Last week I visited my favourite place to go at Christmas time. It is becoming a bit of a tradition to visit every year. As you have probably guessed from the title, I visited Winter Wonderland. If you haven’t been before, Winter Wonderland is based in Hyde Park, London. Every year there are lots of stalls, rides and decorations.
Wandering Around London & Shake Shack UK!
We got on the train mid-morning to get into London just after midday. I like to have a walk around London in the afternoon and then head over to Winter Wonderland later on when it’s getting dark. When we got to London we decided to find somewhere to eat, as we were looking around we saw a Shake Shack. On both of my visits to New York, I had Shake Shack in Madison Square Park and was so excited to see it here in the UK. I believe there are now a few locations in London, if you get a chance, check it out, it is so good. In my opinion, it is nicer than Five Guys. Read my New York posts here and here.
After eating we walked from Leicester Square to Trafalgar Square then along The Mall and headed towards Hyde Park. It takes me just over an hour on the high-speed train to get into London and only visit a couple of times each year. Therefore it is nice to have a wander around rather than go straight to Winter Wonderland.
Exploring Winter Wonderland
Our first stop in Winter Wonderland was the Bavarian Village. There is an area here where you can sit inside, grab a drink and listen to live music. This area gets very busy later on if you are planning to sit inside, get a table early. Once we had a few drinks we wandered around and went on some rides; Olympia Looping Coaster, Ice Mountain & Waltzers. All the rides work on a token system and there are booths pretty much next to each ride. If you are going on lots of rides it will get pricey. The bigger rides are £9 each. I think it would be really good if they sold a wristband which allowed you go on all or some rides for a good price. On the plus side, the queues for rides aren’t long like they are at places like Thorpe Park or Alton Towers.
If you are thinking of heading to Winter Wonderland, wrap up warm! Also, take cash out before you get in there as their machines will charge for a withdrawal. I have now visited Winter Wonderland three times and each time, I have really enjoyed it. I recommend going if you haven’t been before. It is free to enter so you can walk around and have a browse without breaking the bank!
Are you going or have you already been to Winter Wonderland this year?
What are your favourite things to do at Christmas time?
- Leeds Castle Christmas Market
- Center Parcs Longleat Forest
- Venice City Break | Three Day Itinerary
- Blackpool Pleasure Beach & Alton Towers
- Center Parcs Elveden Forest
- New York 2017:
These photos are so pretty!
Thanks Courtney! xx
Winter Wonderland looks absolutely amazing! I definitely have to head there next year I think, I have to be honest I’ve never been to London before! 🙁
Heather xox || http://www.xhighlandbeauty.co.uk
What!!! OMG! haha… you will have such a great time then! So much to explore in London alone and what better time to go than at Christmas? xx
I would love to go to London, that alone would be magical enough! Winter Wonderland sounds wonderful. I just went to Disneyland and it was pure magic.
Hannah the Mad Dog
Yes!! Come to London! We can do a swap, I’ll go to California!! I have such good memories from Disneyland California at Christmas – want to go back so bad xx