Summer season of Håkansböle to open on 20 May



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The event Springtime at the Manor (Kartanon kevät), which has already become a cherished tradition, will be held in Håkansböle on Saturday, 20 May at 11.-16.30.

The event offers activities suitable for all ages all around the manor grounds throughout the day. This year, the programme showcases living heritage, which is also the theme for the 2023 European Heritage Days.

“The children’s programme includes activities such as pony riding, story times and yard games. The City Museum’s brand new Pikkutalli Farm Chores Exhibition is also aimed at families with children. Even our mascot, Chiro, has promised to attend the event,” says Maiju Hautamäki, Project Coordinator at the City Museum, who is producing the event.  

For a more adult audience, Springtime at the Manor offers small-scale park concerts, workshops, lectures and guided tours. The day ends with singalong led by Mikko Alatalo and a traditional open-air dance. During the day, all the buildings on the grounds will be open, with the exception of the main building which is being prepared for renovation. This means that if it happens to rain, you can also spend time indoors. 

Hautamäki describes the event as cheerful and relaxed. “Since the opening of the park in 2011, Springtime at the Manor has been held almost every year. However, each year we try to come up with something new for the event.”  

The main organiser of the event is Håkansbölen kartanon kummit ry. In addition to Kartanon kummit, the contributors of the event include the Vantaa City Museum, the Children’s Cultural Centre Pyykkitupa and the café-restaurant Håkans. The performers are mainly Vantaa-based associations and city operators.  

The event is free of charge and the programme does not require any advance registration. The more detailed schedule for Springtime at the Manor and further information. 

The wide range of summer season activities in the Håkansböle manor area will continue until early autumn. You can learn more about the area and the summer programme at