Entertainment – Live Stage

Our live stage will be buzzing throughout the six weeks we’re open with a vibrant mix of local, national and international acts.

22nd November Grand Opening Night Come and join the party with Britain’s best loved Christmas boy band as they take centre stage with an exclusive performance playing their No 1 hits Stay Another Day, House of Love and many more.  Plus there’ll be talent closer to home with performances from brass bands an award-winning Gospel Choir and live DJ sets.  And for those who fancy a spot of skating the rink will be open for business from 6pm on the 22 November. Be sure to book your Grand Opening Night and Ice Skating Tickets!

New Year’s Eve Party on 31 December we have an exclusive ticketed event with plenty of fizz, food, live music and a laser show.  Full details to follow


Santa’s Grotto Make Christmas magical and allow your little one to spend some exclusive time with Father Christmas and his elves. Every child will receive a gift to take home. Photography is encouraged! Have your selfie a Merry Christmas.  Suitable for all ages.

Pet’s Grotto We have a special Santa Paws experience for your four-legged family member. Doggy treats and lots of attention are guaranteed!

Real Ice Rink Take to your skates and glide across our real ice rink a corker at 30 x 15 meters.  Each session lasts one hour with 45 minutes for skating. Skates are included. Penguins are available for hire.  Suitable for 2 +

Soft Play Area

Our soft play area is ideal for babies, tots and older kids too. Lots of interactive Christmas themed toys, food and drink will be on offer and there’ll be entertainment galore with elves, fairies and pantomime for little ones.

Street Acts

Over the six weeks we’re open at Winterland MK you’ll come across our vibrant street entertainers, or they’ll come across you, as you wander through the venue.  Cheeky Elves, fire-eaters, characters in costume, superheroes, heroines and more.  Plus there’ll be visual art and opportunities to get your festival glitter on.


Play with real snow in our fabulous purpose built snowzone with snow machine.  Loads of fun for all the family. Payable by Tappit. Suitable for all ages.

Adrenaline Rides

If you’re looking for an adrenaline kick, we have some great thrill rides at our Fun Fair for you to try

Take a bird’s eye view from our Skyfall Zipwire which runs over the racecourse. Great fun but wrap up warms as it’s chilly up there! Payable by Tappit. Ages 4 +

The Bungee is a great one for the younger kids too. Payable by Tappit.


We love a Christmas Fun Fair with gonks, candyfloss, coconut shies and plastic ducks. And don’t forget the old favourites such as the Helter Skelter & waltzer. There will be dodgems and teacups too – all the usual suspects to be enjoyed!  Payable by Tappit.

Ideas Guide 

Kids – 0-4 Our soft play area is ideal for babies, tots and older kids too.  Lots of interactive Christmas themed toys, food and drink will be on offer!  Payment on the door or book sessions here.  Other attractions to try Santa’s Grotto, Funfair, Snowzone, Street Entertainment

Kids – 4-12 Santa’s Grotto is the place to go for the kids at Winterland MK. Santa and his cheeky Elves will be looking to check who is on the Naughty List…book your slot to avoid disappointment. They’ll also love the Fun Fair, Snowzone, Zipwire, Ice Skating and Vodafone Interactive Area.

Teens – 12-19 The Zip Wire, Snowzone, Ice Rink and Adrenaline Rides are for you. Plus, there’s lots of live music the live entertainment DJ sets, sweets, cakes, candyfloss and more.  And the Vodafone experience is not to be missed.


Christmas is a time of good cheer and charity. The Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire Wildlife Trust (BBOWT) along with the YMCA MK & Northampton will be at Winterland MK. You can learn more about the animals in your backyard with fun and games provided by BBOWT.

We’re very proud to be sponsoring the YMCA MK & Northampton who are giving so much back to the local community. The charity will receive 10% of all Winterland MK sponsorship proceeds.


If you’re looking for gifts our Bavarian Market is the place to go.  Open until Christmas Eve it will feature products by local craftspeople as well as international brands such as Elf on the Shelf and Usborne Books. We’ll have a special reading corner too and some well know authors are scheduled to drop by. More information to follow

Glitter & Sparkle

Whether you’re a child or adult our talented team of festival face painters will be around to give you that additional festive glow.

Food & Drink

We’ve invited only the very best food and drink stall-holders to Winterland MK. Artisans in their own right, their Christmas cocktails, burger wraps, spicy mince pies and mulled cider can’t be missed! Come and try for yourself.  Psst..we have a shuttle bus service for those coming from MK and Northampton, so you’ll just have to try that prosecco cocktail after all!