Activities for Infants and Toddlers


General Information

The baby’s first year is a time of learning for the whole family. The City of Helsinki city’s 0–1-year-olds‘ web-page has a guide on baby’s first year as well as information on the services that the city offers after your baby is born.

Småbarnsföräldrar i huvudstadsregionen is a good Facebook group to join. There you can share info, ask questions and get tips from Swedish-language parents of small children in the Capital Region.

Baby Swimming

Folkhälsan is a non-profit Finland-Swedish organization in the social sector. They arrange baby and family swimming in all the municipalities in the Capital Region. Baby swimming can be introduced when baby is 3 months old and weighs at least 5 kilograms. There is no upper age limit.


LillaLuckan in the center of Helsingfors provides many different family cafés. All families are welcome to the cafés that are free of charge and you don’t need to sign up beforehand. The family cafe’s program is published weekly in the Facebook-group LillaLuckans familjecaféer.

Folkhälsan organises Family Café Tallen on Drumsö/Lauttasaari. It’s open on Tuesdays and Fridays.

Folkhälsan also organises other family cafées.

Helsinki city offers family events in Swedish at Oodi.

In Botby there is a family café.

Baby rhythmics can be found at the Johannes church.


Esbo Lutheran Church organises family cafés in different chapels around Esbo.

Folkhälsan also arranges family cafés.


The Lutheran Church in Vanda organises different family cafés in chapels around Vanda.


The City of Kauniainen/Grankulla’s “Öppna Familjeverksamhet”/”Open family activities” Facebook page has information about different family activities that are offered in Grankulla.

At Kasaberget park families can come and join the kids and adults from Ekebo daycare for play on Wednesdays between 9:15 and 11:00.

Back to Integrating in Swedish

English (UK)
Powered by TranslatePress
Skip to content