Särkänniemi, one of the most famous amusements parks in Finland, is a must-visit for families.
Tampere offers a lot of activities and events that the whole family will enjoy. Here are some of the things your kids do not want to miss.
Särkänniemi – more than an amusement park
Särkänniemi is one of the most legendary and well-loved amusement parks in Finland. For those who crave wild rides, there is plenty to choose from – try the ride that’s called Hype, if you dare. For younger visitors, Doghill Fairytale Farm has tiny wooden buildings, various playgrounds, and Finnish farm animals. Another classic within Särkänniemi is its Aquarium. To combine the best view of Tampere with a great dinner, take a lift to the top of Näsinneula, the second tallest observation tower in the Nordics.
Flowpark Varala – nature-based adventure park
Flowpark Varala takes you up in the air like a bird. The park has cableways, swings and zip lines, high above the ground for everyone over 7 years old. Adventure routes have been built between living trees without harming them. Flowpark Varala is said to be the most beautiful Flowpark in Finland due to its scenic views of the lake Pyhäjärvi. The most fun way to explore the woods!
Playgrounds – themed playgrounds around the city
The smallest members of the family are sure to enjoy the many playgrounds of Tampere. Näsinpuisto Park and Playground is a themed playground, based on kids’ poems, which combines culture and activity. Pikku Kakkonen Playground in Koskipuisto is suitable for children of all ages thanks to its jungle gyms and themed areas. Emil Aaltonen Park and Playground, just outside the city centre by Tammelantori Market, is a big sunny park with a fun playground – an excellent location for a day’s play.
Viikinsaari Island – nature trails and beaches a short boat ride away
Hop on a boat from Laukontori for a 20-minute journey to Viikinsaari that has a nature trail, a public sauna and a charming beach, as well as a great summer restaurant. The island is also a perfect place for picnics thanks to its campfire site. Boats sail to Viikinsaari from the beginning of June until mid-August.
For all the latest on things to do with kids, go to the Visit Tampere site.