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Welcome to Finland in Miniature

Located just 15-30 minutes from Helsinki capital by public transport, all families can enjoy several great activities and sights from the famous Nuuksio National Park, 165 Baltic Sea islands, over 40km long Espoo Waterfront Walkway, 95 beautiful lakes, delicious cuisine, lovely people, hidden gem architecture and culture to plenty of family-friendly activities.   

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How to arrive and get around Espoo

Whether you arrive by plane to Helsinki Airport or by ferry to one of Helsinki ports, you can reach Espoo conveniently within 15-30 minutes by public transportation as well as with your own or rental car or taxi. Espoo is well connected with Helsinki capital by highways, metro, light rail, local train, and CityBikes

More about arriving in Espoo

More about getting around Espoo

When is the best time for families to visit Espoo?

All year round!

During the winter season, families with children can enjoy from ski lessons in alpine and cross-country skiing, sledding hills, snowshoeing hikes, and winter picnics to indoor activities such as visiting and playing through interactive exhibitions in one of Espoo's museums.

Spring season is perfect for visiting petting farms, outdoor picnics, museums, day trips to Nuuksio National Park, or exploring playgrounds along the Espoo Waterfront Walkway.

Long days during the summer season are inviting for exploring 5 local islands accessible by scheduled public boat, having summer adventures in Huippu Adventure Park or Water Sports Centre Laguuni, or exploring sandy beaches by both the Baltic Sea or one of 95 lakes located in Espoo.

Autumn brings the beautiful autumn foliage, which is best enjoyed outdoors. Families can join mushroom- and berry-picking guided tours, as well as outdoor cooking, or just relax in one of the family-friendly spa hotels.

Family-Friendly events

Glims' Animal Days

Glims' Animal Days

Sat 15.6.2024 11:00 - Sat 27.7.2024 13:00
Glimsin 4H-kotieläinpiha
Nordic Adventure with Reindeers

Nordic Adventure with Reindeers

Sat 8.6.2024 14:00 - Sat 20.7.2024 17:00
Solvallanrinne 2, 02820 Espoo
Wildflower Day family outing

Wildflower Day family outing

Sun 16.6.2024 10:30
Elfvikintie 4, 02600 Espoo
Craft workshop in Museum Leikki

Craft workshop in Museum Leikki

Sat 18.11.2023 11:00 - Sun 30.6.2024 13:00
Ahertajantie 3, 02100 Espoo
Demo summer camps in Espoo

Demo summer camps in Espoo

Mon 3.6.2024 09:00 - Fri 2.8.2024 15:30
Kaskisavu 4, 02340 Espoo
Summer camp festivals day camp for 9-12 year olds in Nöykkiö

Summer camp festivals day camp for 9-12 year olds in Nöykkiö

Mon 17.6.2024 10:00 - Thu 20.6.2024 15:00
Oxfotintie 4, 02330 Espoo
Summer camp festivals summer camps for 9-12 year olds in Mankkaa

Summer camp festivals summer camps for 9-12 year olds in Mankkaa

Mon 17.6.2024 10:00 - Thu 20.6.2024 15:00
Vanhan-Mankkaan kuja 2, 02180 Espoo
Summer camp festivals summer camp for 9-12 year olds in Haukilahti

Summer camp festivals summer camp for 9-12 year olds in Haukilahti

Mon 17.6.2024 10:00 - Fri 28.6.2024 15:00
Toppelundintie 13, 02170 Espoo
Summer pictures - Jukranpujut

Summer pictures - Jukranpujut

Tue 18.6.2024 10:00 - Thu 20.6.2024 13:00
Aurora's summer tour - Sisters and Kuusi circus show and workshop and Välkky

Aurora's summer tour - Sisters and Kuusi circus show and workshop and Välkky

Wed 19.6.2024 09:30
On Family Day, everyone goes on an adventure with discount prices

On Family Day, everyone goes on an adventure with discount prices

Thu 20.6.2024 00:00 - Sun 23.6.2024 18:00
Vanha maantie 15, Espoo
Futuro house

Futuro house

Tue 14.5.2024 00:00 - Sun 15.9.2024 23:59
Exclusive Day Tour on an Island - Linlo

