Things to Do in Helsinki with Children

THE 10 BEST Family & Kid Activities in Helsinki

Things to Do in Helsinki with Kids

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  • Jake
    Havertown, PA316 contributions
    The Sea Fort was one of my favorite parts of my trip to Helsinki. I really can’t say enough about this little island…. A former military fort turned into a park - complete with a museum, church, beach (although I imagine the water is very cold), bar, overpriced shop, and lots of ground to explore. Wandering around this little island is SO fun. If it’s a beautiful day - go.

    If it’s sunny, bring sunblock…. I surprisingly got burnt. Also, bring water because it’s quite expensive in the shop.
    Written 22 September 2023
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  • Danks Knows
    Shoalhaven, Australia2,031 contributions
    The Helsinki Cathedral overlooks the National library and Senate Square and is probably the main tourist attraction in Helsinki. The large white cathedral is perched atop of about thirty steps and looks very grand. It is free to enter.
    The inside of the cathedral is rather plain compared to most others, so can be underwhelming.
    Overall though a must visit, and probably your first place to visit, on any trip to Helsinki.
    Written 5 September 2023
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  • hunglow
    Phuket, Thailand1,567 contributions
    clean and orderly. a little coffee, a little food, a little souvenirs everything you need under one clean roof. nice wooden stalls as wall.
    Written 7 September 2023
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  • Mamachoco
    London, UK238 contributions
    We chose a rather rainy day for our visit to Seurasaari, but after a stop in a cafe the weather improved. There is so much to explore here, and although we didn't pay to visit the inside of some of the buildings, there is enough information on boards dotted all around the museum. The little birds are extremely tame here, they land on your hand (and head), and the red squirrels come right up to you as well. As do the mosquitoes, so come prepared for that. This must be a beautiful place in winter as well.
    Written 4 September 2023
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  • AAdeRotte
    Oegstgeest, The Netherlands130 contributions
    Helsinki, the nordic city of modern architecture and Finish culture. How delightful to be there and visit the beautiful modern buildings. Oodi the library is amazing. Tempelin Aukio, the new music building, the Kampi kappelli pure art. Then there are many great museums to visit as well as interesting shopping opportunities. Last but not least the Kauppa Halli at the harbor for a lunch and Suomenlinna by ferry for a day’s walk and a meal.
    Written 18 September 2023
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  • dbinhou7511
    Houston, TX1,563 contributions
    Impressive large square at the foot of the Helsingin Tuomiokirrko (main Lutheran cathedral in Helsinki). Popular in the summer time with several food trucks and photo ops. Happened to catch a naval band marching through the square.
    Written 2 August 2023
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  • Brittany_11_10
    Los Angeles, CA1,707 contributions
    What a beautiful library! The layout, the atmosphere, the views...

    In addition to the wide selection of books, the cafe, and probably other stuff we didn't even see/know about, there's a great children's play area, with things to climb on, books to read (including in English), and more. This is just one more example of how family-friendly and kid-friendly Helsinki is. A great library in a great city!
    Written 4 September 2023
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  • Werner W
    Zurich, Switzerland831 contributions
    We found this place during our first trip to Helsinki. The esplanadi park is not only a nice place for a walk, a nice park but also a shopping street. A good place to make a break.
    Written 9 September 2023
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  • Coryy20
    Port of Spain, Trinidad4,834 contributions
    The ship us quite gorgeous. The ticketing agents in Tallinn ere not friendly at all. Imagine I bought the ticket to Helsinki are the counter and did not get ticket nor receipt. First time I'm seeing such a thing. So i asked where is my ticket she said it registered online. Then I said where is my receipt for the purchase she said the is none just show up for the date and time.

    It so happened I had to change the date of sailing and was charged another 20 euros, and only this time I actually got a receipt, a day after I retuned to make the changes.

    The ship was so comfortable and looks like you are in a mall. The tea and snacks were quite pricey. However, overall it's a lovely smooth ride to Helsinki.
    Written 31 August 2023
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  • maple_bagend
    Lapua, Finland35 contributions
    This place is worth to visit every time! Great place to spend time in rainy day. There is plenty to see for adults, teenagers and small children. There is area you can eat snacks. There are toilets and places to sit and relax. Staff was very helpful and nice.
    Written 4 July 2023
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  • hzh30
    Copenhagen, Denmark244 contributions
    Very good exhibitions all 3 floors, but we were missing the part of WW II. Finland needs to show or tell more about the important part of what happened in 1940s. So many people in Finland lost lives and so many children missed homes. Terrible that the construction workers were in the middel of the building and the banging noises was Really Really loud and terrible. I have not experienced similiar construction work at other museums in the world. Why can’t you pay them 20% more to do this outside the opening hours?
    Written 7 August 2023
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  • Mikael F
    Helsinki, Finland30,625 contributions
    We had a tax-free coupon from our previous journey. With that, one way journey from Stockholm to Helsinki was just 32 euros in an A-category window cabin. We also booked special breakfasts. So the total was 76 euros - 5 euros using my Viking points (boats).

    The highlight of this trip was the sunset on departure from Stockholm. The special breakfast was as good as before.

    The ship was quite full. Probably, there was also a holiday week in Swedish schools as in many Finnish schools. So we skipped the crowded nightclub. The sunset was the best entertainment for us.
    Written 3 March 2023
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  • dbinhou7511
    Houston, TX1,563 contributions
    The original sculpture (which looks like organ pipes) is very interesting, but the subsequent large head sculpture of Sibelius on the side is unusual, and a bit distracting. Nice park setting. Popular with tourists.
    Written 2 August 2023
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  • Vilasinee
    San Francisco, CA179 contributions
    I stopped by here on my way back from Way Bakery so I was already full. It's a nice place to stop by and shop for food and gifts. I actually like it the most of all the market hall in Helsinki. There's a wonderful vintage Marimekko shop towards the back - GREAT items for collectors. The day that I went there was also an outdoor farmers market!
    Written 1 August 2022
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  • Werner W
    Zurich, Switzerland831 contributions
    We found this place during our first trip to Helsinki. Our hotel was very close. It is the central place where you can feel the Helsinki vibes, the sea and the haven. It is also a nice place to have local food.
    Written 7 September 2023
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