Winter Wonderland returns to Cardiff for 2018, a city centre attraction which aims to bring additional Christmas cheer to the seasonal festivities. Centrally located on Cardiff’s City Hall lawns outside the Civic Centre, the attraction will run from November 15th through to January 6th, offering an ideal place to head while Christmas shopping. With around 250,000 people expected to visit the seasonal attraction there will be plenty for people to see and do. Winter Wonderland will take its place in Cardiff city centre and complement other seasonal events, including Christmas markets designed for all the family to enjoy. The popular covered ice skating rink makes a welcome return, as does the fun fair and a range of food and drink stalls. However a new addition to Winter Wonderland for 2018 may ultimately steal the show.
Time For An Adrenaline Shot – And Some Great Views Too!
New for 2018 sees the introduction of a 90 meter Drop Tower ride as organisers look to build on the success of previous years. If you want to know if you have a head for heights this is a sure fire way to find out. Undoubtedly the focal point of the event for 2018, the Drop Tower ride will give people their adrenaline fix for the day as they are taken up 90 meters. Briefly they will be able to enjoy great views across the Welsh capital while they set themselves for what is coming next. The name of the ride does not lie as they are then vertically dropped back down towards the ground at high speed, an experience of sheer adrenaline rush or sheer terror depending on your point of view. The Drop Tower ride and enhanced hospitality aims to improve the Winter Wonderland visitor experience for 2018.
All-weather Skating Throughout the Christmas Period
The return of the outdoor Admiral ice rink will be looked forward to warmly by many. This visually striking centrepiece with its starlit clear roof allows uninterrupted skating whatever the weather outside decides to bring. Organisers expect around 60,000 people to use the rink, a facility which should also be proud of its accessibility. In 2017 the Cardiff rink was given Access Accreditation, the first outside ice rink in the UK to do so, meaning even more wheelchair users had the opportunity to use and enjoy the facility. Being Christmas, the little ones are not forgotten too as toddlers can get to sample ice skating using penguin aids which are available for hire.
Good Fun and Good For Charity Too
2018 will see the children’s charity NSPCC present once more at Cardiff’s Winter Wonderland. In 2017 the charity raised over £5,700 towards their Light Up Christmas for Children and Childline campaigns and will be hoping the people of Cardiff will be equally generous this year. The 2018 Winter Wonderland will add another attraction alongside existing Christmas events to make visiting Cardiff a fun and rewarding experience for all the family over the Christmas period.
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