Take the kids to the countryside, a floating bridge or a nature centre. Make a trip to the days of the Depression or visit a manor house attic. Go diving, cross-country skiing or wall climbing. The route runs from Merikarvia to Rauma via Jämijärvi, Pori, Kokemäki and Eurajoki.
Koivuniemen Herran MuuMaa in Merikarvia invites families to join in on the everyday chores of an animal farm. Take a break in the countryside and jump around in hay or swim in harvested oats. Puzzle over a stocking suspender that looks alive and pet a silky chinchilla. Race with pigs and leave out a pail of water for the sauna gnome. Country life has everything from tractor rides to swimming!
In Pori, families can visit a theatre, a nature trail, a swimming pool or a 1950s museum home. Spin the wheel aboard a pirate ship at Hermanni the Clown’s Park in Kirjurinluoto or check out how Viksu the Rook is doing. Practise safe driving at Liikennepuisto Vinkkari traffic park or make a crossing on a floating bridge along the Polsa route. Play shop at Satakunta Museum or learn about the natural environment of the Satakunta region at the Ark Nature Centre.
What was it like for children in a mansion some 150 years ago? Take a peek in the Vuojoki Mansion attic in Eurajoki, go on a pearl hunt in the mansion's spruce alley and sample fruits grown in the Orangerie. Visit the Välimaa Croft to see how life was like there in the 1930s. Play traditional games and help a maid or a farm hand with their chores. Build a wooden tractor, help the mistress of the house in making a traditional Eurajoki dish of fish and potatoes, “sualpuolikkaat”, and create sounds with a button spinner.
In Satakunta, children and young people are spoilt for choice when it comes to activities, with Pitkis events being organised all year round. Get active with the whole family! Head out to Lake Pitkäjärvi in Kokemäki to experience the joy of exercise on a Pitkis-Sport camp. Go camping and choose your favourites from over 40 different sports. Find new friends and a hobby for life.
Heave-ho! The Kuuskajaskari holiday and fortress island is packed full with opportunities to play and experience nature. Admire the stone collection, walk along the geological path and fire a salute on a genuine artillery gun. Find ceramic sculptures at the children's snorkelling park and climb up to a marine surveillance tower. Spend the night in a barrack and enjoy breakfast by the sea.
Play a round of snow floorball or throw a few stones at a curling rink. Visit an aviation exhibition or soar above the clouds in a flight simulator. Go wall climbing or fly along the tracks in a ski tunnel on a hot summer's day. Hike up to a nature observation tower or go horseback riding amidst beautiful pine trees. Jämijärvi has activities all through the year!