Tag Archives: playgrounds in Helsinki

Old Goodies in Helsinki

My holiday started with a fantastic long weekend with friends visiting from Belgium and Estonia. Together we did a lot of the fun things that once upon a time I have blogged (further details through the links) about but are worth being mentioned again. As a local I would love to do these more often, but […]

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 […]

Family Event at Kimmo Playground, Käpylä

Last Sunday Kimmon leikkipuisto, a playground at Turjantie 3 in Käpylä, Helsinki, organised an event for the whole family, and it was at least the second Autumn they had one there. I think this kind of events are easy for catching up with people: there is space for the children to roam freely and also loads to […]

Rock Climbing, Sibelius and Cafe Regatta

Another part of Helsinki that is lovely on a sunny day is the area around the Sibelius monument in Töölö (not that far from Töölö Bay, also good for family walks). We first enjoyed a stroll along the shore, which has beautiful views, among others to Seurasaari, but it’s also good with kids because it’s […]

Vuosaari – Beaches, Play and Outdoor Activities

Vuosaari, the most eastern corner of Helsinki, is a beautiful suburb and has in my opinion a fair amount to offer for families, even though the movie Vuosaari (2011) apparently shows the suburb from quite a different point of view. It is easily reached by metro (subway) in 25 minutes from the city centre for a […]

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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