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.
Current School Trip Offer
NEW Workshops for KS1-3
KidZania London is proud to announce a new offering as part of their Educational Visit Programme. Two new workshops created especially for pupils in Key Stages 1-3 can be added to a booking offering pre-visit support and context to their future educational visit to KidZania London. Teachers can choose from Literacy or Numeracy workshops to be delivered in their own classrooms, allowing pupils to engage with key national curriculum objectives and build their excitement not only for their future visit, but their own learning and self-development.
Both workshops last up to one hour but can be scaled up or down to suit the timetabled day. A member of the Education Team from KidZania will conduct the workshops either in your own classroom or during their visit. All resources and collateral needed for the workshops including Powerpoint slides and worksheets are supplied as well as certificates celebrating pupils’ achievements during the session.
Both workshops not only support the national curriculum but can be scaled up or down to make suitable for any year group in Key Stages 1-3. More detail of the two workshop offerings are as follows:
What do you want to be when you grow up?
Pupils will explore their future career aspirations and what qualities are required for their dream job whilst they work towards building their very own CV!
Our Education Team will work with the children to help them to build upon their reading and writing skills whilst engaging them in discussing what a CV is for and how to write for the job of their dreams. Utilising their spoken and written vocabulary, kids will focus on self-reflection, goal setting and their ambitions for the future as well as building excitement for their future school trip where they can try out some of the careers for themselves.
It all adds up…
Pupils will enjoy using their imaginations to create their own shop, including its inventory and name, as well as deciding on its number of employees and how much of a loan is needed from KidZania’s National Bank to support their new business venture. Mathematical skills are key in this workshop as children navigate loans, repayments and profit and losses.
The education team will help kids flex their mathematical skills including multiplication, ratio and percentages. Not only does this workshop compliment skills needed when earning and spending kidZos in the city, but allows discussion around PSHE topics including money, wealth and the economy.
Both workshops are available to book in addition to a KidZania London visit at only £2 per child, with availability for in-classroom visits from the 7th September 2020. Discounts for groups of 40+ are available on request. For more information or to request a workshop, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
LIMITED TIME OFFER
For those who book and pay their deposit by the 31st October 2020, you guarantee your school £10.00 tickets and a FREE workshop will be added to your booking! You must request the £10.00 offer and workshop at time of booking for this offer to apply. Terms and conditions apply, available at:
Why book KidZania London for School Trips and Educational Visits?
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.
Which Curriculum Subjects do you cater for?
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.
What activities are available during group visits?
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.
What size groups do you cater for?
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.
Do you offer on-site classroom facilities?
We provide pre & post classroom learning resources on our website.
Is there first aid on site?
Yes, we have fully trained first aiders on site at all times and a designated first aid station.
Do you offer access for visitors with disabilities?
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.
Do you cater for visitors with Special Educational Needs (SEN)?
Yes - we offer visual aids on our website ahead of visiting for those that may require them.
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