We decided to stay this holiday week home to enjoy Helsinki, outdoors, family and not too much programme. Unfortunately there is no snow but there are other options:
Iceskating; always fun and a great way to catch up with friends. There are free time spots in the ice halls (Google Helsinki jäähallit yleisöluistelu) and it only cost a few euroes on the outdoor artificial ice (tekojää).
By no means a free activity, but instead of travels we decided to spend money on downhill skiing. Our kids loved it! After a 15 year long break I enjoyed spending the time on skis with my family too. My hubby tried a snowboard for the first time and wants to do more, so I think in this Christmas present to ourselves the money was well spent.
After a couple of hours on the skis and then an hour in the free slope for toboggans (also testing my sons Christmas present, the snow rocket) we felt we had made good use of the winter sun in Peuramaa. We are looking forward to trying new slopes in Talma in two days.
Dad and kids holiday project from Santa is to build this remote controlled car:
Hoping to still catch up with more friends, of course read and swim, and maybe grill sausages in Seurasaari. A week at home seems to be easily filled!