Last night we headed to Manchester for the press night of Winter Wonderland, which is a fantastic indoor festive theme park. Located at EventCity opposite the Trafford Centre, you will find plenty of free parking. Winter Wonderland is now in its 3rd year, and we have visited every year since it opened in 2013. As well as plenty of indoor fairground rides there is The Sooty Show, Magic Show, Circus, Father Christmas with real reindeers and a stage where we saw Ariel.
Our 9 year old was eager to hit the rides, and you will find the bigger ones towards the back of EventCity. There are 40 rides and attractions to choose from, and the 3 hours we were there seemed to fly by. The great thing about Winter Wonderland is you pay a set price to get in, and then all the rides and shows are included. You can find out more about the cost of the tickets here
We paid a visit to Father Christmas which is free, but if you want a present there is a charge of £3.50. The good thing is you get to choose your own present from a good selection at the end. There is an abundance of fairground stalls dotted around which are not included in the price. The games seemed to range from £1 to £5, plus there are stalls to have mini makeovers for £12, plus face painting. There are also plenty of food stalls serving hotdogs, burgers, chips, German food etc. Daughter had a skewer of 5 strawberries covered in chocolate sauce, which I thought at £3.50 was abit steep.
Winter Wonderland is a great place to visit this Christmas and is open from 12th December 2015 to 3rd January 2016. Please check the sessions on the website where you can also purchase tickets. A family ticket is priced at £64 for 4 hours which I think is good value. However you could easily spend another £30 on food and stalls once you are in there.
Thank you to Winter Wonderland for inviting us to the press night. All words and opinions are my own.