When does Winter Wonderland 2018 open? Ticket information, dates and how to get there

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When is Winter Wonderland 2018?

Winter Wonderland opens on November 22, which is a Thursday.

It will run for six weeks, until January 6, but is closed on Christmas Day.

Stars including Kate Middleton, Prince George, David Beckham, Kate Moss, Simon Cowell, Tom Cruise, Eva Longoria, Nicole Scherzinger, Naomi Campbell and Cara Delevingne have all visited the event in recent years.

The park is open from 10am-10pm daily and is free to enter – but you need to buy tickets for some of the extra activities.

Where is Winter Wonderland and how do I get there?

Winter Wonderland is held in London's Hyde Park.

The nearest tube stations are Bond Street, Green Park, Knightsbridge, Marble Arch, Hyde Park Corner, Paddington and Victoria.

There are also many bus routes that serve the park. Full details here.

What are the main attractions at Winter Wonderland 2018?

Winter Wonderland boasts the UK's largest outdoor ice rink – which stretches over 1,600 square metres at the park's Victorian bandstand.

There's also a Magical Ice Kingdom, which this year has a Deep Sea Adventure theme.

Zippo's circus returns to Winter Wonderland this year, as does The Sooty Christmas Show.

While previous visitors will remember the action-packed rollercoasters, freezing cold Ice Bar, Bavarian Village, Santa Land and giant observation wheel.

Among this year's new attractions is the Cinderella on Ice skating show and Bar Hütte.

Guests can also browse the craft stands at the Angels Christmas Market, warm up with mulled wine and fill their bellies with a delicious hog roast.

Bar Hütte will also be returning for its second year.

A unique take on ‘Alpine Après Ski’ each hütte offers visitors an exclusive and festive get-together venue for karaoke and cocktails.

The hüttes can be enjoyed by friends, Christmas parties and families.

What is new to Winter Wonderland this year?

There are quite a few new attractions at this year's Winter Wonderland.

They include the Magical Ice Kingdom's Secret Forest, which is a walk-through attraction that lasts approximately 30 minutes.

Also there will be brand new ice sculpting workshops, which will bring out your inner artist and allow you to create your own sculptures.

For the children there will be a Teletubbies Christmas Show, The Snowman Experience and Peter Pan on Ice.

Coaster passes are also available to purchase this year.

How do I buy tickets for Winter Wonderland 2018?

Entrance to Winter Wonderland is free – but it's a good idea to book ahead for the main attractions.

Tickets are on sale NOW on the Winter Wonderland website.

These are the ticket prices (which vary depending on peak and off-peak times):

  • Ice Skating: £9.50/£15.50 adult, £7.50/£10.50 child, £30/£32 family, £8.50/£14.50 cons
  • Magical Ice Kingdom: £7/£11 adult, £5/£9 child, £20/£36 family, £6/£10 cons
  • Bar Ice: £14/£16 adult
  • Giant Wheel: £7/£9 adult, £5/£7 child, £20/£28 family, £6/£7 cons, £40/£50 private pod, £55/£65 VIP pod
  • Circus Shows: £8.50/£15 adult, £5/£11.50 child, £20/£46 family, £7.50/£14 cons, £90/£105 private box for four (includes champagne and chocolates)
  • The Sooty Christmas Show: £8.50/£15 adult, £5/£11.50 child, £20/46 family, £7.50/£14 cons
  • Cinderella On Ice: £16.95/£19.95 adult, £12.95/£15.95 child, £51.80/£63.80 family, £15/£18 cons
  • Ice Kingdom: £7/£11 adult, £5/9 child, £20/£36 family, £6/£10 cons
  • Comedy Club: £10/£12 adult
  • Peter Pan on Ice: £16.95/£19.95 adult, £12.95/£16.95 child, £51.80/£67.80, £15.95/£18.95 cons

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