Tag Archives: To do in 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 […]

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 […]

Angry Bird Playgrounds in Espoo

There are two, one in Oittaa and one in Leppävaara. We’ve only been to the one in Leppävaara. I am not a huge fan of the Angry birds but have to admit the playground is worth going to with kids: The climbing frame has “lifts”, small boards kids can stand on and get a ride […]

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……

Track and Field Hullabaloo – Liikuntahulinat

Originally posted on Free But Fun:
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…

Kivinokka, a Green Blast from the Past

I finally got around to enjoy one of the hidden gems of Helsinki, Kivinokka on the north side of Kulosaari. We parked the car and chose the Rantapolku to start off with. There are other paths one may choose too. Even though the name of the peninsula refers to something filled with stones (kivi = […]

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 […]

Puppet Theatre at Winter Gardens

Helsinki Winter Gardens are always lovely, but especially at Easter: kids love looking for all the Easter chicken, eggs and witches that have been hidden among the plants. The Puppet Theatre that was on during Easter holidays didn’t disappoint this time either: the story was about Pessi and Illuusia, the troll that met a fairy […]

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