Running for 10 years, Winter Wonderland is a delightful way to celebrate the magical splendour of Christmas. Starting from 7 December, it takes over Hyde Park with attractions including food and toy stalls, rollercoasters and rides, ice statues and an ice rink and ferris wheel.
The food and toy stalls are packed, but there are so many of each you won’t have to worry about waiting long. They aren’t the only things that will grab your attention. The 80m high Winter Wonder View Tower gives a 360 view of London. You can’t pre-book it, so you’ll need tokens bought on the day. The Giant Observation Wheel can be bought in advance, though there is a long queue unless you get a Fast Track Update.
Unsurprisingly, there’s loads of families and couples. Though the crowds are big, it’s all good-natured and everyone is in a good mood. There’s Christmas music played everywhere too, so you really do get into the festive spirit. There’s plenty of rides to choose from too, including rollercoasters and a haunted house. Each ride has its own token value.
I’ll be doing a Gr8at of the Magical Kingdom too, but had to add some here too. It’s one of the most popular attractions so you need to buy in advance. The tickets are actually time-based, so you’ll need to select the time you’ll be going. For sure it’s cold, but it does add to the Winter magic. You’ll be looking out for Anna, Elsa and Olaf. There really is plenty to do in Winter Wonderland. You’ll find pricing and opening hours on the official website here.