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Enjoy Winter Holiday in Helsinki. Photo: Mika Lappalainen

School winter break is filled with action in Helsinki

Enjoy the winter break even more! – Young people are invited to test new hobbies at Reaktori. The biggest youth event during the holiday is Reaktori. The event is held at Messukeskus, the Helsinki Expo and Convention Centre, from Wednesday to Friday, 22–24 February. Doors are open 13–20 daily. The Reaktori closing party is held at Gloria Cultural Arena on 25 February, starting at 18:00. Admission to Reaktori is free. Dates and time: Wed–Fri 22–24 February, hours 13:00–20:00. Place: Messukeskus
A more fun winter holiday – Reaktori gives young people the chance to test out new sports

Be active! – Winter break sports offerings. The winter break week will offer a great deal of sports activity for young people. Make a note of the EasySport week at the Töölö Sports Hall 20–24 February (note! Benjamin performs on Wednesday 22 February); Stadin talvirieha, a free winter sports event in Paloheinä for the whole family, Wednesday 22 February; and the water sports days at the Itäkeskus (Itis) and Pirkkola swimming halls – Itis Mon–Tue 20–21 February and Pirkkola Thu–Fri 23–24 February.
Outdoor Exercise Map
Swimming halls
Artificial and skating rinks
Ice Park

Children’s Traffic in the City, a traffic skills training park for children, will hold doors open to families with no age limits during the winter break. Pedals cars will be available on the family days. Children’s Traffic in the City will be open Mon–Fri 20–24 February, 9:00­–15:00. Children’s Traffic in the City

Falkulla Domestic Animal Farm will organize animal caring tasks for 9- to -17-year-olds from Monday to Saturday during the winter break week, 10:30–15:00 daily. Register at Hobby Search; registration opens at 17:00 on 8 February. Koillispulssi and Falkulla Domestic Animal Farm will organize a night camp for 11- to -14-year-olds during the winter break (22–23 February); register at Hobby Search. Falkulla Domestic Animal Farm

Theatre Cat visits Theatre Museum. Theatre Cat will make another appearance at Theatre Museum during the winter break: Detective Office Cat&Cat (in Finnish), 20–24 February, for the price of admission. Theatre Museum

SEA LIFE Helsinki’s rebuilt Discovery Pool is now open! There are five pools and more than 200 representatives of different species. Come and see all the inhabitants of the pools and hear more about them from our guides. SEA LIFE Helsinki

Public playgrounds organize activities for all school-age children throughout the week.

The wintry Helsinki Zoo allows children to learn about animal nesting and nutrition and how animals make it through the winter. Helsinki Zoo

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