Exclusive Day Tour on an Island - Linlo

Wed 1.5.2024 - Mon 30.9.2024
Linlo, Kirkkonummi
Nuuksio Reindeer Park

Nuuksio Reindeer Park

Sat 2.3.2024 12:00 - Sun 15.12.2024 16:00
Magic and science! summer camp for 9-12 year olds in Haukilahti

Magic and science! summer camp for 9-12 year olds in Haukilahti

Mon 24.6.2024 10:00 - Fri 28.6.2024 15:00
Toppelundintie 13, 02170 Espoo
Magic and science! summer camp for 9-12 year olds in Mankkaa

Magic and science! summer camp for 9-12 year olds in Mankkaa

Mon 24.6.2024 10:00 - Fri 28.6.2024 15:00
Vanhan-Mankkaan kuja 2, 02180 Espoo
Magic and science! summer camp for 9-12 year olds Nöykkiö

Magic and science! summer camp for 9-12 year olds Nöykkiö

Mon 24.6.2024 10:00 - Fri 28.6.2024 15:00
Oxfotintie 4, 02330 Espoo
Treasure hunt for children - Adventure Park Huippu

Treasure hunt for children - Adventure Park Huippu

Mon 3.6.2024 00:00 - Thu 20.6.2024 20:00
Vanha maantie 15, Espoo
Summer arts - Jukranpujut

Summer arts - Jukranpujut

Tue 25.6.2024 10:00 - Thu 27.6.2024 13:00
Summer boogie

Summer boogie

Tue 25.6.2024 10:00 - Thu 27.6.2024 13:00
Museo Leikki's pride month

Museo Leikki's pride month

Sat 1.6.2024 10:00 - Sun 30.6.2024 17:00
Exclusive Day Tour in the Archipelago - Kopparnäs

Exclusive Day Tour in the Archipelago - Kopparnäs

Wed 1.5.2024 - Mon 30.9.2024
10160 Kopparnäs
Aurora's Summer Stage: Megamuskari - Summer Music Playschool

Aurora's Summer Stage: Megamuskari - Summer Music Playschool

Thu 27.6.2024 10:00
Aurora's Summer Stage: Hinni-Hiire's own day

Aurora's Summer Stage: Hinni-Hiire's own day

Thu 27.6.2024 18:00
Exclusive Evening Tour in the Archipelago - Kopparnäs

Exclusive Evening Tour in the Archipelago - Kopparnäs

Sat 1.6.2024 - Sat 31.8.2024
10160 Kopparnäs
Lippulaiva Summer Bingo

Lippulaiva Summer Bingo

Tue 4.6.2024 15:00 - Tue 25.6.2024 17:00
Skating and ringette schools for girls aged 2-10

Skating and ringette schools for girls aged 2-10

Tue 3.9.2024 00:00 - Sun 27.4.2025 23:59
Pop up exhibition Your Friend, Hello Kitty

Pop up exhibition Your Friend, Hello Kitty

Wed 22.5.2024 - Sun 27.10.2024
Ahertajantie 3, 02100 Espoo
From Tokyo to Tapiola - Special Exhibition on Japanese Popular Culture in Finland

From Tokyo to Tapiola - Special Exhibition on Japanese Popular Culture in Finland

Wed 17.4.2024 - Sun 22.3.2026
Ahertajantie 3, 02100 Espoo
A small garden oasis

A small garden oasis

Mon 1.7.2024 09:00 - Fri 12.7.2024 16:00
Mauri Kunnas Exhibition

Mauri Kunnas Exhibition

Thu 3.8.2023 00:00 - Fri 31.12.2027 23:59
Exhibition Centre WeeGee, Ahertajantie 5, 02100 Espoo
Haukanpesä sauna - take a soak in nature!

Haukanpesä sauna - take a soak in nature!

