Back for its 16th edition, Winter Wonderland is the ultimate destination for festive family fun. Running from 17th November 2023 to 1st January 2024, the annual London Christmas attraction has over 200 activities, entertainment and food and drink offerings. Experience anything from high adrenaline rides to family friendly performances and – there’s something for everyone at this festive village.
Where is Winter Wonderland?
Winter Wonderland is set in Hyde Park, one of the capital’s 8 Royal Parks. It’s 350 acres of green space and is home to the famous Serpentine Lake, Speakers’ Corner and the Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fountain.
What are the top activities at Winter Wonderland?
Winter Wonderland’s open-air ice rink is the UK’s largest! Set around a Victorian bandstand and below a canopy of twinkling fairy lights, kick off the festivities with toe looping and flipping before soaring into the sky on the iconic Giant Wheel presented by Disney+. It’s the tallest transportable wheel in the world and offers epic views of London’s skyline from 70m up in the air. Brave the cold and step into the Magical Ice Kingdom for over 500 tonnes of epic ice sculptures or take on the Edelweiss Funhouse, a walk-through experience full of obstacle courses and illusion rooms.
What are the best family activities at Winter Wonderland?
Winter Wonderland is a family friendly event suitable for all ages. Enjoy vintage fairground rides or for an adrenaline rush, ride one of the nine roller coasters. Be mesmerised by the must-see family Christmas show, Zippos Christmas Circus, or the award-winning Cirque Berserk, for astonishing circus acts, thrilling aerial performances, juggling, comedy characters and more. If you’ve been good this year, you’ll receive a gift from Father Christmas in Santa’s grotto in Santaland.
Where can you eat and drink at Winter Wonderland?
The short answer: EVERYWHERE!
Just follow your nose as the smells of mulled wine and German sausages lead you to the huge selection of delicious food and drink. Get the classic festive dishes at the Bavarian Village full of authentic German cuisine and steins of Bavarian beer. Or why not get a taste of Asian, South American and Middle Eastern favourites — there’s truly something for everyone.
A Christmas market wouldn’t be complete without sweet treats such as churros, crepes, doughnuts and of course, hot chocolate piled with whipped cream and marshmallows. There’s also plenty of cozy fire-pit bars to warm you up this winter.
Winter Wonderland opening times
Winter Wonderland is open from 10am to 10pm daily, excluding Christmas Day. Last entry is 9:30pm.
Visitors can stay as long as they like but must enter at the allocated time slot on their entry ticket.
How to get to Winter Wonderland
The nearest tube stations are Marble Arch (Central line), Hyde Park Corner (Piccadilly line) and Knightsbridge (Piccadilly line).
How to book tickets
We recommend booking your tickets in advance. Entry at off-peak times is free and £5 while or £7.50 during peak times.
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