In English

The Mannerheim League for Child Welfare is a national non-governmental organization that promotes the wellbeing of children and of families with children, increases respect for childhood and seeks to make it more visible, and sees that children's views are taken into account in public decision-making. The Mannerheim League is the largest child welfare organization in Finland with its 93 000 members and 565 local associations throughout the country. Read more about the Mannerheim league. 

The Mannerheim League for Child Welfare´s association in Ikaalinen is a reliable, reputable and responsive local actor. We aim to influence the well-being of families by co-operating actively with the municipality. The association has an open culture where all who are interested can bring out ideas for activities and take part in implementing them.  New active members are welcome to join the association.

The decision making and operating system of the association is quick and efficient. The association has a very stable and professionally run management and finances. Co-operation with the city, local schools, church and other associations works well.

The Ikaalinen association focuses on organizing recreational activities for pre-school children and peer support activities for parents with small children. We offer short term child care services both as mediated service and sold service of the association. Activities that are targeted for pre-school children are versatile and popular: handicraft clubs, sports clubs, concerts etc. Our three family cafes are operating very actively and they are popular meeting places for parents with small children. We also organize a variety of events such as flea markets and theme lectures such as first aid lectures, as well as support projects that are related to the well-being and health of children, young people and families. 

Contact information


Come meet us and other parents face-to-face at our Family café´s! They are held every week at our own club premises called "Peukaloinen", which is located at Oikotie 2-4 in Ikaalinen centre. Morning cafe is on Tuesdays at 9.30-12. The café´s are held every week. 

The Family café´s are open meeting places for parents and children. Children can play together while parents can talk and enjoy coffee or tea. There is also some snack available and you can also bring your own food. The price for the servings is one euro. 

You can contact us via email: mll.ikaalinen(a)

There are many clubs and activities available for children and families at Ikaalinen area!

MLL Ikaalinen can also be found in Facebook