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KidZania London


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Reviews

The following reviews have been added by visit leaders using the EVOLVE system.
Overview
4.4
61 reviews


Excellent
 
57%

Very Good
 
34%

Average
 
5%

Poor
 
2%

Awful
 
2%

(June 2022 - Primary School)




(June 2022 - Primary School)




We had a lovely day on the trip and the children enjoyed themselves. However, there were other schools there who were not following the 'walking' rule and this caused some issues throughout the day. (June 2022 - Primary School)




(May 2022 - Primary School)




Despite a delayed start of nearly 45mins, it had some good experiences our students enjoyed. it is aimed more towards primary as there were a lot smaller children. at 1 pm most of the experiences were closed for lunch which was disappointing, as ques earlier were quite long for some experiences. and we had to leave by 3pm. (May 2022 - Secondary School)




Not for secondary school students (May 2022 - Secondary School)




(April 2022 - Primary School)




We had an excellent visit to Kidzania. Entry took 40 minutes which caused some unrest with our group. We were still able to stay for four hours but our schedule was delayed. Members of staff were very helpful and the experience was very interactive and fun. Students scored it 10/10 consistently. (March 2022 - Secondary School)




Absolutely brilliant as it gives the children independence (March 2022 - Primary School)




(March 2022 - Primary School)




(March 2022 - Primary School)




This is a fantastic venue to raise aspirations and give pupils the opportunity to try out a variety of careers. Unfortunately, around 4-5 of the activities were closed as so this was disappointing for the pupils that were looking forward to them. (February 2022 - Primary School)




Fantastic experience. All pupils enjoyed the experience and gained an insight to how adult life takes place. For example: opening a bank account and earning reward for jobs. (January 2022 - Primary School)




Excellent visit. Our children loved the experiences offered in Kidzania City. Sometimes queues are a little long but all in all a great day. (December 2021 - Primary School)




Children enjoyed the trip. Became extremely busy when other schools arrived. All coats and bags went into one of only three containers so organising giving out lunch took some time so this would be something I would change and orgainse better from the start next time. (October 2021 - Primary School)




Great potential, albeit lacking in organisation once at the venue. There was a bomb scare at Westfield on the day we visited. The venue was evacuated promptly, but the majority of staff - especially the activity/job leaders - had little idea as to what to do. Furthermore, there was no introduction as to how the site works. E.g. that the children earn and spend money, how the credit cards work etc Nor were there any tour - e.g. where the toilets were. Nor that the children could feel confident to speak with anyone wearing a x t-shirt, or lanyard, where to go if lost/confused/scared etc. - what to happen if there was a fire alarm etc. Even a short discussion/video would have helped contextualise how the site works and provided further purpose. Lunches was also a disappointment. Members of the public sat in our reserved seating area but the Kidzania staff did nothing about it. After lunch, the staff wanted to leave our school’s belongings in the middle of the site, available to members of the public etc. We asked for our belongings to be moved somewhere safer, but this took 30 minutes and speaking to multiple members of staff. (October 2021 - Primary School)




Great potential, albeit lacking in organisation once at the venue. There was a bomb scare at Westfield on the day we visited. The venue was evacuated promptly, but the majority of staff - especially the activity/job leaders - had little idea as to what to do. Furthermore, there was no introduction as to how the site works. E.g. that the children earn and spend money, how the credit cards work etc Nor were there any tour - e.g. where the toilets were. Nor that the children could feel confident to speak with anyone wearing a x t-shirt, or lanyard, where to go if lost/confused/scared etc. - what to happen if there was a fire alarm etc. Even a short discussion/video would have helped contextualise how the site works and provided further purpose. Lunches was also a disappointment. Members of the public sat in our reserved seating area but the Kidzania staff did nothing about it. After lunch, the staff wanted to leave our school’s belongings in the middle of the site, available to members of the public etc. We asked for our belongings to be moved somewhere safer, but this took 30 minutes and speaking to multiple members of staff. (October 2021 - Primary School)




