The nights are drawing in, the temperature is dropping and Christmas is drawing ever closer. This also means the arrival of one of the capitals best loved attractions, Winter Wonderland. However this year is no ordinary year as Winter Wonderland has gone all out for its tenth anniversary by hosting more rides, bars and attractions than ever before.
Determined that this year will be the biggest year yet, organisers have pulled out all the stops. Some of the big attractions this year include Munich Looping, the world’s largest portable rollercoaster and the biggest Christmas market the park has held. Other attractions this year include the new circus performing show at the Circus Megadome and watching the Nutcracker on Ice at the Winter Palace Theatre and of course, Santa’s Grotto.
At this time of year there are many Christmas markets dotted around the capital but by far one of the largest and best is the one found inside Winter Wonderland which has become an attraction by itself. The main attraction of the Christmas market is the now famous German food stands. Here customers can get a range of hot traditional German food such as bockhurst, currywurst or schnitzel and wash it down with a glass of Bavarian beer.
If you don’t fancy anything from the German market then there is an array of places to drink or grab a bite to eat. New for this year is Bar Ice (not to be confused with London’s Ice Bar) where customers can enjoy a festive cocktail or an old classic. Wherever you decide to go it wouldn’t be Christmas without treating yourself to a glass or two of festive mulled wine. Prices tend to be on the expensive side (it is London after all) but with free entry to Winter Wonderland, you could hardly complain.
Although there are many places to eat and drink make sure you don’t fill yourself up as you won’t want to feel ill on the 100’s of rides Winter Wonderland have to offer this year. From teas cups to full on rollercoasters there is something for every age group. The giant Ferris wheel is a must with stunning views across Hyde Park and the capital plus the very top is the perfect place for a cheeky kiss under the mistletoe.
Winter Wonderland is open 10am-10pm over the next six weeks. Christmas is certainly on its way.