Winter Magic comes again in February!
Winter Magic has been the winter event for over ten years already. It takes place during the eighth week of the year, the same time that the schools in Southwest Finland have their skiing holiday. Winter Magic (aka: Moominland Midwinter) is one of Tove Jansson’s children’s books, but also Moominworld’s winter event for families who spend their winter break holidaying in Finland or somewhere close to home.
According to the original story, Moominland Midwinter begins when Moomintroll awakes from hibernation at the wrong time and discovers the wonders of winter outside. These wonders will be available in the Moominworld Winter Magic activities, adapted depending on the weather.
“One of our specialities is the slippery snow-covered slide, which we make every year, whatever the weather,” tells Ann-Karin Koskinen, and continues:
“In some years, it has been the only sledding in the city!”
For urban kids, the Winter Magic is a great way to get to know winter nature, and with a children’s cultural twist. On Kaillo Island you have the possibility to ski on mini-skis or have a try at snowshoeing.
And even if there’s no snow, you can go and grill sausages, climb to the attic in the Moomin House, try hobby horsing with Drontti, embrace the fairy tale and breath in Turku’s archipelago in winter.
In addition to games and activities, Winter Magic offers some great theatre performances. This winter, Snork’s Park of Inventions opens its doors and entertains visitors with a puppet theatre performance, and excitement is in the air as the Witch arrives in Moominvalley.
Moominworld’s Winter Magic always seems to be gone so quickly, but don’t worry. That only means that the summer is on its way, and then you can visit Moominworld again!
Winter Magic in Moominworld 15th–23rd February.
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In cooperation with Moominworld.
Text by Liina Komi. Photo and video from Moominworld.
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