The entire visit was successful from beginning to end. The children were given numerous opportunities to roam around Kidzania freely and they reported feeling 'grown-up' and 'free'. They thoroughly enjoyed trying out different potential careers and the experience provided an excellent stimulus for follow up learning in school. I would definitely recommend this educational visit. (June 2021 - Primary School)




(October 2020 - Primary School)




Well worth a visit, particularly in Careers week. (March 2020 - Secondary School)




Well managed and organised. We took Year 2 children, possibly a bit young to attend. (February 2020 - Primary School)




Very enjoyable day. Students all engaged and found it helpful / useful / positive (February 2020 - Secondary School)




A fantastic opportunity for children t be engrossed in the different career related activities and think about the skills required in order to do a job. (February 2020 - Primary School)




(January 2020 - Secondary School)




(January 2020 - Primary School)




(December 2019 - Secondary School)




Pupils experiences were great. Some activities the pupils have to queue for long periods and they take part in them for a long time. You will need to take this into account when planning how long you are going to be there for. Getting to talk with the staff at Kidzania is quite difficult as there standard response is to email so a pre-booked pre-visit is essential. (December 2019 - Primary School)




-Detailed activities -Cross curricular -Built on previous knowledge children learnt during topic lessons -Engaged -Lots of problem solving -Mini plenaries throughout -Character building -Independent learning and freedom (November 2019 - Primary School)




(November 2019 - Primary School)




Great place to take children on a school trip. They have the opportunity to develop their independence as well as using their initiative. The children loved doing all the different jobs and earning money. (November 2019 - Primary School)




I think this venue is suited better to the younger range of children and can be chaotic with large groups. (October 2019 - Secondary School)




(October 2019 - Primary School)




(September 2019 - Primary School)




It was far too busy. The children had to queue for ages to do any of the activities. We paid for a photo package which they forgot about until right at the end so they had to rush to take the photos. We have been a few times before and loved it but don't think we will be going again. (June 2019 - Primary School)




(May 2019 - Primary School)




(April 2019 - Primary School)




A busy venue, prepare to queue (March 2019 - Primary School)




We enjoyed ourselves very much - successful visit will definitely come again (March 2019 - Primary School)




Really well organised area. Safe and well-resourced. (February 2019 - Primary School)




Long waiting times and some activities not available meant children didn't get through many activities. Suggest trying to give at least 4 hours inside Kidzania once through 'check-in' (this also took about 20 minutes). (February 2019 - Primary School)




(February 2019)




(February 2019 - Primary School)




it gave our pupils an insight into an adult world of working and aspiration the environment was clean safe and exciting (January 2019 - Primary School)




(January 2019 - Primary School)




(January 2019 - Primary School)




Young people where delighted with the trip. Exceeded expectations. (January 2019 - Primary School)




As with previous visits, the opportunities for children to aspire and take responsibility for their own experience was great. There were also a number of new experiences available which were an improvement on what they had replaced. The only slight criticism was not having the mezzanine and grown ups space available for the first hour of our 10:00 slot. However, this did not have any impact on the children's experience so I cannot reduce the overall rating. (January 2019 - Primary School)




Really well thought out and a great location for a school trip (December 2018 - Secondary School)




(December 2018 - Primary School)




(November 2018 - Primary School)




(October 2018 - Secondary School)




waited a very long to get in despite having a booking slot - nearly an hour wait outside! (October 2018 - Secondary School)




(October 2018 - Secondary School)




(July 2018 - Secondary School)




Great experience but too crowded (July 2018 - Primary School)




Very good opportunities for the children to develop confidence and gain valuable skills for life. (July 2018 - Primary School)




(March 2018 - Primary School)




(February 2018 - Primary School)




Difficult for coaches to drop off and a long wait at the lift. Not very well sigh posted on approach roads. Less able children found it difficult to navigate and EAL children did not understand instruction given over loud speakers. More able children took full advantage of their choice of jobs, however the queues at some were too long and they were turned away. (January 2018 - Primary School)




The children loved this trip because of the real life work opportunities they were allowed to experience. The venue was fantastic and the children's independence was encouraged in a safe way. (December 2017 - Primary School)




Very good venue once there. Upon leaving - avoid the gift shop for students to spend their Kidzos - get students to spend them within the 'city' itself. (December 2017 - Secondary School)




