UK's biggest indoor Christmas funfair opens soon with unlimited rides, huge ice rink & circus | The Sun

THE biggest indoor Christmas funfair in the UK is opening next month – with lots of festive rides and attractions.

Winter Funland in Birmingham is back for 2023, transforming a stuffy exhibition centre into the "most Christmassy place outside of the North Pole".

There will be plenty of rides at the largest indoor Christmas Funfair in the country, including waltzers, a huge slide, dodgems, and a whole lot more.

The event will also be home to a giant ice skating rink, where visitors aged four and over will be able to skate until their heart's content.

Visitor numbers on the ice will be capped, and there will be instructors on hand to provide skaters with any assistance.

Birmingham's Winter Funland will also have its very own Christmas Circus Show, with clowns, acrobats, popcorn, and candy floss.

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There will also be a Santa's Grotto Experience at the funfair too, tickets must be pre-booked online and cost an extra £7.

A range of festive food and drink will also be served at the event, including burgers, candy floss, chips, and hot dogs.

Previous guests have raved about the experience on TripAdvisor.

One person wrote: "I went yesterday for my daughter's birthday and it was the best four hours ever."

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Another added: "The circus was brilliant and kept our children entertained. Costume characters moved around the hall and were approachable and friendly – it's a lovely atmosphere!"

The Birmingham funfair is running from December 8, 2023,to January 1, 2024, with tickets now on sale.

Tickets start from £29.50 for adults and kids, while children under the age of three are free.

Entry tickets into the Winter Funland include all rides and most attractions, with guests being able to stay for a maximum of four hours.

Visitors will need to pay extra for the Santa's Grotto experience, as well as things like food and drink.

Located at the NEC Arena in Birmingham, Winter Funland is a 15-minute train ride from the city centre.

The event is roughly a 30-minute drive from Birmingham city centre.

While there is parking available, this will need to be booked in advance through the NEC's website.

Another Winter Funland is also being held at the BEC Arena in Manchester, and it will also have unlimited rides and a circus show.

The Manchester funfair is running from December 17, 2023, to January 1, 2024, with tickets starting from £23.50 per person.

Birmingham is also home to the largest authentic German Christmas market outside of Germany.

The Frankfurt Christmas Market in Birmingham has already opened.

Now, in its 22nd year, the Birmingham Christmas market runs from just outside the Bullring Shopping Centre all the way up to Victoria Square.

Key attractions include the string of open-air wooden market stalls that sell traditional homemade gifts from Frankfurt.

There are lots of exciting Christmas events this year, with a new magical attraction from the people behind the Secret Cinema.

Wishmas: A Fantastical Christmas Adventure is a brand-new immersive experience, taking guests on a 60-minute adventure through the land of Wishmas.

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Guests can meet Santa and other festive characters, as well as buy food and drink onsite.

We've rounded up the best free family-friendly Christmas activities taking place across the UK this winter.

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