Moominworld in Finland, Naantali
If you and your child believes in magic, fairy tales and you like the world of fantasies, do not miss the opportunity to spend a few days in Finland in the world Moomin heroes.
Moomin World theme park in Finland is included in the list of the top 10 children's theme parks of the world in 2005. Moomin World is located near the city of Turku, in a small historic town of Naantali, in the west coast of Finland. It is the second most popular place in Finland for families with children, after the residence of Santa Claus in Rovaniemi.
Moomin World is a special park with its own laws, there are no rides and carousels. But there is an island adventure, blue tower of Moomin family with attic and basement where children can climb, Moominpappas ship, caves, houses and towers, swings and ladders, theatre, as well as the world's largest Moomin gifts and sweets store.
Moomin World address: Tuulensuunkatu 14, Naantali
Open: 6.6.–9.8.2015 daily 10am to 6pm. 10.–23.8.2015 daily 12pm to 6pm. Winter Magic 14.–22.2.2015, daily 10am to 4pm.
Please, check the exact open time of the Moomin World on the website: http://www.muumimaailma.fi/en/info
Tampere Art Museum Moominvalley
Tampere Art Museum Moominvalley devoted to original works by writer and artist Tove Jansson.
Museum collections comprise around 2000 works. The museum is based on the Moomin books by Tove Jansson. The original Moomin illustrations by Tove Jansson are an essential part of the atmosphere of the museum, and the three-dimensional tableaux built by Tuulikki Pietilä add to our own picture of the goings-on in the Moomin stories. The main object of the collection is a blue five-storey Moomin House that is as exceptional as its residents.
Tampere Art Museum Moominvalley address: Puutarhakatu 34, 33230 Tampere, Finland
Open: Tue – Fri 9 am to 5 pm; Sat – Sun 10 am to 6 pm
Please, check the exact open time and fees on the website: http://muumilaakso.tampere.fi/en/yhteystiedot/
If you want to organize a special event or birthday party to your child in Finland, a great addition to the party or celebration could be a birthday cake. Special cake can be pre-ordered with different characters Moomins stories.
Moomins are very popular in Finland. It is very easy to find Moomin gifts in almost any store in Finland for every taste: Moomin souvenirs, toys, mugs and baby dishes, linens and towels, sweets and much more. A decoration for the children party or celebration (napkins, caps) will allow you to create a special mood and spirit and prepare a Moomin sryle theme holiday.
It is also possible to organize a few days holidays in Finland, visit all Moomins places in Turku and Tampere, and then rent a cottage in Finland, enjoy the spirit of this country and cottage holidays, read Moomins books at the evening sitting near the fireplace or making a boat trips in a very silent place.
Find some cottage ideas here...
A lot of cottages in Finland are built in the fabulously beautiful forests, away from neighbours, on the shore of lake or sea.
Finland is very easy to access from United Kingdom. There are a lot of low cost flights from London (by Ryanair or Norwegian), and regular flights from other cities, to Tampere or Helsinki.
If you come to Helsinki, it is only 2 hours drive to Moomin World theme park in Naantali, 1,4 hours drive to Tampere Art Museum Moominvalley, 3 hours drive to Blue Tower cottage for countryside holidays in Finland.
If you come to Tampere, it is only 20 min drive from airport to Tampere Art Museum Moominvalley, 2 hours drive to Moomin World theme park in Naantali, and about 4 hours drive to Blue Tower cottage for countryside holidays in Finland.