As I have previously posted, Kidzania Manila is already open! Kidzania Manila is a theme-park where kids from 4-14 can role play different jobs and earn their own money.
On August 6, we joined the Kidzania preview for Homeschoolers of the Philippines group. We got there by 1PM and were allowed to stay until 8PM. Thankfully, the queue that day wasn’t long and better than what we actually expected. I went with my 11 year old and my 8 year old. We actually talked about which jobs they were going to do before we went so they were “sort-of” prepared.
After getting our wrist watches for safety and our passports, we went up the escalator and trooped inside Kidzania. As we entered Kidzania, it was as if we were entering another city. I immediately felt lost but knew that we had to find the bank to have the kids’ checque encashed. So we checked our maps but couldn’t figure out which way to go so we asked the friendly staff and they immediately brought us to BPI. Only kids are allowed to enter the establishments so the whole time, I would wait outside the establishments for the kids to finish their activity. Of course, I took photos and that kept me busy!
There were so many activities to choose from ! As the kids choose which activities interested them, they also need to consider the queuing for each activity so they chose those with less people lined up and got to do most of the activity that they were really interested in!
But among all the activities, their favorite activity is the CSI! They gathered evidences around Kidzania and processed them in the CSI Lab.
They didn’t get to do many activities so they are looking forward to the next time they go back. And this time, they know which activity to do first!
When the kids got hungry, there were food establishments inside like McDonald’s and Goldilocks where we bought food for them.
It was a very tiring day for me and the kids but I think the trip was worth it. The place definitely is world class. My kids get to experience what it was like to earn, save and spend their own money and they had fun while doing so. It was like visiting many factories, understanding how things work and learning about community workers. Though the entrance fee is a bit costly, we definitely plan to go back next year. Hopefully, by then, the other establishments are already open too.
For more information, visit the Kidzania Manila website.