Christmas Eve 2016
It was Christmas Eve, and what better way to get into the Christmas spirit than a trip to Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park London? I have wanted to go to the Winter Wonderland for a number of years and for one reason or another it just not happened until this year, its tenth year anniversary, I finally visited.
Winter Wonderland is a free to enter event, open every day (except Christmas day) from November 18th – January 2nd from 10am-10pm. It is family friendly and the kids will love it, but that said it is just enjoyable for the adults. There are Christmas markets, Fun Fair rides and Fair Ground games to play, an Ice Rink for those that would like to ice skate, a Circus, places to eat and bars including an Ice Bar – made from entirely from ice, plus lots more.
Some of the attractions have a charge where you exchange cash for tokens to pay for the rides, and some tickets need to be booked in advance, online, like those for the Ice Bar. There was certainly something for everyone.
I simply had a wonder around and soaked up the atmosphere. I went to couple of the bars and tasted my first ever Mulled Wine, which is red wine, star anise and cinnamon served warm – it was lovely! The bars were made out of wood and had this cosy indoor-outdoor feel.
The Winter Wonderland was fully wheelchair accessible, with wheelchair facilities (toilets) dotted all around the site. Aside from the rides; all of the attractions and bars on the site were wheelchair accessible. There were lots of helpful ground and security staff at the event making sure everything went smoothly.
We had a lovely Christmas Eve evening out at Winter Wonderland and we left there full of Christmas cheer.