It’s (almost!) the most wonderful time of the year. And the wheels have well and truly been set in motion for Hyde Park Winter Wonderland. Opening on November 18, this year’s heartwarming haven of festive joy promises to be bigger and better than ever.
Whether you’re a thrill-seeker, a food and drink fanatic, a music lover or simply want to soak up the festive spirit – there is something at Winter Wonderland for everyone. But what will they have in store for us? Let’s find out…
Escape to a Lapland-esque winter hideaway
Attractions and activities aside, it’s the immersive decor that makes Winter Wonderland a truly magical place. Embark on a journey throughout the frost-covered, enchanted, Magical Ice Kingdom and admire over 500 tonnes of skillfully sculpted ice and snow. Along the way you’ll find a hidden ice slide, fantastic photo opportunities and so much more!
Feast on festive delights
Upon entering Winter Wonderland, your senses will be overloaded with wafts of delicious smells. And with so many unique and exciting places to eat and drink, the only difficult thing will be choosing where to go first!
Sip festive cocktails in the 80’s Apres-ski themed Bar Ice, then head to Bavarian Village for a traditional Bratwurst in a cosy chalet. You can also browse an abundance of stalls of mouth watering morsels in the Sleigh-By, and enjoy a warming mulled wine or hot chocolate in Thor’s Viking-inspired Tipi bar.
See the sights from up high on thrilling rides
For those who like to live life on the edge, there are countless rides to enjoy. From ‘Munich Looping’, the world’s largest transportable roller coaster to ‘Blizzard’ – 65 metres of pure adrenalin. Of course, you can always opt for a lovely 70 metre high view and a leisurely ride on the Giant Wheel instead!
Skate and sculpt with crystal clear ice
Whether you’re a seasoned skater or just love clinging to the edge, you can glide around Hyde Park’s iconic Victorian bandstand at the UK’s largest Ice rink, proudly presented by Lidl. Then why not get creative at an Ice Sculpting workshop and create your very own sculpture? Guided by the UK’s finest ice artists, this workshop is the ultimate winter arts and crafts activity.
Catch a mind blowing circus performance
This year, the multi-talented circus troupe Cirque Beserk have choreographed a brand new show exclusively for Winter Wonderland audiences. Expect fast-paced, adrenaline-fuelled stunts and the legendary motorcycle Globe of Death.
Pick out some lovely stocking-fillers
And you simply mustn’t leave Winter Wonderland without exploring the enchanting Christmas Markets. Throughout 100 charming, traditional chalets you will find gorgeous gifts, decorations and culinary delights. That’s your Christmas shopping sorted!