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Autumn break activities for families


Here are the best tips for autumn holiday in Tampere. The city has lots of great activities, museums, nature destinations and places to stay for families!

Please note that this article will updated until the autumn holiday week.


Creepy autumn!

The Creepy Carnival in Särkänniemi is coming again – and it’s creepier than ever! The most terrifyingly entertaining event of the autumn takes place in Särkänniemi  from 10th of October to 17th of October. 

The Creepy Carnival gets its inspiration from exotic carnival culture and night time fairs. In October, you get to experience Särkänniemi and its beautifully lit amusement park rides in the atmospheric twilight darkness of autumn evenings. The Creepy Carnival is an event for all ages!

Museum Centre Vapriikki organizes horror tours for children to Teatterikaupunki exhibition and the Natural History museum during autumn break.


Adventure time and great views! 

 Now you can also experience the Roof Walk Finlayson Area at dark! Panorama Deck route is suitable for the whole family. The City View route is a guided tour and must be booked in advance. Because the route travels on walkways without railings, each participant must be over 140 cm tall and wear a safety harness that is connected to a safety wire. 

Another great way to explore the Finlayson area Unfold Finlayson adventure. This adventure is a mixture of innovative problem solving, fascinating places and beautiful views overlooking the city as well as Lake Näsijärvi. If you’re looking for a memorable experience while in town – look no futher! The game is not recommended for children under 12. 

If you love escape rooms, the place to visit is Room Escape. All the rooms are suitable for the whole family and they are not scary at all. 


Sports, outdoor activities and dance!

In Varala children and families can have fun and active times in sport camps. 

In Flowpark Varala you can climb trees at daytime and moonlight! Flowpark is open 14.10.-18.10 from 12 to 18.

Head out to the nature! Autumn is the best time to pack up your lunch and get to know Lauhavuori – Hämeenkangas UNESCO Global Geopark

Have you tried on a mermaid tail or played water basketball? The swimming bath Kuohu in Kangasala has many activities for all ages from 12th of October to 17th of October. 


Other fun stuff!

The Finlayson area has free programme for children during autumn break. A modern light art festival Projio will amaze the for the whole family during the six-day event. 

Children’s cultural centre Rulla is open on Saturday 17.10. for art lesson.  The art lesson is for children of all ages and requires a registration in advance. 

The Plevna brewery pub and restaurant serves a special menu on autumn break. The menu has special dishes, also vegetarian and vegan, for the young. 


Just around the corner!

The House of Mr. Clutterbuck in Sastamala is an exciting and active world based on the characters from Mauri Kunnas’s popular children’s books. During autumn break you can meet Mr. Clutterbug himself sleepwalking in his backyard! On week 42 Mr. Clutterbug will be sleepwalking from Monday to Saturday 12.-17.10. at 11 and 14, on week 43 from Monday to Friday at 13  and on Saturday 24.10. at 11 and 14. In addition the Fun on Wheels Yard will be open until the end of October. 

In Sastamalassa you should also visit Pukstaavissa, The Museum of Finnish Book. 


Accommodate comfortably 

Tampere city centre has numerous great places to stay. The newest hotel comer, Courtyard by Marriott Tampere City, right next to Tampere Hall has special prices for autumn break. Reservations from or +35829 357 57900

See more tips for places to stay from our articles.


Please note! Visit Tampere is not responsible for any changes. Please check the information from the organizer.