Description

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Contact

KidZania London
KidZania London
Unit 2 The Village Offices
London
London
W12 7GQ
LOtC

Reviews

The following reviews have been added by visit leaders using the EVOLVE system.
Overview
4.4
61 reviews


Excellent
 
57%

Very Good
 
34%

Average
 
5%

Poor
 
2%

Awful
 
2%

June 2022 - Primary School




June 2022 - Primary School




June 2022 - Primary School
We had a lovely day on the trip and the children enjoyed themselves. However, there were other schools there who were not following the 'walking' rule and this caused some issues throughout the day.



May 2022 - Primary School




May 2022 - Secondary School
Despite a delayed start of nearly 45mins, it had some good experiences our students enjoyed. it is aimed more towards primary as there were a lot smaller children. at 1 pm most of the experiences were closed for lunch which was disappointing, as ques earlier were quite long for some experiences. and we had to leave by 3pm.



May 2022 - Secondary School
Not for secondary school students



April 2022 - Primary School




March 2022 - Secondary School
We had an excellent visit to Kidzania. Entry took 40 minutes which caused some unrest with our group. We were still able to stay for four hours but our schedule was delayed. Members of staff were very helpful and the experience was very interactive and fun. Students scored it 10/10 consistently.



March 2022 - Primary School
Absolutely brilliant as it gives the children independence



March 2022 - Primary School




March 2022 - Primary School




February 2022 - Primary School
This is a fantastic venue to raise aspirations and give pupils the opportunity to try out a variety of careers. Unfortunately, around 4-5 of the activities were closed as so this was disappointing for the pupils that were looking forward to them.



January 2022 - Primary School
Fantastic experience. All pupils enjoyed the experience and gained an insight to how adult life takes place. For example: opening a bank account and earning reward for jobs.



December 2021 - Primary School
Excellent visit. Our children loved the experiences offered in Kidzania City. Sometimes queues are a little long but all in all a great day.



October 2021 - Primary School
Children enjoyed the trip. Became extremely busy when other schools arrived. All coats and bags went into one of only three containers so organising giving out lunch took some time so this would be something I would change and orgainse better from the start next time.



October 2021 - Primary School
Great potential, albeit lacking in organisation once at the venue. There was a bomb scare at Westfield on the day we visited. The venue was evacuated promptly, but the majority of staff - especially the activity/job leaders - had little idea as to what to do. Furthermore, there was no introduction as to how the site works. E.g. that the children earn and spend money, how the credit cards work etc Nor were there any tour - e.g. where the toilets were. Nor that the children could feel confident to speak with anyone wearing a x t-shirt, or lanyard, where to go if lost/confused/scared etc. - what to happen if there was a fire alarm etc. Even a short discussion/video would have helped contextualise how the site works and provided further purpose. Lunches was also a disappointment. Members of the public sat in our reserved seating area but the Kidzania staff did nothing about it. After lunch, the staff wanted to leave our school’s belongings in the middle of the site, available to members of the public etc. We asked for our belongings to be moved somewhere safer, but this took 30 minutes and speaking to multiple members of staff.



October 2021 - Primary School
Great potential, albeit lacking in organisation once at the venue. There was a bomb scare at Westfield on the day we visited. The venue was evacuated promptly, but the majority of staff - especially the activity/job leaders - had little idea as to what to do. Furthermore, there was no introduction as to how the site works. E.g. that the children earn and spend money, how the credit cards work etc Nor were there any tour - e.g. where the toilets were. Nor that the children could feel confident to speak with anyone wearing a x t-shirt, or lanyard, where to go if lost/confused/scared etc. - what to happen if there was a fire alarm etc. Even a short discussion/video would have helped contextualise how the site works and provided further purpose. Lunches was also a disappointment. Members of the public sat in our reserved seating area but the Kidzania staff did nothing about it. After lunch, the staff wanted to leave our school’s belongings in the middle of the site, available to members of the public etc. We asked for our belongings to be moved somewhere safer, but this took 30 minutes and speaking to multiple members of staff.



