Activities for children, youth and families during Winter Break in Kouvola

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The city of Kouvola offers a diverse range of activities for children, youth, and families spending their winter break in week 9.

Family Morning Events and Outdoor Activities

  • The Kuovi perhepuisto (Kuovi family park) is open to all families on Monday, Tuesday, and Friday from 9 am to 4 pm, and on Thursday from 9 am to 6 pm.
  • Father and Child Evening at Kuovi on Wednesdays from 5 pm to 6:30 pm.
  • Family morning events at Naukio Daycare Center, Keltakangas Family Center, and Valkeala Daycare Center, along with outdoor activities with the family at Keltakangas, Kuovi Family Park, Koria Pioneer Park, and Vataja Park.

For detailed schedules and programs, visit the Early Childhood Education website, Facebook, and Instagram.

Big Game Day at NuortenPaikka and main library on Tuesday, February 27th

  • Role-playing trial runs from 1 pm to 3 pm at the main library’s MediaHouse (Medimaja). Limited to the first five participants. No prior experience in role-playing required. ”Thieves of Earfell” is a short adventure using Dungeons and Dragons 5th edition rules.
  • Retrogaming and gaming competition from 1 pm to 6 pm. Remember the first Super Mario or Donkey Kong? Come try retro games and participate in the gaming competition. The winner of the day will be rewarded.
  • Board gaming from 1:30 pm to 6 pm at NuPa NuortenPaikka YouthSpot (Kouvolankatu 28). Volunteers will be present to play games together, and games will be chosen collectively without the need to know the rules beforehand.
  • Pokemon card games from 4 pm to 6 pm at NuPa NuortenPaikka YouthSpot. The card games will be facilitated by the Paketti group.

More information: Talviloman pelipäivä NuPalla ja Mediamajalla (

Lego Clubs at Libraries

Lego building inspired by Kirsi Kunnas’s poems alone, with a friend, with a parent, or as a whole family. No advance registration required.

Movie Night at the Main Library on Thursday, February 29, 2024

Barbie movie (2023) at Kouvolan Main Library’s auditorium on Thursday, February 29th, at 5 pm. Directed by Greta Gerwig. Duration 1 hr 54 min. Subtitled in Finnish. Recommended for ages 7 and up. Free entry. Movie screening – Barbie (2023) (

Joy of Movement

  • Indoor adventure course at Valkealatalo on Monday, February 26th, from 10 am to 11:30 am. Includes a versatile obstacle course and gaming area. With an adult for children under 5 years old.
  • Badminton shifts for families at Valkealatalo from February 26th to 28th. Shifts can be reserved at Valkealatalo’s sports hall on February 26th from 12 pm to 3 pm and on February 27th-28th from 9 am to 2 pm (one reservation/group). The sports hall is divided into three sections. Shifts can be reserved starting from February 19th via Children’s Sports – City of Kouvola.
  • Ball games and badminton shifts for families on Tuesday, February 27th, at Kuusankosken Urheilutalo. Shifts can be reserved at Kuusankoski Urheilutalo on February 27th from 9 am to 2 pm (one reservation/group). The sports hall is divided into three sections. Shifts can be reserved starting from February 19th via Children’s Sports – City of Kouvola.
  • FreeFriday for under 18-year-olds at swimming pools on Friday, March 1st. Under 18-year-olds can swim for free at Inkeroisten, Kuusankoski, Urheilupuisto, and Valkeala swimming pools. Opening hours Swimming Pools – City of Kouvola
  • Ice Skating! Free public skating sessions during Winter Break: Public Sessions – City of Kouvola. Outdoor ice rinks and skating rinks: Outdoor Ice Rinks – City of Kouvola
  • Skiing! Kouvola’s ski trails and trail maintenance monitoring: Trails and Tracks – City of Kouvola

More information about sports services events and Winter Break Week activities at Children’s Sports – City of Kouvola.

Activities Every Day at Youthclubs

Highlights of the youth club activities during Winter Break:

More information about the youth services program during Winter Break: Lots of fun activities during Winter Break Week! – Kouvola Youth

What is Kouvola Made of? and Other Interesting Exhibitions at Poikilo

Luolamiehen Uni – Cave Man’s Dream – musician Esa Kotilainen’s audio work plays until February 29th in the park of Kouvolatalo around artist Altti Heiskanen’s Moose sculpture, daily from 7 am to 10 pm. Soundscapes in Kouvolatalo Park – Poikilo

Stuffed Animal Night at Kouvola City Museum on Friday, February 23rd. You can bring your own stuffed animal to the museum shop on Friday from 5 pm to 6 pm, during which time admission to the art museum and city museum is free. The stuffed animals will adventure in the museum overnight and can be picked up on Saturday, February 24th, when the museum opens at 12 pm. Stuffed Animal Night at the Museum – Poikilo

What is Kouvola Made of? exhibition at Kouvola City Museum Poikilo. The exhibition invites museum visitors to reflect on their relationship with their homeland, whether it’s in Kouvola or elsewhere. What is Kouvola Made of? – Poikilo

Temporary Setting exhibition at the Poikilo Art Museum features a comprehensive body of work by Hanna Peräkylä, who was chosen as the visual artist of Kouvola for the years 2023–2025. Peräkylä’s latest works delve into the human relationship with the environment, consumption, and memory. In her recent pieces, the artist explores the definition and manipulation of landscapes, shortsighted fixes, and incompleteness. Hanna Peräkylä – Temporary Setting – Poikilo

Rest of Us at Kino-Poikilo consists of a three-part video series created by artist Leena Kela in collaboration with cinematographer Jussi Virkkumaa. These performances address the post-human era. Leena Kela – Rest of Us – Poikilo

A Secret third thing exhibition showcases paintings by Emilia Mäkelä at the KOUTA Gallery. Emilia Mäkelä – Poikilo

Sisaruskateys (Sibling Envy) exhibition features art graphics by Petra Oravakangas at the Poikilo Gallery. Admission to the Poikilo Gallery is free. Petra Oravakangas – Poikilo

Opening hours and admission fees: Poikilo Museums – Poikilo

Changes in Public Transport during Winter Break

During primary school holidays, school day bus services (routes numbered 20 and above and departures marked with ’koulp.’ on routes 1-15) will not operate. Note that vocational school holiday dates may differ from primary school holiday dates. The Kouvolan reittiopas ( route planner is up to date even on public holidays and during holiday periods.

Read the article in Finnish: Tekemistä talvilomalaisille Kouvolassa – Kouvolan kaupunki

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