Särkänniemi amusement park, situated just a hop and a skip away from the city centre by the northern lake Näsijärvi, caters to thrill seekers as well as families with kids. Smaller children enjoy the Angry Birds Park and the idyllic miniature town of Doghill, which is based on the lovable characters by author Mauri Kunnas. In winter time, the head-spinning rides close down but both Planetarium and Aquarium are open all year round. The park also hosts more and more family events during off-season, like Halloween festivals and Doghill Christmas. Be sure to check the scenery and the high class cuisine at the park’s observation tower Näsinneula, the second tallest of its kind in the Nordic countries.