Experience an adventurous forest trip with children!
The Korpijärvi area is a great forest trip destination with children!
In our lake area there are plenty of uninhabited forest areas and different habitats where you can get to know the diversity of Finnish nature with children. We therefore recommend an adventurous forest trip for all families!
You can explore the nearby birds on the shores of Lake Korpijärvi. You can also visit the Lainjärvi Bird Tower, which is located less than a half hour away from Lake Korpijärvi. There you can see a wide variety of bird species.
Remember to visit the swans living in Tommolansalmi in the summer, but don’t bother them!
What can you do with children in the forest?
If you are interested in a forest trip with children, but you don’t find what you can do in the forest, you can find tips on the following pages:
NatureGate enables you to find fascinating information about hundreds of wild species together with thousands of superb images captured by top photographers.
If you see a special plant, butterfly, bird or fish in the wild with children, you can find it on this site.
On this page you will find a comprehensive list of birds living in Finland and photos of them. How many bird species do you see with children on a forest trip?
On this page you will find more tips on what birds live in Finnish forests.
Collect memories into a glass jar
Children in kindergarten in Finland are excited about this idea! For each child, give a glass jar of approximately 10 cm in size. Take the jars for the excursion into the woods. The child can collect things from the forest, such as rocks, pine cones, etc., into the jar and make their own setting. The can can be taken home as a memory.
Find constellations from the night sky
The Korpijärvi area is one of the few areas in Southern Finland that has almost no light pollution. The nearest big cities are dozens of kilometers away from us.
This is why our Lake District is an excellent excursion destination especially for those who are interested in astronomy or starry photography. And you don’t even have to go to the woods for the excursion, but you can watch the stars on a dark night and night in the yard of your holiday home.
There is no need for any equipment for starry sighting with children – you only need a map of the star sky that you can download online. However, the use of binoculars makes it easier to monitor the sky.
If chilren don’t have enough patience to search for stars with the naked eye, it is advisable to install one of the star apps available free of charge from the app stores, which makes it easier to see through the screen of the phone what the stars appear in the sky. This is usually a more pleasant way for kids to study constellations when the application shows directly what stars appear in the sky.