Suomenlinna Sea Fortress. Photo: Mika Lappalainen.

Lots of activities during autumn holidays

There is an abundance of activities that cater to many tastes during the schools' autumn holidays, which take place on 15–19 October in Helsinki.

  • The EasySport week of the autumn holidays takes place at Töölö sports hall on 15–19 October at 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Sunday 14 October at 1–5 p.m. is a big day for water sports in Itäkeskus
  • Wednesday 17 October at 3–8 p.m. is when the FunAction day will take place at the Liikuntamylly sports hall.

Kurre's Korkeasaari adventures

Korkeasaari Zoo is open daily between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. during the autumn holidays. Every day Kurre the Squirrel will take you on an adventure around the zoo. While feeding the animals, the guides will bring you news about them and members of the equivalent species that live in the wild.

Helsinki Zoo

Family event in the Children's Traffic Park

There will be a family event from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Children's Traffic Park during the autumn holidays on 15–19 October. The pedal cars are available during the family event.

Traffic Park (in Finnish)

The Linnanmäki summer season winds down with a light festival

The carnival of light festival will take place at the Linnanmäki Amusement Park on 11–21 October. Visitors should use public transportation when coming to Linnanmäki. The Linnanmäki parking lots have a very limited amount of space.


Spotlight on sea creatures at Sea Life Helsinki

Throughout the Carnival of Light at Linnanmäki, you can discover the amazing underwater world at the adjacent Sea Life Helsinki, which is also hosting Night of the Fish from Friday to Sunday. Sea Life Helsinki will be open from 10am to 8pm from Thursday 11 to Thursday 18 October and 10am to 10pm from Friday 19 to Sunday 21 October.

It's okay to touch! Autumn vacation cuddling at the Natural History Museum

The most fluffy autumn vacation event – and the most bony one – will take place at the Natural History Museum! Feel the furs and be amazed by the sculls in the museum's workshop. 

Natural History Museum

Light art or graffiti

The illumination of the Kruunuvuorenranta area turns the whole area into a piece of landscape art, whose highlights are various permanent and changing pieces of light art. You will find the current pieces of light art on the map (in Finnish). The Pasila street art neighbourhood offers street art that is hard to find in other parts of Finland. The map will guide you to the pieces of art.

The children's playful tour at Ateneum

Buy a ticket to a tour with Skissi the Cat! The Ateneum Art Museum offers guided tours for children – an adventure under the eye of classic paintings.

Pet the animals at the Fallkulla Animal Farm

The popular Fallkulla Animal Farm is open throughout the autumn holidays from 10am to 3pm on Monday to Sunday. The farm is home to cows, sheep, goats, pigs, rabbits, horses and more, all of which you can observe and even pet. Admission is free of charge!

Attractions at the university of Helsinki

Walk with mammoths, explore Finnish history and broaden your thinking through newest scientific knowledge. Discover a rare plant and travel across the universe. The university of Helsinki’s visitor attractions are welcoming you to drop by or stay for longer.

Visit the Helsinki university

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