• Children’s event

HDW Children's Design Weekend

  • Industrial design and products
  • Architecture
  • Interior
  • Sustainability
Sep 12, Sat 11:00-16:00
Sep 13, Sun 11:00-16:00
Olympiastadion, Hammarskjöldintie
Event type
Free Admission
Accessibility for all

Please register for the event beforehand to help us make the Children’s Design Weekend as safe as possible.

Get a free pass to the event by registering.

Children are HDW’s guests of honour at the Olympic Stadium. Entrance is free to the Children’s Design Weekend, which will feature a route designed by design duo Anna van der Lei and Kristos Mavrostomos around the famous green of the Olympic Stadium.

Dreams come true and records are broken at the Olympic Stadium. But how fast can we run? And how high can we jump? The Children’s Design Weekend invites kids to learn about the historic stadium in unexpected ways. The event combines sports and art, allowing kids to have fun while learning new things.

There’s plenty of fun activities for the smaller ones to attend at the Children’s Design Weekend. Experience the joy of hurdling on a red stadium running track, feel the olympic atmosphere in a design event and see how fast you can run compared to Usain Bolt.

On the second weekend of Helsinki Design Week, we’ll be celebrating kids as our heroes. Each of them deserves a medal, and after the round they’ll get to make their own medal and pose with the medals on the podium.

The event is suitable for children of all ages.


We’re hoping to organize a safe event for everyone visiting. We will limit the amount of visitors at the stadium at one time, and there will be plenty of room to keep a safe distance from other visitors.

Here’s how you can visit our events safely.

Please register for the event beforehand to help us make the Children’s Design Weekend as safe as possible. Get a free pass to the event by registering here.


The entrance to the event is located on the Hammarskjöldintie’s side of the building.

Participating remotely

Can’t make it to Children’s Design Weekend this time? You can download a task to do at home from here HDW_LDV_Studiofinna_Kotona tulostettavat A4 pokaalit_englanti. All you need is a printer and a pair of scissors. You cut the shape from the cardboard, fold, tape and decorate it as you like. 

Adults can be encouraged to reflect on child’s strengths by discussing them with appreciation and seriousness. Success can be celebrated with the trophy in hand. The trophy has been made in collaboration with the Design Academy’s (Designakatemia) designer Hanna-Kaarina Heikkilä.

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