Hit the slopes in Hyde Park at the Winter Wonderland 2010
London is well and truly embracing the festive season with their Christmas lights and decorations, events, things to do, seasonal activities, and Christmas markets. Thus, if you are in the British capital this winter you will only get bored if you want to do. Hyde Park is also doing its bit to get visitors and locals alike in the festive swing with its Christmas makeover comprising the Hyde Park Winter Wonderland taking place from the 19th of November to the 4th of January, which we felt we definitely had to mention and that we sincerely recommend you check out during your wanderings around the city.
Hyde Park Winter Wonderland
At the Hyde Park Winter Wonderland you will find festive food markets selling continental food and drink such as the Bavarian Village with bratwurst, bars, bands and more, the Angel’s Market with over 100 arts and crafts stalls selling jewellery, wooden toys, clothing, decorations etc, igloo style E-Cube with an indulgent bar menu, champagne, and performances by London’s top musicians, and finally the Winter Wonderland stalls where you will find a delicious array of festive sweets, treats, and goodies including mulled wine, waffles, and gingerbread to tempt all palates, as well as artisan and gourmet products from all over the world such as Austrian cheese and handmade nougat.
If you’ve gone a bit overboard on the festive food and tasty treats (well, tis the season and all that) you can work it off on the lidl magical ice rink, London’s largest ice skating rink, laugh yourself silly in Zippo’s Winter Circus cosily accommodated in a heated big top and featuring even more shows than ever before due to popular demand, take a ride on the Giant Observation Wheel so you can observe the spectacularly lit Winter Wonderland and city from the comfort of a heated pod (yup!) with champagne if you so choose, and finally check out the rides and attractions on offer including the Power Tower, Euro Coaster, Santa’s Sleigh, and the Black Hole (for all you adrenaline junkies out there), amongst many others. There are rides for children, and you mustn’t forget to stop off at Santa’s grotto and visit his elves in the heart of Santa Land who will reward you with a gift, and all for free!
Each of the attractions are priced separately, however there is a range of packages on offer that go some way to reducing the cost of a visit. Also, it is worth taking note that entry to the site is free and definitely worth a visit for taking a stroll and admiring the Christmas lights and decorations at night.
So, now you know to head down to the Hyde Park Winter Wonderland in London to seriously get you into the festive spirit, indulge your sweet tooth, and release your inner child. Santa will be waiting for you!