New KidZania events for the next three months

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An indoor city run by kids for kids is always going to be exciting, but even by their usual thrill-a-second standards, KidZania London have really outdone themselves in terms of upcoming special events over the next three months. From STEAM Week to celebrate Year of Engineering 2018 to daily prizes all of December, there’s something new happening almost every day.

And of course, whatever else is on, kids still have fascinating career choices to explore across KidZania’s massive 75,000ft² urban spread. Everything from coffee shops to cool hang-outs are in place, as always. Plus, there’s the brilliant line up of KidZania brand partners to keep working life real (and fun) for kids, year round.

So if you want to start clearing some space in your calendar from 5 October to 24 December, here’s what KidZania have planned over the next three months. Just remember to book early, because most events sell-out fast.

STEAM Week Friday 5 October to Sunday 7 October

STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths, and STEAM Week is another fantastic event KidZania are hosting in partnership with the UK Year of Engineering 2018.

If you didn’t know 2018 was the Year of Engineering, it’s not too late to get on board with the government initiative to excite kids about the most inventive science. And KidZania STEAM Week is a great start. Not only is the entire event designed to bring engineering to life for four to 14 year olds, it also gives them a chance to get hands on with other scientific careers as well. So whether you want to inspire your budding astrophysicist or wannabe bridge builder, KidZania is the place to be from Friday 5 to Sunday 7 October.

STEAM Week highlights

  • Guinness World Record Live event challenges kids to beat three STEAM themed world records during STEAM Week.
  • Saturday 6 October is Jelly Belly Operation day when kids get to team up with the PDSA to examine, x-ray and remove objects from a pet patient’s slimy stomach.
  • Design and Build with the Engineering Development Trust gives kids hands-on experience solving design, build and test challenges.

Book now for STEAM Week at KidZania from 5 to 7 October

KidZania Kidpreneur Festival Saturday 13 October

A Q&A session with some of the UK’s youngest entrepreneurs starts this year’s KidZania Kidpreneur Festival by filling kids chock-full of ideas. Which is just what they need to make the most of the festival’s range of interactive workshops designed to encourage entrepreneurial spirit as well as handing down the practical skills that turn thoughts into great businesses.

Last year’s Kidpreneur Festival was a first for KidZania London and sold out fast. The 2018 event is already just as popular, so book now for 13 October and put your potential young entrepreneur on track to becoming tomorrow’s titan.

Festival highlights

  • Q&A session with Tommy Mallet, CEO of Mallet Footwear; Rose Dyson, CEO of Pura Cosmetics; Louise Leolin, CEO of DinoByte Labs, and 13 year old Jenk OZ, CEO of iCoolKid.
  • Learn the five steps from Ideas to Ink at Jenk Oz’s workshops.
  • Create your own gaming world with Louise Leolin.
  • Meet Tommy Mallet at his Design Your Own Trainers workshop.
  • Find out how to sell cosmetics with Rose Dyson.

Book tickets now for the KidZania Kidpreneur Festival on 13 October

KidZania Parliament Week Wednesday 14 to Sunday 18 November

This November KidZania is teaming up with Parliament Week UK and inviting schools to get involved in a Parliament Week of their very own in the city run by kids, for kids.

It’s tricky to engage under 14s with politics in the abstract, so expect plenty of hands-on workshops and experiences specifically aimed at exciting young minds. All activities have been designed within the framework of Key Stages 1-3 PSHE curriculum, so there’s plenty of learning in the mix. And kids even have the opportunity to graduate with a degree in politics from the University of KidZania or vote on issues they care about at the KidZania Ballot Box.

KidZania Parliament Week highlights

  • Shout Out workshops on How to Become a Political Journalist.
  • Opportunity to study for degrees in Political Science at KidZania University.
  • Politics for Beginners workshops with Usborne Books.
  • The empowering experience of debating, decision making and voting.
  • KidZania Parliament Week on 14 and 18 November, lets kids explore political careers.

Find out more about KidZania Parliament Week for schools this November

Christmas at KidZania from Saturday 1 December

Christmas can’t go on long enough for kids, so KidZania are kicking off the festive season as early as possible with the grand opening of their Advent Calendar on Saturday 1 December.

This year’s calendar is bigger and brighter than ever and there’s a fantastic Spin Master toy behind every door, so one prizewinning kid each day gets an early pressie, right up until Christmas Eve. And just to add to the festive spirit, Spin Master will also be donating £1000 worth of toys to a different charity every day from 1 to 24 December 2018.

KidZania Christmas highlights

  • Fun events to launch the 2018 KidZania Advent Calendar on 1 December.
  • Grand opening of calendar doors every day until 24 December.
  • Chance to win a Spin Master toy every day for 24 days.
  • Special programme of festive events and activities in the lead up to Christmas Eve.
  • Learning about the different charities receiving £1000 of Spin Master toys every day from 1 to 24 December.

Please check in advance opening times on KidZania’s website.

Get excited about Christmas at KidZania from 1 to 24 December

Lowdown on KidZania

How KidZania works

Each session at KidZania lasts for four hours and kids can choose from over 60 real-life work experiences, lasting between 30 minutes and an hour. The indoor city covers more than 75,000ft² and has its own university, and shops, restaurants and cafés for spending hard earned KidZos (the official currency of KidZania).

Opening times

Wednesday, Thursday and Friday: 10am to 4pm.
Saturday and Sunday: 10am to 7pm
October half-term: 9.30am to 8pm

Online ticket prices

Child from age four to 14 – from £18
Adult – from £15
Ages one to three – £10
Free entry for children under one year
Only kids age four to 14 have access to the indoor city, but under fours have specially designed KidZania play zones and there’s a chill-out area for parents.

How to get there

KidZania London, Westfield London, Ariel Way W12 7GA
Tube stations within short walk: Central Line; Shepherd’s Bush; White City.

Find out more about all KidZania events, book tickets online, then take an interactive tour of the indoor city and see what else your kids have to get excited about over the next three months.

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