Round up the kiddies and jump for joy, because it’s that time of year again! KidZania, a city dedicated to, governed and run by kids, is hosting their annual Winter Festival and has turned the kids-only haven into a winter wonderland for the family to enjoy! And what’s so special about this year’s Winter Festival? The eclectic and educational theme: Winter From Around the World.
The Winter Festival is KidZania’s most exciting and anticipated program of the year, because it celebrates the very season that we all love in Kuwait the most: Wintertime! This six-week-long festival, in partnership with Burger King and Crocs, is fun-packed and filled with activities and events for your children to enjoy to the fullest.
Though Kuwait’s winters are borderline freezing and always beautiful, where’s the snow? Where can the little ones go for snowy sports and activities? To KidZania, of course! This year, the festival will include many different features that will transform the children to different winter environments around the world, allowing them to delve into activities they’ve always dreamed of, replacing a world of sand with ice and snow.
Children will be excited to visit the Ice Palace. This feature is authentically modeled after a real sub-zero winter environment, adorned with artistically crafted winter sculptures representing the most famous landmarks from around the world. Worried about keeping the kiddies warm in such temperatures? Don’t worry, KidZania provides both kid and adult sized parkas and mittens for their comfort.
Other icy features include a Cross Country Skiing activity and a Winter Toddlers’ Area, built in the style of a pre-historic themed cave (a la Ice Age) which serves as a safe and educational wintry environment for toddlers to learn and play.
An indoor skating rink is also available for the children to enjoy! They can skate alongside one another to make beautiful memories, and you can be rest assured that their safety and comfort will be ensured by supervisors. The indoor skating rink is the perfect place to practice free-style skating and figure skating, and ice skates are provided for use.
Though KidZania’s Winter Festival theme differs from previous years, the program will still include old favorites that the establishment always hosts, with different twists. Magical winter-themed face painting will be on offer, to get your kids primped and prepped with their best “winter face” to attend the shows! Shows include street performances with a returning appearance from previous festivals’ Ice King and Queen telling winter tales throughout different parts of KidZania. Mime shows are another feature to look out for, adding a fun and humorous ambiance to the overall experience of the festival. But the main attraction of this year’s shows has to be the Winter From Around the World show in KidZania’s theater. With this show, kids will embark on a fun winter adventure starring the five RightZkeepers (Vita, Chika, Bache, Urbano and Beebop), who will teach them about the winter season and activities in different countries, as well as the cultures and histories of those places.
A great feature for artists in the making to enjoy is the Painting School, where they can explore their potential and have fun with painting winter artworks onto provided canvases. They can then hone their skills with House Painting, an activity where they can paint the wall with their own winter-themed designs, adding to the beautiful wintry backdrops and décor that will decorate the KidZania grounds.
For upgraded winter fun, FroZen passes are available for purchase, offering a package of great benefits including: exclusive entry to the Ice Palace, exclusive access to the Winter From Around the World show, KidZos (KidZania’s local currency) free entry to the Ice Skating Rink and Cross Country Skiing, free face painting, snacks such as mini donuts and Starbucks hot chocolate, and a free KidZania giveaway. What more could they ask for to fully embrace and take advantage of this wonderful festival?
So parents, let the kids be in charge for the day! Round them up over to their turf, and let them show you what a winter wonderland can really be like at KidZania’s Winter Festival. It will be a fun and educational environment for them to enjoy. For added memories, don’t forget to snap a wintry photo at the photo corner against different winter-inspired backdrops!
The Winter Festival is currently happening at KidZania until February 4, 2017. KidZania is located in Level 1, The Mall—Avenues. Call them at 2228 3180 or check out their website at www.kidzania.com.kw. Follow their Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram accounts @kidzaniakuwait for the latest updates.