Event City’s whopping 22,000sq m of exhibition space has been transformed once again into a fabulously festive ‘Winter Wonderland’ to both thrill and delight young and old alike.
Entering through the plush red velvet curtains with snow falling onto the revellers below it’s clear that fun and lots of is at the heart of Manchester’s Winter Wonderland, with giant Candy Canes and Nutcrackers adorning the space there’s a wonderfully festive feel from the minute you step inside.
With over 50 rides and attractions all under one roof you really are spoilt for choice, from traditional merry-go-rounds to hilarious Bucking Bronco’s Winter Wonderland quite literally has something for everyone, with the best part being that they’re all included in your ticket price, so no need to worry about limiting the number of rides you go on or searching for loose change, you can literally go on each ride as many times as you like! We absolutely loved the fact that sessions are limited to avoid overcrowding, further adding to our enjoyment of this magical place.
For the littlest members of the family there’s a large soft play area as well as a meet and greet with Santa, numerous toddler friendly rides with flashing lights and beeping horns which kept my little visitors entertained long past their usual bedtime. For older children and adults there’s all the favourite classic rides you’d hope to see, the dodgems, the waltzers and a dizzying cyclone (which I’d advise going on before you enjoy a Bratwurst!)
If this wasn’t enough there are some beautiful shows at various intervals throughout each session, a Princess show with Anna and Elsa, traditional fun with Basil Brush, Jedi training in a fabulous Star Wars themed show and an adorable mini Cinderella panto, all of which proved to be hugely popular. In addition to the family shows on the main stage is an enchanting Christmas Circus, you really are spoilt for choice.
With tickets prices held at 2015’s prices, £19.50* (plus £1.50 Quaytickets booking fee) per ticket for adults and children aged 3-16 (under 3’s free) or £64 for a family of four, Winter Wonderland really is excellent value for money, each sessions last for four hours and I can guarantee you will love every minute of it! My family and I left feeling festive and giggling about all the fun we’d had whilst planning our next visit to this enchanting place, an annual visit (or two) will no doubt become a new tradition not just for us but all who are lucky enough to visit.
Open from 10th December 2016 until 1st January 2017, booking is highly recommended as some dates are already sold out, tickets are available here; www.winterwonderlandmanchester.com