Christmas isn't cancelled! Winter Wonderland comes to Whilton Locks Garden Village

Venue promises covid-safe festive fun...including a real ice rink!

Tuesday, 6th October 2020, 7:31 pm
The Christmas theme for Whilton Locks Garden Village this year is Winter Wonderland.

London Hyde Park might have cancelled their famous annual Winter Wonderland event but, fear not, because Whilton Locks is hosting a Winter Wonderland of their own to celebrate the festive season.

All of the events will have a reduced capacity to ensure that coronavirus guidelines are adhered to and everyone can safely enjoy themselves. Hand-sanitising stations will be placed at every event check-in desk, in front of the store and in the restaurant area.

The ice rink at Whilton Locks Garden Village will be opening from 14 November through to 4 January 2021 for this event at a reduced capacity to maintain social distancing. It will be closed on Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

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Children will have many opportunities to meet Father Christmas.

The rink is open air, fully undercover and made of real ice that can be enjoyed by people of all ages and abilities. Free skate hire is included in the ticket price and they are available from £5.

It is required that everyone on the rink should wear a mask - unless they are medically exempt - to keep everyone safe.

The venue has a dedicated team of trained ice stewards, who ensure that the rink is safe and well looked after at all times.

Whilton Locks will be hosting exclusive ice-skating lessons as well as sessions specifically designed for toddlers. Full traditional skates can be used, shoe grippers or twin bladed ice skates for added stability.

Whilton Locks is hosting a range of covid-safe events so families can enjoy some safe festive fun.

For the children, there will be a number of opportunities to meet Santa Clause this Christmas, whether that is by venturing into his magical Grotto or enjoying sizzling sausages for Breakfast with Santa or feasting on a scrumptious afternoon tea with the big jolly man himself.

Breakfast with Santa and Afternoon Tea with Santa will be hosted in the Canalside restaurant where Santa will be walking around all of the tables to cheerily greet his little guests and present them with a gift. Tickets for these experiences will be available from £9.99 each.

Fans of Frozen will not be disappointed this Christmas with special performances being given from sisters Queen Elsa and Princess Anna.

Christmas can be enjoyed by the whole family, even our furry four-legged friends. Santa-paws will be hosting a special ‘Pawsome Afternoon Tea for pets in The Potting Shed restaurant on Sunday 13 December.

Adults can enjoy dining on Whilton Locks’ Festive High Tea and even get into the creative Christmas spirit with a wreath making workshop. For £25, you will be provided with all of the materials to make your wreath to take home with you; homemade soup and a warm half baguette with a hot drink is also included in the price. There is a group discount available for this.

The elves at Whilton Locks Garden Village are looking forward to greeting the public this Christmas.

For all the latest news and availability, head over to the WLGV website.