Parks for children
Traffic park, Pump track, parks
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.
Come and have a go at keeping your balance on the bouncing, tilting bends! Jämsä’s super-popular twisty and rolling pump track can be found right by the city centre, opposite the Children’s Traffic Park. On this track, the longest of its kind in Finland, you can test your balance on either a normal bike, BMX bike, scooter, skateboard or roller skates. Remember to use a helmet riding on the track – and protective pads as well, of course
Come and learn the rules of the road and practice your driving skills at the wheel of a pedal-powered car – the Children’s Traffic Park has been a summer favourite with kids for decades. In the Traffic Park, children under 140cm in height can safely learn the rules of the road from behind the wheel of a nimble pedal-powered car. The traffic lights, fuel stations and roundabouts familiar from real driving can all be found in the Traffic Park.
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.
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Museums for children
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In the Himos-Jämsä region, you can get to meet many kinds of animals. Cute domestic animals, charming huskies and friendly moose all offer a warm welcome to visiting tourists. In the Himos-Jämsä area you can find Finland’s only domesticated moose park, as well as Finland’s southernmost husky farm. Take some time out with some fascinating animals!Read more
The beaches in the Himos-Jämsä region and the local indoor swimming pool offer splendid swimming options for water lovers both large and small. Jämsä is located in the middle of the most wonderful part of Lakeland Finland. In summer, you can enjoy the beach vibe at any of the area’s many beaches. There’s also plenty of splashing going down all year round in Jämsä’s local indoor swimming pools.Read more