Category Helsinki

Island Adventure for Kids

Harakka island in Helsinki is known for its nature and hatching birds. But in the summer they also organise guided nature adventurers for kids, some with special themes. We participated on one adventure on July 9th, and my kids loved it! It was a lovely sunny day, and the adventure started by the guide reading […]

Traditional Hey Work

On July 6th this year the city invited everyone to come to Tuomarinkylä, Helsinki, and try some traditional style hey making. This is an annual event, it is free, and all the work people get, as per the tradition, soup (delicious!) and coffee. The hey will be fed to the animals at Haltiala in the […]

Midsummer in the City

The Finnish Midsummer weather did it again; the planned camping trip to Nuuksio was cancelled with the promise of a high of 14 degrees (Celsius) and showers. So we stayed in Helsinki, and did not regret it! First some friends asked us to join them on the “mandatory” summer day at the amusement park Linnanmäki. First […]

Board Walks and Nature on Lammassaari

Had an awesome day at work: first barbecue and picnic at Vanhankaupunginkoski. We’ve been there before, but before this I didn’t know you can book the fire place, and the city will light and tend the fire for you too for free. A pretty  awesome service! After the meal we had a lovely boardwalk to […]

Rhodo Park

Originally posted on Free But Fun!:
Finally we got around to visit the Rhodo Park in South Haaga the right time of the year. The rhododendron had lovely colourful flowers, the park overall is very tidy, and also accessible by wheelchair. A nice place for a little evening walk (or run and climb for some……

Seurasaari, Helsinki

One of the places we regularly go to in Helsinki, it always offers something: a place for adventure when it is dark, a busy Christmas event or the beauty of summer. It is known for the squirrels and birds tame enough for feeding but last when we went there on a cold and grey spring day, we […]

Track and Field Hullabaloo – Liikuntahulinat

Originally posted on Free But Fun!:
Liikuntamylly, the city sports centre in Myllypuro, right next to the metro stop, puts every Sunday 9-10.30 am on “liikuntahulinat” to families. It is mainly aimed for kids aged 2-8 with parents (no dropping off children, kids are the responsibility of parents and the staff is scarce). There is…

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