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Track and Field Hullabaloo – Liikuntahulinat

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 no need to sign up and […]

The Poor, the Rich and Christmas

There has been a couple of heart breaking stories circulating in Facebook lately: One in Swedish, where a little boy tells how he wears worn out clothes, has to be “sick” when there are school trips every second week where he would have to take some food to take along and there just is no […]

Free Digital Services at Kohtaamispaikka

Have you ever wondered what the Kohtaamispaikka (which means “Meeting Point”) in Lasipalatsi building at Mannerheimintie 22-24 is? I have, so I took a look around, and found that it offers a wide range of opportunities for free. It is free, as it is a part of the Helsinki Libraries – but it does not […]

Baby Swimming

Did you know that most swimming halls in Helsinki has a warmer kids pool, warm enough even for babies? We only found out about that when our first born was almost a year, and we gave up on the baby swim class that cost about 60 e/month for 30 minutes a week whether you made it […]

Helsinki Museums for free

Many of the museums in Helsinki have a certain time per month where you can gain entrance to them for free, and parts of the Helsinki City Museum are always free. I haven’t been to quite all of these, but I have enjoyed most of them – and look forward to visit the rest on […]

Board Games and Kids Books on Rikhardinkatu

We went a couple of weeks ago to the library on Rikhardinkatu with my daughter to have some one-on-one time, mainly because it was open on a summer Saturday and my daughter wished for us to read a lot together. I was pleasantly surprised by the selection: a fair amount of variety in kids books […]

Helsinki Traffic Park

We recently tried the pedal cars in Helsinki Traffic Park (Lasten Liikennekaupunki), and I thought the place was brilliant. Families can for free go there on Fridays and Sundays 10am-4pm and learn the traffic rules when pedalling a car. Mon-Thurs there are lessons for diverse groups but after hours and on Saturdays one can also […]

Some of the Best Free Things in Helsinki

My husband once said that he does not mind paying taxes in Finland, because here he can see where the money goes. Here are a few of the things Helsinki uses tax money on: 1. The City of Helsinki offers free meals for all children under 16 years in a number of playgrounds during the […]


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