The temperature in the morning has dropped to a cool -2 degrees, the whole of Britain “can’t believe how dark it is” and you can now buy mince pies at your local ASDA. All of this means only one thing; Christmas is around the corner!
The month of festivities and joy will soon be upon us, and year after year there is only one sure fire way to get your fastest fix of Christmas Spirit in London. Winter Wonderland Hyde Park.
Open from Friday 17 November 2017 to Monday 1 January 2018, Winter Wonderland is the perfect place for you and the whole family to indulge in markets, fun fairs, ice skating, grottos and gluhwein (mulled wine) galore!
The festival has become a landmark event for Londoners and tourists alike. According to the official website, “With humble beginnings as an open-air Christmas market in Hyde Park, Winter Wonderland has since grown into an extravaganza with ice skating, shows, roller coaster rides, street food stalls, festive bars and live music.
It is still free to enter Winter Wonderland grounds and take in the joyous atmosphere. With over 100 spectacular rides and attractions, it is no wonder why thousands of visitors return to Winter Wonderland each year to celebrate the Christmas season”.
After reading this, we know you can’t wait to visit so here are our quick-fire tips for when you find your self in wonderland:
1. Arrange travel and tickets in advance.
The whole world and their mother will be visiting this fascinating festival so the tube will be full and the surrounding areas even busier. Plan your journey in advance, and whilst entry is free, tickets to other attractions sell out fast during peak times. (You can cut the fuss and book a coach tour with Regs on Sat Dec 9th to Winter Wonderland for only £9.00 return. Find more information and times and pick ups here).
2. Family friendly; take the kids!
This place is truly magical and will definitely keep the kids (and adults!) entertained for hours on end. There are rides to suit all ages, and the kids will also get the unforgettable chance to meet the one and only Santa! This is free, open every day from 10 am to 6 pm – except Christmas Day and the kids even receive a small gift.
The site is buggy friendly’ so it is easy to navigate around the park and it also has baby-changing facilities in a number of disabled toilets within the vicinity.
3. Bring cash.