Winter Wonderland returns to Manchester

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For the last few years, the start of the festive season meant a trip to Winter Wonderland at Manchester’s Event City. We have always had a fantastic time there, enjoying all the fun of the fair without the snow, wind or rain.

It isn’t just the fun of the fair though – it’s the fun of a whole load of stuff and this year there is even more to enjoy.

Amongst the attractions are:

  • fairground rides
  • circus
  • mini panto
  • Santa & his reindeer
  • food & drink stalls
  • Basil Brush
  • sci-fi show
  • Pip from Pip Ahoy!
  • Prize Stalls

There is so much on offer that you have to work hard to fit it all into your four hour session, but you can do it if you try!

Some of our highlights from last year include:

The circus – a favourite of my six year old son’s because he loves to watch the strong men.

Winter Wonderland circus

The rides – The main attraction of course is the huge indoor fairground. The boys loved that they were allowed to go on anything they liked because the price of the entry ticket covers all rides. Food and drink, a gift from Santa and prize stalls are payable separately but if you’re on a budget you can have a great time without those added extras and relax knowing that all the rides and shows are covered.

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The characters – Robot met Captain Jack Sparrow, Anna and Elsa, and Channel 5’s Pip from Pip Ahoy! last year. He was especially pleased to see his friend Pip!

Winter Wonderland rowan-and-pip

Tickets for this year’s Winter Wonderland have started selling very quickly and are up 279% on last year, according to event organiser Kingpin Events. With that in mind, it’s probably best if you stop reading this post and go and grab your tickets while you still can!

Winter Wonderland Manchester is on from Sat 10th December 2016 – Sun, 1st Jan 2017 at EventCity (Next to Intu Trafford Centre). Parking is free, plentiful and close to the entrance.

Tickets

Adult and Child (3-16): £19.50 (plus £1.50 Quaytickets booking fee)
Family: £64* (plus £1.50 Quaytickets booking fee)
OAP: £14 (plus £1.50 Quaytickets booking fee)
Child (Under 3): Free
Groups: 10% Discount (when booking 15+ tickets)
*(2 Adults and 2 Children or 1 Adult and 3 Children)
School Rate: £9.50 per child

All rides and attractions are included in the ticket price (excluding games and food stalls) and each session lasts for 4 hours.

Session times

Sat 10 – Sun 11 Dec: 11:00am – 3:00pm and 4:30pm – 8:30pm
Tue 13 – Thurs 15 Dec: 10:30am – 2:30pm
Fri 16 Dec – 10:30am – 2.30pm and 5pm – 9pm
Sat 17 – Fri 23 Dec – 11am – 3pm and 4:30pm – 8.30pm
Sat 24 Dec – 10:30am – 2.30pm
(No Afternoon session on 24 Dec and closed Christmas Day)
Mon 26 Dec – 1pm – 5pm
Tues 27 – Fri 30 Dec – 11am – 3pm and 4:30pm – 8:30pm
Sat 31 Dec – 11am – 3pm
Sun 1 Jan 2017 – 1pm – 5pm

To book tickets please visit the website www.winterwonderlandmanchester.com Bookings via telephone can be made by calling 0843 208 1842, for Group Booking please call 0843 208 6003.

Now, I take great pleasure in being able to offer complimentary access to Winter Wonderland for one very lucky family (2 adults, 2 children) on Monday 12th December!

To enter, simply complete the gleam widget below. Good luck!

Winter Wonderland family ticket giveaway

92 Comments

  1. Notmyyearoff

    This might make a lovely birthday treat for Z. I’ll have to book tickets quickly!!

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  2. Jen Dixon

    It would have to be my ipad mini a few years ago!

    Reply
  3. Matt McAndrew

    The original PlayStation console when I was a wee nipper.

    Reply
  4. Michaela Hannah

    I got a fitbit last year and it has helped me so much with my fitness

    Reply
  5. Catherine McAlinden

    A holiday to Orlando

    Reply
  6. Amanda

    The best Christmas present was a haul of beautiful maternity clothes and py-jamas when I was pregnant with my son from my husband

    Reply
  7. Jennifer Toal

    An ipad

    Reply
  8. claire garner

    Best Christmas Present was my husband proposing and giving me a beautiful ring.

