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Creating Magical Memories: Winter Funland at Birmingham NEC – A Parent’s Guide

As a parent navigating the festive season with a six-year-old in tow, finding the perfect Christmas experience that caters to the whole family can be quite the task. We stumbled upon Winter Funland at Birmingham NEC a couple of years ago and let me tell you, it’s a holiday extravaganza like no other. It’s the one place Arlo has at the top of his festive bucket list.

Picture this: From December 8th, 2023, to January 1st, 2024, the NEC transforms into the UK’s largest indoor Christmas funfair. It’s a winter wonderland that promises four hours of unlimited funfair rides, a gigantic ice rink, a festival circus, and an extreme motorbike show – all bundled up in one magical ticket.

The thought of spending quality time with the family without having to fret about the unpredictable British weather immediately caught my attention. Winter Funland offers the perfect opportunity to embrace the holiday spirit, adorned in our coziest Christmas jumpers. The weather-proof fun is just the tip of the iceberg.

The heart of Winter Funland lies in its inclusivity. The ticket not only covers a plethora of attractions but also grants access to the gigantic ice rink. Imagining my little one gliding on the ice, whether with newfound confidence or a bit of wobbling aided by a friendly penguin companion, brings a smile to my face – every year his confidence grows and it’s become a little tradition of ours to enjoy a glide.

But it doesn’t stop there. The festival circus promises a spectacular show that’s bound to captivate both young and old. And for the thrill-seekers among us, the extreme motorbike show is sure to take our breath away. The best part? All of this is seamlessly included in the ticket price, ensuring an uninterrupted flow of joy for the entire family. There are fairground games, sweet stalls and slushies available to purchase which are again quite expensive but easily managed if you give little ones their pocket money to make their own choices.

One can’t overlook the charm of a Christmas market, and Winter Funland delivers just that with its food and drink vendors. It’s a chance to indulge in the festive atmosphere, treating ourselves to those delightful fairground treats that evoke the true spirit of the season. Some of these things are a little on the expensive side as always at the NEC, however you can always make a day of it and head across to Resorts World before or after your time slot for a family meal at any of their restaurants. Spending £20 there gives you a discounted parking rate.

Let’s not forget the mischievous elves! They seem to be everywhere, ready to photobomb a selfie or add an extra sprinkle of magic to the day. It’s the little details like these that transform an outing into a cherished memory-making experience.

Now, here’s the part that had my child’s eyes light up – Santa’s Grotto. For a nominal fee of £7 per child (including a gift), your little one can have a personal audience with the man in red. The sheer excitement on their faces as they share their wish lists with Father Christmas is a moment to be treasured. Pro tip: Ensure you pre-book this enchanting visit when purchasing your tickets. Time slots are limited, and you wouldn’t want to miss out on this festive highlight.

Winter Funland has taken thoughtful steps to ensure a smooth and enjoyable experience for all attendees. The controlled capacity at both arenas is a testament to their commitment to creating a magical atmosphere without overwhelming crowds. As a parent, I appreciate the foresight – booking early is the key to securing your family’s spot in this winter wonderland. We hate wasting time in queues at fairgrounds and theme parks and even at full capacity when it’s very busy there’s enough rides to make sure that it’s never too long to wait.

Winter Funland at Birmingham NEC is poised to make this Christmas one for the books. It’s a comprehensive package of festive delights, from thrilling rides and captivating shows to the simple joy of gliding on ice. The inclusivity, the attention to detail, and the overall family-friendly vibe make it a standout choice for parents looking to create lasting memories during the holiday season. So, don your Christmas jumpers, book your tickets early, and get ready to embark on a magical journey with Winter Funland – where the weather is just a minor detail in the grand tapestry of holiday joy.

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Last Updated on 7 months by Lavania Oluban

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