Winter Wonderland 2024 in Hyde Park

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Location

Hyde Park

Address
W2 2UH
Telephone:
+44 (0)30 0061 2000
Public transport:
Tube: Hyde Park Corner or Marble Arch.

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About

Embrace the Christmas spirit with Winter Wonderland in London's Hyde Park.

This fun family event is one of the best things to do in London at Christmas. Featuring a huge selection of festive entertainment and activities, from ice skating and circus shows to a Christmas market and live music, there's enough fun things to do to fill a whole day and evening.

Details of Hyde Park's Winter Wonderland 2024 are yet to be released but here's what visitors enjoyed in 2023.

What are the top activities at Winter Wonderland?

Three people try to win a game of ring toss at winter wonderland in london.

Winter Wonderland is a much-loved festive spectacular enjoyed by many during London's most magical time of year!

Here's what visitors got up to at Winter Wonderland 2023:

  • Skating to live music on the Winter Wonderland ice rink, the UK's largest outdoor rink.
  • Marvelling at the acrobatic wonders at a circus show. 
  • Soaring into the sky on the iconic Giant Observation Wheel and saw the twinkling London lights below. 
  • Riding on a traditional carousel or braved the giant loops of nine different roller coasters at the fairground. 
  • Stepping into the Magical Ice Kingdom to discover more than 500 tonnes of ice sculpted into secret passageways, a snow tunnelled ice slide, a crystal carriage of the Ice Palace, and much more. 
  • Taking on the Edelweiss Funhouse, a walk-through experience that is sure to play a trick or two on you, with a 300m (984 ft) alpine obstacle course and surprising illusion rooms.  
  • Exploring another world at the Dr Archibald VR experience, an immersive adventure that has you questioning reality.  

Winter Wonderland's Christmas markets

People dressed in coats visiting Christmas market stalls either side of twinkly string lights at dusk.

Visitors can browse the traditional Christmas Market, one of the largest London Christmas markets complete with charming chalets overflowing with festive goods. Do a spot of Christmas shopping and meet the cheery vendors selling unusual and unique gifts, arts and crafts, trinkets, jewellery and decorations.

What are the best family activities at Winter Wonderland?

A woman and two children skate on the ice rink at Winter Wonderland in London.

Winter Wonderland is a family friendly event suitable for all ages. In 2023, visitors enjoyed many fun kids activities throughout the winter including:

  • Carousel and helter skelter rides at the traditional fairground with young kids or treated older children to adrenaline-fuelled rides on the Winter Wonderland roller coasters.
  • Daytime shows such as Zippos Christmas Circus and Cirque Beserk
  • Winter Wonderland's Santa's grotto in Santaland, where children met Father Christmas and got a small gift (if they'd been good of course!).  
  • A host of fun rides for smaller children, including a 45m-long (147 ft) Ice Slide

Where can you eat and drink at Winter Wonderland?

Visitors enjoy a drink and live music at the Bavarian Village at the Hyde Park winter wonderland in london.

Winter Wonderland has many restaurants, bars and food stalls, ideal spots for tasty food, mulled wine or warm hot chocolate.

Here's what foodies got up to at Winter Wonderland in 2023:

  • Sipping a cocktail at the 1980s après-ski-themed Bar Ice, where even the bar, tables and glasses are made of ice.
  • Warming up at the Fire Pit bar with its crackling fires and uplifting live music.
  • Enjoying a slow 360-degree spin with a festive drink at the Carousel Bar.
  • Exploring the Street Food Village to sample a variety of delicious sweet and savoury treats under the twinkling lights where live bands played festive tunes.
  • Sampling craft ales, hot chocolate and warm food in giant tipis at Thor's Tipi. The perfect place to escape the freezing temperatures and snuggle up under a blanket by the log fire.

Winter Wonderland tickets

Tickets to Winter Wonderland 2024 are yet to be released - check back nearer the time to secure your spot.

Entry to Winter Wonderland is free during off-peak times, but entry at peak times and access to some activities require a paid-for ticket.  

In 2023, visitors who spent an additional £25 on chargeable attractions, rides or games when booking their ticket were entitled to free admission.

Paid-for attractions included: 

  • Ice skating 
  • Giant Observation Wheel 
  • Ice-skating shows 
  • Magical Ice Kingdom 
  • Circus shows 
  • Bar Ice 
  • Ice Slide 
  • Ice Sculpting workshops 
  • Fairground rides and games  

Top tips when visiting Winter Wonderland

A group of people sing along to live music in the Bavarian bar at Winter Wonderland in London.

Follow these tips when visiting Winter Wonderland and make the most of this top Christmas attraction:

  • Book your tickets in advance: As Winter Wonderland is a ticketed event, be sure to book your tickets before you visit. 
  • Pick the best time: When booking, select a timeslot to suit you – entry at off-peak times is free, while standard entry is £5 and peak time access requires is £7.50 per adult ticket. 
  • Wrap up warm: Being an outside attraction, it can get a bit chilly at times. Make sure to wear warm clothing, including hats, gloves and scarves – particularly if you’re visiting Bar Ice, the Magical Ice Kingdom or going ice skating. 
  • Look out for famous faces: Many celebrities and VIPs have visited Winter Wonderland over the years, from Catherine, Princess of Wales, and Prince George to Tom Cruise and Naomi Campbell.

Winter Wonderland opening times

in 2023, Winter Wonderland was open daily from 10am to 10pm (except Christmas Day) - last entry at 9.30pm.  

Visitors were required to enter Winter Wonderland at the allocated time slot on their entry ticket however, once inside could stay for as long as they like.

Check back closer the time for the confirmed 2024 opening times.

How to get to Winter Wonderland

Winter Wonderland is located in Hyde Park. The nearest tube stations are: Marble Arch (Central line), Hyde Park Corner (Piccadilly line) and Knightsbridge (Piccadilly line).

What hotels are near Winter Wonderland?

From budget to boutique, visitors can choose from a variety of London hotels situated nearby Hyde Park. Whether that's the famous JW Marriott Grosvenor House or a cosy B&B such as the Hyde Park Radnor Hotel.

Find plenty more Christmas events in London. Take your pick from these 101 Christmas activities, from Christmas shopping and festive markets, to the famous Christmas lights.

Opening Times

Admission to Winter Wonderland must be pre-booked.

Entry is free during off-peak times and costs £5 or £7.50 for peak hours. Charges apply for rides, ice skating, big top shows, the observation wheel and other attractions.

Opening Times

Daily (except Christmas Day): 10am to 10pm