The Grinch would have a real job stealing all the Christmas from Hyde Park’s massive tribute to festive fun, which is back for an twelfth year in 2018. Entry to Winter Wonderland is free, and a wander past the fairground rides, around child-friendly Santa Land (including Santa’s grotto) or through the Christmas markets is a real treat for anyone feeling the spirit of the season, as long as you’re ready to hear all those songs as you potter.
Other attractions at Hyde Park’s annual sparkly Christmassy addition include two circuses – ‘ Zippos Christmas Circus’ and ‘Cirque Berserk’. Winter Wonderland’s ice rink, the biggest outdoor rink in the UK, surrounds the Victorian bandstand and is illuminated with more than 100,000 lights. This year the Magical Ice Kingdom presents an ‘Deep Sea Adventure’ – an immersive walk through experience filled with ice, snow sculptures and a bubble wall. Along with the 60-metre observation wheel, rollercoasters and fairground rides will keep thrill seekers happy. A good alternative for those who prefer to stay on solid ground are the selection of themed bars with real fires, except for the Ice Bar, where even the glasses you drink from are made of ice.
Event Website – https://hydeparkwinterwonderland.com/about-winterwonderland/