Visit us at KidZania London!
It can be pretty tough keeping the kids busy through the holidays, but we're happy to recommend a children’s experience that will really catch their imaginations.
We're proud partners of KidZania, a city for kids' that makes a great day out for your little people.
What is KidZania?
KidZania is an indoor city for children nestled at the heart of Westfield London, Shepherd’s Bush. Accessed via a fun airport-style entry lobby, the cobbled and street lamp-lit streets are lined with shops, surgeries and studios where four to 14-year olds can experience amazing real-life activities. On ‘check-in’ at the British Airways welcome desk children are issued with kidZos, the city’s currency which is spent on activities and earned back for their ‘work’.
What do the kids get to do?
So many activities await, from working in a mini A&E and editing a newspaper to presenting the TV news or becoming a police officer. Our mini Makery will be high on their list, of course! Here youngsters will don Eat Natural aprons and hairnets to train as a Bar Developer. They’ll explore the natural ingredients and simple processes that make our bars, tasting a few of our favourite flavours, discussing their chosen combinations and having a go at weighing and mixing their own bar! Best of all they’ll discover that those wrapped-up bars they see in the shops start life as simple handfuls of nuts, seeds, dried fruit and wholegrains.
At the end of their 10-minute shift (activities at KidZania range from ten to 30 minutes) your little Bar Developers will have an Eat Natural bar of their own to enjoy on their way home, or to their next activity!
What’s in it for parents?
KidZania is designed to encourage independence, with activity spaces run by KidZania staff. While your youngsters have fun playing and learning in the mainly parent-free spaces, you can watch through the windows or relax with a coffee in the kid-free Garden Shed chill-out zone. Smart technology in the wristband issued at check-in links each child to an accompanying adult, so you can relax in the knowledge that your young people are safe and secure at all times. It also means children over eight can experience KidZania unaccompanied while parents shop or relax in the wider Westfield mall. And what about your younger kids?
Learn more, or book your visit, here.