Children’s Design Week

The new Children’s Design Week provides children with a creative program and promotes design education and the knowledge of the built environment. Events will take place during Helsinki Design Week from 6 to 16 September 2018.

The main event venues for the Children’s Design Week are the Helsinki City Museum, the City Hall and Kattilahalli in Suvilahti. In addition, there is plenty to do around Helsinki as the children’s program is organized around the city, together with children’s event organizers.

HDW Children’s Design Week pre-events 12 to 20 June

Children’s Design Week is organized during Helsinki Design Week from 6 to 16 September 2018. However, kids don’t need to wait until September to participate in fun events because there’ll be pre-events organized starting mid-June.

These events start on the Helsinki Day on 12 June. There’s a workshop in the lobby of the Helsinki City Hall to build trees and animal vehicles for the Magic Forest together with artist Leena Kisonen. Pre-events continue around Helsinki playgrounds during the summer, offering a more comprehensive design programme for families with children also outside the inner city.

You’re welcome to join!


Tuesday 12 June 2018, the lobby of the Helsinki City Hall.
at 9.30–12.00,
See complete programme at

Thursday 14 June 2018, Leikkipuisto Lahnalahti (Lauttasaarentie 40–42)
at 10.00–11.30 and 13.00–14.30

Friday 15 June 2018, Leikkipuisto Viiri (Herukkakuja 3)
at 10.00–11.30 and 13.00–14.30

Tuesday 19 June 2018, Leikkipuisto Iso-Antti (Valkovuokonpolku 20)
at 10.00–11.30 and 13.00–14.30

Wednesday 20 June 2018, Leikkipuisto Nurkka (Nurkkatie 2)
at 10.00–11.30 and 13.00–14.30

See more information here.

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Children’s Design Week in September

Children’s Design Week at Helsinki City Museum

The Children’s Design Week takes over the Helsinki City Museum where is plenty to do for the family’s little ones for a whole week. Children can experience design and architecture in different workshops.

See all children’s events at the Helsinki City Museum here.

Children’s Design Week at the City Hall

The City Hall, children reflect on how urban people promote different lifestyles in urban communities. Through phenomenal learning, we also get into the history of school meals and especially the future.

Children’s weekend in Kattilahalli in Suvilahti

The high point of HDW Children’s Design Week is the Children’s Weekend family event organized at Kattilahalli in Suvilahti on 15 and 16 September.

During the weekend, Kattilahalli turns into a Magic Forest created by illustrator Leena Kisonen, which allows adventures in various workshops with different animals.

See the full program for children’s weekend here.

Little Market in Kattilahalli in Suvilahti 

In addition to workshops, Finnish and international kids’ clothing brands have their collections on sale at the Little Market.

The Little Market sales event is organized for the fifth time as part of the Children’s Weekend. In this event, Finnish and international kids’ clothing brands sell their new autumn collections. VIMMA’s new #bebrave prints will be available to see and buy for the first time at the Little Market.

Learn about all of the vendors here.

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