Family activities in the Finnish archipelago

Looking for a fun and family-friendly vacation destination? Look no further than the Finnish archipelago!
Photo: Aktivt Familjeliv

The Finnish archipelago offers plenty of activities for families to enjoy together

Located in Finland, the Finnish archipelago offers plenty of activities for families to enjoy together. From public beaches for swimming and sandcastle building to Pargas central park with its playground, adventure golf course, and Japanese hydrangea collection, there's something for everyone. For those looking for a bit more adventure, the Hundbanan exercise staircase offers stunning views of Pargas and the surrounding sea, while the Nagu-nalle trail is perfect for young children who love animals and nature. And don't forget to take a ferry to explore the outer archipelago and spot seabirds like the majestic white-tailed eagle!

TOP 5 things to do in the archipelago for families and children:

  • A day at the beach

    All around the archipelago
    You will find lovely public beaches throughout the archipelago, where you can swim or play in the sand. In accordance with the everyman’s right, there are many wonderful places where you can take a refreshing dip in the sea, but please remember that you can only use private beaches with the owner’s permission. Fill your picnic basket with local goodies and enjoy the sun-warmed rocks.
    A photo of the Munkvik beach during a sunny day of autumn in the city of Pargas
  • Pargas Central Park

    Make a pitstop at Pargas Central Park on your family trip to the Finnish archipelago! Little ones will love the new playground and pedal-powered merry-go-round, as well as exploring Finnish designer Stefan Lindfors' Lucienus Alienus sculpture. The park also boasts a 6-hole DiscGolfPark for beginners, a stunning hydrangea collection, and a café. Plus, the park has received the Green flag award for its well-kept green spaces.
    Lucienus Alienus made by Finnish designer and sculpture Stefan Lindfors
  • The "Dog Track"

    et your heart rate up at Pargas' "Dog Track" exercise staircase! With 471 steps, it's perfect for a workout or just climbing to the top for a breathtaking view of Pargas, the sea, and the limestone quarry. The staircase is named after the machinery that deposited the limestone waste to build the hill, nicknamed "Dog Track."
    Pargas mine during sunset in the finnish archipelago
  • Nagu-nalle trail

    Looking for a fun adventure for your young children? Check out the Nagu-nalle trail! Starting near Framnäs beach at Nagu marina, this trail is perfect for little ones and features Frille the Guinea Pig, Olle the Snake, and Lala the Leopard on a quest for excitement. Along the way, you'll encounter feathered friends, dancing bumblebees, and other forest creatures. Don't miss out on this exciting family activity in the Finnish Archipelago!
    A photo of Framnäs beach in Nagu
  • Ferry rides

    All around the archipelago
    Travelling by ferry is an adventure, especially on the ferry between Houtskär and Korpo where you can head up to the passenger lounge to take in the stunning archipelago views. For an even more remote experience, smaller ferries can take you to the outer archipelago. Don't forget to bring binoculars to spot seabirds, and you might even see a majestic white-tailed eagle!
    Yellow car ferry during sunset in the Finnish archipelago

Tourist Informations

Opening hours
Mon-Fri 10-18
Sat-Sun 10-18

Centris Äventyrsgolf,
Strandvägen 5b,
21600 Pargas

Nagu Strand 6,
21660 Pargas

Galtby Boden,
Skärgårdsvägen 6563,
21710 Pargas

21760 Pargas

23390 Pargas
Phone: +358 400 117 123Email:
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