Category Parks and Playgrounds

Top 5 Free Things to do in Turku

I love to visit my old home town Turku in the summer, it is beautiful, cruisy, and just about everything is a only a walk away. Here are my top 5 free things to do in Turku: 1) The river Aura invites to picnics, wonderful walks and boat watching. This summer me and my hubby […]

Camping at the Dunes of Kalajoki and by Pyhäjoki River

The last stops of our 10 day road trip in northern Finland on the west coast, first at the famous dunes and beaches of Kalajoki and then on a tiny green little island by the Pyhäjoki river before returning to Oulu to take the train home via friends from there. Kalajoki was beautiful in a […]

Levi Ski Resort in the Summer

Levi is one of the most known ski resorts of Finnish Lapland, about 2 hours drive north of Rovaniemi (and 5 hours drive southeast from Kilpisjärvi). We had heard it is busy also in the summer due to many hiking routes but mainly we went there as the weather forecast looked better there than in […]

Rovaniemi, Arctic Circle and Santa Clause

Me and my husband have been there before but it’s a visit that we had to do with our children too; I flew to Rovaniemi with our children and my husband drove up (Helsinki – Rovaniemi, 11-12hrs). We arrived at the Rovaniemi airport: The airport is just a couple of kilometres from the Arctic Circle […]

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 […]

“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 […]

Spring Events

We’ve had amazing bright sunny spring days for about a week, still below zero during nights but really feeling the warm sun during the days. So the spring things are on my mind. 1. Choosing flowers to plant in the pots outside. So simple and yet such a fun activity to do together even for […]

Free Ice Skating in Indoor Rinks

The most fun we’ve lately had has been outdoors: we’ve been ice skating. There is quite an amazing difference to last year, when we would go ice skating to places where we could take toboggans for kids, or there was a playground next to, to get more than 5 minutes on skates. This year my […]

Nature House Villa Elfvik

I found a new favourite spot in the capital area, when a friend suggested we’d spend the Sunday morning in Villa Elfvik and the Laajalahti nature reserve in Espoo. Villa Elfvik is a lovely old building with an environmental education centre, a nature school and a cafe (cash only!). The nature display was small enough […]


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