
Yes..I found it 🙂 and I have linked your post in the blog as well 🙂
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That looks like a fun day! Farms are the best for big and little kids
Aren’t they great?! So simple and so entertaining!