Yorkshire’s Winter Wonderland

Last weekend, I headed over to York’s Designer Outlet for the launch of their Winter Wonderland. Whilst I visit the Designer Outlet on a regular basis, I’ve never actually been to the Winter Wonderland before. I was aware that it was home to ‘The Ice Factor’ but there’s so much more to see. This year’s latest addition is the fully restored vintage funfair and of course, if you are there with little ones, you can meet Santa himself.yorkshires-winter-wonderland-york-designer-outlet-rachel-nicole-uk-blogger

To start of our day at the Designer Outlet, we had breakfast at Ed’s Easy Diner in the food hall before hitting up some of the shops. I may have made a sneaky purchase at the Cosmetics Store, Hello Bobbi Brown Mascara for £13! At 11am, Winter Wonderland was declared open with a procession through the mall with Santa, his elves and a few other characters. I may have got caught up in the parade which was a little embarrassing but it was all good fun!

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Winter Wonderland is located outside with fairground rides, Santa’s Grotto and the largest Ice Rink in the North. Unfortunately, I wasn’t brave enough to go on the rink. It was probably a wise move for the safety of myself and those around me. To say, I’m a bad skater is an understatement. I would have spent the whole session clinging on to the side. I am, however, considering getting lessons and they actually have masterclasses here on a Saturday and Sunday mornings. We did check out some of the rides though which include a 1950’s Ghost Train, Dodgems and the 1937 Speedway.

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If you’re in the area this weekend, don’t forget to take advantage of those Black Friday deals at the outlet with an extra 30% off handbags at Michael Kors, 20% off UGG Austrailia, 30% off Timberland and so much more! I’m a little gutted I’m not there this weekend too!

Yorkshire’s Winter Wonderland is open until the 2nd January 2017 and you can book tickets for the Ice Rink & Santa’s Grotto here.

XOXO

* I was kindly given complimentary tickets to Winter Wonderland but all opinions are my own.

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9 Comments

  1. Parie Joshi
    November 26, 2016 / 6:32 pm

    York at Christmas, really is the best1

    Parie x
    Class and Glitter

  2. November 26, 2016 / 7:47 pm

    This really looks like it would get you in the mood for Christmas – so fun!!

  3. November 26, 2016 / 8:08 pm

    I’ve been struggling to feel festive this weekend, the closer we get to December the less I’m looking forward to this time of year! So this post was a wonderful read to keep me excited! I’d love to travel round and see the Christmas Markets & Winter Wonderland’s around the UK – but I’m heading to the Birmingham Market next week and I’m hoping that gets me in the festive spirit!!

    Love your photos btw!

    Sarah xo
    seethestars.co.uk

  4. Tara
    November 27, 2016 / 12:46 am

    Looks like you had a fun time! I want to visit a wonderland near me, hoping it will get me into the Christmas spirit

  5. Sophie
    November 27, 2016 / 8:41 am

    This looks like so much fun! Will have to try and visit before Christmas xxx

  6. November 27, 2016 / 2:39 pm

    Can’t wait to go Ice Skating again!
    We went for the first tike last year and took toddler skating, which he actually enjoyed and to see Santa.We had a really good trip out. 🙂

    Caroline.x
    http://www.carolineelgeywhite.com

  7. November 27, 2016 / 9:12 pm

    I’m the same, not much of a skater. I was put off when I saw an accident when I was young and have never skated since. The Grotto and fairground must have been loads of fun.

  8. November 27, 2016 / 10:18 pm

    oh wow I so need to visit myself it just looks and sounds amazing, going to add it to my to do list I think

  9. November 28, 2016 / 8:47 am

    I’ve been to the London one so many times but this one looks great for those who can’t get into London x

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