Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park, London

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Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park

It’s less than 3 weeks to go
until Christmas (27 days FYI) and to get me into the Christmas spirit, I
visited Winter Wonderland in London for a super Christmassy evening…

It’s Winter Wonderland’s 10th
anniversary this year so we were expecting big things – and it certainly didn’t
disappoint!

Winter Wonderland view from the big wheelMunich Looping rollercoaster

Winter Wonderland attractions

We headed to the Giant
Observation Wheel first; a 60-metre-high wheel with views across Hyde Park and
the London skyline. It was good fun, but if I’m honest, the pods were pretty
grotty to look out of and it was hard to take any decent photographs. For 4 of
us, we paid £45 and it felt as if it didn’t quite live up to the price but, it
was still good fun!

This photo really doesn’t do it enough justice as that’s just once section of the view, but the park is HUGE this year. We did around 5k steps just walking around!

Alongside the wheel, there is also an ice skating rink, magical ice kingdom, ice bar, circus and shows. So there’s plenty there to make a day of it. You can book on the day but it’s good to book in advance, just in case it’s fully booked when you get there!

Winter Wonderland Alpen House

Winter Wonderland waltzer

Winter Wonderland Wilde Maus XXL

Winter Wonderland rides

There are over 100 rides and
attractions there this year, including the Munich Looping rollercoaster which
is new to this year. None of us could stomach the ride so instead, we went on the
Waltzer! Alongside traditional fair ground rides and rollercoasters, then are dozens of walk through attractions, rollercoasters and free-falling rides.

You pay for the rides and attractions via tokens, which you buy at booths that are dotted around the park. This Waltzer cost £5pp which I didn’t mind too much because it was the only ride I was planning on going on.

But for those who would want to go on a lot of rides, it would cost an absolute fortune. But, it’s Christmas and we all work hard for our pennies so, enjoy ya selves!

 

Winter Wonderland hot chocolate

Winter Wonderland sweet stands

Winter Wonderland pick n mix sweets

 

Winter Wonderland food and drink

There are hundreds of food and
drink stands; name a food and they’ve got it! From fresh bratwurst hot dogs to
dirty fries, mac n’ cheese to kangaroo burgers, and curly fries to pasta
dishes! Not forgetting the sweet treats, including fresh doughnuts, crepes,
waffles and churros – to name a few! I really wanted to try a Bailey’s hot
chocolate but we all settled for a good ol’ Cadburys hot chocolate with whipped
cream and a flake – equally delish.

You’re allowed to take your own food and drink into the park which I think is fair, considering how steep some of the food is priced at… but, 1) you’re in London and 2) you’re paying for the convenience. Besides, it’s a lovely treat!

 

Winter Wonderland christmas tree

Winter Wonderland market stalls

Winter Wonderland market stands

 

Winter Wonderland Christmas markets

I love how they’ve laid out Winter
Wonderland this year. The market this year is nestled into it all, as opposed
to on the outside like previous years. There are hundreds of market stalls,
selling Christmas trinkets, gifts, wreathes, wooden carvings and allll the warm
clothes. The market has definitely “upgraded” since previous years, there’s
nothing tacky about it this year!

I loved the little ornaments and christmas decor stands GALORE that were there this year. There was even a stand where you could have your ornament personalised for free, which I think is such a super sweet touch.

 

Winter Wonderland Bavarian Village

Winter Wonderland carousel bar

Winter Wonderland 10th year

 

Winter Wonderland Bavarian Village

I didn’t venture into here on
this occasion but, there were dozens of bars with live music, roaring fires,
barrels of mulled wine and cider and cute fairy lights lighting up all the outdoor
comfy seating areas. It has a really fun vibe here this year and it would be
such a fab way to spend a Friday evening, sipping hot mulled drinks under the Christmas
lights.

Winter Wonderland has really
upped its game this year, (in my opinion!) and I hope I can squeeze another
visit here before Christmas has officially arrived!

I love the fact it’s free to walk in and around the park, so it can be a super cheap evening or date night if you just fancy a stroll around to have a look and get immerced in the atmosphere!

 

 

Are you going to Winter
Wonderland this year?

Blogger has TOTALLY decreased the quality of these photographs. Does anyone know how to fix this?! 

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15 Comments

  1. November 28, 2016 / 2:44 pm

    It seems you had a wonderful time. I would like to see the Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park, but in December I'm in London after Christmas, so I'm not sure it will be still on. The wheel sounds pricey indeed. x

  2. November 28, 2016 / 4:29 pm

    I was there yesterday and it was sooo much fun! I definitely want to go back before xmas again! The food is expensive but its part of the experience and the churros were amazing 😀
    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

  3. November 28, 2016 / 6:04 pm

    Oh this post makes my heart want to burst with festive joy!! Glad you mentioned the price of the ferris wheel, I don't think I will out on it! My fave is the Bavarian Village – gimme all the milled wine, mulled cider, mulled everything!! Definitely the first thing I am doing when I come back to England!!xx

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  4. November 28, 2016 / 8:25 pm

    it really looks so well done! yes that happens to me as well, i publish the post and find the photo quality go down, no idea how to fix!!! let me know if u find!
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  5. November 29, 2016 / 2:36 am

    Thank you for sharing this and my husband and I both read and enjoyed the pictures! I would totally go on the Munich Looping rollercoaster, we both love riding rollercoasters even though I get sick after going back to back. LOL!

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

  6. November 29, 2016 / 5:49 am

    Yesssss!!! We are traveling to London for xmas and thank you for posting this!!! I am so excited, so many things to do and visit (and of course, shopping)!!! x

    Yiota
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  7. November 29, 2016 / 7:05 am

    Winter Wonderland looks so lovely – every year I wish I can go but I can never quite make it to London 🙂 xx

    Yasmina | The July Journal

  8. November 29, 2016 / 1:47 pm

    Only 3 weeks till Christmas already, darn it I'll have to get a move on 🙂 Christmas is in summer for us, there's something so beautiful about Christmas celebrations in a winter setting! Winter wonderland in Hyde Park looks awesome, I didn't know that it was there.

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  9. November 29, 2016 / 7:07 pm

    Ahhh this post has made me super excited for Christmas!! Looks so lovely, I'd quite like to go one year xxx

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