The festive season is underway in London’s iconic Hyde Park where Winter Wonderland is up and running.
The world’s ultimate destination for festive fun runs until January 1, 2024, offering a variety of attractions, activities, entertainment, food and drinks.
And tomorrow (November 21) charities, youth groups, and schools with students from disadvantaged backgrounds will get to enjoy the UK’s largest festive event for free at Winter Wishes.
Created for those who might otherwise find it difficult to attend due to physical, sensory, or financial requirements, 5,000 Winter Wishes guests will enjoy free entry, rides, and attractions across the event.
Guests from a wide range of charities, including Make-A-Wish UK, Centrepoint, The Prince's Trust, Sense, and the nearby Evelina London Children’s Hospital, will get to experience the high adrenaline rides, family-friendly performances, the latest in London’s street food scene, cosy fire pit bars and mythical ice kingdoms.
To ensure a comfortable and relaxed experience for all guests, Winter Wishes will feature enhanced accessibility measures including reduced lighting and sound levels, low-sensory skating on the open-air Ice Rink, audio guides in the Magical Ice Kingdom, and an increased number of accessible facilities.
There will also be a free performance of Zippos Christmas Circus, which will have an expanded seating area for wheelchair users.
A dedicated customer service team will be on hand to assist throughout the event, with trained access champions available to any Winter Wishes guests.