It’s been a couple of years since I last went to Winter Wonderland, a pop-up free attraction that takes over Hyde Park every winter. Each year it grows bigger, to the point where it’s now basically a free Christmas theme park split into different “lands”; Santa land, Fairy land, Bavarian village and so on. Markets, ice-skating, mazes, rides, food and drink; it’s all happening! Obviously as it’s free entry and in Britain, the whole purpose is to get royally trashed. One of my favourite “adult” experiences is getting drunk and going on rollercoasters; it’s the best!
Last time I had the opportunity was back in Tokyo DisneySea, so obviously the trip to Winter Wonderland revolved around stopping off at the pop-up bars and little bar cabins. We made a beeline for the carousel bar which spins around as you drink, before grabbing a couple of mulled ciders and riding the Ghost Train rides. I absolutely love fairground rides! Even if you don’t fancy paying to ride the rollercoasters, just wandering around the twinkly lights and decorations whilst feeling increasingly hazy is a pretty important part of any London Christmas. Let me know if you’ve been!
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What a lovely post! I have seen so many UK vloggers going to Winter Wonderland and UK bloggers posting photos from Winter Wonderland. Would love to be able to make it to Winter Wonderland next year as it looks just absolutely amazing!
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IT’s so lovely! You should go! :) x
Gorgeous pictures – the one of the lit up carousel is so lovely.
Such beautiful photos! The lights are so pretty. I love rollacoasters but I haven’t been to a theme park in years, I miss it. And I’ve NEVER been on a rollacoaster drunk. I must give it a try! I’m a big fan of Christmas but I find the Edinburgh Christmas market super tacky and mass produced. There are so many stalls selling basically the same thing as each other and every other Christmas market, I wish they’d feature more local producers. xx
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The gleams are indeed beguiling! _ (:
Not regarding the blog, but your eyeliner is on point. I love it.
Brings back some memories. Went a few years back. Ice skating, a ride or two and some general wander-ment. You definitely get the Christmas feeling, if you weren’t already.
It’s so festive isn’t it! I’m glad you had a good time there. x