Leisure in Vantaa
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Vantaa Adult Education Centre (Vantaan Aikuisopisto) provides opportunities for arts, crafts, cooking and dance, for instance. You can also study languages there.
There are two cultural facilities in Vantaa: Martinus Concert Hall and the multipurpose centre Myyrmäki House. In addition, Multipurpose Centre LUMO organises a wealth of events.
The Vernissa cultural centre for children and young people, the Pessi children’s art centre and the Toteemi children’s art centre hold cultural events for children.
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Vantaa has more than ten libraries and two mobile libraries. At the library, you can borrow books, newspapers, magazines, music, films, games and much more. There are books and other materials in several languages. You can also use computers at libraries. Some libraries also organise Finnish discussion groups for people who have moved to Finland.
Vantaa’s libraries are part of the HelMet library service of the metropolitan area. This means that you can use the same library card at the city libraries of Vantaa, Espoo, Kaunianen and Helsinki.
The main library of Helsinki in Pasila is a Multilingual Library. It features books in over 60 languages. If you have a HelMet library card, you can also borrow books from the Multilingual Library.
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Sports and exercise
There are five municipal indoor swimming pools in Vantaa. In the indoor swimming pools, you can engage in various water sports. In addition to swimming and aquajogging, you can take part in water aerobics, for example.
Vantaa has several sports halls and fields, as well as other locations and facilities for various sports. On the exercise tracks, you can run in the summer and ski in the winter.
Recreation in nature
Vantaa has a lot of hiking paths and nature trails. You can enjoy nature at, for example, the Petikko recreational area. The Kuusijärvi outdoor recreation area also provides access to the trail of the Sipoonkorpi National Park.
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You can fish in the fishing areas of the city of Vantaa on the Vantaanjoki and Keravanjoki rivers and on the Gulf of Finland.
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Theatre and cinema
Vantaa has several professional and amateur theatres. The Tikkurila Theatre and Circus School, which offers basic art education, also operates at a theatre. Visit the theatres’ websites for more information and versatile repertoire.
There are three cinemas in Vantaa. Visit the cinemas’ websites for information on the films that are shown currently. In addition, the City of Vantaa organises film screenings.
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There are several museums in Vantaa. The City Museum presents the history of Vantaa. Vantaa Art Museum hosts varying exhibitions of domestic and foreign contemporary art.
Information on other museums is available on the City of Vantaa website.
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Hobbies for children and young people
Vantaa is home to many educational institutes that provide basic art education to children and young people. The various forms of art covered include music, visual arts, dance, theatre circus, literary arts, crafts and architecture.
The city’s youth facilities are open to all young people between 10 and 17 years of age.
The Sports for Everyone project (Sporttia kaikille -hanke) organises sports clubs, tournaments and camps for children and young people with immigrant background.
Associations and sports clubs organise plenty of activities for young people.
More information is provided on the website of the City of Vantaa.
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Hobbies for the elderly
If you are 70 years old or over and Vantaa is your municipality of residence, you can use the city’s swimming pools and gyms free of charge with a Sports Card (Sporttikortti). You can apply for the card free of charge at Vantaa Info. Take along an identity document and a photo when applying.
Counselling for senior citizens (seniorineuvonta) provides information about the activities and services for senior citizens offered by associations, companies and the city.
Counselling for senior citizens
Tel.: 09 8392 4202
A variety of associations focusing on areas such as culture and sports operate in Vantaa. These associations organise a variety of club and hobby activities, excursions and different events. More information is provided on the website of the City of Vantaa.
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