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Tips For a Rainy Day

It's raining cats and dogs, so what to do? We put together some tips for the whole family.

CHILDREN'S TOWN

The Helsinki City Museum's Children's Town has daily activities to get to know the past through play. Visit a good old Grandma's House, role play in the theatre or drive an 18th century horse carriage. The Museum is free of charge and open daily.
Helsinki City Museum
Aleksanterinkatu 16
helsinginkaupunginmuseo.fi

LIBRARIES ARE NOT JUST FOR READING

Today's libraries are so much more than stacks of books. You can borrow over 200 items ranging from board games to skates, from frisbees to tents and more. As always, of course you can also sit down and read books and comics, or listen to and download music. Grown ups appreciate the wide selection of magazines.

There are also gaming tablets in libraries, with popular games without an age limit. The tablets are aimed mainly at small children.

Libraries also host many events for children and youngsters. Why don't you invite your friend along to a reading bingo in the summer? Five completed reading assignments means… bingo! When you hand in the form, you also participate in a raffle with book prizes. Bingo players have the whole summer to read.
hel.fi

THEATRE MUSEUM

Play dress-up, dub films or try on clothing that shape the body in different ways.
Cable Factory
Tallberginkatu 1
teatterimuseo.fi

SNADI STADI ADVENTURE PARK

The 3000 square meter hall offers a great selection of activities for the whole family: a traffic park, a small cinema, adventure parks for younger and older children, a giant sandbox and spaces for street sports and ball games. There is also a stage hosting favourite performers for kids. SnadiStadi lets adults join the fun, as well.
Itämerenkatu 21
snadistadi.fi

RUSH FINLAND TRAMPOLINE PARK

Jumping around gets the adrenaline running and is suitable for all ages. The park features many courts: freestyle, 3D dodge ball, aerobics and slam dunk trampolines. The trampoline courts have trampoline walls so jumping on the walls is literally accepted here.
Valimotie 25
http://www.rushfinland.fi

SEALIFE

The Sealife centre features all kinds of water creatures from shrimps to piranhas. What would it feel like to walk under the sharks or to see what the crabs are up to during their day? The discovery pool invites visitors to have a close view of animals, even to touch a shark egg case. The Sealife staff is always around to answer questions about different sea animals.
Tivolitie 12
sealife.fi

LUOMUS - FINNISH MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY

Are you interested in seeing the two-headed calf, a dinosaur skeleton or a massive mammoth? Luomus features all this and more on three floors. The building is easily recognisable by the moose statue outside and a funny giraffe couple on the balcony. The museum shop is well worth a visit.
Pohjoinen Rautatiekatu 13
luomus.fi

MEGAZONE LASER TAG

Laser tag is a fun, futuristic and exciting indoor game that is suitable for all ages and bodies. The adventurous game is played in a dimly lit, fog-filled, multi-level arena resembling a labyrinth-like urban battle field. The feeling is enhanced with music, sound effects and a buzz of lasers. Barney Stinson loves it, why wouldn't you?
Salmisaari Sports Centre
Energiakatu 3
megazone.fi

RACE AGAINST TIME!

Helsinki has several escape rooms of different levels suitable for children over 11. The assignments range from easy to difficult. How about solving an airplane hijacking in 10 kilometres of altitude, or saving the world from a nuclear catastrophe?
Escape Room Korjaamo
Cultural Factory Korjaamo, Töölönkatu 51b
escaperoomkorjaamo.fi/

aMazed Games Room Escape
Köydenpunojankatu 4
amazed.fi

Escape Helsinki
Iso Roobertinkatu 17–19 A 1
roomescape.fi/en/

EXITE Live Games
Katajanokankatu 4 A 17
exite.fi

Photo: Sea Life / Jussi Hellsten