The popular attraction in Westfield White City announced the closure on its website on 2nd January. 

A look at some of the places children can explore at KidZania London

KidZania London, a mini city located in Westfield White City, has announced it is closing its doors after eight years. 

In a video, it said: “After 8 years of operations and 2.5 million visitors, KidZania London closes its doors until further notice.”

It has welcomed school groups over the years, offering children the opportunity to learn through play by engaging in various career-related activities across the 75,000 square foot space. 

Known for its kidZos currency, children became responsible for their own money and were able to earn more through work or spend them to acquire new skills within the city. 

The activities, designed with the national curriculum in mind, allowed children aged 4-14 to explore various professions. They could become florists, artists, actors, news presenters, vets, doctors, fire fighters, newspaper journalists, radio DJs, aeroplane pilots at the British Airways Academy, musicians at the Roland Studio, and more.

In the message posted on its website, KidZania thanked its visitors, partners, landlord and team who helped ‘to ignite the spirit of KidZania’ and went on to say ‘Z-U soon!’

It also said that anyone with existing bookings, “will be contacted directly.”

KidZania has previously won the Best UK Destination or Attraction category at the School Travel Awards in 2017/18 and 2018/19 as voted for by teachers and EVCs. 

Children try out jobs in a supermarket setting at KidZania London

Set over two floors, KidZania London offered an interactive experience like no other with more than 25 different careers to try. 

The KidZania concept

Fuelled by a child’s natural desire to create, explore and collaborate, Kidzania is described as “equal parts entertainment and learning, making it one of the most progressive family entertainment concepts in the world today.”

Its headquarters is in Mexico City and since the company was formed in 1997, 24 sites have been set up across 19 different countries including Egypt, Chile, India and Turkey with several more said to be opening such as Canada, Brazil and Hong Kong. 

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