The Christmas spirit has returned to London as Winter Wonderland reopens in Hyde Park after being cancelled last year due to Covid. Packed with a wide variety of activities, entertainment, food and drinks, here’s everything you need to know about the festive fun attraction…
The most wonderful time of the year has come back around, and there is no better way to countdown to Christmas than visiting Winter Wonderland. Organisers are bringing back the 15-year-old extravaganza after cancelling it last year due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The family-friendly attraction reopened on Friday 19 November, with visitors clearly missing it as huge crowds came to get into the Christmas spirit. It will remain open from 10 am to 10 pm every day until 3 January 2022.
And it looks like it’s set to get even busier as tickets for multiple time slots for weekends in December have already sold out.
This year visitors will have to pre-book tickets with three-time slots available 10 am to 1 pm, 1 pm to 5 pm and 5 pm to 10 pm. Once booking a timeslot, you must enter the park during that time, but you can then stay for however long you like or until closing.
Tickets cost between £5 and £7.50, but the entry price is free if more than £20 is spent on pre-paid rides and attractions when booking in advance.
Winter Wonderland offers all of its magical favourites again, including rollercoasters, funfair games, circus shows, an ice kingdom, street food and live Christmas music.
The festivities don’t stop there, with people lacing up their ice skates to enjoy the UK’s largest outdoor ice skating rink set under a canopy of lights and groups of avid mulled wine lovers gathering in the Bavarian village for a Christmas sing-along.
The Magical Ice Kingdom transports you into a mythical world that has been created with over 500 tonnes of ice and snow, forming beautifully curated sculptures. If admiring the sculptures isn’t ‘cool’ enough, this year, you can learn from Magical Ice kingdom’s ice artists to create your own masterpieces.
And it’s not just the visitors that are delighted to be back and celebrating the festive season, but the staff are also pleased.
“After a year of its exciting to be back, especially after the problems last year. It’s nice to feel festive again with the people of London town!”
Londoners are more than pleased to have the attraction back for Christmas this year, even people from all over the world are flying in to see the fascination of Winter Wonderland.
The magic of Winter Wonderland really comes to life when the sun sets, and the lights come on. Hyde Park is illuminated by hundreds of lights from roller coasters and games, bringing the jolly Christmas spirit to life.
The countdown to Christmas is underway, so make the most of everything Winter Wonderland offers with a glass…or two of mulled wine with your family and friends. There is something for everyone of all ages to enjoy. Book your tickets now to not miss out!.