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Taking the kids…

This route is an experience for the whole family and is also ideal when grandparents tag along.

You may even run into Leafy Man at Vekara-Varkaus festival, which offers a wide range of attractions covering the entire town of Varkaus in June. While Verkatehdas Arts and Congress Centre is a great venue for the Hippalot children’s arts festival, visitors to Hämeenlinna should never pass up the opportunity to visit the castle, which is a fine outing all by itself. The always spectacularly popular Pori Jazz also has its own special festival for children.

8 June 2015 - 2 August 2015 Pori – Varkaus – Hämeenlinna (680 km)

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1. Pori Jazz Festival on map  |  Read more

15 July 2021 - 17 July 2021

As one of the world’s longest-running major jazz events, the programme of Pori Jazz never fails to feature top names from Finland and the wider world. The unique atmosphere, diversified high standard programme, fine services and beautiful surroundings of this festival attract about 400,000 visitors every year. A special Pori Jazz Kids Festival will also be arranged for children.

Jazz / Blues Ethno/world music Pop/rock Special programme for children Special programme for young adults Free admission events VIP packages

2. Vekara-Varkaus Children’s Summer Festival Festival on map  |  Read more

14 June 2021 - 20 June 2021

This heavenly happening gives children an opportunity to move, sing, and make art together, with playful competitions, adventures and events. The warm atmosphere of this welcoming event comes from an authentic and diversified programme and genuine togetherness.

Children and Young People Courses Light music Literature, poetry Theater Visual arts Workshops Alcohol-free Disabled access Free admission events

3. Hippalot – Arts Festival for Children, Hämeenlinna Festival on map  |  Read more

29 July 2021 - 1 August 2021

Hippalot is a four-day multi-arts festival for the whole family. All festival events take place at the Hämeenlinna Arts Centre Verkatehdas.

Children and Young People Circus Courses Theater Visual arts Workshops Alcohol-free Disabled access Free admission events

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