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If you’re planning a family escapade to Tampere, Finland, you’re in for a treat. This vibrant city isn’t just a cultural hub; it’s a paradise for little explorers. From lush parks to charming playgrounds, enchanting farms, and captivating zoos, Tampere has something for every young adventurer. Let’s dive in to see our top picks of parks, playgrounds, farms and zoos in Tampere for families.

Parks in Tampere

Hatanpää Arboretum

Let’s kick off our journey at the Hatanpää Arboretum, a picturesque haven that truly comes alive in the summer and spring. Immerse yourself in a kaleidoscope of colours as flowers and plants burst into full bloom. It’s a botanical wonderland perfect for family strolls and picnics, creating memories amid nature’s finest display.

Tampere National Parks

Tampere boasts several national parks, each with its unique charm. Discover the great outdoors with your little ones as you explore these natural wonders. From serene landscapes to thrilling hiking trails, these parks are a haven for families seeking adventure and connection with nature. Some of National Parks worth visiting include: Helvetinjärvi National Park, Puurijärvi and Isosuo National Park, and Isojärvi National Park.

Children’s Traffic Park

For children aged 6-12, the Children’s Traffic Park is a must-visit. Here, young kids learn the rules of the road in a safe and engaging environment. It’s a fantastic opportunity for your little ones to grasp the basics of traffic rules while having a great time!

Parks to visit in Tampere with children

Playground Paradise

Sorsapuisto Playground

Sorsapuisto Park offers age-specific play areas with attractions like a jungle gym, train, boat, giraffe, carousel, and climbing nest. From May to September, the park hosts birds, and there’s an adult exercise area. In winter, it becomes an ice-skating rink.

Osmonpuisto Playground

The Osmonpuisto playground, located on Tammelan Puistokatu, underwent renovations in the summer of 2016 and is now in great condition.

Eemil Aaltosen puisto Playground

Emil Aaltonen Playground, situated in the Tammela district near Tammelantori market square and Emil Aaltonen’s former shoe factory, is an inclusive and well-equipped for children of all ages, including those with disabilities.

Pikkukakkonen Playground

The popular children’s playground, known for its Pikku Kakkonen characters, underwent repairs in the summer of 2013. Divided into city and forest zones, the playground features distinct devices and structures. Additionally, there are exercise facilities for adults

Näsinpuisto Park & Playground

This themed playground, inspired by Kirsi Kunnas’s poems, encourages imaginative play without traditional devices. It includes a dual-purpose shadow theater and drawing board, a reading spot, and shelter under a green roof. The playground also features a large sandpit and water station for various water and sand activities.

These playgrounds are dotted around Tampere, ensuring that joy and laughter are always within reach. From jungle gyms to ice-skating rinks, these play areas cater to all ages and abilities, making them perfect for a family day out.

Playgrounds to visit in Tampere with children

Petting Farms and Zoos

Embark on a magical journey through Tampere’s petting farms and zoos, where your little ones can get up close and personal with adorable creatures. Here are some of our favourite spots that offer an immersive experience with a variety of animals.

Doghill Fairytale Farm

Here you’ll meet various animals. At the farm, you have the opportunity to ride a pony and, if you wish, go pony-cart riding. You can also play with old-fashioned toys.

Stable Yards – Tallipiha

Niitty-Seppälä farm and petting zoo. In Niitty-Seppälä farm you can find chickens, pony, bunnies, piglets.

Sankilan Kartano

At this petting zoo you can find farmyard animals such as horses, sheep, bunnies, and cats. They also have a café.

Kiviniitty Domestic Animal Farm

This farm has about 200 animals, over 30 species from sheep to calves, rabbits, and horses. Here kids can go for horse ride on a lead. They can also play on trampolines, big bouncy castles, and at the playground.

Domestic animal Farm Ponimaa

Here you can find horses, ponies, miniature ponies, goats, donkeys and many more animals.

From pony rides, bunny encounters, and even café pit stops – these places are a wholesome adventure for the whole family.

Petting Farms in Tampere

So, fellow parents, pack your bags and embark on a family holiday to Tampere – a city where nature, play, and furry friends unite to create unforgettable family moments. For more information and to plan your itinerary, download our free family travel guide to Tampere. Enjoy your time at these parks, playgrounds, farms and zoos in Tampere. Happy travels!

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