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Cardiff's Winter Wonderland 2021
Cardiff’s famous and much loved Winter Wonderland will be back, bigger and better for 2021, and it’s not like anything you’ve seen before. Split across two locations in the heart of the city centre, visitors will now be able to experience Cardiff’s Winter Wonderland at both Cardiff Castle and City Hall Lawn.
UPDATED COVID-19 GUIDANCE
Due to Welsh Government guidance to limit the spread of the Omicron variant of Covid-19, Cardiff’s Winter Wonderland will be closing earlier than planned, on Friday 24 December 2021.
If you have purchased any tickets for after Christmas, you will be automatically refunded in the next few days. You should not reach out to TicketSource for a refund as they have already began automatically processing refunds for tickets after Christmas.
There are Covid-19 measures in place to help you enjoy Winter Wonderland safely.
To help keep you safe Winter Wonderland are undertaking regular enhanced cleaning; providing hand sanitiser stations throughout both sites; collecting Test Trace Protect information for guests of the Ice Rink and Ice Bar; and encouraging contactless payments across bars, catering outlets and token booths.
We now highly recommend you wear a face covering while queuing for rides or queuing for your food and drink. You don’t require a Covid Pass or negative LFT result to enter either the Castle or City Hall Lawn or to participate in Ice Skating.
AT CARDIFF CASTLE
The Ice Rink & Ice Walk
This year, Cardiff’s Winter Wonderland Ice Rink and Ice Walk will be set within the beautiful grounds of Cardiff Castle against the backdrop of the Norman Keep. The undercover 40m x 15m ice rink, with the 150m Ice Walk, is suitable for all ages and abilities. Accessible sessions are available every Wednesday afternoon between 13:30 – 14:30.
Skate Aids for Smaller Guests
The famous penguins will be making a come back and the colony has grown! There are now even more skate aids available for children who need assistance on the ice. Pre-booking is essential.
Festive Food & Drink
From hearty Yorkshire pudding wraps to toasted marshmallows, there will be plenty of options available within the Castle walls.
AT CITY HALL LAWN
Family Funfair Attractions
Cardiff’s Winter Wonderland just isn’t complete without its famous family funfair. As usual, you can enjoy the best view of the city from the Giant Wheel plus, there will be a great range of other attractions that are suitable for all ages and nightly entertainment.
Sur la Piste, Ski Lodge Bar
The ever popular two-story ski lodge, Sur la Piste, will be returning and this year it’s coming with a brand new, outdoor roof terrace.
NEW – The Ice Bar!
Chill out with your mates and enjoy a drink at the city’s coolest hotspot, the exciting new Ice Bar experience at Cardiff’s Winter Wonderland! This is an Instagrammers’ heaven with sub-zero temperatures and yes, everything is made out of ice. To visit the Ice Bar, make sure you pre-book a timed slot. Tickets are on sale now.
Festive Food & Drink
Sit back and enjoy your favourite sweet and savoury treats in the Alpine Village’s covered seating areas.