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Things to do with children in Hämeenlinna
The joy of physical activity, indoors and out
Touhutalo is open all year round, and offers many kinds of activities, including climbing and adventure courses, slides, tunnels, obstacle courses, ball pits and bouncy castles, as well as a giant Lego area for little engineers.
At Hänkki climbing centre, you can test your climbing skills in any weather, and no previous experience is required. There is also a separate climbing wall for the youngest members of the family.
Akrohouse is an ideal spot for young people and adults alike, for tricks, climbing, bouncing or swinging. Amongst other things, there is a curved wall, an AirTrack air mattress for safe somersaulting, and slackline balancing.
There are separate parks for enthusiastic skateboarders and scooterer in the town. The scooter park is in Sairio on Viertokatu, and there is a park for skateboarders in Hämeensaari.
On SuperWibit days, Ahvenisto open air pool is brimming with air-filled water amusement park equipment on summer Saturdays and Sundays. SuperWibit equipment is removed from the pool on Sunday evening, but a smaller version of the track is open throughout the week.
Kauriala traffic park is the place for little ones to practice driving and the rules of the road. Kids can bring their own bike or borrow pedal cars and kick bikes of different sizes at the traffic park.
Hämeenlinna's most popular playgrounds can be found in Market Square, with Linnanpuisto park and Hämeensaari park near the swimming pool. All the playgrounds in the city can be found here »
Fairy tales, stories and experiences
Admire the statues and sculptures. Our town has over 20 public sculptures, made of stone, bronze or concrete. In the park you'll find statues of notable figures from the past, a lynx in the market square and bears in their cave.
The Tiirinkoski factory, on Härkätie in Häme, is known for its delicious waffles, delightful lambs and sheep and highland cattle.
Kankaisten tila berry farm is a great destination for the whole family in a genuine countryside setting. In addition to delicious berries, the farm has a yard for domestic animals, playground, cafe and summer shop selling delicacies and handicrafts.
Linnanniemi, for a touch of history
The landmark of the Linnanniemi area is Häme Castle, the best-preserved medieval castle in the Nordic countries. It's well worth paying the entrance fee for a guided tour of the castle.
The fluffy sheep of Villin lampaan tila farm graze near the castle's ramparts in the summer. The sheep can be watched from the ramparts in the daytime, depending on the weather conditions and the grass growth. Information on grazing periods can be found on the castle's social media channels.
A stone's throw from Häme Castle is Museo Militaria, an excellent destination where you can marvel at cannons and the many kinds of guns and equipment on display.
Welcome to Häme Prison Museum, Finland's only prison museum and the largest in Europe.
Here's a tip! It's a good idea to buy a Linnanniemi area ticket for visiting Häme Castle, Häme Prison Museum and Museo Militaria.