Winter holidays for families

Lappeenranta is a great choice for a winter holiday, for families with children. The Rauha-Tiuru area offers plenty of indoor and outdoor activities. Reindeer like it here, too! You can enjoy winter fun on the Myllymäki slope, a safe place to learn downhill skiing or enjoy a sled ride.
For indoor fun, try the adventures at HopLop or the Angry Birds Activity Park.

Indoor activities

Indoor adventure venues are a great option for those days when the weather outside is far from appealing and you need to think of something for the younger family members to do.
When this happens, it is a great idea to head out to the Angry Bird Activity Park, an indoor adventure venue in the Rauha area, next to Holiday Club Saimaa. You can find the HopLop activity park at the Family Center shopping centre.

The Cirque de Saimaa Spa at Holiday Club Saimaa

The Cirque de Saimaa Spa flirts with an amusement park and circus theme. The pools are shaped like a river bed and they include a pool for games and a diving pool, with a platform that attracts divers. There is a water slide that will dazzle your senses, as will the central piazza of the pool area, with its fountains and colourful lighting. You can join in independent water games in the games pool, where hydrobics classes also take place.

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Angry Birds Activity Park

Indoor activity and adventure venues are a great option for days when the weather is far from appealing and you need to find something for your younger family members to do. A great idea is to head out to the Angry Bird Activity Park, an indoor adventure venue in the Rauha area, next to the Holiday Club Saimaa.

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Ice-skating and skiing

You can go tour skating on natural ice, whenever ice conditions permit. Skates can be rented at Saimaa Adventures, in the Rauha area. Enthusiasts can also go skating at the ice rink in Harbour Square. You can also go skating at the weekly public skating events at Kisapuisto or the open-to-the-public sessions at the UK-Areena at Kisapuisto. Dog sled rides are offered by local activity service providers around Lappeenranta, more information is available through the following links.

Reindeer safari

You do not have to go to Lapland to experience its magic. Wild Tours and Safaris organises reindeer sledding in the Rauha area and offers the warm hospitability of a kota hut – naturally, with a Karelian touch!
You can also meet reindeer near the Lappeenranta city centre, in the beautiful setting of Karhusjärvi, known as the Substitute Lapland of Lappeenranta. Book a place on the weekend trip, at the Tourist Information.

Myllymäki Ski Resort

Myllymäki Ski Resort offers affordable ski equipment hire and ski passes. Snacks are available at the restaurant. The slope is particularly well suited for snowboarders. Excellent cross-country ski tracks also await at Myllymäki. Myllymäki is an ideal place for younger skiers, thanks to its safe slopes and size.
Sledding is a great option for the youngest family members and sledding slopes can be found at Myllymäki and in the Lappeenranta city. The embankments at the Fortress are a great place to go sledding.