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Hämeenlinna offers a wide range of activities that are suitable for families and children of all ages. Here are some tips on where to spend your days in Hämeenlinna with kids – all year round!

Häme Castle

The landmark of the city - over 700 years old Häme Castle is surely an interesting museum destination for everyone! Discover the old stories of knights in the Knight’s Hall, weapons and valuable treasures of the castle and let your imagination fly.

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Prison museum Vankila

Within the walls of Häme Castle is a prison museum Vankila. This museum is open during summer seasons and is definitely a thrilling visit. Here you can explore the prison’s facilities, cells and items as well as the daily life of prisoners.

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Museum Militaria

Next to the castle is also located a large military and war museum. In Museum Militaria few hours will go by quickly as you explore the collections of artillery, military supplies and historical stories.

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Spot the castle´s “lawnmowers”

The Castle Park that surrounds the castle offers a nice opportunity for a picnic in a historical environment next to the waters of Lake Vanajavesi. It has a playground for kids and during summer you can spot the castle’s “lawnmowers” - sheep - right outside the walls of the castle.

KidsPark Hugola

Hugola is an indoor activity centre suitable for every season. Here you will find adventure labyrinths, slides, climbing walls, ball pools, games and much more! Babies and toddlers also have their own safe activity area.

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Viihdekeskus Hämpton

Viihdekeskus Hämpton experience world for kids and adults offers bubble football, trampoline arena, laser tag, glow mini golf, arcade games, billiard and cold drinks.

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HugoPark Aulanko

Adventure park have track to almost everyone. First tracks are quite easy ones and the last tracks are for those who live on the brave side. Specialities are the Tarzan-Jump and BaseJump.

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Ahvenisto Activity Park

During summer, the park has one of the best opportunities for swimming and water activities in the city: a natural lake with a sandy beach, SUP-board renting and a warmed outdoor pool with Wibit Aqua Track and diving platform. Climb, swing and balance your way through cable tracks up in the trees of Flowpark Adventure Park. Ahvenisto has also forest trails, three beach volley courts, new children’s playground, a campfire site and a summer cafe.

Ahvenisto Activity Park is a perfect place to spend a summerday 

The area of Hämeensaari right next to the city centre is much more than just a sunny beach. The park area provides activities for people of all ages: a large playground, outdoor exercise area, skate park, basketball court as well as ping pong and teqball tables. During the summer, Hämeensaari will be full of different summer activities and events.

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If you want to spot animals and enjoy the atmosphere of the Finnish countryside, visit these places.

Tiirinkosken tehdas

Tiirinkoski Factory is located in a rural milieu that is worth visiting, even if you are coming from far away! On the farm, you can see Åland's archipelago sheep, Gotland sheep and Highland cattle. Shop at the rustic lifestyle shop and try the delicious waffles, made from the farm's own broad beans, and other local flavours.

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Kissankulman eläinpiha

Kissankulman eläinpiha is a cozy little farmyard and horse stall with many different animals. They also offer horse-riding lessons. Entrance fee 5€

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Tuulosrievä Bakery

Along Highway 12, you will come across the charming self-service store of Tuulosrievä, where you can purchase authentic Häme delicacies baked in a traditional brick oven, regardless of the time of day! In the nostalgic barn café, you can savor the bakery's homemade pastries, fresh bread, and immerse yourself in an authentic rural atmosphere.

Tuulosrievä Bakery & Cafe 

Kankaisten Tila farm

Kankaisten tila is a paradise for gourmands and a lovely destination for the whole family! The farm offers berry picking and has a café with freshly baked pastries and a farm shop where you can buy local produce. The farmyard has sheep, chickens, a bouncy castle and a play area for children.

Kankaisten tila  

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