Category Helsinki

Luukki Lake and Walks, Espoo

A good destination for a daytrip; we had a lovely swim in the lake, invented water rugby, had picnic (but could have had lunch or coffees at the mannor too) and then did a 2,5km walk getting energy from the first ripe lingonberries on the way. There were options for much longer walks too. A […]

Haltiala Farm

Originally posted on Free But Fun:
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…

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……

Reetta K.

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