June 2021 - Primary School
The entire visit was successful from beginning to end. The children were given numerous opportunities to roam around Kidzania freely and they reported feeling 'grown-up' and 'free'. They thoroughly enjoyed trying out different potential careers and the experience provided an excellent stimulus for follow up learning in school. I would definitely recommend this educational visit.



October 2020 - Primary School




March 2020 - Secondary School
Well worth a visit, particularly in Careers week.



February 2020 - Primary School
Well managed and organised. We took Year 2 children, possibly a bit young to attend.



February 2020 - Secondary School
Very enjoyable day. Students all engaged and found it helpful / useful / positive



February 2020 - Primary School
A fantastic opportunity for children t be engrossed in the different career related activities and think about the skills required in order to do a job.



January 2020 - Secondary School




January 2020 - Primary School




December 2019 - Secondary School




December 2019 - Primary School
Pupils experiences were great. Some activities the pupils have to queue for long periods and they take part in them for a long time. You will need to take this into account when planning how long you are going to be there for. Getting to talk with the staff at Kidzania is quite difficult as there standard response is to email so a pre-booked pre-visit is essential.



November 2019 - Primary School
-Detailed activities -Cross curricular -Built on previous knowledge children learnt during topic lessons -Engaged -Lots of problem solving -Mini plenaries throughout -Character building -Independent learning and freedom



November 2019 - Primary School




November 2019 - Primary School
Great place to take children on a school trip. They have the opportunity to develop their independence as well as using their initiative. The children loved doing all the different jobs and earning money.



October 2019 - Secondary School
I think this venue is suited better to the younger range of children and can be chaotic with large groups.



October 2019 - Primary School




September 2019 - Primary School




June 2019 - Primary School
It was far too busy. The children had to queue for ages to do any of the activities. We paid for a photo package which they forgot about until right at the end so they had to rush to take the photos. We have been a few times before and loved it but don't think we will be going again.



May 2019 - Primary School




April 2019 - Primary School




March 2019 - Primary School
A busy venue, prepare to queue



March 2019 - Primary School
We enjoyed ourselves very much - successful visit will definitely come again



February 2019 - Primary School
Really well organised area. Safe and well-resourced.



February 2019 - Primary School
Long waiting times and some activities not available meant children didn't get through many activities. Suggest trying to give at least 4 hours inside Kidzania once through 'check-in' (this also took about 20 minutes).



February 2019




February 2019 - Primary School




January 2019 - Primary School
it gave our pupils an insight into an adult world of working and aspiration the environment was clean safe and exciting



January 2019 - Primary School




January 2019 - Primary School




January 2019 - Primary School
Young people where delighted with the trip. Exceeded expectations.



January 2019 - Primary School
As with previous visits, the opportunities for children to aspire and take responsibility for their own experience was great. There were also a number of new experiences available which were an improvement on what they had replaced. The only slight criticism was not having the mezzanine and grown ups space available for the first hour of our 10:00 slot. However, this did not have any impact on the children's experience so I cannot reduce the overall rating.



December 2018 - Secondary School
Really well thought out and a great location for a school trip



December 2018 - Primary School




November 2018 - Primary School




October 2018 - Secondary School




October 2018 - Secondary School
waited a very long to get in despite having a booking slot - nearly an hour wait outside!



October 2018 - Secondary School




July 2018 - Secondary School




July 2018 - Primary School
Great experience but too crowded



July 2018 - Primary School
Very good opportunities for the children to develop confidence and gain valuable skills for life.



March 2018 - Primary School




February 2018 - Primary School




January 2018 - Primary School
Difficult for coaches to drop off and a long wait at the lift. Not very well sigh posted on approach roads. Less able children found it difficult to navigate and EAL children did not understand instruction given over loud speakers. More able children took full advantage of their choice of jobs, however the queues at some were too long and they were turned away.



December 2017 - Primary School
The children loved this trip because of the real life work opportunities they were allowed to experience. The venue was fantastic and the children's independence was encouraged in a safe way.



December 2017 - Secondary School
Very good venue once there. Upon leaving - avoid the gift shop for students to spend their Kidzos - get students to spend them within the 'city' itself.