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A guide to organising a 5-year-old's birthday party

Party planning

With your five-year-old's birthday approaching, it's time to get the party planning underway! Start planning and sending out invitations well in advance so that little guests don't make other plans. Think about who your child's closest friends are and plan the invitation list together with your child.

Remember that a clear timetable helps the party to run smoothly. Decide on a start and end time, and include them in the invitation. That way, parents know when to pick up their children. For example, the party can last for two hours, which is often enough time for the energy level of young party-goers.

Choosing the venue

Choose a venue that offers entertainment and activities for all ages. indoor playground is a great option, providing a safe and weatherproof environment for your party. Make sure the venue is booked for your party to make the day special.

When choosing a venue, check what services they offer. Many places, such as indoor play parks, offer pre-packaged birthday parties that include catering and a programme. This makes it easier to organise and you can concentrate on enjoying the day with your child.

Theme and decoration

Five-year-olds love themes! Ask your child what their favourite character or hobby is and build a party theme around it. The theme can be reflected in decorations, invitation cards and even the serving dishes. Colourful balloons, tablecloths and other decorations will create a festive atmosphere.

Remember, less is often more when it comes to decoration. Too much decoration can be confusing and unnecessary, while a few thoughtful details can create just the right festive atmosphere.

Serving and treats

When planning the menu, it's a good idea to take into account the different tastes of children. Small snacks such as fruit snacks and biscuits can be provided. Remember that at indoor playground parties, the catering is often done on site, so you don't have to worry about preparing or transporting it.

The highlight of a party is often the cake. Choose your child's favourite flavour and decorate the cake to match the theme. In addition to the cake, you can also offer ice cream or other sweet treats that are perfect for active play.

Activities and games

Games and activities are the heart of birthday parties. The indoor play park has a wide range of activities, such as climbing structures and a ball pit, to keep children moving and entertained for hours. You can also organise guided games or competitions to suit the theme and age group.

Remember that games don't have to be complicated. Often simple games, like hopscotch or hide and seek, are children's favourites. You can also ask children to suggest their own favourite games, so everyone can get involved.

Remembrance and thanks

Once the party is over, it's time to remember the little guests. You can prepare small thank-you gifts related to the theme of the party. These could be small toys, stickers or treats. Thank you gifts are a nice way to end the party and give your guests something to take home.

Don't forget to thank the parents who brought their children to the party. A little note or email the next day is a lovely gesture and shows your appreciation for their time. Gratitude and good manners will make the party even more memorable.

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HopLop operates nationwide, with parks in every region from Turku to Joensuu and Helsinki to Oulu. HopLop parks also include quality family restaurants and birthday parties.

Good to knowFrom Activity Pass

The pass can only be purchased in the Leo´s Playground online shop. The Toys Pass cannot be purchased at HopLop or Leo's parks.

To purchase a pass, log in or register as a Leo's & HopLop Family member and add the child for whom Pass is being purchased. The Pass you purchase will be available for the duration of the validity period through your Family account.

When you buy a pass, you register as a member of the Leo's & HopLop Family. The Pass you purchase will be available for the duration of your Family account.

A limited number of passes are on sale. The promotional offer will expire on 7.4.2024 at the latest. There is only a limited number of Touhupasses available, in which case they may be sold out and the promotion will expire before 7.4.2024.

Yes, Pass is personal and is marked for a specific child.

Yes, Pass includes admission for two adults.

You can buy more than one pass but you must buy one Pass at a time, as Pass is always registered for a specific child.

Pass is valid until 23.6.2024. The sooner you buy, the more adventures you can have!

The Touhupass is valid in all Leo's and HopLop parks in Finland. If you wish to use the pass in Leo´s Playgrounds in other countries, please contact Customer Service at hello@leosleikkimaa.fi or info@hoplop.fi

With a Pass you can have as many adventures as you like during the period of validity of your pass. It is advisable to book your playtime well in advance. One playtime per day. The pass cannot be used to pay for birthdays, outings or group events.

On the first visit, a photo of the child will be taken in the park and attached to the passport to ensure identification. Pass is personal and the child must be prepared to show proof of identity on each adventure (a Kela card is sufficient proof).
The QR code on the passport must be displayed via the Family account when entering the adventure. A screenshot of the passport is not sufficient.

The Toys in a Bag includes one free plastic parallel card on request. To obtain a plastic card, a valid Pass must be shown on the Family account at the park's cashier. A photocopy of the passport is not sufficient.
The parallel card will allow the child to come and play without having to show the passport separately through the Family Account.

