• Children’s event

Children's Weekend

  • Industrial design and products
  • Architecture
  • Interior
  • Fashion and textile design
Sep 16, Sat 10:00-16:00
Sep 17, Sun 10:00-16:00
Sörnäisten rantatie 22
Event type
Free Admission
Accessibility for all

This popular family event is celebrating its 5th anniversary. It presents an experiential mini world where kids can experience design and architecture through various workshops. Space design for the birthday party is provided by designer Tero Kuitunen.

Visitors can try out the work of a designer from an architect’s, interior designer’s and even an astronaut’s perspective! This year’s new offerings include a larger Little Market and interesting talks with themes such as fashion for kids, children’s Helsinki and vegetarian food.

Programme on Saturday and Sunday, 16-17 September at 10 am-4 pm

Cabin Interior Workshop
Experience Workshop
Pop-up National Museum
Let’s Build a Space with HEI Schools
Giant’s Chandelier
Hoksaus Science
LEGO Architecture Workshop
Design Kiddie Academy Workshops
Little Astronauts’ workshop
Moving Image Animation Workshop
Feltive workshop
Pop-up Playground – Playing and Celebrating!
Moomin Fairytales by Mumin Kaffe
Q&A Talks Unfortunately the discussions for Sunday are cancelled.

Little Market
Little Market is organized as part of the Children’s Weekend for the fourth time. The event gathers together interesting Finnish and international design brands to sell their new collections of children’s clothing designs and small interior items. Read more about the brands on event page.

Food will be served by:
Mumin Kaffe
Kolmen kaverin jäätelö

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

The satellite event Habi Kids will be held from 13 to 17 September at Messukeskus. Carried out in cooperation with Habitare and SuoMu, the Finnish Association of Design Learning, this area will focus on future schools and learning. Read more about Habi Kids’ programme.

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