Family Fun Trip, 3. - 8.8.2015

TOUR OPERATOR FAM TRIP BY INVITATION ONLY

Preliminary pROGRAMME

MONDAY 3.8.

Flights from home destinations to Oulu via Helsinki
18:15 Meet Mr Jyrki Oksanen, Visit Finland at arrival hall in Oulu Airport
18:30  Transfer to Oulu Nallikari Holiday Village Camping
19:00 Check-in
19:30 Beach activities – Outdoor pedal cars and Jopo-bicycling by the beach
20:00 Dinner and site inspection at Break Sokos Hotel Eden, possibility to use the spa

TUESDAY 4.8.

Breakfast and check-out
09:00-13:00 Tour around Oulu by Potnapekka mini train
09:30 Visit to Speedpark
10:30 Visit to Science Center Tietomaa
Tietomaa science centre offers plenty of fun for children and experiences for people of all ages. Themed exhibitions present different fields of science and technology in an exciting and entertaining manner.
12:00 Visit to SuperPark Oulu  indoor activity park, lunch
Get your heart pumping with the Duudson and Hevisaurus activities, or at the Freestyle Hall and GameArena.  At the GameArena, you can try your hand at ice hockey, Finnish baseball, football, floorball, golf, and fluorescent mini golf.
13:30 Departure to Liminka Bay Visitor Center, light snack
Finland’s only nature centre devoted to birds will introduce you to the charming world of our feathered friends, with tours for both beginners and the more experienced.

14:45 Continue to Kalajoki Region
Kalajoki makes its living from the sea. Unique nature, friendly people, and a host of maritime opportunities make for an unforgettable visit. There’s plenty to do both on the shore and inland, and even further afield in the archipelago. Whether you’re looking to spend an exciting family holiday or seeking some quiet time with that special someone, Kalajoki offers the perfect seaside backdrop.
16:00 Arrival to Kalajoki Resort, check-in to the Spa Hotel Sani
Buffet dinner
17:00 Water Park JukuPark
Fabulous slides with tyres, speed mats or just in a traditional way
18:30 Adventurepark Pakka
New adventure park is a cool experience for kids in all ages.
20:00 Lohilaakso Fishing Activity Center – catch your own fish!
Light evening snack
Short Resort Tour (golf area, accommodations, other services)
Relaxing by the 3,5 km long sandy beach, swimming, minigolf, sausages by the campfire, sunset…
Spa and indoor kids playgarden are available during your stay according to the opening hours.

WEDNESDAY 5.8.

08:30 Breakfast and check-out
09:00 Kalajoki Visitor Centre Exhibition
09:30 Bus leaves to Kokkola
10:30 Arrival to city of Kokkola, hotel & B&B inspection
11:30 Kokkola Camping, check-in
12:00 Departure to Tankar with m/s Jenny
Lunch onboard
13:30 Arrival to Lighthouse Island Tankar
Tankar is a diverse destination for tourists, offering unforgettable experiences of nature and samples of the old archipelago lifestyle to the unhurried visitor.
Host and a guide will walk you through the island. Visit to lighthouse, museums, accommodation inspection
15:30 Departure from Tankar
17:00 Arrival to Meripuisto and Kokkola Camping
18:00 Cycling to city centre (distance 1,5 kms)
Evening Market event at the Market Square
Neristan, the old town of Kokkola
Dinner at Restaurant Vanhakaupunginravintola

THURSDAY 6.8.

09:00 Breakfast at Waffle Cafe and Art Bakery
10:00 Departure towards Ähtäri (120 kms to Lapua)
11:45 Cultural Centre Vanha Paukku, Lapua
Lunch
13:30 Departure to Ähtäri
16:00 Arrival to Ähtäri Zoo
Meeting at Zoo main building, introduction. Coffee break
16:30 Visit to Flowpark
17:00 Resort inspection
Ähtäri Zoo Camping area, Cottages, Naava Resort Villas and Spa
18:00 Boat test drive with brand new models of motorboats Silver and Buster (made in Ähtäri)
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18:00 Visit to Ähtäri Golf Course and FamilyGolf par3 course (with golf pro)
19:00 Transportation to Valkeisen Loma
Countryside peacefulness, safe environment, lots of activities for children, petting animals, reindeer, swimming and playing on the lake beach, going to a lake-side sauna, having a good night sleep or just relaxing. 
19:20 Meeting with host and reindeer feeding
20:00 Check in
20:30 Dinner
22:00 Smoke sauna or beach sauna and swimming

FRIday 7.8.

08:00 Breakfast
08:45 Check-out, transfer to Ähtäri Zoo
09:00 Zoo inspection and animal feeding
11:00 Hotel Mesikämmen, inspection and lunch
12:30 Transfer to Tampere (150 kms)
15:00-16:00 Särkänniemi Amusement Park
Särkänniemi amusement park, Näsinneula observation tower and restaurant, Sara Hildén art museum, Doghill, Aquarium, Planetarium, Dolphinarium and the Angry Birds Land welcome year after year to spend some of the summer’s greatest moments
16:15 Check in at Hotel Cumulus Koskikatu Tampere
16:45 City sightseeing (adults)/ children´s Vapriikki visit
18:00 Finnish Silverline to Viikinsaari Island
Dinner
21:00 Back to the hotel

SATURDAY 8.8.

09:00 Breakfast
10:00 Tiitiäisen puisto & Moominvalley
Tampere Art Museum Moominvalley is a museum devoted to original works by writer and artist Tove Jansson. Its unique collections comprise around 2000 works. The gem of the collection is a blue five-storey Moomin House.
11:30 Check-out
Lunch at the hotel
13:00  Departure to the airport
14:35 flight from Tampere to Helsinki
Flights from Helsinki to home destinations

FLIGHTS

Via Helsinki to Oulu 3.8.2015
From Tampere via Helsinki 8.8.2015

ACCOMMODATION

Oulu Region 3.-4.8.2015

Oulu Nallikari Holiday Village Camping
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Kalajoki Region 4.-5.8.2015

Spa Hotel Sani
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Kokkola 5.-6.8.2015

Kokkola Camping
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Ähtäri 6.-7.8.2015

Valkeisen Loma
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Tampere 7.-8.8.2015

Hotel Cumulus Koskikatu Tampere
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Please remember
  • swim suit
  • outdoor shoes and jacket
  • good mood

Climate/Weather

Oulu
Kalajoki
Kokkola
Ähtäri
Tampere


Contact:

Visit Finland

Ms Anne Niska
firstname.lastname@visitfinland.com

Visit Finland Germany, Belgium, The Netherlands

Mr Jyrki Oksanen
firstname.lastname@visitfinland.com

Visit Finland UK

Ms Riitta Balza
firstname.lastname@visitfinland.com

Visit Finland France & Italy

Ms Sanna Tuononen
firstname.lastname@visitfinland.com