Tips for the kids!

Kuopio is full of fun for families with children. Take a ride in a horse cab, visit a playground or say hi to sweet animals. Entertainment is guaranteed for children an adults alike!

Museums

The Old Kuopio Museum offers an insight into how people lived in the past. Children have room to play in the charming museum garden.
Kirkkokatu 22, Kuopio
http://korttelimuseo.kuopio.fi/in-english

The Car Museum is filled with handsome, fascinating vehicles from the past. An exciting experience for small visitors and adults alike!
Puistokatu 22, Kuopio
http://www.automuseo.com

Playgrounds

Brahenpuisto park is located close to the city centre in the neighbourhood of Kuopionlahti. It is a popular playground and leisure area.

Hapelähde park in the northeastern corner of the city centre is a three-hectare area dedicated to play, sport and relaxation, with beautiful flowerbeds that will delight both small visitors and grown-ups.

Animals

The historical Konttila farm is located a couple of kilometres from the centre, close to the Puijo Tower. Families can encounter animals, or enjoy a break in the farm’s café.
Antikkalantie 117, Kuopio
http://konttila.fi

The Kuopio Animal Park is an excellent destination for a day trip. Located around 20 kilometres from the city centre, the park is full of domestic animals, not forgetting more exotic species such as ostriches and alpacas.
Rantasuontie 39, Kuopio
http://www.kuopionelainpuisto.com

Things to do

HopLop Kuopio Retail Park is a firm favourite among small and older children. This adventure labyrinth invites children to play and climb, while its cafeteria and restaurant provide a haven for hungry and thirsty visitors.
Siikaranta 9b, Kuopio
http://www.hoplop.fi/en/

SuperCorner Pitkälahti is an indoor activity park for the whole family.
Vitostie 1771, Kuopio
http://www.superpark.fi/en

Getting around

The horse cab provides an exciting way of touring the city. You will find the horse cab on the corner of the market square near the market hall.

The city train trundles around the city centre every day, providing a smooth ride to destinations such as the harbour.