Get a Sneak Preview of Westfield's KidZania

What to expect from giant children's centre opening its doors this week

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KidZania London is gearing up to open its doors at Westfield this Thursday, June 25.

And for people big and small wondering what to expect, the centre has launched a video offering a sneak peak of the activities on offer.

KidZania is a 75,000 square foot child sized city created on the top floor of the shopping centre. Calling itself an educational entertainment experience, it gives children aged 4 to 14 a chance to experience the world of work through role-play and learn essential life-skills such as team-work, financial literacy and communication.

There are more than 60 real life professions, including paramedic, pilot, actor, stylist, pit-lane engineer, radio DJ and many more. You can see the full list - from acting and aviation academies to vault guard apprentice and university students - here.


City locations include an airport, stadium, theatre and main square.

KidZania's city can also be booked by adults for corporate events such as receptions and awards ceremonies for up to 1,200 people.

Tickets are now onsale, priced from £28 for kids aged four to 14 and £16.50 for accompanying adults.

Children aged four to seven inclusive can only enter KidZania if accompanied by an adult aged 18 or over at all times. Adults may leave children aged seven to 14 inclusive unaccompanied at KidZania and therefore do not require to purchase an adult ticket. However an adult must be present at time of check-in and provide suitable contact details.

While kids enjoy the KidZania experience, accompanying parents can choose to observe from outside the establishments, or go to The Parents Lounge. The lounge provides a quiet reading area, free Wi-Fi Internet access, computers and a coffee shop.

Tickets are still available for opening day and for next weekend - go here to find out more and book a visit.

If you visit KidZania, do let us know what you and your kids thought of it on the forum.

June 22, 2015