For many, the Christmas countdown has already begun! Following the success of its initial run last Christmas, excitement is in over drive for the return of Winter Wonderland Manchester The UK’s largest indoor Christmas theme park returned this weekend and will stay until Sun 4 January 2015 at EventCity next to the Intu Trafford Centre in Manchester, and tickets are already selling fast!
We visited on the press night on Monday with hundreds of excited children and their families, including Wes Brown and Kolo Toure, as well as a host of child TV stars! We all gathered to hear the talented singer Chloe Rose Cowan warm up the crowds with her rendition of All I Want for Christmas before entering the arena under the falling snow!
In between the thrill of the rides, there are lots of other activities to enjoy. Such as The Sooty Show which brings Sooty, Sweep and Soo back to Winter Wonderland! Along with TV’s Richard Cadell, you can expect magic, mischief and mayhem every day during their live shows!
CITV and ITV star Sooty said “I loved last year’s Winter Wonderland so much I couldn’t wait to come back with Sweep and Soo! Soo loves all the rides, Sweep can’t wait to meet Santa again – and I can’t wait to meet all my fans – and maybe squirt the mums and dads with my water pistol!”
Make the whole family’s Christmas dreams come true with a magical festive adventure that will still be talked about the following Christmas. Winter Wonderland is jam packed with over 40 family rides and attractions all under one roof including many children and family rides all included in the entry price of £18.50. We loved Hulk for big kids, and did not expect to be thrown so high!
The spectacular Christmas Circus is also back this year with seating for over 700 and performances throughout the sessions. Also new for this year you will see a whole host of meet and greet performers roaming Winter Wonderland including stilt walkers, Christmas fairies and fairy-tale characters. We even had a surprise visit from the worlds most popular Disney characters, Anna, Elsa and Olaf! And you can also get your picture taken inside a giant snowglobe!
If all that wasn’t enough, there will also be an extra special visit from Santa Claus who will be taking time out of his busy schedule for ‘Meets and Greets’ with all children and will be at Winter Wonderland up to and including the 24 December.
There will also be a whole host of games stalls and a vast array of food and drinks stalls which include hot snacks and sweet treats including candy floss, popcorn and snow cones, all available for purchase.
Tammy Silcock of Kingpin Events, the organiser of Winter Wonderland said, “We are delighted to be returning with Winter Wonderland to EventCity after the huge success of our first event last year. This year we aim to be bigger and better and provide a fun-filled day out for families, whatever the weather. This is entertainment on a huge scale with lots of rides and attractions, The Sooty Show, A Christmas Circus and even a chance to meet Santa Claus. New for this year we have many new roaming characters with stilt walkers and Christmas fairies, so I would urge families to book early to avoid disappointment!”
Winter Wonderland is operated on a session basis to ensure visitors can enjoy the experience without overcrowding. Tickets to this event are limited and we strongly advise that tickets are booked early to avoid disappointment. Do not miss the Christmas event of the year Winter Wonderland at EventCity from 13 December 2014 – 4 January 2015.
Winter Wonderland Manchester
Sat 13 December 2014 – Sun 4 January 2015
EventCity (Next to Intu Trafford Centre)
Phoenix Way, Off Barton Dock Road, Urmston, Manchester, M41 7TB
Adult and Child (3-16): £18.50
Child (Under 3): Free
Groups: 10% Discount (when booking 15+ tickets)
*(2 Adults and 2 Children or 1 Adult and 3 Children)
School rates also available
All rides and attractions are included in the ticket price (excluding games and food stalls) and each session lasts for 4 hours.
Sat 13 – Sun 14 Dec: 11:00am – 3:00pm and 4:30pm – 8:30pm
Tue 16 – Fri 19 Dec: 10:30am – 2:30pm
Sat 20 – Wed 24 Dec: 11:00am – 3:00pm and 4:30pm – 8:30pm
(No Afternoon session on 24 Dec and closed Christmas Day)
Fri 26 Dec and Wed 1 Jan: 1:00pm – 5:00pm
Sat 27 Dec – Sun 4 Jan: 11:00am – 3:00pm and 4:30pm – 8:30pm
(No Afternoon session on 31 Dec or 4 Jan)
HOW TO BOOK
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.