THE festive season is almost upon us, and that means London’s Winter Wonderland is back.
So as Christmas creeps closer, here is everything you need to know about the Hyde Park attraction.
When does Winter Wonderland 2021 open?
Winter Wonderland opens on November 19 and runs until January 3, 2022.
After opening night, it will be open every single day from 10am until 10pm.
The festive attraction used to be free to enter, but this year punters will have to pay for timed tickets during peak times, as well as some of the extra activities.
Where is Winter Wonderland?
Winter Wonderland is held in London’s Hyde Park every year.
Thankfully its central location means it is very easy to get to.
The nearest London Underground stations are Bond Street, Green Park, Knightsbridge, Marble Arch, Hyde Park Corner, and Victoria.
If you’re arriving by mainline train, you need to head to Paddington, Victoria or Marylebone for the shortest walk.
There are also multiple bus routes that can get you there.
The best place to park your car if you decide to drive in is the Q-Park as it has entrances at Park Lane and Marble Arch.
What are the Winter Wonderland opening times?
The attraction opens the gates at 10am and closes at 10pm, with last entry at 9.30pm.
It is open every day from November 19, except Christmas Day.
How can I buy Winter Wonderland tickets and what are the prices?
Tickets can be purchased directly on the Winter Wonderland website.
Entrance prices vary depending on what time and day you visit.
But generally, off-peak tickets are valid between 10am and 1pm, Monday to Thursday, with peaks times considered 1pm onwards every day, and all day Friday to Sunday.
Tickets must be bought in advance, and it is a good idea to book ahead for the main attractions as well.
Not only does this guarantee a slot, but, if bought in the same transaction, you’re ticket cost will be deducted from the final amount.
This means you will get free entry when you spend £20 on any attractions, rides, games, food or drink booked before you go.
The ticket prices, which vary depending on on peak and off-peak times, are:
- Ice Skating: £10.50/£15.50 adult, £7.50/£10.50 child, £30/£42 family, £9.50/£14.50 concession
- Magical Ice Kingdom: £8/£12 adult, £6/£10 child, £24/£40 family, £7/£11 concession
- Zippos Christmas Circus: £11/£16 adult, £8/13 child, £32/£52 family, £10/£15 concession
- Bar Ice: £14/£16 adult
- Cirque Berserk: £12/£17.00 adult, £9/£14 child, £36/£56 family, £11/£16 concession
- Ice Sculpting Workshop: £58.50/£66.50 per session for two people
- Giant Wheel: £8/£10 adult, £6/£8 child, £24/£32 family, £7/£9 concession, £40/54 private pod