There are millions of people who dread the coming of winter. They do not live in Kuwait. Most of us wait for the cooler months when we can do so much more without sweating buckets and melting on the sidewalk. It also coincides with KidZania’s eagerly awaited annual winter festival. It’s the place to be for winter-loving kids (and adults too). All the coziness and winter holiday-cheer without the drawbacks of an actual tough winter.
The temperature drops at the same time as kids start getting time off of school for their winter break. And what do you do with walking talking energy bombs? You take them someplace they can run around, be curious and discover the world. But you also want to make sure they are safe, and very much protected from the elements. Every parent in Kuwait knows that KidZania is the best place for a day of fun for children.
It’s safe, organized and engaging for kids of all ages. If your children are older, they can be left to roam and explore for hours before they are ready to leave, giving you some treasured free- time to relax or shop around at The Avenues.
This year, KidZania brings together two things that kids and adults love, winter and candy! Yup, the theme is double the fun with the Winter Candyland festival. And we’re sure that they’ll be going all out for this one. From candy-themed activities to re-designed spaces that are going to be a feast for the eyes, the entire interior is going festive with drop lights and hanging candy everywhere.
With a Candy Pass your little ones will have exclusive access to the multitude of planned events and activities. Kids can cross the Enchanted Candy Realm to collect rare candy and compete with their friends. Then they can race down the inflatable roller slides at the airport’s entrance.
Next, they can don a Velcro suit in the bouncy sticky wall challenge and grab all the different goodies that are available on the wall. They are definitely going to need the energy for braving the Ice Palace. The sub-zero environment is fun for parents and kids and is a great opportunity for those awesome Instagram worthy pictures. But don’t worry if you can’t get that perfect portrait, you can always visit the bubble room for a professional photo as a souvenir.
For more family fun, head on over to the Candyland Treasure Hunt. Find the hidden ginger bread men, giant candy, lollipops and crystals. Even little ones as young as two can have fun in this area. For the tactual and curious, the Toy Factory is a must-visit. Visitors will have the opportunity to engage in hands-on mechanical activities. There is also a music maker, functional gears and ball-drop games.
It has been super exciting so far and your little one might need some time to cool down. The Winter-themed Face Painting station is a great way to get the little ones to sit down for a minute to catch their breath from all the excitement and recharge. And with this artsy experience, they’ll be ready for more fun afterwards.
This is when they would head to Bekha’s Winter Candyland Adventure, the ultimate performance that will entertain and enthrall everyone, adults and children alike. The story line follows Bekha, princess of Candyland, who has lost her Magical Candy. The brave knight Urbano and Bache will go on an unforgettable adventure to find the stolen Magical Candy, fight through the cold winter to bring back happiness to Candyland.
It might all seem like fun and games, which it totally is, but there are a lot of educational opportunities. Kids can take part in the walking rainbow experiment, train for a flash mob, craft their own gingerbread man, or even learn storytelling at the radio station.
Before you leave KidZania, don’t forget to decorate your own Ginger Bread House for more festive fun, and while you’re at it, snap a picture too and make your friends jealous of all the fun that you are having with your insta-worthy moments.
At the end of your candy-filled experience, you will be leaving KidZania exhausted in the best way possible. Your energy will be spent, your phone full of photographic evidence of the fun you had and your children will already be begging you to come back for more.
The Candyland adventure starts on December the 6th until February the 28th. KidZania is located in Level 1, The Mall-The Avenues. For more information, please call them at 2228 3180 or check out www.Kuwait.KidZania.com. Follow their Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram accounts @KidZaniaKuwait. Plan your trip today!