From Helsinki, you can take a two-hour train trip to Lakeland and the city of Tampere. Visit vr.fi for more information about train timetables and tickets. Families might want to rent a car, as the highway from Helsinki to Tampere is easy to navigate and there are many international car rental companies operating in the area. In Tampere, visit the Särkänniemi Amusemement Park, the world’s only Moomin Museum, as well as Museum Centre Vapriikki.
Särkänniemi Theme Park
Särkänniemi Amusement Park in Tampere features an aquarium, planetarium, children’s zoo, and five rollercoasters, along with dozens of smaller rides. The Näsinneula Observation Tower (Näsi Needle) is also worth visiting – it’s a symbol of Tampere and boasts stunning views of this famous Lakeland city.
From Tampere, continue your journey to Turku and the city of Naantali, home of Moominworld. When in Finland with kids, this lovely theme park is a must-visit attraction! The easiest way to get from Tampere to Naantali is by car. The drive takes about two hours.
Moominworld Theme Park
Moomins, who are loveable fairytale characters created by famous Finnish artist Tove Jansson (1914-2001), are just about everywhere in Finland. The popular Moominworld theme park, located on the island of Kailo in the charming seaside town of Naantali, is definitely worth a visit for families with children. Here, visitors can experience what it would be like to live in the magical land of the Moomins, complete with an authentic five-story blue house right from the pages of a classic Moomin tale.