Get festive with the family at Hyde Park Winter Wonderland

The UK’s most iconic festive event, Hyde Park Winter Wonderland, is returning and this year it is its 15th anniversary.

Beginning 18th November 2022 families can experience a magical day out, with a host of new attractions. For families looking for the best value this festive season, Hyde Park Winter Wonderland offer free entry tickets during off-peak hours. 

Open daily from 10.00am – 10.00pm, astonishing new, and returning, attractions at Hyde Park Winter Wonderland will guarantee a fun-filled day for all members of the family. The extraordinary line- up includes the UK’s largest outdoor Ice Rink proudly presented by Lidl, an exciting new Magical Ice KingdomSantaland, the thrilling Zippos Christmas Circus, the Giant Wheel and the Real Ice Slide in partnership with Crystal Ski Holidays even bigger this year with an extra lane added!

Surrounding the picturesque Victorian bandstand in London’s beautiful Hyde Park, the UK’s largest Ice Rink proudly presented by Lidl is a stunning, quintessentially festive scene, with families gliding across the ice in the tranquil, leafy setting as the bandstand singer provides a gentle musical backdrop. Penguin skating aids are available to support the little ones and, for the less experienced, ice guides can be hired. Come rain or shine (or hopefully snow!), Lidl will be there serving up their Deluxe festive treats with all proceeds going towards their charity partner Neighbourly.

Santaland, where all days are merry and bright, is guaranteed to fill the kids, and those young in spirit, with festive joy this season! Here, you’ll find Santa’s Grotto, 45m Ice Slide and a whole host of family-friendly rides includingSanta’s Spinning Coaster, Penguin Bumper Cars, Santa’s Flying Sleigh Ride and more. Even better this year, Santaland is offering a fantastic new family value package, which lets you enjoy four Santaland rides for just £10. 

Say hello to Santa and his adorable elves at the magical experience Santa’s Grotto, open from 10.00am – 6.00pm. Santa’s Grotto is free to enter for all visitors who have purchased an entry ticket to Hyde Park Winter Wonderland. To send Santa off home to Mrs. Claus after a busy day of greets and gifts, Santa’s Parade will see the main man off to the North Pole in style from Mondays to Wednesdays, starting from Santaland at 5.00pm. 

The whole family can immerse themselves in the ultimate Christmas experience with the Magical Ice Kingdom, which is returning for 2022 with a brand-new look. Visitors will be taken on a journey through an enchanted world, exploring 500 tonnes of sculptured ice and snow including secret passageways, a snow-tunnelled ice slide and the crystal carriage of the Ice Palace.

Hyde Park Winter Wonderland also offers a plethora of game stalls which are perfect for all ages and guaranteed to spark a little friendly competition within the family! Guests are encouraged to buy the Winter Wonderland Game Coins in advance for fast and easy playing. 

Zippos Christmas Circus is also returning for 2022, offering families a breath-taking and spectacular circus experience that will not disappoint. Guests can enjoy the wondrous festive performance in the comfort of the heated Mega Dome. Zippos Christmas Circus is a feast for the eyes, as a cavalcade of incredible circus stars present a dazzling, action packed 50-minute display of acrobatics, comedy, juggling and dare-devil aerial acts.

Suzy Griffiths, Winter Wonderland Event Director for IMG says: “This year we want to bring people together to celebrate the amazing memories we have made over the last 15 years and make new magical memories to last a lifetime. That’s what the festive season is all about and Hyde Park Winter Wonderland is a fun-filled family tradition that guests love to mark down in their calendars as far ahead as July!”

To safely deliver the magical, inclusive festive experience people know and love, Hyde Park Winter Wonderland, once again, is operating with timed entry tickets. The ticket system, like other Christmas destinations around the world, is designed to enhance the guest experience, providing visitors with more space and ensuring more time is spent on much-needed festive fun for as long as they want until closing at 10pm. Tickets are available to purchase now at hydeparkwinterwonderland.com

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