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Kokkola offers a wide range of activities and action for kids and families.

Swimming centre VesiVeijari
Welcome to one of the most popular swimming centres in Finland. VesiVeijari offers great experiences throughout the year. Indoor activities include swimming, gymnastics and having fun or just relaxing in one of the nine pools. In addition to the traditional sauna, you can also try the infrared or smoke sauna by appointment. 80-metre-long outdoor water slide (summertime). Recreational and conference packages for companies and groups. 
Kaarlelankatu 55, 67100 Kokkola
Tel. +358 40 8068 042

Toivonen's Animal Park and Peasants Museum
The museum offers an interesting glimpse into the life of a rural Central Ostrobothnian village in the beginning of the 20th century. The animal park lets you see rural fauna in their traditional setting. In summer, visitors can enjoy numerous exhibitions and live demonstrations. Visit the cosy café, let the children enjoy themselves at the playground and pop in to the gift shop. Open: 14.5.-23.8. This attraction offers also acommodation. 
Eläinpuistontie 2 (by the highway 8, app.10 km north of Kokkola), Kälviä
Tel. +358 6 8351 190, +358 45 2362 433, +358 500 666 535

Kokkolan Golf
Kokkola golf (founded 1957) has a nice and challenging course for beginners and more experiences players alike! A beautiful course, full-service club house and restaurant offer many unforgettable moments. Welcome to the 18-hole golf course in Kokkola!
Hepo-Ventuksentie 2
Tel. +358 6 8238 600

Nature of Kokkola provides excellent chance to play geocaching – to find “treasures” with gps-signal. Geocaching provides a new way to get to know nearby territories and nature, and while doing so, also to have enjoyment of exercise and being outside. In Kokkola, there are hundreds different kind of geocaches and they tell Kokkola’s story in a whole new way. It’s also very fun way to get to know Kokkola’s history!
To finding geocaches, there are several different kinds of phone apps. Caches can be various levels, from easy to very difficult. Level is determined also by ground, easy ones can be usually accessed even with reduced mobility, and difficult caches can be so difficult to find, you might need some tools to find them. You can play geocaching together or alone and by choosing easier caches, whole family can enjoy this hobby. Geocaching cheers you to go out and it can take you to awesome adventure that takes hours.

Get to know geocaching:

Beautiful Kokkola is a wonderful place to bike! With bicycle you can easily see the most attractive locations in Kokkola. Best biking routes are listed in here. We have also listed our top 10 biking locations. See the tips and come to rent a bike from Wanha Kalahalli, Marketsquare. 

Rent a SUP-board
Why not to try some SUP-surfing?
Leirikeskus Villa Eba
Sannanrannantie 60

Horseback Riding School Stall Classic
Stall Classic offers training for every level and age, private lessons by appointment. We have friendly ponies available for little children.
Hejmarintie 10
Tel. +358 400 646 794

Other Horseback riding places in Kokkola
- Muhosen Talli, Muhosentie 61, 68300 Kälviä, Tel. +358 6 8352 104, +358 40 5038 148.
- Ponitalli AX, Äijäläntie 17, 68230 Lohtaja, Tel. +358 40 5782 130.
- Lillin talli, Korkeahuhdanpolku 8, Tel. +358 50 369 7413.
- Elämystalli Menninkäinen, Runtujärventie 226, Tel. 358 400 525116.
- Isojärven ratsastuskoulu, Laajalahdentie 87, Tel. +358 50 408 4987.
- SPHT Säteen Taika, Hietanokantie 33, Tel. +358 50 331 0573.

Winter swimming and sauna
How about a swimming in unheated nature pool? Try this at Palmahovi,
Tel. +358 6 8221 815.

The Library
Kokkola City Library – Regional Library provides a fundamental civic service to everyone in close and daily cooperation with Luckan Karleby, the information center for the Swedish-speaking minority. The library is situated in the pedestrian area, close to the railway station.
Isokatu 3, Tel. +358 40 8065 124. Opening hours:
Luckan Karleby (Opening hours Mon-Fri 10-16), Tel. +358 50 3470 527.

Renew and upgrade your profile photo
Surprise yourself and your friends and get thrilled by a totally new service in Kokkola. Renew and upgrade your profile photo with a styled profile photo while you visit Kokkola. Before you arrive you’ll get style tips from BeautyStylist Olga Tervonen. In Kokkola you’ll get quick and flattering hairdo and makeup. Then you are ready to be photographed at Studio Anne Yrjänä, Mannerheiminaukio 7.
0500 869 068.

Heinolankaari 12
+358 44 5002 008

Swimming centre VesiVeijari
Swimming centre VesiVeijari
Toivonen´s Animal Park and Peasants´ Museum
Toivonen´s Animal Park and Peasants´ Museum

Kokkolan Golf
Kokkolan Golf
Horseback riding
Horseback riding

Kokkola City Library – Regional Library
Kokkola City Library – Regional Library

Renew and upgrade your profile photo
Renew and upgrade your profile photo

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