We are the number one tourist attraction
at Central Ostrobothnia.
The Toivonen Animal Park and the Peasant Museum is a great, wholesome place that people of all ages will enjoy and want to visit again and again. Please join us for a day of fun and have memories for all. Visitors are welcome to meet the charming and adorable animals while enjoying the peaceful country setting. The Toivonen Animal Park and the Peasant Museum is located in Kälviä by the main route E8, 10 kilometers from city of Kokkola.
The Toivonen Animal Park and the Peasant Museum currently consists of 50 separate buildings and more than 12 500 exhibits. Museumvillage is constantly expanding and it is being developed purposefully to share detailed information on the average Central Ostrobothnia countryside village life in the first half of the last century. During the summer season there are many interesting workshops that follow the old peasant tradition and a number of theme exhibitions.
In the museum area there is very nice playground for children and antique cars and tractors, a fantastic attraction which everyone will enjoy! We have an exhibition area of playhouses and some playhouses to play with. You can also find a playshop for children. Some of the animals in the Animal Park which you can expect to see are goats, sheeps, pigs, chickens, roosters, cats and dogs along with their babies. All animals can be found here in their traditional surroundings.
We also have a Handicraft- and Giftshop with lots of gifts to buy. The range contains products for different age groups. The opening hours of the shop are from noon to 6pm every day. You can visit this shop without paying the entrance fee to the park.