KidZania is coming to Singapore!
Mums and dads, get your kids ready for endless hours of fun playing ‘grown-up’ at the new KidZania Singapore! Read on for more details…
When it comes to places in Singapore where kids can play, learn and have fun, the choices are plentiful. One popular option among most parents with young kids these days are indoor play centres.
Try walking into one of these play centres on weekends and, chances are, you’ll be greeted with throngs of excited kids making their way around the wide space.
If you and your kids are huge fans of indoor play centres, you might want to keep your eyes peeled for KidZania, a leading edutainment centre that will be opening in Singapore in 2015!
What is KidZania?
KidZania is an indoor entertainment and educational centre where kids can learn, play and explore in their very own kid-sized city.
This unique play experience for kids was first founded in Mexico City in 1999, and has since grown by leaps and bounds, with a presence in 12 locations around the world. To date, this multi award-winning indoor edutainment centre has attracted over 26 million visitors worldwide.
KidZania Singapore is set to open its doors in early 2015. The vast 7,600 square-metre facility will be part of the new Family Entertainment Centre development at Palawan Beach, Sentosa.
KidZania Singapore is built and owned by Themed Attractions and Resorts Sdn. Bhd, a Malaysian company that specialises in theme parks and family attractions such as KidZania Kuala Lumpur, LEGOLAND® Malaysia Resort, SANRIO HELLO KITTY TOWN, The Little Big Club and LAT’s Place at Nusajaya in Johor, Malaysia.
Find out what’s in store for kids at KidZania Singapore!
What’s in store for kids at KidZania?
At KidZania, your little ones will get to ‘play grown-ups’ and find out what it’s like to live and work in a real functioning city. The KidZania experience is set to inspire kids aged 4 to 14 to pursue their dreams and learn about various careers in the real world through role-play.
Your kids will be given the freedom to take charge and make their own decisions as they choose from over 90 role-playing activities at a wide range of popular establishments such as KFC, The Learning Lab, MooniFunz by Maxi Greentech, Nickelodeon, Spritzer, Pizza Hut, PictureAir by Pictureworks and WTS Travel.
Here are some interesting activities that your kiddos can enjoy during their visit to KidZania:
- Be a brave firefighter who saves the day by putting out fires
- Step into the shoes of a surgeon, dentist or paramedic
- Host and support the production of a TV show
- Lead the glamourous life of a fashion model
- Unravel mysteries as a CSI agent
- Conduct groundbreaking research as a scientist
- Cook up the most sumptuous dishes as a chef
By completing the prescribed tasks successfully for each profession, your kids will then earn their own money (which is called ‘KidZos’). These can either be saved in the bank or spent on anything they wish in KidZania, such as food and drinks.
If your kids are feeling ambitious, they can also use their KidZos to ‘pursue’ a degree at the KidZania National College!
What can kids learn from KidZania?
By having the freedom to decide how to spend their day at KidZania, your kids will get to learn important life lessons through their play experience. This includes understanding how the real world functions and what it means to be part of a community.
By role-playing a wide variety of professions, kids will also learn about money management and how to work both independently and as a team. At the end of the day, KidZania is designed to remind kids that life is full of possibilities, and they should never be afraid to dream big and pursue their goals.
Fun time for tots
For families who will be taking along their toddlers to KidZania, there’s a whole lot of fun waiting for them too!
While your bigger kids run off to enjoy their role-playing activities, you can head to the toddler-friendly zone where your little ones can enjoy a cute puppet show, bounce around on an inflatable bed or play in a tub filled with soft ball bubbles.
Mums and dads, you don’t need to worry about the safety of your kids at KidZania – as this place will come equipped with a state-of-the-art security system.
More updates on KidZania Singapore, coming your way soon!
Are you (and your kids) psyched about the opening of KidZania Singapore in 2015?
Be sure to check out www.kidzania.com.sg to find out more, and stay updated on the impending launch date!
Have you been to a KidZania in other places around the world before? Do share your experience with us by commenting below – we’d love to hear from you!