Winter Wonderland opens today! Here’s EVERYTHING you need to know ⛄️

Get into the festive spirit with a trip to Winter Wonderland.

winter wonderland 2018

by Arianna Chatzidakis |

Planning on making a trip to Winter Wonderland this year? Good thinking! The annual festive extravaganza which is situated in London's Hyde Park is even bigger and better this year, meaning that you're guaranteed to have LOADS of fun there. 🎅🏽

Ahead of your visit, find out everything you need to know about Winter Wonderland below...

Winter Wonderland Opening Dates

Winter Wonderland 2018 dates
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Winter Wonderland opens on 22nd November 2018 from 4-10pm for a special public preview. Then, from 23rd November 2018 until 6th January 2019 we will be open every day from 10am – 10pm, except Christmas Day.

Weekends are normally much busier than week days, so if you've got a day booked off work, then beat the crowds head on down to Hyde Park for some festive fun.

Things To Do At Winter Wonderland

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With over 100 rides, Christmas markets and an ice skating rink at Winter Wonderland, there's plenty of fun things to do. Here's a highlight of some of the best activities that you may want to book in advance:

  • Skate on the UK’s largest outdoor Ice Rink

  • Take a journey into The Magical Ice Kingdom

  • Fly on an immersive cinematic adventure with The Snowman™ Experience (which is new this year!)

  • Watch jaw-dropping acts in the Circus Megadome

  • Experience spectacular views from the Giant Observation Wheel

  • Watch the finest comedy talents at Winter Wonderland Comedy Club

  • Bring out your inner artist at the Ice Sculpting Workshop

On top of this, there's a Christmas market with over 200 stalls to walk through, where you can do a spot of Christmas shopping to pick up a luxury gift or a culinary delight. There's also plenty of game stalls where you can be in the chance of winning a cute cuddly toy or even a big bar of Toblerone. Dreamy.

Food And Drink at Winter Wonderland

Winter Wonderland food drink
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With so many food and beverage places to dine at, you'll be spoilt for choice on what to eat! The Bavarian village is one of our favourite places to unwind, because it has cosy chalets, an outdoor seating area, bars, cafes and restaurants. Dishes include Bavarian Bratwurst, chicken and flame-grilled salmon, hot chocolate, mulled wine and beer. There's also live music and DJ's playing in the background to get the party started!

For something a bit more cool, head on over to Bar Ice to drink some festive cocktails in the arctic temperatures of -10°C! Don't worry, thermal-wear is provided to keep you warm whilst you sit on tables and chairs made of ice! ❄️

Another one of our favourites, is the Alpine Après Ski’ retreat, where you can huddle up in your own private Hütte to be served food and drinks. The huts also contains a Christmas karaoke for you to belt your heart out to your favourite xmas tunes.

Prices For Winter Wonderland

Winter Wonderland price
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Entry to Hyde Park Winter Wonderland is FREE. Once inside, you have to pay for rides, games, food and beverages, so make sure you come prepared with cash to buy tokens which you can buy on site, as this is what most stalls will be accepting.

Each token costs £1 and can only be used on the day of purchase. Children's rides start at £2 and other rides start at £3.

Book your trip to Winter Wonderland here.

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