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“A disgrace”
Review of Winter Wonderland

Winter Wonderland
Ranked #16 of 22 Fun & Games in Chester
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Owner description: This year the whole of the paddock area of ChesterRacecourse will be transformed in to the city's firstChristmas destination - a magical Winter Wonderland. There are new attractions on offer, such as Christmas craft workshops and a Black Light Puppet Theatre are amongst some of its newest attractions. Direct from the Chuckle Brothers live show, the Black Light Puppet Theatre will leave children enthralled as singing and dancing puppets come to life via UV lights and music.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children, Food available for purchase, Wheelchair access, Activities for young children
Chester, England, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
39 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“A disgrace”
Reviewed 1 February 2014

This was awful and needs a serious rethink if they are going to run this again. We went on the opening night with free entry for the switching on of the lights. The lights were pitiful. Many stalls were closed. Nothing worth paying an entrance for. We would not return.

Visited December 2013
3 Thank Michael B
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Denbigh, Wales, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
50 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“What a let down!!”
Reviewed 8 January 2014

We were really looking forward to this Christmas attraction but was left feeling very disappointed.
Very few stalls were open when we arrived at 3.00pm, some of the attractions still being put together...men with drills etc.
Managed to see the 2 reindeer which was nice.
Headed for the bar to get a warm drink, no atmosphere...Staff who were definitely not yet in the festive spirit!
Wont be attending next year!!

Visited November 2013
3 Thank Angela D
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Kruger National Park, South Africa
Level 6 Contributor
120 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Great family fun”
Reviewed 5 January 2014

We decided to go late afternoon as it gets dark quite early in London in winter. So not too many people around 3.30pm. Eating roasted chestnuts, cinnamon bagels and the most amazing fudge. Plus loads of other great food. We had lots of laughs and screams. There are rides suitable for all ages. It's clean and organized. Our German meal was great. The only negative was that the ride tickets are only valid for the day of purchase, so we could not keep them for another visit. We ended up giving some of our tickets away!

Visited December 2013
Thank Jking29
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Caernarfon, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Why pay an entry fee?”
Reviewed 4 January 2014

Does what it says on the tin...a fair with Christmas thrown in. I fully appreciated and knew before hand that rides would be expensive, but I'm still struggling to appreciate what our entry fee contributed towards since EVERYTHING had to be paid for.

I fully believe that this entry price will deter visitors since you sense you are paying twice.

Some staff were lovely ( e.g the gentleman on the entry point) but then others were downright ignorant. When we left we found that had we asked for our tickets to be stamped when purchasing, it would have contributed to a free hot drink. Pity this was not explained when we started our journey - a very small issue that summarises my general disappointment as a parent.

Visited December 2013
6 Thank elerim
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Bicester, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“fab time”
Reviewed 2 January 2014

great day out, went into the ice kingdom, scultures fab.expensive time if you went on everything, but good fun to wander round to see everything going on.food and drinks also expensive but smelt good.

Thank greystorm2000
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