In the heart of Finland, things can also be found for the family’s little ones to do – Jämsä offers fun times for children as well. The Children’s Traffic Park has become a summer favourite, while friends of animals can make their way to the moose park or domestic animal park. It’s also worth taking children to see the toy museum or the local museums. Those that enjoy water games, on the other hand, can splash around at the indoor swimming pool or on the beach. In winter, there are plenty of activities organised for children at the Himos ski slopes. What would you say to a children’s snowmobile school or a dog sled ride? More fun can be found in nearby cities as well: The Särkänniemi Amusement Park in Tampere and the Hop-Lop in Jyväskylä.
With the Children’s Traffic Park, a summer favourite, and Finland’s longest pump track, kids get to enjoy being outside in the Children’s parks of Jämsä region. Around a one hour’s drive from Tampere, there is a long-time favourite for families with children – the Särkänniemi Amusement Park. Also, the joyful activity and adventure park Hop-Lop, which is designed for kids, can be found in both Tampere and Jyväskylä.
In the Himos-Jämsä area you can find all kind of animals. Finland’s only domesticated moose park, as well as Finland’s southernmost husky farm are in Himos-Jämsä region. At the moose park, you can get close enough to stroke the moose, or maybe even to give them a kiss! At the husky farm you can meet the adorable husky dogs, and in the domestic animal park you can meet horses, goats, chickens, and more. In addition, you can find farms in the Jämsä area which sell agricultural products and local food.
Slippery slides and swishing swings are the order of the day for the wee members of the family visiting Jämsä. The Himos-Jämsä region is fairly filled with fun playgrounds, where kids can run and tumble for a fun day out. Some of the more popular playgrounds include the Children’s Traffic Park, the special Moomin-themed play area at Swimming Hall Koskikara and the Himos Playground. There are also fund playgrounds in Lamminsuo Park. A sign with information on the playground and its location can be found at each playground.
Museums for Children
The museums of Jämsä region offer exciting and wonderful experiences for children. It is definitely worthwhile taking children to see the Helminauha Toy Museum or the visit the idyllic local museums. What kinds of toys were played with in the past? And how would it have been to live in a chimneyless hut and to sleep on a bench by the stove? Of the various local museums, we recommend the Moomin Museum in Tampere, the Amur Museum of Worker’s Housing, the Art Town in Mänttä and the Serlachius museums.
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