Activities for Infants and Toddlers


General information

The baby’s first year is a time of learning for the whole family. Helsinki city’s 0–1-year-olds web-page has guides about a 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 parents of small children in the Capital Region.

Baby swimming

Folkhälsan is a non-profit Finnish-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 a baby is 3 months old and weighs at least 5 kilograms. There is no upper age limit.


LillaLuckan in the center of Helsinki/Helsingfors provides many different Family cafe’s. 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 arranges Family café Tallen on Drumsö/Lauttasaari. It’s open on Tuesdays and Fridays.

Helsinki city offers family events in Swedish at Oodi and at playgrounds.

In Botby there is a family café.

Baby rhythmics can be found at the Johannes church.

A gymnastic group for mothers and babies can be found at Arbis. It pays to be fast, as Arbi’s gymnastics courses often are fully booked. Registration is for an entire semester, ie six months, at a time.


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


Lutheran Church in Vanda arranges different family cafés in chapels around Vantaa/Vanda.


Kauniainen city/Grankullas “Öppna Familjeverksamhet”/”Open family activities” Facebook-page tells about different family activities that is arranged in Grankulla.

At Kasabergets park families can come play with kids and adults from Ekebo daycare, on Wednesdays between 9:15 and 11:00

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