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 […]
August 28, 2015
3 x family summer museum in Helsinki premium
Hakasalmi Villa The Music! Echoes from the past of a city exhibition in Hakasalmi Villa is one of the most interesting places to visit with kids. The exhibition is interactive and suitable for all ages interested in the history of music. You can sing along oldies with the whole family. It´s up to you, who […]
July 17, 2015
Up in the air at Adventure Park Zippy premium
There’s an obstacle of wooden logs in front of me. I’m standing on a small platform that’s been built around a tree trunk about five meters above ground. I’m trying to think how I’m going to get over to the next tree. After a deep breath I’m taking a step towards the unknown. In the […]
March 25, 2015
Books, cinnamon rolls and coffee at Haitula premium
Right in the middle of Helsinki city centre there is a treasure for families, Annantalo art centre for children. Annantalo offers art education, exhibitions and dance performances and theatre productions…and Haitula Children’s Book Café inside the building offers coffee, lunch soups and books to read. One Friday I went to Annantalo with my little ones […]
November 23, 2014
Tropical heat into the Finnish winter premium
You can always find sun and tropical heat in Helsinki. You just must know the right places look for. Two such oases are University of Helsinki’s Botanic Garden in Kaisaniemi and Gardenia at Viikki. Old-time-charm Kaisaniemi Botanic Garden In the middle of Helsinki in the Kaisaniemi park you can always find warm weather and blooming […]
July 29, 2014
Escape the weather in Leikkiluola Indoor Playground premium
On a gray summer day I took my one year old son and first-grader goddaughter to Leikkiluola indoor playground. Despite the weather it was not too crowded there and my toddler got to play and run around freely without me worrying for his safety among the bigger kids. First-grader was very excited over the bouncy […]
July 25, 2014
Let’s go to Helsinki Zoo! premium
Helsinki Zoo, Korkeasaari, is one of the most traditional must-see places at Helsinki, as this year it turns 125 years. Korkeasaari was established already in 1889 and it is one of the oldest zoos in the world. On that little high island (korkea saari = high island) there is a lot to see: over 130 […]
October 6, 2011
Linnanmäki hosts Carnival of Light 7.-16.10. premium
Thousands of lights are  again switched on at Linnanmäki when the amusement park celebrates its annual Carnival of Light. The event marks the ending of the Linnanmäki summer season and offers programme for the whole family during ten days. The programme includes music and a fire show twice a day at 7pm and 9pm. The […]