How to Moominize your day – A collection of fun activities to do both online and offline

Looking for something fun to do? We collected a list of Moominous things to do both online and offline all around the world!

If you want to learn more about Tove Jansson or dive into the magical world of Moomins, look no further. Our compilation of interesting articles, videos and activities has something for everyone, no matter where in the world you’re located!

Get inspired by Tove Jansson


Letters from Tove is a profound and inspiring way to get to know the real Tove Jansson. The book comprises a hundred and sixty letters from the Tove Jansson archives – letters that she sent to her family, closest friends and lovers over the course of fifty years.

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Tove Festival, a festival celebrating the life and work of Tove Jansson, has been organized in Stockholm, Helsinki, Reykjavik and Tampere. The discussions have varied from Tove Jansson’s bilingualism in text and picture to the impact she has had on Finnish society. Grab some snacks and tune in on the MoominOfficial Youtube channel to find lots of interesting discussions from the festival!

Have you already seen the first fictional feature film about Tove Jansson, TOVE? The praised film is available in many movie rental services. In Finland, you can currently watch the film in Yle Areena (available until early February 2023), and in the UK, the film is a part of the Sea Change Film Festival together with the documentary Travels with Tove.

With The Book about Moomin, Mymble and Little My, Tove Jansson made her international breakthrough as a picture book author. Above, you can watch a mini-documentary shedding new light on the book – what a huge effort it took for Tove Jansson to create this masterpiece – fitting the story, illustrations, holes, complicated colour scheme and the limiting printing possibilities together.

Moomin exhibitions around the world

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A museum dedicated to the Moomins – yes, it’s true! The world’s only Moomin Museum is located in Tampere, Helsinki. The current temporary exhibition, From Tove’s Bookshelf, shows the creator of the Moomins as a reader. Many first editions of Moomin books with personal dedications and other rarities from Moomin Jansson’s bookshelves are also displayed in the exhibition.

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If you’re visiting Tampere, check out also the Light Gallery, bringing Tove Jansson’s original illustrations from Moominland Midwinter (1957) to the walls of buildings in the city centre. The exhibition is part of the Tampere Festival of Light, celebrating the darkest season of the year. 

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Moominvalley Park in Hanno, Japan, conveys the charm of Moomin stories in a magical way. In the park, visitors get to visit the Moominhouse, meet all their favourite characters from the beloved Moomin stories, and learn more about Tove Jansson and the Moomins in the exhibition facility. Find more information about the park on its webpage!

Moomin fans in Japan will also be delighted by the new touring exhibition Convivial Life at Moomin’s Table, showcasing the feasts, dinners and foods the Moomins enjoy. The exhibition is currently on display in the Toyama Glass Art Museum

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Funny’s äventyr in Malmö, Sweden is a fun, warm-spirited and adventurous cultural house for children. In the fairytale world, visitors get to visit the Moominhouse, search for the Groke and give a hug to Moomintroll. Spend a magical day together with the entire family in the wonderful cultural house!

Fun for the whole family

The animation series Moominvalley’s third season brings the beloved Moomins and friends back to our screens for more fun and adventure. All of the episodes are now available in the UK (Sky’s NOW TV and Sky Kids) and Finland (Yle Areena). The drama fantasy series is full of life and laughter for lifelong Moomin fans and complete newcomers alike. Perfect for watching together with the entire family!

There’s even more to watch: did you know that the 90’s animation series Moomin can be watched on our YouTube channel in several countries? Check the MoominOfficial YouTube channel to see if the series is available in your country, and if not, don’t worry – the channel is filled with a lot of exciting content related to the beloved inhabitants of Moominvalley!

Sometimes the best activity is taking a moment for yourself. When you want to dive into a good book, the children can spend time doing fun colouring tasks and other activities found on our inspiration page!

Have you ever been to a Moomin theatre play? Now might be your chance: there are currently several Moominous theatre plays staged all over Europe. Check out our compilation article with Moominous theatre shows to find out more!

The Moomin Shops around the world offer a Moomin shopping experience like no other! The magical shops are filled with Moominous items for all ages. Check out the locations of all Moomin Shops here and enjoy a magical day surrounded by all your favourite characters.

Have a Moominous week! ♥