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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

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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

Hockey Day in Finland

Hockey Day in Finland

Fri 1.3.2024 10:00 - Sat 2.3.2024 21:00
Kirkkopolku, 02100 Espoo
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
Open Art Workshop – Light up the Dark!

Open Art Workshop – Light up the Dark!

Sat 2.3.2024 11:00
Ahertajantie 5, Espoo
Craft workshop in Museum Leikki

Craft workshop in Museum Leikki

Sat 18.11.2023 11:00 - Sun 7.4.2024 13:00
Ahertajantie 3, 02100 Espoo
Pekka Töpöhäntä

Pekka Töpöhäntä

Sat 3.2.2024 13:00 - Sat 23.3.2024 14:30
Matinraitti 17, 02230 Espoo
MLL Tapiola flea market

MLL Tapiola flea market

Sun 3.3.2024 10:00
Opintie 1, 02100 Espoo
A fairytale moment in the badger forest

A fairytale moment in the badger forest

Sun 7.1.2024 11:00 - Sun 5.5.2024 11:20
Elfvikintie 4, 02600 Espoo
The motley ghosts of Pippendorf

The motley ghosts of Pippendorf

Sun 3.3.2024 13:00
Louhisali, Espoon kulttuurikeskus, Kulttuuriaukio 2, 02100 ESPOO
ART WORKSHOP FOR FAMILIES OF THE AUTISM BOOK | FAMILY PAINTING WORKSHOP FOR AUTISM FAMILIES

ART WORKSHOP FOR FAMILIES OF THE AUTISM BOOK | FAMILY PAINTING WORKSHOP FOR AUTISM FAMILIES

Sun 4.2.2024 14:00 - Sun 3.3.2024 15:30
Kansalaistoiminnan keskus | Kauppamiehentie 6, 02100 Espoo
Villain and Constable Kerttu

Villain and Constable Kerttu

Sun 3.3.2024 15:00 - Sun 19.5.2024 17:00
Theater Hevosenkenkä, Kotinäyttämö, Juhannusmäki 2, 02200 ESPOO
Disney On Ice: Mickey and Friends

Disney On Ice: Mickey and Friends

Fri 3.2.2023 14:30 - Sun 3.3.2024 20:30
Espoo Metro Arena, Urheilupuistontie 3 02200 ESPOO
Mini Studio

Mini Studio

Tue 27.2.2024 09:30 - Tue 23.4.2024 12:30
Järvenperäntie 1-3, 02940 Espoo
Jamming Babies

Jamming Babies

Thu 7.3.2024 10:30
Lasten kulttuurikeskus Aurora, Järvenperäntie 1-3, Espoo
Jamming Babies

Jamming Babies

Thu 7.3.2024 12:00
Lasten kulttuurikeskus Aurora, Järvenperäntie 1-3, Espoo
Gift horse museum theater performance

Gift horse museum theater performance

Fri 8.3.2024 17:30 - Sat 27.4.2024 11:00
Ahertajantie 3, 02100 Espoo
Fascinating pictures and stories about animals

Fascinating pictures and stories about animals

Sun 10.3.2024 13:00
Elfvikintie 4, 02600 Espoo
Hevisaurus

Hevisaurus

Sun 10.3.2024 13:00
Tapiolasali, Espoon kulttuurikeskus, Kulttuuriaukio 2, 02100 ESPOO
Exclusive Evening Tour in the Archipelago - Kopparnäs

Exclusive Evening Tour in the Archipelago - Kopparnäs

Sat 1.6.2024 - Sat 31.8.2024
10160 Kopparnäs
Viiru and Pesonen

Viiru and Pesonen

Wed 13.3.2024 18:00 - Wed 27.3.2024 20:00
Theater Hevosenkenkä, Kotinäyttämö, Juhannusmäki 2, 02200 ESPOO
Exclusive Day Tour on an Island - Linlo

Exclusive Day Tour on an Island - Linlo

Wed 1.5.2024 - Mon 30.9.2024
Linlo, Kirkkonummi
Skating and ringette schools for girls aged 2-10

Skating and ringette schools for girls aged 2-10

Tue 15.8.2023 00:00 - Sun 28.4.2024 23:59
Kiekko-Espoo ry, Matinkylän jäähalli, Matinkartanontie 9-11, 02230 Espoo
Toddler dance

