If you are visiting in winter, bundle up for the playground. The kids will want to play for hours, but it will be cold.
There are lots of stairs in the castle and it is enormous, so prepare the kids to walk a lot. You can bribe them to keep going with the playroom at the end of the tour.
In the summer, visit the castle in the morning to avoid lines and crowds. Having the castle virtually to yourself is an incredible experience. In winter there are hardly any visitors.
The castle and playground are open all year. However, summer is certainly more pleasant to be outside. Most of the castle experience is indoors so you will be comfortable. The castle has a cloakroom to drop-off large coats if needed.
Children under four are free at the museum.
Discover the Turku Castle and the Seikkailupuisto in this half-day itinerary. The castle or “Turun Linna”, as the locals call it, is a great way to entertain the kids. It is over 700 years-old with many winding halls and rooms to explore. Boredom is nowhere to be found. When finished at the Turku Castle head over to the Seikkailupuisto or “Seikkis”, also known as a child’s dream playground. This wonderland offers the most fun in Finland for kids. The sheer number of options the kids have to explore and play is astounding. It even has a mini-Turku for kids to drive through and learn traffic rules and etiquette. This fun-filled itinerary in Turku with kids won’t disappoint.