Visit Helsinki with Kids

Welcome to Helsinki, my home town. Here are my tips for travelling with kids to Helsinki.

Heading to Lapland for Christmas and have a lay-over in Helsinki? Wondering what to do with the kids for a few days? Here is our local's guide to keeping them happy.

Visiting Helsinki with children:

Eating with children in Helsinki:

  • Karl Fazer Cafe - A great place to go for breakfast/brunch or lunch and it is situated just across the street from our Director's choice in Helsinki. Karl Fazer was the founder of Fazer that is the flagship of Finnish chocolate and sweets. (My mum sends me their sweets with regular intervals no matter where in the world I live).
  • Dinner: I would say all restaurants in Helsinki are child friendly. There are high chairs everywhere and some restaurants have a small kids section where children can play, draw pictures and even watch cartoons. Almost all places offer a kids menu but if you would rather have smaller portions of something from the main menu, the chefs are usually more than happy to provide you with that.
  • If your sweet tooth is aching, visit the Roobertin Herkku at Fredrikinkatu 19. It's an old school candy shop with glass jars filled with candies...we Finns love (love) candy :)