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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 […]

“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 […]

Easter Events in Helsinki

Shops are closed on Good Friday and Easter Sunday and Monday (small shops open on Monday for 4 hours) but there are quite a few things to do anyway: Via Crucis, the Bible based Easter play on the streets of Helsinki, starts on Good Friday at 9.30pm in Kaisaniemi park. The procession continues via the […]

Seurasaari Christmas Path 2014

Wow, this was popular! We crossed the lovely pedestrian bridge to the island of Seurasaari on Sunday 14th already at 11.30am because my parents wanted to make sure they’d find parking relatively easily. There were already loads of happy families on the way, even though the event wouldn’t start until noon. The idea of the free […]

Perfect Little Trip to Koiramäen Pajutalli

We visited Koiramäen pajutalli (“The Doghill Willow Stables” – I don’t think it has anything to do with the characters of Mauri Kunnas) on the Independence Day, when the weather was lousy and most places closed. What a lovely destination just outside of Helsinki with something for everybody! The old farm was redecorated for the […]

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 […]

Hobbies for Young Children in Helsinki

I’ve listed earlier a few of my favourite free hobbies for toddlers in Helsinki, and written about other low cost activities we like to spend our free time on, e.g. fun walks, reading, camping, theatre and crafts. As a family, we’ve mostly preferred activities where we can have fun together, we don’t invest a lot of money nor are we […]


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