A friend gave us a family pass to Moomin World recently and when 5 euro tickets to Turku came on sale we decided to grab that train and have a weekend away.
We stayed in Naantali, a seaside town just out of Turku and home to Moomin World.
Naantali was looking very pretty this summer and we enjoyed eating by the water and wandering through the Old Town.
As well as the wooden shops and cafes, there’s also a beautiful old church. There was a funeral on however and when we went to go in later it was closed.
(I’m still not sure if these are nuns or women on their way to a fancy dress party).
Moomin World itself is a short walk from the Old Town, over a bridge and housed on a small island.
The Moomin family and friends are characters from books written by Tove Jansson and are much-loved in Finland and beyond.
At Moomin World you’ll find all the characters from the books as well as the police station and various homes.
We wandered through three stories of the Moomin family home, sitting on Moomin’s bed and peeking in their cupboards.
If you’re thinking of visiting Naantali or Moomin World, you’ll want to plan your trip as both are only really open during the summer.
But for Moomin fans it’s definitely worth a visit. There are various scenes recreated around the island with characters you can interact with.
We are not that familiar with the stories yet to be honest but I’m sure we soon will be. After meeting and hugging him, Miko told me quietly, ‘Moomin loves me.’