Category For Toddlers

Children’s Day at Sello Shopping Centre

The mall Sello in Espoo organised on Saturday something they called the Children’s day (Lasten Päivä) programme on the square on the roof of the mall. These kind of events are often a lot of fun, so we agreed to catch up there with some friends. Some of these shopping centre theme days for kids […]

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 […]

Great Playground in Jyväskylä

We spent a lovely Sunday morning at a playground called Mäki-Matin perhepuisto. It is just a short walk away from the nature museum we visited the day before. The playground was big and catered well for all ages. The flying fox was a favourite among the older kids, my younger one took me on a […]

Aquarium in a Grocery Store

Musta Pekka in Käpylä is not the cheapest shop in Helsinki but it has great selection and the best attraction, especially when one needs to do the grocery shopping with tired kids after work: there is an aquarium.

“Waterfall” in Helsinki: Vanhankaupunginkoski

Vanhankaupunginkoski is a perfect destination for a little outing with children within Helsinki on a sunny Easter Monday when everything is closed. Vanhakaupunki (“old town”) is just north of Toukola and the waterfall in the Vantaa river. There is a tiny island in the middle of the river, on one side is a small natural […]

Egg Carton Easter Chicks

My mum and daughter have started the Easter crafts season with these cute chicks: For more of my simple Easter crafts check these out

Free Movies at Lilla Luckan

Lilla Luckan, the meeting place for Swedish speaking children (and their parents), is situated just across the street from Luckan, the meeting place for Swedish services quite down town on Simonsgatan 8 ( Luckan is also coordinating the Bridge project in English, which aims to help immigrants integrate in Finland. More about those services here). […]

Giant Drawing Paper

The other night kids forgot about wanting to watch tv when we started drawing a “map” on the floor. We all had fun but I especially enjoyd hearing them create an imaginative world full of happenings and adding matchbox cars and stickers. They focused on this for a couple of hours after a long day […]

Printing Hearts with a Toilet Paper Roll

Me and my 4 yo had a go with the idea that I’ve seen a few times online, and I think the prints made a nice background for the Valentine’s cards we are making to our kids carers. Very simple, I can recommend the technique!

Rainy Day Circus in Itis Mall

The Itis mall in East Helsinki attracted us on the rainy Saturday with a promise of circus performances. I have hardly been there since the renovations but they certainly have made it even more child friendly. The first thing we saw was this: My son was sold: “it’s a circus train! This is a good […]


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