Winter Wonderland Hyde Park 2013

Yesterday we took a trip to Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park. We’ve been wanting to dive down there for a few years but somehow things have got in the way. We originally organised going the Monday before Christmas but due to the weather they closed for the day. Luckily it’s still open after Christmas and we realised today’s weather was going to be rubbish (next planned date) so ran out the door yesterday. Peering out the window now it’s looking pretty darn sunny!
P.s You’ll have to excuse the little ones hair. There is no taming it and this look in particular is a cross between a Peacock and an 80’s lady hair cut – think Deirdre Barlow… 
We arrived at lunch time hungry so headed straight to the nearest sausage eatery. 
It was a choice between a red, white or curry sausage. We chose the first two, they were nice but not as yummy as most  German sausages I’ve eaten, plus the bun was too small! Had we walked around a little we would have found a few more places with different varieties so in hindsight I would’ve waited.  

Rides were the forefront of Mister Mister’s mind and he spotted this bus ride first. The annoying thing about the rides is that you can’t pay cash but instead queue to buy tokens. Then you realise you maybe need one more token and the flipping queue has turned from a couple of people to 20! Frustrating to say the least. 

Kids have eyes like hawks when it comes to sweets/ice cream etc and he spotted the ice cream stall and of course wanted one even though it was pretty damn cold out (no sharing either). 

Either I’ve turned into a wimp or the rides these day’s have got scarier and bigger (yes I know I sound old). Look at these vomit inducing rides. Not for the faint hearted…

This ride looked hilarious though, you stand against the wall of the barrel as it spins round. The floor moves you up and then all of a sudden drops so you are suspended high on the wall. You can also watch on the screen out the front embarrassingly for the folks inside.

A man after my own heart..

These ain’t looking so fresh..

Oh yes and beady eye’s spotted the doughnut stand (still wouldn’t share!)

Is it a carousel or a bar?
And yes you stare too long you’ll get dizzy.

As I’m the one with the camera I always forget to get in the pictures. You see enough of me though eh 😉

Winter Wonderland is on till Sunday (5th). It’s worth a wander if you are in London, free to get in but everything else is pretty expensive (to be expected really). Taking the brood? I’d get there as it opens at 10am and have a big bunch of readies. We arrived at 12pm (originally wanting to get there as it opened) and it was quite busy then. By the time we left at 3pm the crowds were getting a little crazy. Price wise the kiddies rides were £2/3/4 each and some of the big rides were £8! Hot food was anywhere between £5 and £10. Santa is also there and free to see. 
It’s worth a visit, if you have time this year or think about a visit next year. Have you been? What do you think of it?

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  1. 3rd January 2014 / 11:18 am

    I went to Winter Wonderland before Christmas, I really enjoyed it! Only bug bear for me is that they advertise 100's of market stalls but they are all just repeats of the same thing! Had to try hard to resist the little vases though, so cute!


    • 3rd January 2014 / 11:22 am

      Yeah me too, I was expecting lots of lovely stalls but it was a bit pants! Still was a good day out 🙂

  2. 3rd January 2014 / 4:01 pm

    That's so cool. Really similar to our Christmas Markets. Always worth a visit 🙂 Loved the North Pole place 😉

    • 11th January 2014 / 9:35 am

      Bet they are fab where you are!

  3. 4th January 2014 / 7:03 am

    Love the pics! How fun!
    Hi! I'm a new follower of your lovely blog via GFC.
    Have a nice day!

    • 11th January 2014 / 9:36 am

      Thank you!

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