HDW Children's Weekend

Kattilahalli, Sörnäisten rantatie 22
The event is accessible for all


Aino Huovio

Activities and workshops for young designers!

Eppu moves into a new house. What are new neighbours and their wonderful worlds like? What on earth does a designer do?

During Helsinki Design Week’s Children’s Weekend, in the former boiler hall (Kattilahalli) in Suvilahti, children can peek into Jenni Erkintalo and Reka Kiraly’s book 'House Behind the Corner' that creates a framework of spatial architecture. There are plenty of workshops and chores in sight for little designers.  Find bargains at the Little Market sales event throughout the weekend. 

Come and see what kind of a garden have Kielo and Kuutti von Luomu created and what kind of a huge weave Granny Edna Virta-Berg as knitted. 

Programme on Saturday and Sunday 10 am-4 pm

Build your own LEGO home!
Boat Game
Experience Workshop Math&Art Playground
Painting Workshop
Pop Up National Museum
Oh for Bug's Sake - illustration workshop for a bug-related product family
Art Space for Babies
Design Kiddie Academy - Workshop on courage (only on Saturday)
Design Kiddie Academy - Workshop on friendship (only on Sunday)
Pop up Playground - There is always time for the play 
Animation Film Workshop (Sat 12 pm-4 pm, Sun 12 pm-3 pm)
Little Market

You will find Moko Market CafePuurola and Chéz Sebastien Finland at the event.


The partner for the event is LEGO.
Spatial design has been designed in collaboration with De-Mill

The programme will be updated during the summer.

N.B.! For safety reasons and to avoid blocking the walking lanes, buggies and prams cannot be brought inside the Kattilahalli building.


Habi Kids is a Children's Weekend's satellite event at the Habitare fair. Organized for the first time, Habi Kids will be held 7-11 September. Read more here.

Product design
Architecture and urban planning
Fashion and accessories
Textile design
Graphic design and illustration
Children's event