A Complete Guide to KidZania’s Education & Schools Offering
Here’s everything you need to know about KidZania London’s education and schools offering.
As well as a fantastic education programme on-site, KidZania provides an extensive range of accompanying free teaching resources, activities and lesson plans. And for those schools that are currently unable to take school trips, their new workshops bring a KidZania school trip into the classroom.
KidZania’s Education Offering – The Overview
School trips with an on-site educational programme
KidZania London is the perfect destination for children in Key Stages 1, 2 & 3. They provide experiential learning through play in a fully immersive indoor city with a wide range of activities that support the national curriculum, as well as encouraging careers education and financial literacy.
KidZania believes in ‘learning by doing’ and encourages kids to role-play to become a pilot, a fashion designer, a vet or a window cleaner. All whilst inspiring the development of important skills such as critical thinking, entrepreneurship, problem-solving, teamwork and much more.
As the only KidZania in the UK, they pride themselves on the amount of experiential learning on offer to children. In their 4-hour visit, students can independently explore future careers, work on key skills or just enjoy educational playtime by taking part in a huge range of activities.
Whatever they choose, your students can enjoy a full learning experience as they work, earn and play in a safe and controlled environment.
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, Careers and Aspirations, Science and much more!
Careers Learning at KidZania
In a city run by kids, everyone gets involved in keeping it running! As they enter the city, your students will visit the job centre and decide which of their numerous careers they want to try out.
They can choose from being a window cleaner, a vet, a radio presenter or even a pilot. With kidZo salaries or training fees advertised beside the job board, students can independently choose which careers they want to learn more about and decide how to best earn and spend their valued money.
This makes KidZania the perfect learning environment for assisting careers exploration lessons, helping you tick off their Gatsby Benchmarks requirements and allowing for discussion of popular PSHE topics including citizenship, independence and environmental awareness.
How to book your school trip to KidZania
You can book your school trip to KidZania through their Schools Booking Form. A member of their dedicated school’s team will then be in touch to confirm your booking and discuss the options for your trip.
Here you can also add on extras such as a packed lunch, ice creams and photographs to complete your day.
KidZania has a wealth of lesson plans, presentations, activities and other teaching resources that you can download and use for free.
Their teaching resources can be used independently or as a brilliant addition to a KidZania school trip. They have dedicated lesson plans and presentations for KS1, KS2 & KS3 that you can use pre and post-visit to make the most out of your educational visit and bring learning back into the classroom.
Their worksheets offer fun, but educational, activities and even includes a KidZania board game.
All their resources are free to download and use. They also all link directly to the national curriculum so you can bring your KidZania school trip back into the classroom.
KidZania has launched a new education hub packed with discussions, articles and advice from educational leaders around the world.
They’ve joined forces with the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) who recently launched their Education 2030 project. The new partnership supports the OECD’s mission to create a “new learning ecosystem that offers a broader education” to prepare children for the changing world ahead of them.
By making learning visible, whether as a reporter in the TV Studio or performing surgery on a pet, KidZania encourages children to develop future life skills such as financial literacy, communication, creativity, collaboration and self-knowledge.
Education and learning is part of everything KidZania does. They offer extensive educational opportunities both on-site with a school trip to KidZania and back in the classroom with their free teaching resources and new in-school workshops.