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See Hyde Park transformed into a magical Winter Wonderland!
...take an icy night stroll through the Magical Ice Kingdom with real snow, icebergs, a shipwreck on top of an arctic ice floe and the Palace of the Polar Bears!
...whizz around the UK's largest outdoor ice rink around a picturesque Victorian Bandstand. And if you want to see how the professionals do it then buy yourself a ticket for Peter Pan on Ice starring The Imperial Ice Stars.
Zippo's Circus is back with world-class aerial acts, jugglers and clowns, and Santa Land is where your little kids can meet Father Christmas. You can also take them to see The Snowman Experience and Teletubbies Christmas Show. Adults will prefer the Cirque Berserk and Winter Wonderland Comedy Club.
If you don't fancy the fast rollercoaster rides then how about watching the action from above in a Giant Observation Wheel? There will also be more than 200 Swiss-style chalets selling everything from wooden toys and arts and crafts, to colourful ceramics, candles, nativity scenes and Christmas tree decorations.
A traditional Bavarian Village will be serving up everything from bratwurst and mulled wine to hot chocolate and beer... or you can just sit back and soak up the atmosphere in the big beer hall.
Craig has written a review of the Hyde Park Winter Wonderland on his blog and included plenty of pictures so you can see what it's like inside.
> Craig’s review of this event – “Hyde Park Winter Wonderland pops up every year in the eastern half of the park. It always reminds me of a big prison camp, all bordered off behind big metal fences with gates and checkpoints and security searches. When you walk up to it you can see giant candy canes poking over the top, like guard towers, and huge Ferris wheels and fluttering flags and funfair rides j… continued”
41-gun salute to mark the Queen’s 93rd birthday – 22 Apr 2019 – You can hear the King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery fire a 41-gun salute in Hyde Park to mark the Queen's 93rd birthday.
41-gun salute to mark Prince Philip’s birthday – 10 Jun 2019 – The KTRHA will be firing a 41-gun salute for Prince Philip in Hyde Park to mark the Duke of Edinburgh's 98th birthday.
British Summer Time Festival in Hyde Park – 5, 7, 13, 14 Jul 2019 – Headline acts for this year's British Summer Time Festival includes Robbie Williams and Florence + The Machine
Get a closer look at the Albert Memorial – First Sun of the month (Mar to Dec only) – Go inside the Albert Memorial's railings and see one of London's finest looking monuments from up close
Listen to a speech at Speakers’ Corner – Every Sun (around noon) – Visit Speakers' Corner on a Sunday lunchtime and hear orators discussing whatever they like in the name of free speech.
Sunday football on Hackney Marshes – Every Sun – Hackney Marshes is the home of Sunday league football, with over 70 matches played between dozens of amateur teams.
Be a zoo keeper for a day at London Zoo – Mon to Fri – Sign-up to be a zoo-keeper at London Zoo for a day and get close to the animals and help to feed them and muck them out
We’ve got plenty more Christmas events in London
London has a few Christmas ice skating rinks that are worth visiting
Look for more children’s events this month
If you enjoy Hyde Park then you might like to visit Green Park (walk it in 18 mins or catch the tube from Marble Arch to Green Park), Kensington Gardens (walk it in 16 mins or catch the tube from Marble Arch to Queensway), Regent’s Park (catch the train from Marble Arch to Regents Park) and St. James’s Park (walk it in 28 mins or catch the tube from Marble Arch to St Jamess Park)
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