Offering countless rides and attractions, spectacular family performances, delicious street food, Christmas market shopping, and more, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. We spoke to the organisers of the event to find out some reasons why you should visit Winter Wonderland this year, and make some exciting memories. Check them out below...
1. Ice Ice Baby
Go on an immersive exploration of a mystical frozen world at Magical Ice Kingdom, where this year’s theme of Norse Mythology has been crafted by an expert team of sculptors and artists using over 500 tonnes of ice and snow. Join the Ice Sculpting Workshops to try it out for yourself and sculpt to your hearts content. If you're still craving more icy activities, why not slide down the Real Ice Slide in partnership with Crystal Ski Holidays and challenge your friends and family to a race to the bottom.
2. Unbeatable Instagram Pics
At Winter Wonderland, everywhere you look is the perfect opportunity to capture the memories of your visit. Take a classic photo by the Luminaires, or at any of the photogenic locations throughout the grounds. Visit the brand-new Christmas Tree Arms, where the Christmas tree-clad facade will make the perfect Instagram picture. Strike a pose in front of the twinkly lights at the Ice Rink or show off your winning prize after playing the fun games on offer. Spend valuable moments together and share the memories forever.
3. All The World's a Stage...
For show lovers, Winter Wonderland has you covered. Zippos Christmas Circus is back again, bringing the best in acrobatics, aerial performances and dazzling dancers. If this isn’t enough adrenaline for you, join us at Cirque Berserk, an award-winning show that will have you on the edge of your seat. Debuting Tornado this year, Cirque Berserk will bring a host of daring skills, adrenaline-fuelled stunts, and a wild whirlwind of thrills. New for 2023, Justin Fletcher will also be joining us with his new show, Justin’s Christmas Singalong. If you know and love him from TV, this is your chance to sing and dance along with him at Winter Wonderland on selected dates throughout November and December.
4. Time To Ride
Winter Wonderland has an epic selection of exhilarating roller coasters and high-adrenaline rides, such as the popular Munich Looping, Ice Mountain and Eurocoaster. With many different thrills to choose from, you can fly through the air, go at neck-breaking speeds or experience daring drops. New for this year, you can also land yourself a fast-track pass to a selection of your favourite rides to maximise your experience.
5. Deals On Wheels
Everyone loves a deal - and Winter Wonderland has got you covered. Select an early off-peak session to score your free entry to Winter Wonderland, then stay for as long as you'd like to maximise the holiday fun. Once you secure your tickets, add some Game Coins to your booking in advance for the best deals and easy playing. With over 70 games at the event for you to enjoy, level up your playing skills to build up your wins and score some big prizes. If that wasn’t enough, if you book online in advance and spend £25 per person on attractions, rides, games or food in one transaction, you get your entry for free!
6. Cosy Up and Enjoy a Warming Drink
If you are looking for an authentic festive experience with some tasty drinks and a hint of live music, look no further than our wide variety of unique bars. Cosy up by the fire at the Pepsi MAX Fire Pit, where you can sip on wintery cocktails in the open-air bar. Keep the party going at Explorer’s Rest, where you can enjoy delicious drinks, catch acoustic performances from upcoming artists, and dance the night away to live DJ sets. Round off your visit with a trip into the coolest bar at Winter Wonderland with our 80’s Apres-ski-themed Bar Ice in association with Mixtons Cocktails for the ultimate igloo experience.
7. Inviting Christmas Markets
Walk through the twinkling lights and see all there is to offer at the Christmas Markets. Get something for your loved ones and make their day or treat yourself to something nice, the opportunities are endless! New for 2023, we have Underbelly taking over the Christmas Markets, which will feature a Scandinavian themed Market Square, complete with brightly coloured Danish-style chalets, artisanal crafts, and ‘hygge’ bars creating the ultimate immersive winter shopping experience.
8. Bavarian Village
Get a taste of Bavaria by visiting our Bavarian Village, the perfect place to unwind and have fun, enjoying the festive atmosphere while soaking up the traditional surroundings. Stop by Bavarian Hall, where there is live music, DJ’s and sing-a-longs to dance the night away.
9. Santa Is Coming To Town
For the young and the young at heart, Santaland is the ultimate family destination within Winter Wonderland. With fun-size thrills such as the Penguin Party Bumper Cars and Santa Land Express Train, you will even get the chance to meet Father Christmas himself. Take advantage of our new Santaland Unlimited Ride Pass for the best value, which gives you access to 15 family-friendly rides in the Santaland area for only £25. Plus, the value of the pass will give you free entry into Winter Wonderland. Unlimited rides = Unlimited fun.
10. Foodie Wonderland
Calling all foodies! Expect all manner of next-level street food indulgence to keep you satiated all day long at our Street Food Village. Stop by the Sleigh-By, which has even more delicious food options. Enjoy our wide array of street food offerings with your family and friends - the options are endless!
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