The Vaasa region is a great place to spend time together as a family. The region’s beaches and the slides at the water park are great choices for children who love water and swimming. Adventure parks challenge children to test their limits and the nature trails that are suitable for the whole family inspire people to learn more about life in the archipelago. Children and their families can feed their imagination by visiting the region’s many cultural attractions where stories of the past come to life.
Above and below the surface
There are nice beaches in and around the city. In cooler weather, you can enjoy the sea on a cruise or in a kayak
– or go swim at an indoor pool instead of the sea.
Fast-paced water slides take you to the hottest pool of the summer
Do the family’s little water beasts already dream of cool water slides? Tropiclandia is the salvation on a colder summer day. The exotic saunas, soft waves and relaxing hot tubs offer the highlights of the holiday in a tropical setting. In summer, you can enjoy water activities both in the indoor pool and in the outdoor water park.
Activities for the adventurous
Zip Adventure Park offers many different activities for those who are hungry for adventure: climbing among the treetops, jumping Bungee trampoline or competing against your friends in various group activities, e.g. Soccer miniGolf is a novelty that suits most people. Challenge yourself and let the wire lead you to new challenges in the fun adventure park!
Climbing with the whole family? The winding routes offer challenges for both parents and children. Take a break from the city walk and try climbing without your own equipment or making an appointment at Wasa Up!
An old-fashioned village filled with sights
Are you looking for a destination, which offers both history and culture in one and the same package for both children and adults? At Stundars open-air museum, you can explore about sixty old buildings that was moved there from villages in Korsholm and the area around Vaasa. The houses are decorated to depict the turn of the century 1900. There are also pets in the area and events are arranged where the theme is everything from crafts to play experiences.
Experience Finland’s most beautiful meteorite crater
Everyone is eager for new experiences on their holiday trip – so how about a visit to a meteorite crater? At Meteoria Söderfjärden you can experience a unique visitor center in the middle of the ancient crater and at the same time the whole family can learn more about the earth’s history and space!
A paradise for active families
Norrvalla in the middle of the idyllic countryside in Vörå is perfect for those families who like to be active on their holiday. Climbing, mini golf, obstacle course and outdoor gym are just some of the activities on offer. Nearby you can also hike, play golf (9 holes) and go roller skiing. And the best thing is that Norrvalla also offers hotel and restaurant services so you can stay several days.
Follow the path of the Ice Age
Nature trails by the sea, duckboards across a nature reserve or an art trail in an urban setting? Choose your favourite!
Water adventure and relaxation on Hietasaari and in the Inner Harbor
This summer, even more opportunities for water games are offered on Hietasaari. Rent a SUP board or a kayak, have fun in the floating water park or relax with beach yoga.
After a fast-paced day of water activities, it is a good idea to walk to Terrace Inner Harbor to end the day enjoying refreshing drinks and pleasant artist performances.
At the end of the summer, the area by the Inner Harbor will become even more versatile as the Nordic region’s largest floating year round sauna restaurant opens.
- Hietasaari Beach Club | Hietasaari, Vaasa | Website
- Terrace Inner Harbour | Sisäsatama, Vaasa | Website
- Sauna Restaurant Meri | Sisäsatama, Vaasa | Website
Have fun in the amusement park
Finland’s most imaginative amusement park Powerpark is waiting for you in Alahärmä. Over 40 rides for pleasure seekers of all ages and lengths for at least one day!
Visit the zoo and support work for animal welfare
Ähtäri Zoo has something for the whole family! With a day ticket, you can get to know the inhabitants of the panda house, see a large number of familiar and new species and spend time on the pet farm, which also takes the visitor on a time travel to a farm and farm environment from the early 20th century.