KidZania: The Mexican Phenomenon in London


Born from the mind of Mexican entrepreneur Xavier López Ancona, KidZania has expanded to nineteen countries in the past 20 years. The idea behind the concept is to help nurture children and teach them the ropes of adulthood from a young age while enjoying a fun time with friends and family.

Have they dreamt of being a pilot, fireman or TV news presenter? In KidZania they can explore their dream jobs and enjoy the excitement of financial independence.

Helping Expat Kids Find Their Feet Abroad

Mexican expat kids have an advantage when arriving in London in KidZania and that is that they probably already know the place and have been to it several times back home. Given that it is a Mexican company that first started off in Mexico City quickly expanding around the nation, most children have visited the complex at least once - even if it was on a school expedition. Having that familiarity with the place might help them feel more at home in London while participating in an encouraging and entertaining activity.

Children of all backgrounds, nationalities and cultures will unite in a role-play environment to mirror adult society. Each child will decide which role to fill in this make-believe community where they will earn money and interact with other children. Unlike KidZania in Mexico, in London your children will be forced to speak in English, which will improve their language skills and boost their confidence when trying out a new language.

KidZania is just another bit of Mexico that has expanded into international children’s lives, and as a Mexican expatriate, there is no bigger feeling of identity than to be a part of such a successful company abroad.