Families with children in front of the music stage.
Photo: Camilla Hanhirova.

Children’s festival

World Village Festival is a free festival for the entire family. The children’s programme at the Kids’ Corner runs throughout the festival weekend, but other parts of the festival are also suitable for our youngest visitors.

Families with children have come to love the various workshops held at the Kids’ Corner. The children’s area has featured composting workshops, dollhouse remodelling and dance and music from numerous different cultures. In addition to the programme of the children’s area, the festival’s main stage features a large children’s concert every year.

Kids in a musical workshop.

Kids’ Corner

Different kinds of interesting workshops will be arranged in the Kid’s Corner tent throughout the weekend. Prams may not be taken inside the tent for reasons of fire safety. Visitors with wheelchairs are of course welcome and the security staff at the area will be happy to help with arrangements in the tent, if necessary.

The area includes an accessible toilet with a changing station and free parking for prams. The pram parking area is not monitored, however, so the festival will not take responsibility for lost property.

In addition to the programme, interesting exhibitor stands and food vendors are placed around the Kids’ Corner, so everyone should be able to find something of their liking.

Tips for families with children

At the festival information desk, you can pick up labels on which to write contact details to attach to your children’s clothing. Lost children will be escorted to the information point where our volunteers will accompany the children while they wait for their parent/guardian.

Music at the festival may get loud, especially at the main stage, so hearing protection may be useful for young children. The festival information desk will also provide ear plugs if needed.

The World Village Festival site is located in Suvilahti, near Kalasatama and Sörnäinen, so the area is easily accessible by metro, bus and tram or by walking or cycling. We highly recommend public transport for those with prams as well, as parking space around the area is limited.