Family

Helsinki offers extra fun for families with children! With the help of our blog posts, a family visit is sure to be successful! Say hello to Helsinki’s hairy friends and have the best slumber party ever in a local hotel. Smell the summer breeze on a summer outing or warm up on a crisp winter‘s day!

May 28, 2016
Kids, these Helsinki Day tips are just for you! premium
Helsinki’s own day is celebrated again 12.6. and the day’s program includes, as usual, a lot of programs for families with children. All Helsinki Day events are free of charge and open to all. Some of the events allow a limited number of participants but free tickets can be picked up in advance at the […]
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Garden paradise just a stone’s throw away from the city centre premium
Are you searching for a perfect day trip to urban nature of Helsinki? If yes, you must visit the Herttoniemi Manor and gardens, which you can reach in just half an hour by bike or by public transport. Herttoniemi Manor is one of those places, which you fall in love with the first sight. The beautiful […]
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April 22, 2016
Super fun day at Superpark premium
I am standing on the egde and trying to find courage to fall. I’m supposed to fall backwards to a pool full of soft foam plastic cubes. Kids all around me jump in, the most dauntless ones with a douple flip on scooter. Long gone are the days when I was crazy enough to do […]
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April 3, 2016
The confessions of a kids’ clothes fan – 3+ 1 favorite stores in Helsinki premium
I admit. I do like kids’ clothes a lot. Sometimes you might think I’m vain. I like stripes, graphic patterns, B&W, sometimes colors as well, fun prints, sustainable materials, fun and functional models. I do listen to my children’s opinions and wishes but often I shop alone (and luckily mostly my kids do like what […]
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April 3, 2016
Restaurant Day in wintry Helsinki premium
”Restaurant Day is a worldwide food carnival when anyone can set up a restaurant, café or a bar for a day. It can happen anywhere: at your home, at the office, on a street corner, in your garden or inner courtyard, at a park, or on the beach – only your imagination is the limit.” […]
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March 7, 2016
Two oases in the middle of Helsinki premium
The warmth and humidity of the tropics, the buzz of crickets and scents from far off lands. Have you ever thought that this could be found in the middle of a bustling city? The Kaisaniemi Botanic Garden and the Winter Garden in Helsinki offer just that. They are two oases in the middle of the […]
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February 12, 2016
Experts’ Top 5 for Teenagers in Helsinki premium
Every now and then I’ve been asked for advice where to take teenagers in Helsinki. Few months back I got a chance to ask this same questions from the experts as I hosted two 16-year old girls visiting Helsinki. And this is what we came up with. Let them free   Helsinki is relatively small city […]
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February 9, 2016
Now it’s allowed to climb on walls and hang on furniture! premium
As a mother of two, all new children’s products and services interest me a lot. That is why I was very excited about going to get to know Gymi and Gymi Shop in Herttoniemi as well as Christina Nurmi who is in charge of the company. Christina has a long history in gymnastics as a […]
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Off the beaten track – Christmas magic in Vuosaari premium
I’ve lost my heart in Eastern Helsinki. Just 20 minutes metro ride from the city centre you have it all: sea and sandy beaches, forest and beautiful landscapes, all the services one can need, hotel and five-star camping site. Vuosaari people want to share their secrets with fellow citizens and visitors alike and have started a […]
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December 14, 2015
Enchanting Uunisaari island premium
It is stormy around me. The sea waves are rising up on the beach and smashing a boat against the dock. The pontoon bridge is bobbing and a cold wind is rattling the surrounding buildings. I, however, am warm and cozy sitting in the middle of the storm in an outside Jacuzzi on Uunisaari island. […]
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November 27, 2015
The cirkus came to town – Sirkus Finlandia premium
I have always  liked Friday nights in town. There’s  something magical about them that can’t be defined… When the sun goes down and darkness starts to fall, the town is filled with excited people who wait for the weekend. This Friday wasn’t exception. Our family headed to Kaisaniemi Park  and Sirkus Finlandia. From far we […]
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November 18, 2015
Looking for the Christmas spirit – our favorite Christmas events premium
When nights are getting darker and the weather getting colder, you easily start thinking of Christmas. Especially in a family with children. As we do like events a lot, our calendar is rapidly getting filled with Christmas events that interest us the most. In Helsinki there are so many Christmas events that even if you […]
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November 10, 2015
On a Journey with Santa Claus premium
I have a million butterflies in my stomach as I watch the acrobat getting ready to jump. She’s going to fall, that I’m sure. But no, she lands to the arms of her assistants lightly and casually like she was born to do that. Dance Theatre Hurjaruuth’s Winter Circus traditionally opens the Christmas season in […]
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October 12, 2015
Linnanmäki Carnival of Light brightens the Autumn in Helsinki premium
Light sword glints and a deafening scream fills the air. We are visiting the Linnanmäki Amusement Park to experience the carnival lights and rides on a cool autumn evening. Carnival of Light enlightens Linnanmäki, or Lintsi as we locals like to call it, for a week now during the childrens’ autumn break from school. Until Sunday 18th of October you […]
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