The Magical Winter Funland is Officially Open at the NEC!

The Christmas extravaganza, that is Winter Funland, is officially open and has one aim, to bring a holly jolly Christmas to the people of the Midlands.

The VIP event took place on Thursday 8th December to officially launch Winter Funland which included some of the cast of Married at First Sight, players from Birmingham City Football Club, the local media, influencers, charities and the emergency services attending.

Winter Funland, which is officially the UK’s largest indoor funfair and covers 250,000 square foot is a festive spectacular with a gigantic ice-skating rink, a 1,200-seater Christmas extravaganza circus show, a full-size fairground, and Santa’s Grotto, providing the most magical Christmas event in the Midlands.

Winter Funland officially opened to the public on Saturday 10th December and will remain open until Monday 2nd January 2023, ensuring the perfect and most magical Christmas day out for all the family.

Glen Ramsden, Winter Funland Birmingham event manager, commented: “We are so pleased to be open and we have received some fantastic feedback from our guests who attended the VIP night. If families are looking for a day out to treat the family, and to celebrate the most magical time of the year, in a spectacular way, then Winter Funland is perfect and it’s even better than last year.  It has everything under one roof, for families to enjoy and make some lovely memories.

“The tickets include unlimited time on the rides which has traditional Waltzers and roller coasters and family favourite, the Dodgems, access to the skating rink which is perfect for all the family, and the circus which has both classic entertainment with clowns and acrobats, to some more extreme acts – it’s not to be missed!”

The magical event will also include a festive sweet and savoury food and drink market including halal food, mulled wine and sweet shop. There is also a gigantic polar bear, mischievous elves popping up all over the place and even the chance to meet with Father Christmas himself, at Santa’s Grotto, which has to be seen to be believed.

Also, not to be missed are the elves flying through the air on their powerful motorbikes delivering a breath-taking motorbike aerial display and there is even some ariel entertainment while guests are waiting for the doors to open.

There will also be special sensory sessions for families with children who have autism on Monday 12th December when the noise will be lowered, lighting reduced and a special chill-out space available.

There are a range of daytime starting at 11am and early evening sessions starting at 5pm available. Tickets cost £26 each, or £100 for a family of four, plus a booking fee. Children under three and carers go free but still need tickets. Grotto visits are £7 per child, including a present and one adult goes free and must be prebooked, along with discounted parking when purchasing tickets. The NEC Arena is served by multiple motorway connections and an onsite train station too. Please arrive early to maximise visits and allowing sufficient time to get from the carpark into Winter Funland.

All attractions are indoors, so there are limited tickets per session, so it is recommended visitors book early to avoid disappointment to ensure each and every family has a magical time. To book tickets, visit