Winter Funland is Giving Away 2000 Tickets to Local Charities to Attend VIP Opening

Winter Funland, the UK’s biggest Christmas indoor event, which is launching at the NEC Birmingham this December, is inviting local charities to attend its VIP event.

Taking place on Thursday 9th December from 6pm to 9:30pm, Winter Funland has put aside 2,000 tickets for children and their families, staff, and carers to join local celebrities, sporting stars and the media at the exclusive event.

Winter Funland will have five amazing attractions under one roof, including a gigantic ice-skating rink suitable for all the family, a traditional circus, a craft arena, and a full-size funfair which includes carousels, Helter Skelters and the Dodgems. It also wouldn’t be Christmas without the chance to meet, Father Christmas and his elves, so no matter what the weather outside, the festive fun will keep happening indoors.

Winter Funland event director, Glen Ramsden, commented: “As part of our commitment to the local community, we want to give back to charities who are making such a difference to people’s lives and have had it really difficult throughout the pandemic. We also want to give under-privileged families the chance to have a magical Christmas to remember and make memories with their loved ones.

“In addition, we are also hosting an exclusive, special sensory session for families with children who have autism on Monday 13th December from 5pm. There will be fewer crowds, the lighting will be lowered, noise reduced and a special chill out area will also be provided too. We have worked with experts to advise us on ways we can make the event welcoming without being overwhelming and we have seen real success with our Manchester events.”

Winter Funland is taking place at the NEC Birmingham, which has over 16,000 car parking spaces and an onsite train station.  All Government guidelines related to Covid-19 are being followed at Winter Funland which is taking place in over 25,000 square metres of space, the largest indoor exhibition space in the UK.

For the public there are a range of daytime and early evening sessions available. Tickets cost £23.50 each, or £89 for a family of four, plus a booking fee. Children under three and carers go free but still need tickets. Grotto visits are £5 per family and must be prebooked, along with discounted parking when purchasing tickets. Tickets include everything apart from a visit and present from Santa, photo opportunities and refreshments. The NEC Arena is served by multiple motorway connections and an onsite train station too.

The doors will officially open to the public on Saturday 11th December and will remain open until Sunday 2nd January 2022.

Registered charities and families of children with autism, should apply via email to For further information on Winter Funland and to purchase tickets visit