From the locations list you can see the equipment of each place. You can see the booking status of the place in the Timmi booking calendar.
From the location list you can see the equipment of each place. You can see the booking status of the place in the Timmi booking calendar.
There are many museums in Turku maintained by different authorities. The museums owned by the City of Turku are:
- Turku Castle
- the Wäinö Aaltonen Museum of Art
- the Luostarinmäki Handicrafts Museum
- the Pharmacy Museum and the Qwensel House
- the Biological Museum and
- Kurala Village of Living History.
Among the museums maintained by various foundations are, for example:
Turun kaupungin yleisurheilukentät ovat liikunta- ja virkistyspaikkoja kouluille, seuroille ja kuntalaisille.
Natural grass fields cannot be used without a reservation. Reservations are regulated to 16 hours per week in order to prevent grass abrasion. Both single and regular reservations for the artificial turf fields can be booked in the reservation planner Timmi. Night time silence at 22-07.
There are 13 natural fields in total, of which nine are standard size fields and four are for small sided games (min. 40 x 60 m).
The Finnish Adult Education Centre of Turku, owned by the City of Turku, is an education centre where you can study general, recreational and social studies. The centre is politically and ideologically independent.
The Finnish Adult Education Centre of Turku offers a large selection of high quality courses: it organises around 850–900 courses and lecture series per year.
The Sports Wonderland for Kids offers varied opportunities for sporty games and cavorting around for children ages 1-12, free of charge.
The facility features different types of equipment and gizmos for kids to exercise their natural facility for moving around under supervision, but without guidance.
In cooperation: Ilpoisten koulun vanhempainyhdistys, Runosmäen Urheilijat, Turun Jyry, Turun Nappulaliiga, Turun Pyrkivä, Turun Toverit and Turun Weikot
General customer service centres Turku-piste and Monitori provide guidance on the different types of services available in Turku. For example, services related to sports, well-being and education have their individual help desks that offer more in-depth information.
At Turku-piste, you can find information on
- the city’s services and decisions
- various other matters, including housing, construction and repairs
Monitori Joint Services functions as a joint service centre for
Beach volleyball courts are soft sand courts.
All beach volleyball courts are free of charge for everyone. Regular reservations can be applied for some of the courts and are distributed every spring. Public reservations can be made at any time during the season via Timmi reservation planner. Permissions for events must be applied for two months in advance. One must be of age in order to make reservations.
Some of the courts are in free use. All courts can be used freely if there are no reservations at the time.
There are clay, artificial lawn and asphalt surface courts for tennis players in Turku. Clay courts can be used only with reservation. Other courts can be used by anyone if they are free.
Please note that it is also possible to make reservation online. TVS-Tennis ry is responsible for the reservations of the Sports Park tennis courts.
Both public and regular reservations for the artificial turf fields can be booked in the reservation planner Timmi. When a field is free, one can play there without a reservation. Night time silence at 22-07.
There are 12 artificial turf fields in total, of which six are standard size fields and six are for small sided games (min. 40 x 60 m). The artificial turf on the fields is made of either crumb rubber or sand.
In addition to beach volleyball courts, Turku city has outdoor volleyball courts that have a stone dust surface. Usage of volleyball courts doesn't require reservation. Courts are open and free of charge for everyone.
During summertime the best places for aquatic activities are the Kupittaa Outdoor Swimming Arena and the Samppalinna Outdoor Swimming Stadium. Kupittaa is the long time favourite of families with children. Samppalinna offers excellent facilities for fitness swimmers as well.
Hey you 15-29-year-old youth or young adult!
You can come and chat with the outreach youth workers over a cup of coffee, for instance. You can talk about anything that puzzles you. Our activities are voluntary and confidential.
Contact us if…
…your plans for the future are unclear…you do not have a job or a study place…you are lonely and want something to do…filling official forms feels difficult…you just want to chat or you would like to get support in a life situation that feels difficult.
You can do self-directed aqua jogging in all indoor and outdoor swimming pools and beaches maintained by Turku City. Instructed aqua jogging is available at Impivaara Swimming Hall.
Aqua jogging belts can be borrowed free of charge in: Impivaara Swimming Centre, Petrelius Swimming Hall, Kupittaa and Samppalinna Outdoor Swimming Arenas.
You can use your own clean aqua jogging belt in indoor and outdoor swimming pools. At beaches you must have your own aqua jogging belt with you.
Hey you under 29-year-old! Would you like to try out various crafts, or do you need something to do during the day?
In the youth workshops you can try the work of:
- a furniture maker
- a painter
- a metal workshop worker
- a real estate manager
- a repairer
- a textile or craft worker
While working, you can discuss solutions to everyday challenges with the youth workers and career planners.
Contact us and come check out the youth workshops of Fendari. Here you can see real examples of handiworks!
The City of Turku maintains some sports and exercise halls where it is possible to do many kinds of sports and exercise. Some of the halls are open for both individual users as well as for groups. Some halls serve only sports and exercise clubs and their members.
The City of Turku maintains one skateboard hall and eight skateboarding places and skateparks.
City of Turku is renting and borrowing sports and leisure equipment. Fendari is borrowing equipment for outdoor use and others for sports.
NuortenTurku is an information and guidance service for those under the age of 29. You can get guidance and support from us in matters such as searching for a job or filling in various forms.
In NuortenTurku you can search for information by yourself or with help from an employee. During opening hours you can visit either with or without an appointment. You can also send your questions via email, Facebook, WhatsApp, or call us by phone.
The Impivaara Swimming Centre and the Petrelius Swimming Hall offer a wide range of opportunities for water exercise and working out in the gym. They also offer water aerobics classes and other types of organised sports. The swimming pools are closed during a part of summer, at which time it is possible to swim in the Kupittaa Outdoor Swimming Arena and the Samppalinna Outdoor Swimming Stadium.
You can see the list of all beaches in Turku. Click on the name of a beach and then "Show more" to see all the information about the beach.
Youth centres are spaces for children and teens with activities geared towards 9–18-year-olds. In these centres you can meet other young people, play games and take part in shared activities. You can also pursue your own ideas. Alcohol or drugs are not allowed at youth centres. The centres are supervised by trained youth workers.
In order to participate in the activities you will need a youth card. The card is free of charge and you can get one from any youth centre.
The City of Turku’s Recreation Division participates in the creation of a multicultural Turku by means of different activities: plays at Turku City Theatre, concerts by Turku Philharmonic Orchestra, various events arranged in the Turku City Library and exhibitions at different museums.
The City of Turku’s Recreation Division's cultural services focuses especially on the consideration of the needs of ethnical minorities, different language groups as well as immigrants.