Updated for 2017
The Halal Gems team took a trip to Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park once again this year to find out what halal options they had on offer. The park can be quite daunting with a lot to see and do but with our handy tips below and our guide on what to eat, we hope to make your experience just that little bit better! There are a few halal food stalls available on site however be prepared to pay a little more than usual for average quality food!
Opening Times: 10am to 10pm every day from 18th November to 1st January 2018 (closed on Christmas Day). Entry is free.
Nearest stations: Bond Street, Green Park, Knightsbridge, Marble Arch, Hyde Park Corner, Paddington and Victoria. Green Park station is the best for step-free access.
Below is a map of the park so you can plan your visit. It’s also available here.
Our top tips for Winter Wonderland:
1. Most stalls only accept cash. ATM’s are available at the venue however they charge per transaction.
2. Tokens for rides and attractions can be bought on the day at the token booths dotted around Winter Wonderland. These cannot be purchased in advance.
3. Winter Wonderland is free to enter but you will need a ticket for the Ice Rink, The Magical Ice Kingdom, Cinderella on Ice, Zippos Christmas Circus, Cirque Berserk, The Sooty Christmas Show, Giant Wheel and Bar Ice. Buy these in advance to avoid queues / disappointment.
4. Avoid weekends and evenings as these are the busiest times. We went on a Monday in the early afternoon and it was fairly quiet. We expect this to change once the school holidays kick in.
5. Wrap up! (check out the Fire Pit at F16 to warm up)
Watch our vlog from our visit and keep reading to find out about the halal options available at Winter Wonderland 2018.
Halal status: All meat served is halal.
Falafel wrap at £7. Lamb or chicken shawarma or chicken BBQ shish at £8. Mixed shawarma at £10. Find it at near the Marble Arch/Bond Street entrance. Located at/around F2.
Betty’s Fried Chicken
Halal status: Chicken served is halal.
Chicken burgers (£5), tenders (£5 for six or £6 for eight) and a basket of chicken (£7.50) are all served. Sides include fries (£3) or slaw (£1.50) as well as a range of hot and cold drinks (£1 – £3.50).
The Pan House
Halal status: All meat served is halal. Cheese served is not vegetarian.
Burritos, nachos, beef burgers and taco bowls are all served at The Pan House.
The Noodle Bar
Halal status: All food served is halal
Halal status: Fish served is halal friendly.
Find this in the Bavarian Village (F22) at £10 for a plate or £6 in a bread roll.
Burgers, Chips & Dips
Halal status: Meat served is not halal. Vegetarian friendly toppings available for the chips.
Halal status: All food served is vegetarian.
Halal status: All food served is vegetarian (vegan options available)
Find this stall at F11 serving all things veggie including corn on the cob, garlic bread, pizza, burgers and soup.
Choose a size and then choose your flavours. Flavours available include Vanilla, Sweet & Salty, Raspberry, Sweet and Sweet Cinnamon. £4 for a small, £5 for a medium and £6 for a large.
The Bubble Waffle [£5.00] – waffle with whipped cream and powdered sugar.
The Oreo [£6.00] – waffle with whipped cream, crushed Oreos and chocolate ssauce
The Nutella [£7.00] – waffle with whipped cream and Nutella
The Pretzel Store
Pretzels from The Pretzel Store are priced between £4 and £5.50.
As is the case every year, Winter Wonderland is not short of sweet treats. With multiple stalls serving churros, crepes, pancakes, doughnuts, popcorn, sweets, candy floss and chocolate, we’re certain you won’t be left disappointed on this front. Some churros may be fried in animal fats. Please ask the stall holder before purchasing.
£3 for a small portion with powdered sugar or £5 for a big portion. Add £1 to top it with Nutella.
As always, be sure to double check the halal status of the stall you are buying food from before you order.
Updated for 2017