Top 10 family-friendly activities to do in Tampere, Finland in 2023

1. Visit Särkänniemi Adventure Park

Särkänniemi Adventure Park

As one of the biggest attractions in Tampere, Särkänniemi Adventure Park offers a wide range of activities for the whole family. With an aquarium, planetarium, amusement park, and the iconic Näsinneula observation tower, your family is guaranteed a day full of fun and excitement. 👨‍👩‍👧‍👦🎠🎡

2. Discover the Magic of Moominvalley

Moominvalley Museum

Introduce your kids to the enchanting world of the Moomins at the Moominvalley Museum. This unique museum holds the original artwork of Tove Jansson, the creator of the Moomins, and offers interactive exhibits for kids. 🏛️🎨

3. Explore the Vapriikki Museum Centre

With 12 different museums under one roof, the Vapriikki Museum Centre offers a diverse range of exhibits to keep your family engaged and educated. From natural history to Finnish hockey, there’s something for everyone. 🏦🦕

4. Experience the Finnish Nature at Hatanpää Arboretum

Enjoy the tranquillity of Finnish nature at the Hatanpää Arboretum. The arboretum features a variety of plants and trees, a rose garden, and a stunning view of Lake Pyhäjärvi. 🌳🌷

5. Have a Picnic at Pyynikki Observation Tower

Grab a picnic basket and head to the Pyynikki Observation Tower. Besides the panoramic view, the tower is famous for its donut cafe. 🧺🍩

6. Dive into History at Tampere Cathedral

Tampere Cathedral

Take a cultural break and visit the Tampere Cathedral. The cathedral’s stunning frescoes are a sight to behold. ⛪️🎨

7. Let the Kids Loose at HopLop

HopLop is an indoor adventure park that caters to kids of all ages. With climbing frames, ball pits, and slides, it’s the perfect place for your little ones to burn off some energy. 🧒🎈

8. Enjoy Finnish Sauna Culture at Rauhaniemi Public Sauna

Experience Finnish sauna culture at Rauhaniemi Public Sauna. Don’t forget to take a refreshing dip in Lake Näsijärvi afterwards. 🧖‍♀️🧖‍♂️

9. Visit Tampere Market Hall

Explore Tampere Market Hall, the largest indoor market in the Nordic countries. Try some local Finnish delicacies and buy some souvenirs. 🍲🛍️

10. Catch a Puppet Show at the Puppet Theatre

Round off your trip with a visit to Puppet Theatre Sampo, where puppet shows come to life in a magical way. This is a unique experience that your kids will love. 🎭🎪

Table: Essential Gear for Family Trip to Tampere

Item Why It’s Useful
Stroller or Pram Tampere is a walkable city and a stroller or pram will make it easier to navigate with young kids.
Warm Clothing Finland can be chilly, even in the summer. Make sure to pack enough warm clothing for the whole family.
Portable High Chair For meal times, a portable high chair can be very handy, especially in smaller cafes and restaurants.
Car Seat If you plan to rent a car, you’ll need a car seat for your little one.

Remember, you can rent all these items and more from Tiny Trek Rentals to make your family trip to Tampere even more comfortable and convenient. Safe travels! ✈️🌍