Top 5 tips for kids in Raseborg
Visiting Raseborg with the family? That's great! Here you stretch your legs on our nature trails, try out our playgrounds, sunbathe and swim on numerous beaches or visit the public pool in Ekenäs. Quite a few historical places also offer program for kids, try Fiskars Museum or different activities at the Raseborg castle in summer.
We have gathered a list of destinations accessible by wheelchair in Raseborg. The list is also useful for families traveling with strollers, so check it out here.
Top 5 Things to Do with Children in Raseborg
1. Events for Children
Raseborg offers a wide range of events for kids of all ages, all year round. You can find a list of current and upcoming events for kids in our events calendar. Beyond those, there are many educational and fun activities to choose from. Try a do-it-yourself workshop at the Fiskars Museum, or time travel to medieval scenes at the mysterious Raseborg Castle ruins. Why not also try out your handicraft skills in some of the workshops, that offer activities such as glass blowing and candle making?
2. Nature Trails
Go explore the beautiful nature of Raseborg! Along the Troll Forest trail you can pick blueberries, roast sausages by the lean-to, or take a dip in the lake. The path is 5,5 km long.
At the Öudden arboretum, you can spot all kinds of fairy tale figures along the Fairy tale path. There are over 50 magical wooden sculptures by Estonian artists, tucked away in clever places for you to discover. On the same trip you can also visit the charming archipelago café Lilla Skärgårdsbageriet & Bisto in Sommaröstrand and spot your favorite boat on the harbor.
If you have budding biologists on your hands, take a walk through the lush Ramsholmen nature park in Ekenäs. Walk along the paths and discover over 20 species of trees, cute forest mammals, and almost 30 species of birds! Here, the diversity of the flora and fauna rivals any other major nature park in the country. Pick up a Ramsholmen guide from the Raseborg Tourist Information point and go on a scavenger hunt—the guide contains a clear map of the paths, a registry over the plant and animal life, and plenty of information about the beautiful park. There’s also a beach in Ramsholmen, so why not take a refreshing swim?
In Fiskars there are several routes for young nature lovers: the 2,2 km Tree Species Path, and the longer four kilometres long Rissla forest path, where you get to see a waterfall and take a break in a lean-to.
3. Playgrounds and Skate Parks
Raseborg has many great playgrounds: in Ekenäs, you can climb the famous ‘Ant’ at the wildly popular Lion Park. The Lion Park is located by the seaside in Stallörsparken within walking distance of the market square and Tourist Office. The park has swings and climbing frames for children of all ages. Remember also to try out the new playground near Skepparträdsgården park! If you’re heading to Fiskars, you can become the captain of the pirate ship on Fiskars playground! Fiskars playground lies right in the heart of the village and was designed by one of the world’s leading manufacturers of playgrounds, Lappset, together with families living in Fiskars Village. The fun skate parks in Fiskars and Karis offer challenges for the older ones as well. In Karis you can also test your skills in a parkour park.
4. The Old Water Tower of Ekenäs
Climbing the 164 steps of the old water tower is not for the faint of heart! The brave are rewarded with a 360-degree view over Ekenäs. Pick up the keys from the Raseborg Museum, Gustav Wasas gata 11.
Raseborg is a paradise for swimmers with its beautiful beaches and public swimming pool. With a little bit of luck, you’ll end up having the beach to yourself. Remember to pack some sandwiches and plenty of drinks in your picnic basket! In Knipan Beach in Ekenäs you can also play beach volley. Dagmar Park’s beach, located a few kilometers away from Ekenäs towards Hanko is also worth a visit, as you can get your refreshments direct from the spring that flows from the forest. One of the must-see beaches in Raseborg is Padva Beach further in the archipelago: the water is exceptionally clear and the beach shallow, so it’s also a very child-friendly place. If you visit during fall, winter, or spring, just head to the public swimming pool for a good time.
On most beaches, you’ll find changing stalls, dry toilets, and a dock or lifebuoy.
Bonus tips for a rainy day
On a rainy day, head over to the Bowling alley, or the world of books and comic books in the library. Round up the day with a movie in the cinemas in Karis or Ekenäs.