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Afternoon activities at playgrounds

Afternoon activities for schoolchildren are organized at all City of Helsinki public playgrounds. The activities are free of charge and open to all. Activities are conducted both indoors and outdoors.

In addition to supervised activities, afternoon activities for schoolchildren emphasize children's own play, outdoor activities, relaxation and socializing with peers. The activities are planned on the basis of children's wishes and needs. The general atmosphere should be characterized by respect for others and openness.

Afternoon activities are organized at public playgrounds on weekdays during the school year. The activities end no later than 17: 00.

Afternoon activities are organised at approximately 65 public playgrounds. At each playground the activities are supervised by a social advisor - the team leader, and an adequate number of instructors.


Afternoon activities for schoolchildren at public playgrounds are open to all and free of charge. Snacks are charged the flat monthly fee.

Public playgrounds also offer activities during school breaks and holidays, consisting of various entertaining and recreational activities for schoolchildren.

Available languages:

Finnish, Swedish, English

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