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Kokkolan Suntin varrella sijaitseva Brita Marian aktiviteettipuisto on hyvä temmellyspaikka lapsille ja nuorille. Isot skeittirampit tarjoavat skeittaajille hyvän harrastuspaikan.

Kokkola with children

Kokkola offers a lot of fun for the whole family. Indoor play parks invite you to play, VesiVeijari offers fun with a water slide, and during the summer the whole family enjoys Toivonen Animal Park. Welcome to Kokkola!

Thanks to the good transport connections and short distances, Kokkola is a great destination for families. The densely built city offers something for everyone, and moving between destinations is quick and easy either by car, on foot, by bike or by public transport.

If you are looking for a beach holiday, Kokkola has more sandy beaches than you could ever wish for. The most beautiful beaches are found around Ohtakari, where the sandy shoreline stretches out for several kilometres and offers not only a great place to swim but also an incredibly beautiful setting. Families with young children will find shallow beaches at, for example, Potinranta in Ykspihlaja and in Öja.

If you have both swimmers and disc golf enthusiasts in your family, then Laajalahti is the place for you. Both activities are accessible from the same parking area: there are duckboards leading to the beach and an 18-hole disc golf course in the forest.

Kokkola offers plenty of things to see, explore and experience for the whole family.  The brand new Brita Maria park, located right next to the city centre, is a great place with versatile sports opportunities. The park features an electronic exercise game, a climbing net, a skate park and a pump track course.

If caravan lifestyle is your thing, the Meripuisto park offers a great setting for your stay. Right by the camping area there is a swimming beach, a neighbourhood sports area, a kiosk and a hamburger restaurant. Another good option for a great caravan holiday is found in Kälviä, near the Toivonen Animal Park. In fact, the Toivonen Animal Park is definitely one of the top destinations for children!

If you do not feel like going outside, there is still plenty to do in Kokkola. You will find a laser tag arena, a movie theatre and several escape rooms in the city centre. You can also visit the Swimming Centre VesiVeijari – a swimming hall known all across Finland – which features several pools and an outside water slide.

After an eventful day, it is great to sit down for a delicious meal – and there are plenty of great, child-friendly restaurants all over Kokkola!

  • VesiVeijari

    The weather is always perfect in VesiVeijari. There is both an indoor and an outdoor slide, which are sure to thrill you all day long. Distance from the centrum 800m.

  • Touhutalo

    Touhutalo is a Game World for the whole family, where children and adults of all ages will find a wide range of fun and active activities; climbing and adventure labyrinths over 250 m2, slides, tunnels, obstacle courses, a 15-meter super slide, balloon seas and bouncy castles …

  • Brita Maria Park – Hollyhaka

    Brita Maria Park is a functional park that offers sports opportunities for all ages. The park is centrally located along Sunti, right next to the city center. It has a tree park of 90 species, an amphitheater, a roller skating rink, an electronic sports game, a barbecue area and a climbing net. Roller skating rink 500 m (cross-country ski run in winter), climbing frame, electronic play equipment, skateboard area, DJ equipment, barbecue area, amphitheater. Distance from the centrum 1,1 km.

  • Meripuisto

    Meripuisto offers something for the whole family. There is a big sandy beach if you feel like a dip in the sea. Meripuisto also features beach volleyball courts, a skate park, a disc golf course, an outdoor gym and an padel court. Children will have fun in the Meripuisto playground, which is built around a great ship with climbing tracks and even has a small planetarium. More activities are offered by the adjacent Kokkola Camping, where you can play a round of minigolf, for example. Distance from the centrum 2,5 km.

  • Toivonen Animal Park and Peasant Museum

    The Toivonen Animal Park and Peasant Museum offers something to see and do for the whole family. In the museum area, you can get information about the life of a rural village in Central Ostrobothnia from the beginning of the last century. In the zoo you can see the rural fauna in its traditional setting. During the summer, there are numerous exhibitions and work demonstrations in the area. There is also an extensive demonstration of old tractors in the area. You can unwind in the café and children will enjoy the playground area. Distance from the centrum 10 km.

    Toivonen Animal Park and Peasant Museum