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.
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.
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.
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.
Hockey Day in Finland
Outdoor Saturdays at Haltia - The Finnish Nature Centre 2024
Open Art Workshop – Light up the Dark!
Craft workshop in Museum Leikki
MLL Tapiola flea market
A fairytale moment in the badger forest
The motley ghosts of Pippendorf
ART WORKSHOP FOR FAMILIES OF THE AUTISM BOOK | FAMILY PAINTING WORKSHOP FOR AUTISM FAMILIES
Villain and Constable Kerttu
Disney On Ice: Mickey and Friends
Gift horse museum theater performance
Fascinating pictures and stories about animals
Exclusive Evening Tour in the Archipelago - Kopparnäs
Viiru and Pesonen
Exclusive Day Tour on an Island - Linlo
Skating and ringette schools for girls aged 2-10
Children’s Museum Festival: Pyjama Party
Finnish Nature exhibition
Aikido spring 2024 basics course
Exclusive Day Tour in the Archipelago - Kopparnäs
For a skiing holiday to Haltia Lake Lodge and Swinghill!
A changing exhibition called Ruutuhyppy
From Tokyo to Tapiola - Special Exhibition on Japanese Popular Culture in Finland
Leikki's laboratory exhibition
Mauri Kunnas Exhibition
Puppet Theater Sampo: MEOW! Easter in the puppet theater
Theater Mukamas: Under the shadow of a fairy tale: Little Hedgehog
Welcome back - a birding trip for the whole family to Laajalahti
Musikkiopisto Avonia string players' concert
Musikkiopisto Avonia guitar orchestra concert
Demo summer camps in Espoo
#funtogether summer camp for 9-12 year olds in Mankkaa
#funtogether summer camp for 9-12 year olds in Nöykkiö
Nordic Adventure with Reindeers
Exercise and sport testing summer camp for 9-12 year olds in Mankkaa
Exercise and sport testing summer camp for 9-12 year olds in Nöykkiö
Canoeing in Nuuksio - Lake Kattilajärvi
Summer camp festivals summer camps for 9-12 year olds in Mankkaa
Summer camp festivals day camp for 9-12 year olds in Nöykkiö
Summer camp festivals summer camp for 9-12 year olds in Haukilahti
Magic and science! summer camp for 9-12 year olds in Mankkaa
Magic and science! summer camp for 9-12 year olds in Haukilahti
Magic and science! summer camp for 9-12 year olds Nöykkiö
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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