Toddler dance

Fri 15.3.2024 10:00 - Fri 22.3.2024 10:30
Lasten kulttuurikeskus Aurora, Järvenperäntie 1-3, Espoo
Megamusicplayschool

Megamusicplayschool

Sat 16.3.2024 10:30
Kannusillankatu 4, 02770 Espoo
Children’s Museum Festival: Pyjama Party

Children’s Museum Festival: Pyjama Party

Sat 16.3.2024 11:00 - Sun 17.3.2024 17:00
Näyttelykeskus WeeGee, Ahertajantie 5, 02100 Espoo
Finnish Nature exhibition

Finnish Nature exhibition

Sun 1.10.2023 - Tue 30.4.2024
Nuuksiontie 84, Espoo
Aikido spring 2024 basics course

Aikido spring 2024 basics course

Tue 9.1.2024 - Sat 11.5.2024
Masalantie 357, 02430 Kirkkonummi
Exclusive Day Tour in the Archipelago - Kopparnäs

Exclusive Day Tour in the Archipelago - Kopparnäs

Wed 1.5.2024 - Mon 30.9.2024
10160 Kopparnäs
For a skiing holiday to Haltia Lake Lodge and Swinghill!

For a skiing holiday to Haltia Lake Lodge and Swinghill!

Fri 9.2.2024 - Sun 31.3.2024
Solvallanrinne 2, 02820 Espoo
A changing exhibition called Ruutuhyppy

A changing exhibition called Ruutuhyppy

Fri 13.5.2022 15:00 - Sun 3.3.2024 17:00
Museum Leikki, 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
Leikki's laboratory exhibition

Leikki's laboratory exhibition

Fri 13.5.2022 15:00 - Mon 2.12.2030 17:00
Museo Leikki, Ahertajantie 3, 02100 Espoo
Mauri Kunnas Exhibition

Mauri Kunnas Exhibition

Thu 3.8.2023 00:00 - Fri 31.12.2027 23:59
Näyttelykeskus WeeGee, Näyttelykeskus WeeGee, Ahertajantie 5, 02100 Espoo
Puppet Theater Sampo: MEOW! Easter in the puppet theater

Puppet Theater Sampo: MEOW! Easter in the puppet theater

Tue 26.3.2024 10:15
Soittoniekanaukio, 02600 Espoo
Theater Mukamas: Under the shadow of a fairy tale: Little Hedgehog

Theater Mukamas: Under the shadow of a fairy tale: Little Hedgehog

Sat 6.4.2024 11:00
Lasten kulttuurikeskus Aurora, Järvenperäntie 1-3, Espoo
Welcome back - a birding trip for the whole family to Laajalahti

Welcome back - a birding trip for the whole family to Laajalahti

Sun 14.4.2024 10:30
Elfvikintie 4, 02600 Espoo
Musikkiopisto Avonia string players' concert

Musikkiopisto Avonia string players' concert

Thu 18.4.2024 18:00
Kirstintie 24, 02760 Espoo
Musikkiopisto Avonia guitar orchestra concert

Musikkiopisto Avonia guitar orchestra concert

Fri 19.4.2024 18:00
Kirstintie 24, 02760 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
#funtogether summer camp for 9-12 year olds in Mankkaa

#funtogether summer camp for 9-12 year olds in Mankkaa

Mon 3.6.2024 10:00 - Fri 7.6.2024 15:00
Vanhan-Mankkaan kuja 2, 02180 Espoo
#funtogether summer camp for 9-12 year olds in Nöykkiö

#funtogether summer camp for 9-12 year olds in Nöykkiö

Mon 3.6.2024 10:00 - Fri 7.6.2024 15:00
Oxfotintie 4, 02330 Espoo
Nordic Adventure with Reindeers

Nordic Adventure with Reindeers

Sat 8.6.2024 14:00 - Sat 20.7.2024 17:00
Solvallanrinne 2, 02820 Espoo
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 Mankkaa

Mon 10.6.2024 10:00 - Fri 14.6.2024 15:00
Vanhan-Mankkaan kuja 2, 02180 Espoo
Exercise and sport testing summer camp for 9-12 year olds in Nöykkiö

Exercise and sport testing summer camp for 9-12 year olds in Nöykkiö

Mon 10.6.2024 10:00 - Fri 14.6.2024 15:00
Oxfotintie 4, 02330 Espoo
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
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 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 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 - Thu 20.6.2024 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 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 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
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Purjeveneitä Porkkalan satamassa.
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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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