Ballet and Puppet Theater on a Playground

The playground leikkipuisto Brahe, also called Braku, organised a get together as part of the Kallio kukkii suburb festival. That playground has very active parents that regularly organise fun and relaxed events (click here to find their Facebook group). This time there was a beautiful ballet performance by 4-6 year old ballerinas and a self written puppet play combining the Finnish national epic Kalevala to a Japanese story of origin. The play was performed both in Japanese and Finnish. There was also a cafe selling savory and sweet snacks to eat and hot and cold drink for a nominal price. We had loads of fun!

With the school summer holiday approaching, here is the list of the playgrounds in Helsinki. You’ll find there their open hours (staff and toys) and information on which ones serve a free lunch for children (the free lunch link will also give you a few tips on what else there is for families to do for free in Helsinki in the summer). Please also find the park lunch menu in Finnish. Here is another example of another playground event.

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  1. This looks lovely; I’m a fan of puppetry, children’s theatre, and cross-cultural fusion so I would have really enjoyed this! Thanks for posting about it.

  2. So much cuteness!

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