Win a family ticket to the spectacular Winter Wonderland in Manchester

The summer holidays are fast becoming a distant memory, there’s a nip in the air and the nights are starting to draw in.

Christmas will be upon us before you know it and although it is only October, people are already clamouring to get their tickets for Manchester’s biggest Indoor Christmas attraction which has announced lots of exciting new shows for 2016!

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Winner of the Best Family Day Out at the Raring 2 Go Awards 2015, Winter Wonderland Manchester returns for its fourth consecutive year from Saturday, 10th December 2016 to Monday, 1st January 2017 at EventCity next to the Intu Trafford Centre in Manchester.

The mammoth 22,000 sq m exhibition space at EventCity will be transformed in to an unbelievable wonderland extravaganza, featuring over 50 family rides and attractions all under one roof – including new rides for 2016 featuring a giant carousel, and all included in one ticket price.

We’ve been as a family for the last two years and we loved every second! It is the perfect pre-Christmas family outing to get everyone excited…as if they need any help though!

As well as the rides and the bright lights, there will be a dazzling array of colourful shows including an exciting new addition for 2016 – a Christmas pantomime! “Oh no there won’t”… sorry, couldn’t resist!

Winter Wonderland is proud to host its first ever Christmas mini panto – Cinderella! Inspired by the classic, rags to riches fairy tale, your little princes and princesses will love this enchanting production which will have you booing and hissing and yelling “he’s behind you!”

To coincide with the new Star Wars film, the festive force will be awakened at Winter Wonderland this year with the launch of a brand new Sci-Fi show. Inspired by Star Wars, there will be Jedi Knight training so you can channel your inner Luke Skywalker. I know a few little people that will look forward to that!

This year, Winter Wonderland is delighted to welcome the nation’s favourite fox – Basil Brush!  Come and see naughty uncontrollable Basil, along with his chum Mr Matt who will together take you on a journey of laughter and song, in a show packed with fun and excitement. A show for all the family, come and join in the mayhem.  In Basil’s own words…”Boom Boom!”

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The spectacular Christmas Circus also makes a welcome return delivering the finest collection of circus acts that will leave everyone marvelled and amazed with daily performances.

Of course, Christmas would not be complete without visiting Santa Claus. This year, Santa is inviting all the children to come and visit him in his house which he has transported all the way from the North Pole! You can walk through all his rooms including his bedroom where he swaps his red suit for his PJs! For an extra £3.50 he will throw in a little gift too! Don’t forget to stop and say hi to the real reindeer, not forgetting Rudolph of course!

Children will be enchanted by the Ice Princesses, Fairies and Elves who love to play and chat and have ‘s-elfies’ with the children.

Plus, if you are still pining for the summer, there will be a beach where you can build a sandcastle or enjoy a well-deserved rest in a deckchair! And you may get the chance to meet Pip Ahoy from Channel 5’s Milkshake!

There will also be a whole host of games stalls and a vast array of food and drinks stalls to purchase refreshments including hot snacks and sweet treats.

Winter Wonderland are proud to announce their event partners for 2016 will be Manchester radio stations Key 103 and Smooth Radio 97-108.

Ticket sales for this fabulous festive event are up by 279% on last year, so organisers Kingpin Events are urging families to book now to make sure they don’t miss out on this magical festive family adventure and to ensure they secure tickets for their preferred date.

Winter Wonderland operates on a session basis to ensure visitors can enjoy the experience without overcrowding offering families four hours of non-stop fun and entertainment. This works really well and means you are never queuing for long.

Group, family and individual tickets are on sale now and the event is now offering VIP corporate packages for companies who are looking to treat staff and their families to an extra special Christmas day out!

So don’t miss the Christmas event of the year at EventCity from 10 December 2016 – 1st January 2017. 

Tickets are £19.50 for children and adults, OAPs £14 and under threes FREE. Family tickets are available for £64. (booking fees apply).

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Now the exciting part – we have a family ticket (2 adults and 2 children) to giveaway to one lucky Mummy Fever reader.

Just complete the easy widget below – sessions are subject to availability.

Good luck!

Win a family ticket to Winter Wonderland in Manchester

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  1. All looks so festive: I am sure we would enjoy something that will keep the teenager amused as well as the wee one!

  2. it all sounds wonderful and just the event for my family visiting from Australia for an English Xmas. Something for everyone but Im sure my granddaughter would love the Ice Princesses, Fairies and Elves.

