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Activities for families with children

See & do

There are many great activity ideas for a family holiday in the Mikkeli region, both safe and fun activities for the whole family, as well as more exciting options at amusement parks, water parks, and indoor activity centres. Visitors can meet animal friends, enjoy the beautiful Lake Saimaa nature, or have a picnic right near the city centre. 

And for rainy days there are also plenty of fun activities! The whole family can enjoy the warmth of the Rantakeidas entertainment swimming pool. If it’s too hot outside, visitors can head to SuperCorner, where they can climb, skateboard, scoot and adventure. For teenagers and adults, Muisti Centre of War and Peace is a unique attraction that offers insight into people’s wartime experiences. 

In the summer there are interesting events for families in Mikkeli. In July, the Seiterä carnival comes to the city, and the week-long Hulivilikarnevaali (Hulivili-carneval) offers a variety of programs for children. On Midsummer Sunday, an open-air concert for the whole family is held in Kenkävero as part of the Mikkeli Music Festival “On the Move!” program. In July, the St. Michel horse races offer excitement for the families, and the adjacent Saimaa Stadium offer extra activities for children.

Visitors can get to know Lake Saimaa’s nature more closely through cruises, such as those offered from Puumala to Pistohiekka. Perhaps, you can catch a glimpse of the rare Saimaa Ringed Seal on the same trip.