Over our last Christmas holiday in Jakarta, we set out an ambitious plan to go out once a day with the kids for a fun activity.

Kidzania was on our list, I brought Elliott one morning and we decided to arrive early in order to beat the holiday crowd. We got there at 9:15 and there was already a bit queuing.

But let’s start with the beginning. Kidzania is a child-size town where kids get to be in charge. It is built as a mini city with a central square and streets lined up with shops. Those are in fact workshops where children can experience real life role-play in a bank, a firestation, a dental clinic, a bakery…

I hadn’t anticipated that most activities would only be opened to children above 5 years old. Some activities welcome children who are 3 and above but accompanying adults must stay outside. Elliott did not want to go in on his own and we ended up just walking around.

I’ll probably wait another 1-2 years to try Kidzania again.

Check their website for full ticketing price policy (it is quite complicated)


Monday – Thursday: 09.00 am – 04.00 pm
Friday, weekend and Public Holiday:
Shift 1 : 09.00 am – 02.00 pm
Shift 2 : 03.00 pm – 08.00 pm

Pacific Place, Level 6, Jl. Jend Sudirman Kav. 52-53, Jakarta Selatan 12190 – Indonesia

2 thoughts

  1. We had the exact same experience on Saturday. Most of the activities that Sofia was interested were age 6+ and like Elliot, she wasn’t keen on being on her own. She looked so miserable we left 30 minutes after we got there. Our plan of a fun morning was a BIG failure:(

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