  3. it sounds amazing would be a real treat to take my two kids they would love this and be so magical in the run up to Christmas day

  4. I do love a good pantomime – “oh no, he didn’t”, “he’s behind you”. It’s fab to share the family traditions from my own childhood with my boys!

  5. I would enjoy the panto and the whole Christmassy feel of the event and watching my boys eyes light up.

  6. this sounds amazing . my son would be in his absolute element. its memories of events like this that children remembr forever, not the toys they recieve

  7. Watching my youngest visit Santa for the first time 🙂 And I think my eldest would be in awe of the Ice Princesses! x

  8. Absolutely everything as i love Christmas! The little ones would love the rides and of course seeing Santa xx

  9. We would love to go because it sounds a lovely magicial day out, my children and my husband and I love all the excitement leading up to Christmas,and I think this day would create so many happy memories! 🎄🎅🏼

  10. Absolutely everything! I love the idea of the free rides once you’ve paid entry fee – I absolutely love Xmas 🎄 Would love to take my little family here xx

  11. a family day thats free and packed with lots of fun and we would turn it into an over night stay somewhere x

  12. **i would enjoy seeing my son on all the rides and for him to see the reindeer and Santa**
    This place looks so magical and would certainly get my son in the festive mood 🙂 great giveaway

  13. Me and Hub-to-be are massive Christmas heads. We literally count down to Christmas all year round and now summer is out the way and October has arrived we are getting super excited. Especially since our little girl is now 21 months old. Shes going to be forced to love Christmas haha! We were looking to get involved in something like this this year, it sounds amazing. I didn’t even know this was near us, so thanks for the eye opener. I love a good selfie so an ‘elfie’ is even better. Sounds like Christmas bliss #sharewithme

  14. We see this advertised every year and say we will go and we never get around to it! My children would love the rides more than anything, it’s all they are ever interested in! They hated seeing father Christmas the last few years, they are terrified! #sharewithme

  15. I’ve not been back to Manchester for many years since my uni days – this would be the perfect excuse to make the trip and entertain the kiddies at the same time. My favourite part would be Basil of course..boom boom indeed!

  16. we really wanted to go last year, but didnt have the pennies, baby no 2 is due at xmas, so really want to spoil my 4 year old this year as its her last xmas as an only child x

  17. I think the fact that we are already going to Manchester for my boy’s birthday, so this would be the cherry on the cake!

  18. I would just love the look of my girls faces. As we aren’t local to Manchester, it would be a mini break, it would just be like travelling to the land to Christmas. I know my youngest would love to see Pip Ahoy! and my eldest would love the rides. I think we would just love the whole experience of it all.

  19. It all looks amazing, The look on my girls faces would make it all, nothing better than to see them happy.

  20. Oh wow, I reckon the ice princesses, fairies and elfs!!!! this is so fantastic I would love to win this for my little girl and niece. And of course, SANTA!!!!!!! Fingers crossed, one very excited mummy 🙂

  21. it would definately have to be my little boys face seeing Santa hes 2 and a half now and this year hes mad on xmas he keeps asking when Santas coming. But the husband would also love to go a proper circus so he could enjoy that and my mother in law can come too as she lives in the area 🙂

  22. I would most look forward to the Christmas Circus the pictures look amazing and I have never been to a Christmas themed one before, what better way to get the family into the spirit?! I would also love taking my two children to the Santa meet and greet, the whole event sounds fab!

  23. I’d love to actually be able to do something as a family, with the in-laws who live near Manchester! ❤️

  24. The pantomime. Oh no I wouldn’t, it would have to be the Jedi training, the rides and generally getting festive

  25. Has to be basil brush …. takes me back to my childhood. my daughter would love the rides and the stalls looks fab too. It opens on my birthday so that would be a great way to start the celebrations with my family 🙂 x

  26. It all sounds so amazing but I’d most enjoy visiting santas house with my sons! Seeing their little faces light up with excitement would be amazing 🙂

  27. I have to say that we would love all of this , I love showing the magic , tradition and true meaning of Christmas but being mum to 8 ive kind of been drilled to be the big kid out of all of us

  28. id enjoy my kids faces at seeing all that magic under 1 roof it would be truelly amazing everything they love about xmas all there

  29. I would love the Christmas atmosphere and my grandchildren could get into the Christmas spirt which I think is lost these days🎅🎅🎄

  30. Oh wow how great it would be to win this fab comp. My 11yr old would be soooo delighted if we were to win as would I. Such a great time guaranteed as the whole atmosphere would just be amazing, #great memories

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