For everything Christmassy head to Hyde Park for a Winter Wonderland like no other. With everything from ice skating and an ice bar to ice scupture workshops, they have everything 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.
Tickets to Winter Wonderland
For this year, due to COVID-19 counter measures, you’ll need a ticket to be admitted and you’ll need to book your ticket online in advance. If you turn up without a booking, you probably won’t be able to get in. Attractions include daring shows like Cirque Berserk and Zippos Christmas Circus, as well as Paddington on Ice. as well as childhood favourites like The Snowman at the Backyard Cinema. 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. Off peak is generally during weekdays before 1pm. 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 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 2019 include the return of the massive (70 M) observation wheel-apparently the largest transportable Ferris wheel in the world as well as Winter Wonderland Comedy Club, Cirque Berserk, Paddington on Ice and ice sculpting workshops.
Take kids to Santa Land 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 stall 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 5th. 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.To prevent the spread of COVID-19, many events have been canceled. Always check official sites before heading to an event.