Monday, 17 October 2016

Returning to Kidzania for Halloween & a Giveaway

Almost six months since out last visit we returned to Kidzania again as their guests.  This time as we were familiar with the layout of the attraction we seemed to cram even more into our allocated time slot.  Again we had already made a shortlist of what we hoped to achieve on the day, it had 10 jobs on there so we were delighted when the boys managed to squeeze in even more out of the experience.

In just under four hours they boys had tried 12 different jobs – estate agents, fire & rescue, fruit & bar making, power company maintenance technicians, wrap factory, city clock ringers, smoothie kitchen makers, vault guard apprentices, supermarket cashier (and shopper), animation studio stop motion animator, air conditioning technician and courier.  I knew from our last visit that the fire & rescue could get quite busy so we made a beeline for that first.


This time round more of their jobs involved going off into the city and collecting packages (or counterfeit notes!), taking measurements or answering questions, they relished hunting out different buildings and communicating with staff members.

As it’s almost Halloween there is a spooky atmosphere in Kidzania, the music playing is very fitting and you can see a ghost, witches and a mad scientist wondering around.  They stop and interact with children and really get stuck into their roles.  Even more has been planned for half term itself with the Cadbury Tricky Treasure Trail, special Halloween face painting or even the chance to try a green milkshake at the Gourmet Burger Kitchen.


One witch was especially kind though and opened up the city clock attraction, which didn’t seem to have anyone manning it.  The whole attraction seemed very efficient as the boys never waited long and mostly just walked straight into each job.  I loved the enthusiasm some of the staff had in their roles, one lady from the Job Centre that the boys collected a package from was a natural with children, she was very animated and had an emotional goodbye with her package before the boys could take it! 

On this visit as the boys were less interested in earning KidZos (having seen just how many you need to get anything decent from the department store!) so instead they splashed the cash and did other types of roles they had previously avoided.  I heard some people walking away from the fruit and nut makery because it involved a charge of 12 KidZos (your child gets 50 when they check in) but don’t be put off.  


These experiences are great AND children tend to leave with a little treat (a smoothie, fruit & nut bar or pack of wraps depending on where they are completing their task!) and on top of that a real sense of satisfaction far greater than the one found from setting foot into the department store.

I have a competition to giveaway entrance for 2 adults and 2 children if you would like to enter please complete the form below by the 2nd of November.

Win tickets to Kidzania

43 comments:

  1. Seems like a Great Family Day Out. The children would be thrilled to explore and try out all that is available for them.

    Rachel Craig

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  2. Looks like fun for the whole family!

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  3. Looks like a great day out my daughter would love this :-)

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  4. Looks amazing, my daughters would love this.

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  5. I would love to take my daughter to Kidzania it must be an amazing experience!
    So many things to do , Kali filsell

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  6. This looks amazing would love to take my girls there.

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  7. Looks like an amazing, love to take my little girls there, they would love it so much

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  8. Looks like a fab day out with a purpose - great for the kids to experience the world of work in a fun way!

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  9. Looks like a fab day out with a purpose - great for the kids to experience the world of work in a fun way!

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  10. Fun and educational...which is always a great combination. x

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  11. Such a great idea. I think it is great for kids to experience different jobs from a young age whilst having fun.

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  12. Kidzania looks like so much fun - I think my daughter would love to visit and explore

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  13. Would love to take my girls there, they would have so much fun :)

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  14. We love Kidzania! so much to do, so much fun!

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  15. It looks like so much fun. Would love to visit.

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  16. looks like a great day for the kids to tryx

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  17. What a brilliant place. Wish they had somewhere like this when I was younger. x

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  18. Have heard brilliant reviews. Would love to take my boys!

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  19. We'd like to try all the airline jobs

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  20. My son would love to visit and be a fireman

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  21. This sounds like the kids dream day out

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  22. Looks amazing day out for little 1s

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  23. We have never been to kidzania but we would love to try it

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  24. Looks great, my kids would love it :)

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  25. Looks like an amazing day out for kids of all ages, we have never visited London as a family but this would be a must do activity!

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  26. looks a good day out for the children

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  27. i have not taken my kids to this yet but looks like a great experience and a great day out . they experience work and have fun doing it and earn coins which they can use to redeem a treat afterwards.

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  28. My kids are desperate to visit but it's always been too costly for us

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  29. lindsey e parslow2 November 2016 at 08:17

    would love to take the kids here!!!

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  30. Kidzania seems A fun filled place to enjoy and have a great family Day out

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  31. Hoping to go there in December with the family

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  32. I've always wanted to take the kids.

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  34. looks great fun makes me want to be a kid again so i can try all the jobs

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  35. Looks amazing. My two would love it!

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