• New “Helsinki for Kids” illustrated map provides top tips for families. (c) Visit Helsinki

New illustrated map provides top tips for families


Visit Helsinki has teamed up with Bella-blogit to produce a pocket-sized illustrated “Helsinki for Kids” map that includes the best ideas for spending a family holiday in Helsinki. The map has been designed to make it super easy for families with kids to enjoy their stay in Helsinki by providing local tips and info about the stuff that matters – from playgrounds and swimming locations to restaurants and skateparks.

The new “Helsinki for Kids” illustrated map makes it easy for families to plan their stay, as it includes all the essential information about Helsinki’s family offerings. Parents and kids can follow in the footsteps of Helppi, Helsinki’s fun family mascot, as he shows the way to the city’s funnest attractions, friendliest restaurants, unforgettable landmarks, far out activities and favourite shopping areas. The map offers lots to do for kids both big and small – including teenagers.

The contents of the map have been produced in cooperation with “Riikka’s blog”, which can be found on the Finnish blog service Bella-blogit. Most of the tips on the map are those of the blog’s author Riikka Sipilä, who has written a lot about family tourism in and around Helsinki. Readers of her blog also contributed their own tips.

“Helsinki for Kids” is packed with information for summer visitors about recreational opportunities, popular islands in the archipelago and playgrounds. Summer in Helsinki is definitely the perfect time to enjoy inexpensive fun. Cultural offerings are not overlooked either, as the illustrated map also provides tips about family friendly museums and events.

Practical information is also provided, such as a list of the best playgrounds and childcare facilities, so visitors can spend less time looking up addresses and more time enjoying their holiday. Last but not least, the “Helsinki for Kids” illustrated map includes special offers and discounts from popular summer attractions in Helsinki.

The “Helsinki for Kids” illustrated map has been produced in cooperation with partners of the Visit Helsinki family tourism network and is available in four languages (Finnish, Swedish, English and Russian) from Tourist Information (Pohjoisesplanadi 19), hotels and most locations marked on the map. The map can also be downloaded in electronic format from the Visit Helsinki website (www.visithelsinki.fi).  

Summer 2015 highlights for families visiting Helsinki

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Further information:
Laura Saksala, Communications and Press Officer, Visit Helsinki, laura.saksala@hel.fi, t. +358 9 310 25855.

Updated 09/06/2015