Last weekend my sister and I went to visit the Christmas winter wonderland at Hyde park in London. Neither of us have ever been there before so we had no expectations whatsoever. She lives an hour from me and I live 1 hour from London. We planned our day, she had plans in the evening so our visit to the winter wonderland was kept short but regardless we had fun.
We arrived at the park around 12:45, there was an ANTI-ISIS protest opposite Hyde park and to be honest we were freaked as we did not know about this protest but it was a peaceful one. We walked to Hyde park full of exercise and ready for some fun, from afar we could see the ferries wheel and other rides, lights blinking like mad and the weather at its best behaviour though still cold. Walking into the park we were greeted by the guards who checked out bags (security protocol), we walked in and was greeted by the winter wonderland sign and they expectation started to build up.
We did not know what we wanted to start off with so we decided to see what was on offer and then decided a merry go round type of ride was what we wanted to start with. My sister paid (£8 each so £16 total), we were allowed to leave our bags on the side of the ride, it was nothing scary but I do not like heights so I closed my eyes throughout the ride until we got back down. My sister filmed some of it and laughed at me obviously, after we walked around and played a few games that no one wins then decided we needed to refuel.
My sister ordered are favourite curry sauce chips and I got a grilled beef burger with onions. We walked around and got some macaroons since we’ve never had them before and honestly they were nothing special after we got the good old trusted candy floss. We walked around again until we decided to head back home, we didn’t realise we’d spent over 2 hours there but we knew it was time to leave since our pockets were almost empty. I managed to lose my return ticket and had to buy another one but all in all it was a good day spent in London.
I would have loved to enter the ice rink, visit Santa and take more rides but I think it was nice just being there with my sister and maybe next time I will visit and do more.