“Snow is falling, all around me, children playing, having fun…”
Never were song lyrics so apt for those stepping inside EventCity for the seasonal spectacular Winter Wonderland. As soon as you enter the 22,000sq m venue there’s a plethora of families all eager to enjoy the over 50 attractions on offer…and the snow?
Well yes, it IS indoors but even if the snow isn’t real it still manages to sprinkle tons of Christmas cheer on each and every one it falls on.
Now in its 5th consecutive year Winter Wonderland makes Manchester its festive home until 1st Jan 2018. This year you’re in for a retro style treat as Rainbow takes to the stage. The children’s favourite TV show, which ran on ITV for over 20 years, is back and so are the irrepressible duo George and Zippy.
The pair put on a hilarious bit of entertainment and by the chuckles coming from the parents I’m thinking they may have been enjoying it more than the little ones as they relived their own youth.
One of the great things about visiting Winter Wonderland is that you can book on certain time slots which allow you to enjoy a four hour session, meaning the place doesn’t get overcrowded. Everyone gets a chance to enjoy the rides without having to queue up for ages to get on them which is especially handy if you have excitable toddlers eager to hop aboard.
If rides are not your thing though there’s more than enough to entertain the big kid in you and all the youngsters. A particular favourite making a return is the Christmas Circus complete with talented performers pulling off some jaw-dropping stunts. There’s also the chance to meet real reindeers, the ‘real’ Santa Claus and take a few ‘S-Elfies’ (which we did a LOT)!
So, get on your Christmas jumpers and wrap the tinsel round you and head down to EventCity whilst you can.
Winter Wonderland Manchester
Runs until Monday 1st January 2018
EventCity (Next to Intu Trafford Centre), Phoenix Way, Off Barton Dock Road, Urmston, Manchester, M41 7TB