The City of Turku offers many kinds of cultural activities for children.
The activities of the Adventure Park are geared towards children under 12. There you can watch theatre and musical performances and take part in a variety of events and art workshops. Some of the services are free of charge while others have a fee.
Turku Concert Hall hosts events and performances, and museums offer art workshops and guided tours for children. There are also theatre performances aimed at children at the Turku City Theatre.
Culture and event actors are committed to the following measures to ensure a safe visit for the visitors:
The residents of Turku like to call their city the festival capital of Finland. Music, theatre, art, sports, food and film festivals are organised nearly every weekend, and the range of other cultural activities is likewise huge. Turku also offers a variety of hobbies, catering for all tastes with its 3,658 associations. When you add the nearby municipalities and their associations to this number, you are sure to find a suitable hobby and like-minded people.
Information about cultural services aimed at different target groups is available from the Cultural Coordinators of Turku City Recreation Division. They produce and develop services for children and the youth, persons of working age, Swedish speaking persons, the elderly, and immigrants in extensive co-operation with other operators.
With the Senior Wristband and Senior Card 65-year-olds and older residents of Turku can enjoy exercise and culture at a low price. The wristband and card encourages to do self-directed exercises. The wristband and the card allows to use the services according to own schedules and interests. The wristband is valid 6 months from the loading date.
Where to use the Senior Wristband
Please remember to keep both the wristband and the card with you when using the services provided.
Gyms and swimming pools:
Culture Path is based on the curriculum.
Culture Path is a plan according to which every student in the comprehensive schools of Turku visits various cultural locations three times per school year. For example libraries, concerts, theatres, Turku Castle and museums can be visited. In the second and eighth years students will also go to movies. Additional information about locations and topical events is available on the Culture Path website (in Finnish).
The service areas subordinate to the Cultural Committee offer versatile cultural services to residents and tourists. The committee develops cultural services as well as promotes and supports cultural activity by providing financial assistance and grants to associations and artists from Turku.
In addition, the Cultural Committee makes decisions about common matters concerning more than one service area or unit within the Division.
The Cultural Committee consists of 13 members and an equal number of vice members chosen by the City Council for its operating period.
Dance and theatre meet in Turku!
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The Turku City Theatre was founded in 1946 and was the first fully municipal theatre in Finland. Experience Turku City Theatre shows at the temporary facilities of Logomo and Linna theatre.
Many open-air theatres give performances in summer. Summer theatres are very popular, so it is a good idea to purchase the tickets well in advance. Tickets can be purchased online for many theatres.
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