Hey Moomins! – Visiting the Moominworld

As a child my generation watched the Moomins. The Japanese style (anime) version of the Finnish Moomin cartoons was seen on TV once a week if I remember it right. Everyone had their favorite character. I think most people liked little My. A fierce and impassioned little girl who was very adventurous and loved catastrophes.

My favorite character was the Snork Maiden. She was a sensitive lady who liked nice clothes and jewellery. She was also a little moody and could change her mind in an instant.

There she is!

My son hasn’t watched the Moomins. We tried it for a couple of times but they were surprisingly scary for a three year old. We do have couple of books that we have read and they are suitable for a small child. The Moomins are, in my opinion, an essential part of Finnish children’s culture and I think it’s a shame that they are distant to my son.

Well, theme parks are always good fun anyway, so we decided to head to the Moominworld this summer. We were supposed to go there earlier this summer but had to delay. Last weekend, when we finally got there, was the last one it was open this year. (Winter is coming!)

Moomin world is a small island. They sell one or two days tickets and before I didn’t understand why anyone would pay for two days. It’s such a small place that there cannot be enough to see for two days.

But boy have they built it brilliantly! There is not much to see but there is so much to do! They have really understood what kids love. Activities! We attended Little My’s birthday party (twice since my son loved it) and went to another play.

The character’s were there to be hugged and photographed all the time and they also had a little performance going on so we could just sit and watch them do stuff for a long time. We visited the characters’ homes and there would have been activities as well but we didn’t have time to attend! We should have taken two days tickets.

Next time we go, we have to stay for two days. It was lovely!

Do you know the Moomins and who’s your favorite character?

Have a nice day!

Mannamaria


6 thoughts on “Hey Moomins! – Visiting the Moominworld

  1. Moominworld never gets boring, no-matter how many times you go! I can’t wait to go back next year. My favourite characters are Pikku Myy because she’s hilarious and a bit wicked, and Muumimamma because she’s always calm in crisis πŸ™‚

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  2. Sounds like a fun place to take kids! We’ll definitely be visiting these kind of theme parks with our boys in a few years πŸ™‚ Would you say your 3-y.o. was able to enjoy all of it, I mean for what age is it a suitable place to visit? (Since I have no idea about kids’ ages and interests, I always have to ask!) As for the Moomins, I missed out on all the fun because I lived abroad as a child and when we moved to Finland I was already too old (9) to get interested in them… too bad!

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