We recommend making a playtime booking. Remember to log in to your Family account to use your pass.

Book your HopLop playtime in advance via the booking form. Finalise your booking by clicking on the "Use my Activity Pass" button.

Arrive at the park and show your reservation at the cashier, as well as your Toys & Games pass from your Leo's & HopLop Family account. The Activity Pass must be shown directly from your account, a screenshot of the pass is not sufficient. Other children and adults included in the reservation are eligible for a discounted online admission price.

Leo's and HopLop have the right to cancel Pass, if the user repeatedly behaves in a disruptive manner or does not comply with the park's operating rules, or if Passa is misused. 

Customer service will help you at hello@leosleikkimaa.fi or info@hoplop.fi

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Arrival instructions

  1. Drive to Fredikanterassi 1, 00520 Helsinki
  2. Park on floor P4.
  3. If you are on the second floor, take the lift to floor P4
  4. Find the pink area (the columns) and look for the glass door that says DOWN UNDER.
  5. Enter through the glass doors, turn immediately left. Walk to the end of the corridor and through the door.
  6. You are now on the P4 floor on the top deck. You can access the park either by the lift on the right or by the Hoplop door down the stairs.
  7. Welcome!

Option 1: Follow the yellow DOWN UNDER signs hanging from the ceiling, which will lead you to your destination. Note that not all lifts stop on all floors. Maps in the mall will help you find the lifts and the route.

Option 2: On arrival at Tripla from the train station, there is an information desk on floor 4 where you can ask for advice. 

Option 3: Take the lifts in the shopping centre to floor P4 (parking garage). Follow the yellow DOWN UNDER signs and the signs on the ceiling until you see the HOPLOP signs. Follow the signs to the park. This is a completely FREE option for entering the park.

Option 4: MINITRIPLA is located on the second floor of the shopping centre. From there, a DOWN UNDER signposted route runs along the corridor to the lifts that take you directly to the park (the lifts are timed, and only go to floor P6 when the park is open). 

Option 1: Follow the yellow DOWN UNDER signs hanging from the ceiling, which will lead you to your destination. Note that not all lifts stop on all floors. Maps in the mall will help you find the lifts and the route.

Option 2: On arrival at Tripla from the train station, there is an information desk on floor 4 where you can ask for advice. 

Option 3: Take the lifts in the shopping centre to floor P4 (parking garage). Follow the yellow DOWN UNDER signs and the signs on the ceiling until you see the HOPLOP signs. Follow the signs to the park. This is a completely FREE option for entering the park.

Option 4: MINITRIPLA is located on the second floor of the shopping centre. From there, a DOWN UNDER signposted route runs along the corridor to the lifts that take you directly to the park (the lifts are timed, and only go to floor P6 when the park is open). 

 

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Gift for a hero: your very own Monthly pass!

When you book a birthday party between 16.4.-26.5.2024, you will receive a monthly pass as a gift for your hero. The pass can be collected from the park on the day of the celebration, which is also the start of the month's play time. Pass The pass is linked to the Family account of the reserver.

Yes, Pass is personal and is marked for the birthday hero.

With a Pass you can have as many adventures as you like during the period of validity of your pass. It is advisable to book your playtime well in advance. One playtime per day. The pass cannot be used to pay for birthdays, outings or group events.

Pass is valid in all Leo's and HopLop parks in Finland. If you wish to use the pass in Leo´s Playgrounds in other countries, please contact Customer Service at hello@leosleikkimaa.fi or info@hoplop.fi

With a Pass you can have as many adventures as you like during the period of validity of your pass. It is advisable to book your playtime well in advance. One playtime per day. The pass cannot be used to pay for birthdays, outings or group events.

We recommend making a playtime booking. Remember to log in to your Family account to use your pass.
Book your playtime in advance via the appointment form. Finalise your booking by clicking on the "Use passport" button.
 
Arrive at the park and show your reservation to the cashier, and your passport from your Leo's & HopLop Family account. Pass must be shown directly from your account, a screenshot of your passport is not sufficient. Other children and adults included in the reservation are eligible for a discounted online admission price.
Leo's and HopLop have the right to revoke Pass if the user repeatedly behaves in a disruptive manner or does not comply with the park's rules of operation or if the pass is misused. 
 
Customer service will help you at hello@leosleikkimaa.fi or info@hoplop.fi