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Espoo, a charming city in Finland, offers a plethora of family-friendly activities that cater to children of all ages. Whether you have toddlers or active youngsters, Espoo has something to keep every child entertained. Let’s dive into the top things to do with children in Espoo.

Activities for Children Under 5

1. Finnish Nature Centre Haltia

Nestled amidst the stunning Finnish landscape, Haltia welcomes families to explore the wonders of nature through interactive exhibitions. Children of all ages can play and learn through Haltia’s educational programs and tips, making it an engaging experience for both parents and little ones.

2. Museum of Play – Leikki

Leikki is an interactive museum which encourages children to be active and creative while allowing parents to stroll down memory lane with nostalgic toy exhibitions. It’s a delightful blend of modern playfulness and classic childhood memories.

3. Mauri Kunnas Exhibition

Step into the fairy tale world of renowned Finnish author Mauri Kunnas at WeeGee Exhibition Centre. Children can explore interactive settings inspired by Kunnas’ books, creating a magical and educational experience for young minds.

4. Farmstead Museum Glims

For a taste of rural life, Glims Farmstead Museum is the perfect destination. This old farm features the farmstead lifestyle and introduces children to farm animals, offering an enriching experience in a historical setting.

5. Duudsonit Activity Park

Located in Matinkylä, at the Iso Omena Shopping Centre, Duudsonit Activity Park is a crazy fun indoor haven for children of all ages (and adults). Let the little ones unleash their energy in this dynamic and entertaining environment.

Things to do with young kids in Espoo

Activities for Children Over 5

1. Nuuksio Reindeer Park

For a truly unique experience, head to Nuuksio Reindeer Park, the southernmost reindeer park in Finland. Families can meet, greet, and feed Santa’s fluffy helpers – reindeers, while enjoying warm drinks and snacks in a traditional teepee hut.

2. Treetop Adventure Huippu

Perfect for active families, Treetop Adventure Huippu offers thrilling treetop adventures, a nest adventure, Blackbeard’s Treasure escape game, and adventure minigolf. Open during spring and autumn, it’s an ideal spot for some family-friendly adrenaline.

3. Adventure Minigolf at Oittaa

Enjoy a round of mini-golf in a creative setting amidst the picturesque Oittaa recreational area. With an Angry Birds playground and a popular lakefront beach, Oittaa is an excellent destination for a day of family fun.

4. Water Sports Centre Laguuni

Laguuni is home to a floating water park on the sea, offering challenges and fun experiences like the Tarzan liana, a giant slide, and an iceberg. Suitable for children over 6 years old with swimming skills, Laguuni also provides kayak and SUP board rentals and the opportunity to try wakeboarding.

5. Ski Centers in Espoo

If you’re visiting during the winter, explore the four smaller Ski Resorts in Espoo, Kirkkonummi, and Vihti. Peuramaa Ski, Vihti Ski, Serena Ski, and Solvalla Swinghill offer ski schools for alpine skiing and equipment rental, providing winter fun for the whole family.

6. Nature House Villa Elfvik

Situated in the Laajalahti nature reserve, Villa Elfvik is a perfect spot to learn about Espoo’s diverse nature and sustainable lifestyle through interactive exhibitions. The house also organizes guided tours on bat and bird watching in the surrounding nature.

7. Virtual Reality Park Pikseli

For a taste of the future, visit Pikseli at Iso Omena Shopping Centre. Let your little ones try out the life of a mountain climber or an action hero in the virtual world, offering a unique and exciting experience.

Espoo is a treasure trove of family-friendly activities catering to children of all ages. From interactive museums to thrilling outdoor adventures, Espoo promises a memorable and enjoyable time for the entire family.

Things to do with older children in Espoo

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