    Reply
  9. Kayleigh Tear

    The best Christmas present I ever received was an Ipad a few years ago. Still going strong 5 years later, and hopefully for more years to come now the kids AKA Little Miss Costalots are here!

    Reply
  10. Margaret

    A new bike

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  11. Francis Armstrong

    Mine is all my family under one roof happy times

    Reply
  12. Claire Willmer

    Well it was my first bike when i was younger and i still remember how excited i was!

    Reply
  13. Angela Webster

    The best gift I ever received was my Laptop.

    Reply
  14. Jen A

    A bike when I was younger – it was hidden outside and a total surprise!

    Reply
  15. amanda

    Finding out I was pregnant with my son was my best christmas gift ever 🙂

    Reply
  16. emma walters

    a really naff box with a chicken on it but it was the first present my son ever chose himself 🙂

    Reply
  17. Nicola Biven

    Corny I know but it was my daughter she was born 4 days before Christmas, and she was the best ever early Christmas present I ever got !

    Reply
  18. Lisa Hughes

    I got a red plastic stereo system with a record AND tape player – I must have been about 10. Best present ever!

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  19. Zowie Williams

    This would be amazing

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  20. yvonne hickman

    My daughter as she was born on Christmas morning!

    Reply
  21. Victoria Shiel

    tickets to see Katy Perry live in concert

    Reply
  22. Simon Tutthill

    A beautiful citizen watch

    Reply
  23. Zoe C

    A laptop, had it 2 years now, so much better than using my phone

    Reply
  24. John Edwards

    A watch that I got from my first girlfriend

    Reply
  25. JADE BRAILSFORD

    Lovely prize

    Reply
  26. Jade Rickard

    The best Christmas present is having my husband home for Christmas day (Armed Forces)

    Reply
  27. Michelle Chapman

    ghds for my really thick hair.

    Reply
  28. RACHEL SMITH

    This would be a lovely family treat!

    Reply
  29. renae

    the best for me was a photo book, I get it every year and it is everything we did as a family over the last 12 months

    Reply
  30. jacki

    A bike when I was 6

    Reply
  31. Cheryl Price

    Mine was a photo book of my dearly loved grandaughter.

    Reply
  32. Adrian Crook

    A 6×3 snooker table when I was a child

    Reply
  33. Holly Edmundson

    i always remember getting a wii the first christmas it was out and my dad telling me he couldnt get one and on christmas day he gave me it 😀 itll always stick with me xx

    Reply
  34. leanne weir

    my wedding ring

    Reply
  35. JULIE WARD

    I’m still waiting for it (a new kitchen)

    Reply
  36. Clare Hubbard

    My rainbow toaster, always cheers me on early mornings!

    Reply
  37. Val Swift

    My mobile phone

    Reply
  38. Joanne Austin

    A surprise ski holiday in France – went over new year and it was great !

    Reply
  39. Emma Livesey

    My kindle

    Reply
  40. Suzanne Gaulton

    A surprise trip to Paris for New Year – in a life before children, obviously!

    Reply
  41. Matt Froggatt

    My dog!

    Reply
  42. Lindsay Taylor

    My best christmas present was when I was 8 and I received a horse for my Sindy doll – I loved that horse!

    Reply
  43. Julie Scattergood

    As a child I remember receiving The Mousetrap board game. We played for hours and hours. Great game.

    Reply
  44. Joanna Coleshill

    Tickets to see my favourite band

    Reply
  45. Sophie Roberts

    My Tiffany & Co necklace was my best present last year 🙂

    Reply
  46. Emma thackery

    My kindle paper white. Love reading.

    Reply
  47. Nicola Phipps

    Mine has to be a beautiful canvas of my two children xx

    Reply
  48. clair downham

    sindys wall of sound when i was a child

    Reply
  49. Amanda Walsh

    Tickets to Paris for valentines day !

