Holiday activities for children, young people and families with children

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2021-06-10 19:20

Summer activities organised by Youth Services 

 can be found at harrastushaku.fi with the search term NEkesä. 

Nuori Espoo -paku

Nuori Espoo -van is driving around Espoo. It is full of different kind of fun activities. Check the timetables and places from Instagram: @nuoriespooliikkuva. You can also phone and ask the van to show up where you want it! Tel. 043 825 7238.

Culture

Experience an urban cultural holiday in Espoo!

The City of Espoo Event and Cultural Services will organize art experiences for all ages during the summer holiday. Music, art and workshops can be enjoyed at the immediate surroundings of the WeeGee Exhibition Centre, Espoo Cultural Centre, Sello Hall, Kannusali, Children’s Cultural Centre Aurora and Keran hallit. Read more: espoo.fi/kaupunkitapahtumat

City Library’s tips for the summer

Games are a fun summer activity. The game based on the Peek into Espoo book will take you to Espoo’s urban centres through digital story paths. Play the Exploring Outdoors with Kirjastokurre game and find adventures in your local nature. Don’t forget to take your favourite book with you.

Are you a super reader? The library offers a literary summer game and wonderful prizes for enthusiastic readers aged 7 to 12. Whose team will win? There will also be other games.

Also, check out our remote book clubs and music events!

You can find the entire programme at helmet.fi.

Urban Espoo – cultural experiences in digital format

Urban Espoo is a cultural venue online, offering cultural experiences wherever you are. Through Urban Espoo, you can for example enjoy online concerts and art workshops at home, explore architecture along walking routes with the help of architectural audio guides and learn new skills at fun “mini schools” for the entire family. The content is mainly in Finnish, and more is added on a regular basis. You can watch the concerts at urbanespoo.fi/lava.

Urban Espoo: Outdoor escape games in Matinkylä, Tapiola and Kivenlahti

Will you be able to solve the mystery? Our urban adventure games will take you to the streets and paths of Espoo neighbourhoods where you will need to solve puzzles and mysteries with the help of clues. You can move from one place to the next at your own pace.

To solve the mystery, you need a mobile device, perceptiveness, wit and solid teamwork. You also need to download the free Actionbound app. The game is suitable for people of all ages and you can play it alone or with a group.

In Finnish.

Urban Matinkylä
Urban Tapiola
Urban Kivenlahti

Toy Museum Hevosenkenkä: Virtual visit to the exhibition Children of the Eighties

The 1980s was a time of scented erasers, glowing neon colors and synth sounds coming from personal stereos. On the virtual visit we take a look at the exhibition Children of the Eighties at the Finnish Toy Museum Hevosenkenkä and reminisce about the toy hits and favourite games of the excessive 1980s. Available until 31.12.2021. Language: Finnish (subtitles: Finnish, Swedish, English)

More information on Toy Museum's website.

Sports and exercise events 

Circus parkour, canoeing, archery, night basketball, football, Finnish baseball, climbing, trampoline gymnastics and much more! Summer sports and exercise opportunities can be found at harrastushaku.fi with the search term ELkesä. 

Scheduled archipelago boats and outdoor recreation islands 

Beaches 

Espoo has seven supervised beaches. The supervision period begins on Monday, 7 June, and ends on 15 August.

Swimming halls and the lido