Open from 10 December until 1 January, Winter Wonderland, Manchester’s biggest indoor Christmas theme park and Winner of Best Family Day Out at the Raring 2 Go Awards 2015, welcomes families for the fourth year running. Here’s seven reasons why you have to be there.
Cinderella’s Mini Pantomime
New to the show for 2016, Cinderella will grace the stage in all her princess glory to enchant little ones with her fairy tale magic. The classic rags to riches story is sure to get the crowds cheering and booing in true pantomime fashion.
Returning to the Winter Wonderland this year is the ever-popular circus show, featuring top class acts to leave audiences amazed.
Everyone’s favourite fox will be joining the festive fun once again this year. Basil Brush and his pal Mr Matt are ready to create mayhem with their show. Packed full of fun and excitement, the pair are sure to get the crowd laughing.
Fancy yourself as a Jedi Knight? Following the latest Star Wars release, this year’s event awakens the festive force with Jedi training for all ages. You’ll be fighting off the dark side in no time.
Featuring over 50 family rides under one roof, this year’s funfair is set to thrill you with its bright lights and thrilling attractions. The new giant carousel will take you to the skies and give you a dreamy view of the Winter Wonderland in all its magical glory.
The Beach (yes, you did read that correctly!)
If you’re still clinging on to summer, Pip Ahoy from Channel 5’s Milkshake can be found on Winter Wonderland’s very own beach. From sandcastles to deckchairs, the sandy shore will take you back in time to the warmer months.
Winter Wonderland wouldn’t be complete without an appearance from the big man himself. This year he’s brought his whole house to Event City and welcomes children to wander through each room before greeting him.
Alongside each of these enticing attractions, charming elves and fairies will be found dancing around the wonderland, chatting with children and snapping selfies.
Winter Wonderland is the perfect place to indulge in festivities this December so book now to make sure you don’t miss out on a magical adventure for the whole family.
Winter Wonderland operates on a session basis to ensure that families can enjoy the experience without the event becoming overcrowded. Four hours of fun and entertainment are included in the ticket price.
Saturday 10 December 2016 – Sunday 1 January 2017
EventCity (Next to Intu Trafford Centre), Phoenix Way, Off Barton Dock Road, Urmston, Manchester M41 7TB
Tickets are £19.50 for children and adults, £14 for OAPs and admission is free for children under the age of 3. Family tickets are also available for £64. Book your tickets at www.winterwonderlandmanchester.com