For everything Christmassy head to Hyde Park for their Winter Wonderland celebration, now in its 15th year. With everything from an ice slide or ice skating to a Christmas market and festive bars, they have all you need to get in the festive frame of mind. Looking for more winter fun? Be sure to check our top winter markets and festivals, plus our guide to the best winter illuminations.
Tickets to Winter Wonderland
Attractions include daring shows like Cirque Berserk and Zippos Christmas Circus, as well as the Giant Wheel and Magical Ice Kingdom sculptures. Prices vary, so be sure to check if any of the family discounts or concessions apply to your group!
Is Winter Wonderland Free?
Winter Wonderland is free during off peak periods, generally during weekdays before 2pm. Otherwise tickets are priced at £5.00 at “standard” times, and £7.50 during peak times (dates nearer Christmas and later in the day).
What to do at Winter Wonderland
There will be free live music across the site, with bands and performers serenading the skaters on the UK’s largest open-air ice rink and entertaining the drinkers at bars and other venues.
There are over 100 fairground rides to choose from, from heart-stopping roller-coasters to child-friendly attractions, as well as classics like the star flyer. Highlights for 2022 include the return of the massive (70m) observation wheel, the largest transportable Ferris wheel in the world, as well as Munich Looping, the largest transportable roller coaster. New rides this year include the Time Machine and Discovery, perfect for adrenaline junkies.
Take kids to Santaland and to enjoy the traditional fairground with a carousel, helter skelter and vintage games. There are Christmas markets to browse and countless food and drink stalls to explore with a glass of mulled wine in hand.
Hyde Park Winter Wonderland opening times
The Wonderland will be open every day except Christmas day from 10am to 10pm, until January 2nd. As mentioned, most of the attractions require tickets, and they’re not cheap. Tickets can be reserved online or purchased on the day but it is expected that some events will sell out for weekends and dates closer to Christmas.Organisers may cancel events, alter schedules, or change admission requirements without notice. Always check official sites before heading to an event.