Check out the area’s animal friends in the parks
There are several wildlife parks in the Kuopio area where you can get to know the typical pets and farm animals in the area. The oldest and well-known animal park in Kuopio is about 15 minutes drive from the center of Vehmasmäki. It is located in a beautiful old rural landscape and courtyard. The newest animal park will be opened in summer 2018 at the Rauhalahti camping site in Kuopio.
Tahko’s animal park, Tahko Farmi, is located right in the center of Tahko. Small animal friends and their parents should take part in taking care and feeding of the animals together with a zoo worker. Here you can feed pigs, rabbits, alpacas, goats, sheep, and many other fascinating animals. You can come to the petting zoo without any reservation time during its opening hours and spend time with the animals. Participating in the programmes “Children on the farm” and “Animal lovers‘ club” children can enjoy a stay on a farm without their parents while Mom and Dad can have activities of their own. In “Tahko Farmi” you can ride a horse with the whole family regardless of the experience of the riders. On the farm there are children’s quad bikes and the track where kids can check their driving skills.