The opening of Winter Wonderland is right around the corner (I wasn’t entirely sure when they’d be opened but according to their website, the gates open from the 21st of November!) and following on from my list of things you have to do in London over winter, here’s a deeper dive into one of said activities – a trip to Winter Wonderland.
Londoners and visitors alike need to try to spend a few hours doing the following…
1.) Stock up on some Christmas ornaments
2.) Get stuck in some Christmas sweets and treats!
3.) Get yourself a bratwurst/sausage. Those sausages are so tempting – you can almost smell them from a mile away!
4.) Buy stuff you don’t really need nor want (or at least, you didn’t want it until 5 seconds before you saw the item!)
5.) In case you missed the initial sweet treats run, there are always lots of candy stalls dotted around. Get your sugar fix at one of them.
6.) Take a preliminary walk around and check out some of the entertainment around (while deciding what entertainment to shell your pennies out on).
7.) Go Ice Skating!
8.) Check out some of the other rides!
9.) Stop for a drink (or two) in the beer ( or coffee???) garden.
10.) Now that you’ve been on some of the tamer rides, work your way up to getting onto some of the bigger scarier rides…
11.) …but not before heading over to the North Pole.
12.) Get on this tall bouncing ride! (It’s PRETTY high so hopefully you’ve worked up your courage to get on it at this point. If not, fake it! 🙂 )
13.) Go on a zip-line across the park.
14.) Look out for famous pop-up restaurants, like this one from Jamie Oliver.
15.) Take a ride on the ferris wheel
16.) Get yourself some fresh caramelised nuts! (My favourite!!!)
17.) Head over to Santa Land (This more for children though adults can join in on the fun too! Make it a little family event!)
18.) Ride the big roller coaster!
19.) Get some grilled salmon …or pretend to get some grilled salmon while instead getting warm by the fire (like this guy below!)