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
- 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.
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.
The characters – Rowan 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!
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.
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.
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!