Water parks are the integral parts of the recreation in Finland, the visiting card of this hospitable country. There are more water parks in Finland, than in any other country, because Finns are fond of different water treatments and entertainments and rate them highly.
Family holiday in the water parks in Finland
Water parks mean more for entertainment rather than for recovery. So they are ideal places for family holiday with children. However, good and cheerful mood will help to improve the health as well as possible.
Recreation in water parks, no doubt, will drive away tiredness and bad mood; it will help both children and adults to revive for a long time with the positive energy.
Regulations in water centers in Finland
You should stick to certain rules in water centers in order to avoid any troubles:
- you should take a shower before entering the pool;
- you should use a special cap in order not to wet the head;
- you should steam in the sauna and Turkish bath without a bathing suit, sitting on special napkins;
- children should attend the sauna only with their parents;
- you should take the key from the shelf with your things and to link it to a bathing suit, or to your hand, or leg);
- you should use special electronic bracelets;
- you should not jump into a pool from the side and the children shouldn’t be naughty (there are special warm pools for children);
- you should comply with instructions for using the water attractions;
- you can rent a towel, a bathing suit, a bathrobe, you can use a hair dryer free of charge;
- there are special taps for disinfecting feet;
- you should use the services of reception on different questions.
The variety of water parks in Finland
The variety of water parks in Finland will meet the needs of people of different age, status and temperament. Each water park will please its visitors with something original, unforgettable.
Water park “Serena”
“Serena” is the largest year-round water park in Europe. It has a tropical climate. There are wonderful opportunities for family recreation and fun for children and adults. Water park “Serena” is situated in Espoo, near the capital of Finland - Helsinki (at the distance of 23 km from the center).
“Serena” is built on a rock (partly - inside), which is surrounded by pine forest.
You’ll have lasting impressions of indoor heated swimming pool area - about 2000 sq. m and 3000 sq. m as well as of “Wild Stream”, which is 140 m across the whole territory of the park. There is an attraction for bold spirits - grooved trigger “Black Hole” with the lovely light, sound and visual effects.
There are 7 pools, “Dead Sea” with 25% of salt, the pool with waves (height 90 cm), children’s pools, “Aquatubik” (45m), cave saunas, Turkish bath, waterfalls, water massage, jacuzzi, multi-gym with modern fitness machines as well as bars, restaurants and shops at your service in this water park.
You’ll also find “Serena Ski” opposite the water park: 5 ski slopes, a place for snowboarding.
Your visit to water park “Serena” will remain in your memory as a real adventure.
Water park “Fontanella”
Many-sided water centre “Fontanella” in Siyliniyarvi will provide the visitors caressing summer warmth all year round.
There are 10 different pools at the water department, which include a therapeutic pool and a pool with wave effect, swimming pool-cave with relaxing son of lumiere and jacuzzi, 25-meter racing pool and 90-meter slide, which has a tunnel with lighting effects, children’s pool with fun fountains in the form of animals, etc.
At visitor’s service are the rock for climbing, cafe-bar with healing light, various saunas, solarium, aqua aerobics and gymnastics.
There are also different sports facilities: gyms, bowling, squash courts, etc.
Cafe-restaurant “Fontys” with cozy and bright atmosphere will offer you various menu.
You’ll be also able to have an active rest at the ski center “Kasurila”.
Water park “Kesiamaa”
Water park “Kesiamaa” is a kind of “summer country” with excellent opportunities for family recreation.
You’ll find the following attractions there: 7 water slides, heated swimming pool, artificial reservoirs for boating canoeing, climbing obstacles, trampoline, mini-golf, etc.
There are children’s rooms, cafes, shops and other services.
Water park of Aalto Alvaro
Water park of Aalto Alvaro is in the heart of Jyvaskyla. This is one of the largest water parks in Finland.
It offers the following services:
- swimming pools (25m and 50m),
- water slides,
- artificial waves and rapids,
- spring-boards for jumping (5m and 10m),
- children's pool,
- fitness and gyms,
- rental agency,
Water park “Mariebad”
The Aland Islands can offer you a good alternative to sea bathing - water park “Mariebad” in Mariehamn.
You’ll be able to swim in the outdoor pool, to revel on the sandy beach in summer, to try out various water massages, to have a lot of fun on the water slide, to enjoy the fountains, etc.
Water park Spa “Poukama”
You’ll have a good time in Kemijarvi at the SPA water park “Poukama”.
At your service are: large swimming pool with 5 lanes, 3 children’s pools, 30-metre water slide, therapeutic pool with hydro massage and Charcot’s douche, 4 saunas and a Turkish bath, massage room, 2 gyms, 2 tennis courts.