Your Essential Hyde Park Winter Wonderland Guide for Kids


Settle in for the ultimate Christmas adventure as Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park is returning to London for the 16th time this year! An annual favourite event, its impeccable family-friendly offerings cannot be missed out. If you’re travelling with kids, Winter Wonderland is perfect for soaking in the Christmassy vibes and having a great time with spectacular activities and experiences for people of all ages. Read on to plan your visit and know exactly where to start your adventure and enjoy the best attractions!

Best Family-Friendly Attractions 


Winter Wonderland’s Santaland is full of festive fun for your little ones and the young at heart! It’s a magical stop and a feast for the eyes that’ll make you feel like you’re transported to the North Pole. With the luxurious Park Avenue Bayswater Inn Hotel as your ideal base in the heart of the city, escape the bustle of the city with Santaland and enjoy festive eateries, a plethora of kids’ rides to choose from and of course, a chance to meet Santa!

Santa’s Grotto

Fuel yourself with a sumptuous Bayswater Inn Hotel breakfast and head to Hyde Park for Wonderland’s iconic Santa Grottos (one of the best ones in the city). Take your time to experience the charm of this free-to-enter grotto for the ultimate treat for the kids as Santa makes an unforgettable appearance and greets the kids with the most exciting presents!

Zippos Christmas Circus

Here’s calling all the kids to the finest circuses in Europe!

A must-see family Christmas show, witness an extraordinary lineup of circus superstars at the Zippos Christmas Circus. At this themed extravaganza running until 1st January 2024, expect acrobatic magic and jaw-dropping aerial performances, dazzling dancers, and other unique specialities with a host of friendly comedy characters perfect for the kids and the whole family to enjoy.

Magical Ice Kingdom

One of the most splendid highlights of Hyde Park’s Winter Wonderland this year, prepare yourself for the most immersive exploration with kids as you meander through a mythical frozen world!

As you stay at one of the exquisite hotels near Madame Tussauds London, experience the unique Magical Ice Kingdom that features stunning Norse Gods and Goddesses representations, carved sculptures and more made using over 500 tons of snow and ice. It is one of the largest ice exhibitions in Europe and the kids are sure to love it!

Best Rides and Adventures for Kids

When it comes to choosing the best rides for your kids, you’ll find a variety of thrilling rides at the Winter Wonderland, perfect for kids of all ages.

Flying Jumbos

The best way to introduce your kids to the exciting world of rides is the flying jumbos! This marvellous flying elephant carriage is perfect for the kids to take in the sights and sounds of Wonderland as they take a gentle spin around!

Helter Skelter

A family favourite, enjoy the spectacular fairground experience as you take a ride down the lighthouse slide and the beloved helter-skelter! It is the ultimate fun-filled experience for the young ones and the young at heart!

You’ll also find fun roller coaster rides here, a great way for teens and older kids to have a good time.

The Street Food Area and Chill Space

If you’re travelling with kids, the street food area is perfect for taking your favourite meals to go! At the Winter Wonderland this year, experience an altogether different level of street food indulgence that’ll keep you satiated throughout the day! Moreover, the Santaland Chill Space is perfect for you and the kids to relax in a quiet area. You’ll also find warm-up bottles and food for your little ones here.

Hyde Park’s Winter Wonderland is the perfect destination for a memorable family day out this Christmas. So, keep an eye out for the best London hotel discounts and remember to start your adventure early as queues are less likely in the morning and afternoon times. Make sure that you and the kids put on the most comfortable, warm attire for the best experience.