Magical Children’s Christmas
Forty Hall Estate
Free entry (activity costs apply)
Ages 4 to 11
Experience Christmas through the ages as sights, sounds and scents fill the hall and grounds with atmosphere. Look out for the festive lights and meet our welcoming characters. Take a horse and cart ride around the lake, visit Santa in the Warrener’s Cottage and enjoy a Christmas woodland trail around the Pleasure Grounds.
Peter Pan Cup
Serpentine Lake, Hyde Park
Since 1864, swimmers have been taking to the water in Hyde Park to compete in an icy 100-yard race before heading home to tuck into their Christmas dinner. Only members of the Serpentine Swimming Club can take part, but why not bring your family and watch from the sidelines?
The Frosted Fairground
Until January 2
Free entry (ride prices apply)
The Frosted Fairground will transform Dreamland into a magical winter experience allowing families to get into the festive spirit. Guests will enjoy performances from local school choirs and community groups as well as music on the bandstand, pop-up panto, carol singing, Teddy and Betty’s Christmas Show and much more.
Hyde Park Winter Wonderland
Until January 2
Free entry (activity and show costs apply)
Come and celebrate the tenth anniversary of the Hyde Park Winter Wonderland! New additions include ‘Nutcracker on Ice’ at the Winter Palace and the UK debut of the world’s largest transportable rollercoaster, Munich Looping. The usual favourites include The Magical Ice Kingdom, outdoor ice skating, Zippo Circus and the Giant Observation Wheel.
Horse-drawn carriage rides
Until January 3
All ages (under 15s must be accompanied)
£125 for two people
Snuggle under a blanket and enjoy the stark wintry beauty of Richmond Park with a carriage ride drawn by majestic Shire horses. The experience will include a behind-the-scenes visit of the working stables at Holly Lodge. Proceeds will fund sustainable conservation initiatives with the horses in the Royal Parks. Refreshments and blankets are provided.