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From thrilling fairground rides and ice skating to charming Christmas markets and family shows, join in the seasonal fun at Winter Wonderland, at Hyde Park. Read More


Get into the Christmas spirit as Winter Wonderland returns to London's Hyde Park.

This free-to-enter family event includes a host of festive fun and activities, including Winter Wonderland ice skating, big top shows, an observation wheel and a huge Christmas market.

Find things to do in Hyde Park's Winter Wonderland 2018 below, and take a look at our top tips for visiting Winter Wonderland in London to make the most of your visit.

Top activities at Winter Wonderland Hyde Park

Winter Wonderland 2018 activities include the chance to:

  • Skate to live music on the Winter Wonderland ice rink, the UK's largest outdoor rink which circles Hyde Park's Victorian bandstand.
  • Discover mythical creatures made from ice and snow at the Magical Ice Kingdom presents The Enchanted Forest.
  • Watch The Imperial Ice Stars' world and national championship-level skaters perform a thrilling interpretation of Peter Pan on Ice.
  • Enjoy acrobatic wonders at the Zippos Christmas Circus family daytime show or evening Cirque Berserk spectacular.
  • Take a seat on the iconic Giant Observation Wheel for a flight 60m (200ft) above Hyde Park, offering stunning views of London's skyline.
  • Enjoy a ride on a traditional carousel or try out the world's largest transportable rollercoaster, the Munich Looping, at the fairground.
  • Take part in an immersive new cinematic experience with Backyard Cinema Presents: The Snowman™ Experience

Winter Wonderland's Christmas markets

  • Browse the traditional German Christmas Market which houses more than 200 charming chalets overflowing with festive goods.
  • Explore the 150 chalets of the Angels Christmas Market, to shop for unusual and unique items, including arts and crafts, trinkets, jewellery and decorations.

Winter Wonderland family adventures

Winter Wonderland family activities include:

  • Letting the kids have a go on the carousel, helter skelter and run around funhouses at the traditional fairground. Older children can enjoy the adrenaline-fuelled Winter Wonderland rollercoaster rides. Tokens for these activities can usually be purchased at dedicated token booths.
  • Taking the little ones to see a magical daytime show, such as Zippos Christmas Circus or Teletubbies Christmas Show
  • Stepping into Santa Land to meet Father Christmas and his elves for free in the Winter Wonderland Santa's grotto, which is usually open every day (except Christmas Day). Families can uses the brand new entrance that leads straight to Santa Land.

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Food and drink at Winter Wonderland

  • Head to the various restaurants, bars and food stalls for churros, mulled wine or warming hot chocolate.
  • Try festive German fare, such as German sausage and glühwein in the Bavarian Village, and enjoy sing-alongs and dancing to the oompah bands well into the evening.
  • Relax with a cocktail at Bar Ice, which features tables, walls and sculptures crafted from ice. Booking tickets ahead is essential.

Winter Wonderland tickets

Winter Wonderland is free to enter, but some activities require a paid-for ticket. Paid-for attractions include:

  • Ice skating
  • Giant Observation Wheel
  • The Imperial Ice Stars' Peter Pan on Ice
  • Magical Ice Kingdom presents The Enchanted Forest
  • Zippos Christmas Circus and Cirque Berserk
  • Bar Ice
  • The Teletubbies Christmas Show
  • Ice-sculpting workshops
  • Bar Hütte
  • Winter Wonderland Comedy Club
  • Fairground rides
  • Backyard Cinema Presents: The Snowman™ Experience

Winter Wonderland opening times

London's Winter Wonderland is open daily except Christmas Day.

For more festive things to do in London, take a look at our guide to Christmas in London.

Prices and Opening Times

Admission FREE

Admission to Winter Wonderland is free. Charges apply for rides, ice skating, big top shows, the observation wheel, Magical Ice Kingdom and Bar Ice.

This content has been supplied by Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park

Opening Times

Winter Wonderland is open daily except Christmas Day.

Venue Details & Map

Hyde Park

Hyde Park
W2 2UH
0300 061 2000
Public transport:
Tube: Hyde Park Corner or Marble Arch.

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