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Attractions for kids around Mikkeli and Savonlinna in Saimaa, Finland

Whether you’re adventuring by canoe on Lake Saimaa or strolling around the parks of Mikkeli, there’s attractions for kids of all ages in Saimaa, Finland. You could stay in a summer cabin by the shoreline with your own forest and own space, or stay at one of the local amusement parks for kids where there’s loads to do.

Getting outside as a family

The countryside of Saimaa is an ideal location for children, an attraction in itself, and lets you take advantage of great opportunities to enjoy the outdoors. At the cabin, enjoy your own private sauna and beach to swim from. Go rowing, cycle on the local trails and let the kids go wild in the free space of your private woodland. The kids will love looking out for nearby wildlife like birds, fish and red squirrels, and you might even spot one of the critically endangered Saimaa ringed seals.

The popular paddling route from Juva to Sulkava is well suited for canoes and conveniently in between the larger towns of Mikkeli and Savonlinna. Its beautiful rivers and lakes are perfect for canoeing novices and families with children, and has lovely scenery and picnic sites.

Attractions for families with kids include the boat tours and cruises which run from the larger towns of Mikkeli and Savonlinna. A wide range of routes and times are available and run many times a day with no booking necessary, perfect for when you and the kids don’t want to keep to a tight schedule.

Amusement parks near Mikkeli and Savonlinna in Saimaa

The amusement parks of Kesämaa in Punkaharju and Visulahti in Mikkeli are ideally suited for holidays with children to Finland. Among the most popular of Saimaa’s attractions, they both have loads for kids to do as well as having great offers and accommodation available.

Visulahti is one of the most popular amusement parks in the country with dinosaurs, water slides, waterfalls and pools, an adventure park, go-karting, quad bikes, motorbikes and waxworks of celebrities from all around the world. You can even try bungee, catapult jumping and sumo wrestling!

Especially popular with the younger visitors to Kesämaa are the long water slides and the bumper boats. The B&B of Hepokatti is of course a bit different, not only offering food and a place to stay but also access to a wide range of domestic animals that the kids will love to meet during the stay.

Things to do and places to see!

Other attractions for kids near the towns of Mikkeli and Savonlinna include the incredible medieval stone castle of Olavinlinna, the beautiful local parks and playgrounds, and the museum of Suruton that houses more than 3,000 toys and dolls. With so many things available for them to do, you can be guaranteed of them falling straight to sleep at night!