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Residential parks provide guided outdoor and indoor activities. Residential parks are meant for children of all ages and their guardians.
Parents can make requests and develop the content of the activities together with the personnel. The activities include, for instance, free socializing and playing, arts and crafts, music, exercise, and trips. The residential parks publish more detailed weekly and monthly programs at vantaa.fi and on the bulletin boards in parks.
Small children can participate in the activities with their guardian or childminder. Some of the residential parks are closed during the summer, at least for July.
Open early childhood education and care activities are intended especially for children who are in home care. Many types of activities support the well-being of children and families at open day-care centres and playgrounds and in clubs.
Clubs offer instructor-led and goal-oriented activities. Play, outdoor activities and spending time together in a safe environment are emphasised. For example, the children may be offered clubs focusing on exercise, cultural activities or nature study. In family clubs, the parents may also participate.
In addition to municipalities, actors such as parishes and NGOs organise clubs, camps and other activities for children and their parents. Some of these are intended for the whole family.