Spanning across 75,000 square feet, KidZania London is a child-size city located in Westfield, Shepherd’s Bush where the kids are in charge!
Each role play activity at KidZania is developed to teach children essential life skills including financial literacy, team work and independence. We believe in ‘learning by doing’ and encourage kids to role-play to become a pilot, a fashion designer, a vet or a window cleaner whilst inspiring the development of important skills such as critical thinking, entrepreneurship, problem solving, teamwork and much more.
KidZania represents experiential learning at its very best and helps bring learning to life in a fun and safe environment with activities that support STEM learning, English, Maths, Science and much more!
Whatever they choose, kids can enjoy a full learning experience as they work, earn and play in a safe and controlled environment – all children are given an RFID bracelet upon entering to ensure children remain safe.
KidZania provide teaching materials all designed for KS1, KS2 and KS3 as well as pre & post learning resources.
With 4 hours to work, earn and explore independently in our indoor city, kids can enjoy a full learning experience. Throughout the year, we offer educational events for both primary and secondary schools including Careers Fair, Science Week, STEM Month and Mental Health Awareness Week.
Curriculum topics available: Logic and Problem Solving, Measurement.
As well as working with weights and measurements in the Mission Deli Wrap Factory, kids are put in charge of their own money! KidZos, as a currency of KidZania can be earnt by a pupil for their hard work in an establishment, or spent in order to receive specialist training for a skilled job, like a pilot in the British Airways Aviation Academy. This helps the children enjoy financial literacy and independence all whilst using their mental maths skills.
Curriculum topics available: Personal development and resilience, Team building, Functions and uses of money.
With kids running the city, they can be sure to pick up a number of skills useful for everyday life including financial literacy, teamwork, entrepreneurship. It encourages collaboration and communication as well as independence as the kids decide which activities they want to do. During special events like Parliament Week in November, we offer children the chance to debate how they would run the country and decide whether kids should be given the chance to vote themselves!
Curriculum topics available: Composition, Story writing, Creative writing.
Kids can enjoy learning what it takes to become a roving journalist at Metro's KidZania headquarters. After being assigned their story in News, Fashion, Sport or Celebrity Affairs, it’s time for them to go out and research their report. When they return they can write up a cover story and take it home with them – hot off the press! Pupils are also encouraged to practice reading aloud whilst they role-play as a television journalist and weather presenter in the Al Jazeera TV Studio, straight from the autocue!
Curriculum topics available: Fashion and textiles, Mechanics and engineering, Virtual Reality.
Working as a Fashion Stylist or Designer at our H&M Fashion Studio, pupils will be responsible for creating the trendiest of outfits for clients! They develop not only their creative flair, but also dexterity, quick thinking and understanding of the needs of their peers. Similarly, kids can learn how to help the planet in our Fashion Recycling Factory. They will learn the difference between natural and synthetic fibres, how they are best recycled, and just what happens to them when they are sent to the plant.
Children can enjoy the world of performance with several activities at KidZania. Our Acting academy offers comedic training for kids to perform their own stand-up show, whilst others can enjoy standing in for a drummer at the Rock and Roland Drumming Studio. If that wasn't enough, they can always bust a move on the Just Dance 2020 dance floor, and enjoy performing to camera in the Al Jazeera TV Studio.
Kids can enjoy stepping into the roll of a drummer in the Rock and Roland Music Academy where they will be taught a series of rhythms before taking centre stage. Role-play in the Global Radio station also allows kids to step into the shoes of a team of DJ's, ready to broadcast celeb news and chart hits to the nation!
Curriculum topics available: Textiles.
In the Pokemon Creative Studio and using the custom made Pokémon app, kids will design their very own trading card step by step, looking at colours, backgrounds, graphics, designs and Pokémon characteristics and stats. Designers will then use game design software and print their very own trading card creations ready to take home!
Pupils will develop important skills and knowledge through unique activities that:
- Unleash aspiration
- Ignite creativity, curiosity and imagination
- Encourage independence, financial literacy and entrepreneurship
- Develop enthusiasm for the world of work
- Boost collaboration and communication
- Inspire critical thinking and problem solving
- Foster creativity, initiative and environmental awareness
- Build resilience
Curriculum topics available: Earth and space.
Shell Energy Champions will learn about energy of today and tomorrow in two unique settings. In the forecourt, visitors will refuel cars and perform services such as adding air to the tyres and making the windscreen sparkle. Then they’ll move to the Energy Lab for a fun fuel creation experiment, watching the fuel they’ve made in action by powering up mini cars and racing them on the track!
Curriculum topics available: Animals including humans, Life Sciences.
Visitors for the Pet Wellbeing Team become experts in their field learning how to identify and address animal welfare needs. Champions will learn about good pet nutrition and perform surgery on a patient in PDSA’s Pet Hospital.
There are also plenty of activities that help children engage with the exploration of the human biology. Kids will learn about first aid skills to help the First Response team and will need to stay alert to answer any emergency calls in the city whilst other pupils will learn how to save a life in the operating theatre with the help of our expert Head Surgeon! Using specialist medical equipment and tools, our team of young doctors will play an important role in helping our patients towards a quick recovery.
In 2020, we have many events planned including Careers Week (3rd - 5th March), Science Week (10th - 12th March), Maths Celebration (20th April - 7th May) and Mental Health Awareness Week (18th - 24th May) and STEM Month in June.
Extra workshops are available on site too, including looking at careers in public services, hospitality and retail and entertainment.
We can cater for any group size with 10+ pupils.
We offer 1 x free leader place per 5 primary school students and 1 x free leader place per 10 secondary school students.
We provide pre & post classroom learning resources on our website.
Yes, we have fully trained first aiders on site at all times and a designated first aid station.
KidZania London aims to be fully inclusive and we welcome all visitors. The city has been designed to ensure compliance with The Equality Act 2010. This means the city is fully accessible for any visitor who has Special Educational Needs or a Disability (SEND). Accessibility and Allergy bands can be provided for SEND pupils and their carers. Please inform the Schools team of any special requirements at the time of booking. Carers tickets need to be issued at the time of booking.
Yes - we offer visual aids on our website ahead of visiting for those that may require them.
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