Mon 1.1.2024 08:00 - Tue 31.12.2024 22:00
02820 Espoo
Leikki's laboratory exhibition

Leikki's laboratory exhibition

Fri 13.5.2022 15:00 - Mon 2.12.2030 17:00
The museum of Leikki , Ahertajantie 3, 02100 Espoo
Aurora's Summer Stage: Höpinätötterö

Aurora's Summer Stage: Höpinätötterö

Thu 4.7.2024 18:00
Outdoor Saturdays at Haltia - The Finnish Nature Centre 2024

Outdoor Saturdays at Haltia - The Finnish Nature Centre 2024

Sat 6.1.2024 10:00 - Sat 7.12.2024 18:00
Nuuksiontie 84, Espoo
Heinähulinat

Heinähulinat

Sat 6.7.2024 10:00
Clay goblins, ice cream dreams and bugs

Clay goblins, ice cream dreams and bugs

Tue 9.7.2024 10:00 - Thu 11.7.2024 13:00
Nature camps in Villa Elfvik and elsewhere in the Uusimaa region

Nature camps in Villa Elfvik and elsewhere in the Uusimaa region

Wed 10.7.2024 09:00 - Fri 2.8.2024 16:00
Elfvikintie 4, 02600 Espoo
Aurora's Summer Stage: Sock lock

Aurora's Summer Stage: Sock lock

Thu 11.7.2024 18:00
Canoeing in Nuuksio - Lake Kattilajärvi

Canoeing in Nuuksio - Lake Kattilajärvi

Fri 14.6.2024 10:00 - Fri 19.7.2024 13:00
Solvallanrinne 2, 02820 Espoo
Garden color bath / babies

Garden color bath / babies

Tue 6.8.2024 18:00
One circus! CircusSimon: We are the Champions

One circus! CircusSimon: We are the Champions

Sat 10.8.2024 10:00
CircusSimon: We are the champions

CircusSimon: We are the champions

Sat 10.8.2024 13:00
Merenkulkijanpolku, 02320 Espoo
Ella and friends - Watch out for the children!

Ella and friends - Watch out for the children!

Tue 11.6.2024 18:00 - Sat 17.8.2024 20:00
Radalla festival: REFLECTIONS

Radalla festival: REFLECTIONS

Fri 23.8.2024 19:00
Radalla Festival: FRENCH VIEWS

Radalla Festival: FRENCH VIEWS

Sat 24.8.2024 19:00
Radalla festival: DREAMS

Radalla festival: DREAMS

Sun 25.8.2024 16:00
The Surface World of the Baltic Sea workshop

The Surface World of the Baltic Sea workshop

Thu 29.8.2024 09:00
Speedy wheels - bike tuning workshop

Speedy wheels - bike tuning workshop

Fri 30.8.2024 10:00
Esko's Familyday

Esko's Familyday

Sat 31.8.2024 10:00
Pappilantie, 02770 Espoo
Leppävaara carnival & market

Leppävaara carnival & market

Sat 31.8.2024 10:00
Espoo Catering at Espoo Day

Espoo Catering at Espoo Day

Sat 31.8.2024 11:00
Shopping Centre Sello, Leppävaarankatu 3-9, 02600 Espoo
Espoo Day's Maltti and Valtti show

Espoo Day's Maltti and Valtti show

Sat 31.8.2024 11:00
Tuomarila's Village day

Tuomarila's Village day

Sat 31.8.2024 11:00
Radalla Festival: The Moment (Earth Hour concert)

Radalla Festival: The Moment (Earth Hour concert)

Sat 31.8.2024 13:00
Aurora's evening frenzy

Aurora's evening frenzy

Sat 31.8.2024 18:00
Villain and Constable Kerttu

Villain and Constable Kerttu

Sat 7.9.2024 16:00 - Tue 12.11.2024 20:00
Theater Hevosenkenkä, Kotinäyttämö, Juhannusmäki 2, 02200 ESPOO
Nature and poetry evening in Haltia

Nature and poetry evening in Haltia

Thu 12.9.2024 19:30
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Immerse your family in the stunning natural beauty of Kirkkonummi

Explore the picturesque coastal area of Porkkalanniemi, where you can enjoy scenic walks, have picnics, and admire the breathtaking views of the sea, or join the Kirkkonummi Adventure for children with 19 different stops and tasks along the way! The neighborhood municipality of Kirkkonummi is located right next to Espoo's seaside with a great public transportation connection from Espoo and Helsinki!

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