I have recently come across a new “educational entertainment brand” called Kidzania which will be opening early next year in Westfield London.
Kidzania is a miniature city where children have the opportunity to try out over 60 different jobs/activities.
Once they enter each child is given a boarding pass & an ATM card. They open up a ‘bank account’ which means that with each experience they ‘work’ at they will earn Kidzos according to the Kidzania website “The more kids work, the more they earn, and the more they can experience.”
There is a hospital, airport, bank, fire & police stations, school, music studio, TV & radio stations & much more.
In each setting children get the chance to try out real life jobs & experiences.
With activities ranging from Surgeon to Hair stylist there is plenty to suit all interests & personalities.
“Zupervisors” (that’s adult employees to you & me) are on hand to to explain each activity & make sure the children stay safe & enjoy their experience at Kidzania.
The whole experience lasts about 4 hours & has plenty to entertain those aged between 4 & 14.
I wish there had been something like this when I was a kid it sounds like an amazing day out. Guess I’m going to have to take my child once it’s opened so I can check it out!