Winter Wonderland returns to Hyde Park

Hyde Park Winter Wonderland

The Winter Wonderland funfair has returned to London’s Hyde Park following a one-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Following a preview evening attended by celebrities on Thursday, the six-week event opened to the public on Friday morning.

Featuring travelling rides, shows, bars, stalls and other attractions, Winter Wonderland runs through to 3 January next year.

For the first time, pre-booking is required to enter the event this year – although it is possible to do so immediately before entry where there is availability.

Admission is free during off-peak periods, but costs £5 or £7.50 at other times. Several weekend days have already sold out.

Organisers have said that the introduction of pre-booking will aid in the management of crowds amidst the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

“We are managing the capacity of Hyde Park Winter Wonderland this year to ensure we have flexibility when responding to government guidelines and any changes to pandemic-related requirements,” the event website reads.