For everything Christmassy head to Hyde Park for a Winter Wonderland like no other. With everything from ice skating to a ferris wheel to an ice bar, they have everything you need to get in the festive frame of mind. There are futuristic creations like the Cirque Berserk and the Magical Ice Adventure with a Deep Sea Adventure Theme as well as childhood favourites like Sooty. 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. Choose from over 100 fairground rides with heart-stopping roller-coasters to child-friendly attractions, as well as classic like the star flyer and even the world’s largest transportable roller coaster. 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 gladd of mulled wine in hand.
The Wonderland opens on the 17th from 5pm, and will then be open every day except Christmas day from 10am to 10pm, until January 1st. Unfortunately, most of the attractions require tickets, and they’re not cheap. Cirque Berserk is £12.50, the Ferris Wheel is £8, Ice skating is £14.50 and the Ice Bar is £15, which includes a complimentary cocktail. Tickets can be reserved online or purchased on the day but it is expected that some events will sell out for weekends and closer to Christmas.