Swansea’s Winter Wonderland is back, and it’s better than ever. Until the 5th January, revellers from across South Wales will descend upon the grounds outside the National Waterfront Museum in Swansea Bay.
When you wrap up warm and head down to the Bay, you’ll find that there’s plenty to do and see at the annual Wonderland, including:
At Winter Wonderland, there’s not one but two most-excellent ice rinks so that both young and old can slide and skate their way across the frozen floor. Anyone under 1.35m tall can sharpen their skating skills on the children’s rink and the Admiral Rink is perfect for revellers of all ages.
You can buy tickets from Tourist Information in Plymouth Street, or by booking online. And if you’re not skating, you can sit back on a rink-side seat with a warming cup of mulled wine and watch your loved ones slip and slide all over the place.
Perhaps the most spectacular part of Winter Wonderland is the funfair which has more rides and attractions than ever before, including:
- The carousel
- Snow storm
- Fun House
- Children’s rides
- Games and Stalls
The best of the lot, however, is the brand new Sky Ride – a spectacular chair ride that takes you 60m into the air above Swansea. Check out this video of the Sky Ride from when it operated in Cardiff.
Until the 22nd December, when he’ll take a trip back to Lapland to ready himself for a reasonably busy Christmas Eve, Father Christmas is residing in Swansea in his grotto at Winter Wonderland – so why not bring your little ones along to meet him? For £5, children can meet Saint Nick himself, receive a festive present and get a picture with the big guy.
As the most respected hotel in Swansea City Centre, there have of course reports that Santa is staying at the Dragon Hotel in between his shifts at the grotto. We cannot confirm or deny the rumours.
As well as the rides and attractions to be found at Winter Wonderland where you can browse, buy and play. From hot and cold food and speciality fare to chic stocking fillers and classic fair games with great prizes, there’s all sorts to do and see.
If you’re heading down to Swansea to sample the festivities during the most wonderful time of the year, why not stay overnight? At The Dragon Hotel, we offer great rates on overnight stays and a classy, comfortable four-star experience. Talk to our team today about exclusive online deals.
(Image © City and County of Swansea www.swanseachristmas.com)