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 East 17, 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.  Your ticket gives you access to a whole evening of entertainment, with rock n’ roll, soul and Motown from The Highwires and Jukebox MK. Plus, some seasonal tunes from the Towcester Studio Band and live DJ sets.  For the little ‘uns there’ll be Disney ballads and performances by Frostie the Magic Elf. So come on, join us for music, food and fizz this 22nd November. Doors open at 6pm Book your tickets!


New Year’s Eve Party

Come and join us for an afternoon and early evening of entertainment – FROSTIE the Elf from 1pm and some fantastic live music from 2pm with Grace Jukes and Hitman  – half drum n base half DJ from 4pm – PLUS your little ones can MEET A DRAGON at 12pm and MEET A MERMAID at 2pm. We will close at the earlier time of 5 pm on NYE


Santa’s Grotto (sponsored by L&Q) 

Delight your little ones with a visit to Santa’s cozy log Grotto presented by the award winning Great Grotto’s team. Once inside, you’ll be invited by one of Santa’s elves to snuggle up in the warm reindeer stable and build your own bag of reindeer food. Then, you and your family will have some private time with Santa and each child will receive a quality gift to take away. Personal photos can be taken or you can purchase one from our talented Grotto photographer. Begin your booking session by selecting your chosen date below, arrive 10 minutes early to enjoy the full experience.  Adult entry is free accompanying a child Book your tickets today.

Opening hours;  3 – 7 pm Mon-Friday, 11 am – 7 pm Sat & Sun then from 20 December we are open from 11 am – 7 pm every day, closed Xmas Day and New Year’s Day.


Santa Paws Pets Grotto

Our Grotto Experience Isn’t Just For Kids! At Winterland MK your furry four-legged family members will get to spend some time with Santa too. For pooches who like to dress up we’re having a Santa Paws fancy dress competition with a prize draw on the 24th December. So bring them along to The Grotto for an extra special Santa Paws experience. If they’ve been nice they’ll get a pat and a tasty treat or two. Book Your Tickets Here.


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. Please read our Ice Rink FAQS. Penguins are available for hire.  Suitable for 3 +. Pre-book your tickets to avoid disappointment.


Mermaid Cove

Join the Mermaid Cove on a family friendly adventure as we lead you into the secret world of the Enchanted forest. Here you will meet the Ice Queen and her collective of ethereal creatures as they prepare for winter. Are you ready to encounter a real swimming mermaid in the secret underwater grotto and help our littlest snowflake fairy find her courage to fly? Join in with games, pop bubbles and be prepared to get involved in this interactive panto! All you have to do is believe.
Are you ready to believe?………………….Book Your Tickets Today


Winterland Play

Hosted by the award winning Nipperbout team, our stay and play venue with its soft play and ball pond is ideal for babies, tots and younger children. Lots of interactive Christmas themed toys, food and drink will be on offer and there’s a daily schedule of entertainment which can include music and movement, face painting, story time, parachute games, writing letters to Santa and biscuit decorating. And each day there’ll be a different extra special activity such as circus juggling, dance or martial arts, so lots of family friendly fun. Plus with a first class cafe, mums and dads can sit back and relax too. Book your tickets today

Scheduled activities begin at 3.30 pm and run every hour consecutively.  At weekends and weekdays from 20 December scheduled activities begin at 11.30 am and run every hour consecutively. We are closed Xmas Day and New Year’s Day.


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. Suitable for all ages. Payable by Cashless

Adrenaline Rides

If you’re looking for an adrenaline kick, we have some great thrill rides at our Fun Fair for you to try including ZipWire, Chairoplanes, Sizzler, Ferris Wheel and more. Or you can get lost in our mirror maze – fun for all the family!  

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


We love a Christmas Fun Fair with gonks, candyfloss, coconut shies and plastic ducks. And don’t forget the old favourites such as the Ferris Wheel, Sizzler and Chairoplanes. There will be dodgems and teacups too – all the usual suspects to be enjoyed!  Payable by Cashless card,

Ideas Guide 

Kids – 0-4: Our Stay and 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 are Santa’s Grotto, the Funfair, the Snowzone and 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, Ice Skating and magical Mermaid Cove.

Teens – 12-19: The 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.


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. Bavarian Market Stall Holders accept cash or card.

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 Milton Keynes, so you’ll just have to try that prosecco cocktail after all! All food and drink vendors accept cash or card.