Children’s Åland is made of fun and educational activities of kid’s pirate club Piratklubben and in the Family Park Smart Park. Not to mention the amazing nature experiences, fishing trips, treasure hunting, beaches and bathhouses, unfogettable encounters with animals, interactive museum visits and much more. Read more about Piratklubben and Smart Park, as well as Children’s top ten activities in Åland.
Piratklubben – kid’s pirate club
Welcome to kid’s pirate club – Piratklubben – a club for children and families who are fans of Åland. Sail in to www.piratklubben.ax, register your kids as members and let the adventure begin! As a registered member, you will receive tips about treasure hunts and news about children’s activities taking place across Åland.
The Mascot Peppi the Pirate
Peppi the Pirate is the mascot of the Piratklubben club. She is a happy and playful squirrel who once found a message in a bottle, tossed into the sea by Captain Kalixtus Karlsson Anno Domini 1795. The bottle contained a map – a treasure map. Peppi the Pirate had found the ticket to the adventure of her lifetime, a true treasure hunt! Shared joy is a double joy, and so Peppi the Pirate decided to start a club,Piratklubben, and invite all children who visit Åland to join her in the search for the treasure.
– Have you already got your treasure map of Åland? asks Peppi the Pirate.
Get your treasure map of Åland
Peppi the Pirate is almost exploding with excitement, when she talks about the club’s new website at www.piratklubben.ax and she invites all children to become members! “Just check it out and you‘ll always know if there’s a mini golf competition at sight, if I’m seeing the peacocks on the Lilla Holmen island or dancing a pirate‘s dance, playing frisbee golf, or where to go for fun activities on a rainy day.” All the children joining Piratklubben are sure to have a really good vacation in Åland with their families, with plenty of activities and events.
“An adventure a day keeps the medicine away,” says Peppi the Pirate who, by the way, loves cheese and apple juice.
Peppi the Pirate recommends
The sea is a well of treasures,“ says Peppi the Pirate. We at the Piratklubben club think that all children and their parents should go fishing together more often and, to inspire families to do so, a special Fishing Day is arranged every spring and autumn. There’s a lot to do for the whole family, from angling to learning how to clean a fish, and other activities. For more information, visit www.piratklubben.ax.
Follow in the footsteps of the pirates, and set sail for a treasure hunt! The Maritime Museum’s treasure hunt is a quiz quest; on the route, there is a mast to climb, a real liferaft, and a genuine Jolly Roger pirate flag from the 1700s. Next to the Museum, there is the Pommern, the four-masted steel barque that introduces you to a sailor’s life in the old days.
Smart Park – a park for the whole family
July 2015 witnessed the opening of the new Smart Park. The name comes from the idea that you’ll be a bit smarter after a visit to Smart Park even though you do nothing but play and enjoy your day.
“Smart Park is all about learning through play, or experiential education. We have, for example, a water playground that illustrates the battle of Bomarsund,” explains project manager Mattias Eriksson. In the traffic park, kids can drive mini trucks to take milk to the dairy and vegetables to a food factory, thus getting an idea of where our food comes from. Smart Park offers opportunities to build a sand castle, drive a Segway or a boat, pet animals, build a hut and try a round of adventure golf.
Visitors can enjoy locally made foods for a lunch or snack, but they can also bring their own and have a picnic on the green. There is an indoor experimentarium and a track with illusions to baffle your brain.
Smart Park focuses on what is unique to Åland.“We highlight the local community, history and means of livelihood. Smart Park is a place for creative and interactive experiences with an emphasis on playing,” says Mattias.