Our FANG-tastic half-term fun at Kidzania London!

This half-term, KidZania London is transformed into a spooky but fun Halloween Town. Kids travel around the city taking part in a wide variety of spooktacular activities: they can be transformed with boo-tiful face-painting, learn monster dance moves, walk in the super-scary fashion show and even join the KidZania Halloween parade. A Zombie epidemic has also broken out and kids can join the Emergency Response Team and help Urbano race against time to find the antidote to the outbreak – and save KidZania!

If you haven’t been to this eighth Wonder of The World, Kidzania is a mini-city located in Westfield Shepherd’s Bush with its own airport, hospital, fire and police station, bank and many more! It is aimed at 4-14 year olds although there are a couple of activities for the little ones. You get a 4 hour slot and over 60 role-play activities to experience. For more information and tips, read here.

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My 7 year old has been there once before for a birthday treat with her father and she loved it (and so did DH). So when we got invited to review their Halloween event, it was joy and excitement all around!

The set is impressive from the very entrance. They promised a spooky thrilling experience and they delivered! The rather realistic and a bit too scary (especially for the little ones) zombies were not only walking the streets but managed to get into the actual sets, cafes and shops! To avoid zombification, we were quickly advised by the staff to act like a zombie, sing country music or transform into zombies ourselves, courtesy of free face-painting by Snazaroo.  If you did manage to get zombified, there were few emergency stations scattered around to create the antidote. Luckily for us, ‘Cotton Eye Joe’ worked a treat every time! Another highlight was an hourly Thriller Zombie flash dance in the Square. What a talented bunch!

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We were given a leaflet on arrival with the special Halloween programme, however DD already had firm ideas of what activities she wanted to do. Second-time around, she says she enjoyed it even better and already cannot wait to see what they will be doing for Christmas!

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Toddlers

Bring your stroller and snacks. Activities-wise, there is nowhere near as much to do compared to their siblings. Luckily, it was both DH and I this time around so he took our 2.5 year old upstairs for some toddler fun while I was chasing my overexcited 7 year old in the pursuit of cash.

The activities for 0-3 year olds are:

  • Science Lab which was taken over by the Halloween activities so DS got to make the antidote.

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  • Kindergarten with a soft play area, tons of toys, puzzles and musical instruments

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  • RightZKeeper’s Residence – a big playhouse with various rooms and treats. Now, this was a winner! Small boy spent over 2 hours there, mainly in the kitchen! Thank God there was no charge and we were welcome to stay for as long as we liked.

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The little ones can also participate in watching shows at the Theatre (he loved watching his sister’s fashion show) and shopping in the K-market (sadly, we never got to do this one despite queuing for 30 minutes).

Verdict

The whole family absolutely loved it! There is A LOT of fun to be had and you will need few visits to cover everything.  It’s not cheap, but with a little preparation and patience, it is a lovely family day out.

#KZHalloween Special ends this Sunday, 1st November – book your tickets here

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