Every Christmas, Hyde Park is transformed into a magical Winter Wonderland of fun and excitement. Learn what you can expect from a visit to this festive paradise this year.
Hyde Park Winter Wonderland Attractions
The doors are now open for 6 weeks of festive fun at London’s largest park. Buy your tickets online now to visit its many attractions for all the family, including:
Ski Zillertal Ice Rink – Glide around under a starlit sky canopy and experience the essence of Christmas ice skating with family or friends.
Magical Ice Kingdom – Imagine a kingdom built entirely out of ice and snow. That’s exactly what you’ll see here. From ice thrones to an ice castle, this is an awe-inspiring exhibition. But make sure to wrap up warm as the kingdom is kept at a chilly -8°C.
Bar Ice – And what Magical Ice Kingdom would be complete without its own bar? Make sure to order a cocktail in one of the cool ice glasses.
Circus Shows – Zippos Circus is one of the most famous in the world, and this Christmas it will be entertaining crowds at the wonderful Winter Wonderland once again. Filled with plenty of colour and fun, the Cirque Berserk will have you asking “how did they do that?”
Giant Wheel – Enjoy stunning views of London and the Winter Wonderland Park from the sky on the festive Giant Wheel ride.
Santa Land – For rides, games and the chance for your children to meet Father Christmas himself, make sure to pay Santa Land and Santa’s grotto a visit.
Christmas Markets – Still not finished your Christmas shopping yet? No problem. The Christmas Markets at Winter Wonderland have over 200 Bavarian-style wooden chalet shops filled with gifts for sale.
The Arctic Circle – Just outside the Magical Ice Kingdom and Bar Ice you’ll find the Arctic Circle, which is home to rides, games and plenty more stalls to wander around.
Festive Food and Drink at Winter Wonderland
We’ve already mentioned the unusual Bar Ice, but there are plenty of other places you can dine or enjoy a mulled wine this winter. The Famous Bavarian Village has its own beer garden, covered seating, outdoor bars and stalls, as well as lively entertainment from its very own oompah band.
Or if toasting marshmallows is more your thing then head over to the Fire Pit, where you can grab a bite to eat and warm up by the fire.
Mr Fogg’s Cocktail Bar is described as a ‘quintessentially British pop-up abode’ and is the perfect spot to while away a few hours sipping on classic cocktails. Alternatively, there is also the following festive hangouts:
• Swiss Chalet
• Arctic Lodge Bar
• Mirror Bar
• The House of St Nicholas
• The Outpost and Grizzly Inn
Plan Your Visit
Will you be heading south west from Islington one winter evening to give Winter Wonderland a visit? Then you’ll need to get the tube to King’s Cross St Pancras and then to Knightsbridge. The journey will take around half an hour.
Hyde Park Winter Wonderland is open from 10am to 10pm every day until the 3rd January 2016 (apart from Christmas Day).
(images: Winter Wonderland Facebook)