Winter family fun: part seven

Welcome to part seven of our series on ‘Winter Family Fun’. If you are in the North West you really should consider heading to Winter Wonderland at Event City in Manchester.

Returning for its third consecutive year from Sat 12 December 2015 – Sun 3 January 2016, the event was recently voted Best Family Day Out in the Raring2go! Awards 2015 and promises to be even bigger and better than ever this Christmas! 

The festive extravaganza features over 40 family rides and attractions all under one roof – and this year there is a brand new stage featuring fabulous festive shows including a dazzling Ice Princess Show which is sure to melt the hearts of your little princes and princesses.

Brand new for 2015 is The Magical Van Buren Show, a fun and unique mix of magic, illusions, escapology, circus skills. Back by popular demand is everyone’s favourite TV bear – The Sooty Show, and roll up, roll up for the spectacular Christmas Circus which will leave everyone marvelled and amazed!

Bring your little angels to meet Father Christmas and say hello to Rudolph and his gang of reindeer! They are welcome to dress up as their favourite characters at the event and will be in good company as each Winter Wonderland adventure will be filled with stilt walkers, Christmas fairies, giant candy canes and fun fairy-tale characters.


There is 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.

Tickets cost £19.50 for adults and children aged 3-16, £14 for OAPs and £64 for a family ticket. Under 3s go free. There is a 10% discount for group bookings of over 15 tickets and the school rate is £8.50 per child. All rides and attractions are included in the ticket price (excluding games and food stalls) and each session lasts for 4 hours.

Gift vouchers are now available to buy for Winter Wonderland. Priced £19.50 for a single ticket voucher of £64 for a family ticket voucher, they make the perfect gift and are easy to purchase online.  More information can be found by visiting the website , or join the Facebook fanpage.

We headed to Winter Wonderland for an action packed session this weekend. There is so much to see and do and lots of tasty winter treats to keep you going.


One of the brilliant things about Winter Wonderland Manchester is the range of activities for different ages. Even if you have toddlers there are plenty of little rides and bouncy castles for them to enjoy.


For older children, there are more adventurous rides, slides and castles to keep them entertained and burn of any excess Christmas energy. The older children loved this winter ski jump castle.


Lots of the rides are based around characters and themes that the children will recognise and there are lots of fun surprises, like this snow machine!


The Sooty Show was fantastic and the children also enjoyed listening to the singers on the main stage, especially Saffron Silva.

There is still time to get tickets and have an action packed family session – enjoy!


  1. Thank You for the recommendation, certainly was a fantastic great day out. With the rubbish weather we have had having everything under one roof was great. I loved the fact that there were manned cloakrooms as we didn’t have to lug our coats around all day. X

    1. Last year we took a 8 and 7 year old and a 18 month and 3 month old. The toddler loved the sooty show and was able to go on quite a few rides and a little bouncy castle 🙂

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