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  50. STACY SORRELL

    My Mum paid for us to go to Disneyland Paris Last Christmas, i thought we would never top that, although, baby no 2 is due around xmas time this year, so it will be my little baby Grace that is the best present. xx

    Reply
  51. Jane Henshaw

    a new laptop

    Reply
  52. Paula Burnside

    It might sound boring but I got a Dyson cordless hoover last year. I absolutely love it!

    Reply
  53. sue thomas

    holidayto see my new born grandaughter

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  54. Katie Aspden

    My youngest child!

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  55. cheryl lovell

    Mr Frosty – when I was 35! My Mum refused to buy this for me when I was a child because it was too messy! I never let her forget this so she bought it for me 2 years ago. Mum was right though – it was messy and rubbish!!

    Reply
  56. Christina Noble

    My DKNY watch

    Reply
  57. Kevin Eley

    My wifes hand in marriage 🙂

    Reply
  58. Leanne Nash

    My Spirograph when I was about 6!

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  59. Richell Lever

    New set of pans, it was a really good set!

    Reply
  60. Louise Evans-Clarke

    Although not a present as such, the best I have ever had was on the 18th of December 2014. When my beautiful grandson was born

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  61. DEBRA ETCHELLS

    I would love to take our 2 little Grandsons there. it looks amazing.

    Reply
  62. kris

    my mobile phone

    Reply
  63. jessica catherine

    my new samsung s7

    Reply
  64. Caroline Cordery

    I remember getting a particular doll when i was little, a huge soft bodied baby doll with a particular smell!

    Reply
  65. Laura Kevlin

    An engagement ring! 😀

    Reply
  66. Liam Stephens

    A sega mega drive games console I was so excited I never slept for a couple of days before Christmas

    Reply
  67. Robert Price

    My Laptop

    Reply
  68. Laura Asplin

    A proposal, so a lovely diamond ring 🙂

    Reply
  69. hannah taylor

    My husband paid for me to have a custom cartoon drawn featuring our family, and an obscene word haha! It is unique, hilarious and mildly offensive. So of course I love it!

    Reply
  70. Nancy Bradford

    My only new car ever I received from my parents when I was a teenager.

    Reply
  71. Rich Tyler

    A sega mega drive when i was 12!

    Reply
  72. Donna Clinton

    My Macbook off my fiancé ,best present ever!

    Reply
  73. Kimberley Ryan

    That would have to be my twin boys

    Reply
  74. donna l jones

    a gorgeous watch

    Reply
  75. Allan Fullarton

    My new laptop.

    Reply
  76. Vicky Williams

    My engagement ring

    Reply
  77. Clare Wood

    My ipad

    Reply
  78. Rachel Butterworth

    My iPod. I have to have my music with me all the time.

    Reply
  79. Leanne Bell

    A Furby, I was around 10 and really wanted one. There were so few about I really didn’t believe it would happen.

    Reply
  80. Lindsey graty

    My best xmas gift is my son as he was born on Xmas day

    Reply
  81. Hannah Whiteing

    My beautiful cat was my favourite gift.

    Reply
  82. carol boffey

    the birth of my son 19 year ago

    Reply
  83. emma

    snow!

    Reply
  84. Jessica Townley

    My Lego Hogwarts castle my hubby bought me!

    Reply
  85. Stacey Holmes

    A trip to London to see Matilda the Musical! It was the most exciting night, especially once cocktails were added into the mix! xx

    Reply
  86. haydon williams

    would be great to take my cousins

    Reply
  87. Kirsty thompson

    My 1st Christmas as a mummy was the best gift ever, I always thought that nothing was better than being a kid at Christmas, turns out it is actually being a parent at Christmas,

    Reply
  88. Karen Lloyd

    My best ever Christmas present was my Sindy caravan and car when I was a little girl.

    Reply
  89. adrian price

    A FLIGHT TO KENTUCKY—-its a long story

    Reply
  90. Max yorke

    A bike when I was 11

    Reply
  91. Simone Kilshaw

    my partner got me an mp3 player but on it he had put all of my favourite albums and songs, I love it!!!!

    Reply
  92. Adrian Bold

    I was given a trip to Las Vegas by my (ex) girlfriend. Hell of a vacation 🙂

    Reply

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