As a Christmas family tradition, we have always taken a trip to Central London to visit Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park.
It has evolved so much in past 10 years, from a few rides and Christmas stalls, it is pretty much a theme park now.
Winter Wonderland has so much to do, which includes Ice Skating, The Magic Kingdom, Giant Wheel, Ice Bar, over 100 rides, Santa Land for the smaller kids, and the Bavarian Village.
As extra attraction they have spectacular shows which includes Zippos Christmas Circus, Cirque Berserk, Paddington on Ice and Mr Men and Little Miss shows in the Circus Megadome, all of which can be pre-booked in advance or on the day, depending on availability.
We arrived at the Circus tent in the morning, got out of the cold, got a coffee and waited to see the Mr Men and Little Miss show. Ita was very excited to watch the show and as we were there early, we got front row seats.
The show featured all the favourites from the Mr Men and Little Miss world, including Mr Bump, Little Miss Splendid, Little Miss Bossy and a special appearance from Little Miss Christmas, it lasted about 45 minutes and was thoroughly entertaining.
We then spent the next few hours exploring everything that Winter Wonderland has to offer.
We got some food, which was a bit expensive (but that’s to be expected), we then headed to the Giant Wheel which was so much fun. Ita and I really enjoyed it, but my husband who is afraid of heights wasn’t too keen on it 😊
Afterwards we took a trip to the Magic Kingdom which was incredible. It’s a walk-through attraction which shows beautifully crafted ice sculptures that tell the story of Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol. It was so cold, so do wrap up warm when you go, but it is really worth it.
Then we took advantage of the smaller rides that Ita loves going on like the carousel, “it’s a small world adventure” (not to be mistaken with the Disney version haha), etc.
Afterwards we made our way back to the Circus Megadome to watch Zippos Christmas Circus.
Zippo Circus were very kind and invited us to check out the show.
At under an hour, the Christmas themed performance is for family audiences and provides breath-taking magical moments throughout.
The Gemini Sisters started off the show as they worked in harmony and they glided and perform incredible acrobatics in mid-air.
The next breath-taking artists were Khametov’s High Wire troupe from Uzbeckstan, who performed the ultimate high wire act when an artist stands ‘on ballet points’ on her fellow artist’s head to cross the wire – we were all open mouthed and amazed.
Performed in the circus tent, the Megadome offers theatre-style comfort and a heated environment which can be helpful when it gets colder outside.
The family friendly atmosphere, complete with festive theming, ensured this is one experience not to be missed.
The shows are on daily at 13.00, 14.30 and 16:00, it is advised to arrive 20 minutes before start time to take your seats.
Tickets to Zippos Christmas Circus are priced from £7.50 for a child (2-12 years), £10.50 for an adult and £30 for a Family Ticket (2 adults / teens and 2 children or 1 adult, 3 children). Under 2’s go free when not occupying a seat. These prices exclude transaction fees.
Zippos Christmas Circus at Hyde Park’s Winter Wonderland runs until 5th January 2020. Tickets should be pre-booked to avoid disappointment
As we were leaving we decided to play some games, of which there are plenty at Winter Wonderland and Ita was lucky (and we were unlucky) to win a huge soft toy which she wouldn’t let go of until we got back to the car!
3 thoughts on “Winter Wonderland, London (Incl. Zippo Circus)”
What an adventure! I’m from South Africa, its summer here this time of year. And even in Winter snow aint really a thing. Its on my bucket list… maybe someday.
Those ice sculptures are beautiful! Looks like a great time!
It was really amazing, one of the best parts of Winter Wonderland…
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