SITUATION 1: IS IT STILL FAR AWAY?
Lappee-Jukola is easily reachable by bus from Kisapuisto (Kisakatu 9) in Lappeenranta, Technopolis bus stop on Lappeenkatu and from the Travel centre. Families get closest to the competition centre, about 1,2 kilometres walk away, by bus.
The buses are not low-floored but baby carriages and other baggage fit into the baggage compartment.
There is a toilet at the final stop. If you arrive by your own car it is advised to bring along something to drink for the walk. There is a toilet on the way to the competition centre.
SITUATION 2: NEED TO PEE AND POO IN PANTS
Jukola’s brilliant Children’s World has prepared for the smallest ones’ emergencies. There is a toilet with a diaper change station, a couple of potties and a place for a bottom wash. The Children’s World is easy to find for it is located by the incoming path right after the main gate.
If you are not a keen queuer we advise you to pack your own baby change towel, a good portion of baby wipes, trash bags and a large amount of water bottles with you. There are several points for water supply e.g. by the overpassing bridge on both sides. The water stations are marked on the area map with a water drop sign.
There are plenty of toilets behind the Jukola Shop and at a couple of other places marked on the area map.
SITUATION 3: THE BABY IS CRYING AND THE TODDLER IS ROLLING IN THE FIELD
Would food help out? If your little one demands his baby food to be heated there are several points for this in the area. Microwave ovens are found in Children’s World, Café and at the Restaurant’s left side at the food distribution.
At the café you may purchase e.g. packed juice, fruits, bread and ice-cream. Also the pie kiosks offer a nice bite. There are child-friendly pasta dishes at the restaurant but they need to be shared since special children’s portions are not available.
In mass events it is inevitable with queues. For an acute hunger freak-out it’s good to have small snacks on hand all the time.
SITUATION 4: A LOST COMPANION
In case the child suddenly gets lost in the crowd and you need help with the search please contact the information tent for passing the word over to the announcer.
SITUATION 5: WHY CAN’T I ORIENTEER HERE?
Yes, you can. On control rally everyone gets to have a try at orienteering in a real forest.
The route starts from across the Children’s World. Maps are sold for 3e in a small white tent. You may keep the map as a memory, The trail is open on Saturday at 12 a.m. – 9 p.m. and on Sunday at 9 a.m. – noon.
SITUATION 6: THERE IS NOTHING TO DO
Yes, there is. The Children’s World is filled with activities for everyone.
At the crafts point you can make your own Jukola bracelet, a pin or a cone animal. With a hobby horse you may ride the agility track and without a horse you may take a strol on the blind-fold track or do some frisbee golf.
For ball players there is an own rink with bats and balls. There is also a separate Scout World where you can get acquainted with scouting with for example a real camp fire.
For the ones willing to perform there is an Open Stage where you may present your own dance and singing as much as you can. (NB! The stage is for children mainly and is located in the Children’s World and should not be mixed with the main stage where adult dance shows may not be as wanted.)
The Children’s World is open on Saturday at 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. and on Sunday at 8 a.m. – noon.
SITUATION 7: THE SUN IS SHINING AND IT’S RAINING
In Jukola we are at the mercy of the nature. There is a limited amount for sun and rain coverage on a field environment.Bring along an adequate amount of rain gear, warm clothing and other protection for weather changes. An umbrella and a blanket help in all weather conditions. Put on your rubber boots.
To avoid parent exhaustion it is good to bring a seat cover or a camping stool along.
Text: Anu Huttunen
Edited 18.6 9:30 Corrected the times for control rally« Back