Alice in Winterland Lantern Festival | Day Out With The Kids

Alice in Winterland Lantern Festival

1 star Rating 1 / 5 3 reviews

London, Greater London, England

Attraction Information

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Ages: all ages

Venue type: Outdoor

Witness the magic of Christmas and the amazing world of Alice in Wonderland merge at the wonderful Alice in Winterland Lantern Festival in London’s Southwark Park. With over 160 giant lanterns and 29 interactive experiences it will be one truly spectacular event!

Spark your kids’ imagination as you follow the white rabbit down the Rabbit Hole. Feel like you’ve been shrunk by the Drink Me Potion as you gaze up 5-metre tall hand-made lanterns; dance with an animated Cheshire Cat and join the Mad Hatter for a Tea Party.

Don’t forget it’s Christmas! Be sure to visit Santa’s Grotto and get the kids a festive treat from the food stalls before you head home. The Alice in Winterland Lantern Spectacular is open until 5th January 2019 - don’t miss out!

  • Giant lanterns & interactive experiences
  • Timeless characters brought to life
  • Meet Father Christmas at Santa's Grotto


  • Snacks Snacks Available
  • Toilets Toilets Available
  • Baby Baby Changing Available
  • Disabled Disabled Toilets Available
  • Wheelchair Wheelchair Friendly
  • Pushchair Pushchair Friendly

Getting There and Contact Information


Paradise Gate, Southwark Park, London, Greater London, SE16 2TL, England


Click here to visit Alice in Winterland Lantern Festival's website
020 7341 6286

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

Open every day until 5th January 2019. Closed 5th December, 25th December.

Monday to Sunday 15:30 - 21:00


General Admission
Adults from £15.00
Kids from £9.00
Under 3's: free
Family from £43.00

More Information

Pets allowed

Assistance/Guide dogs welcome.


Creepy Place

1 star Rating 1 / 5

Written by Karin1979 . 23.12.18

Everything about this is creepy and nauseating. You arrive at Bermondsey Station, and see a bored man leaning on a sign pointing you in the right direction. Turn right out of the station and walk past all the drunks sat on the precinct, throwing takeaways at each other. When you arrive at the park the first thing you notice is the graffiti covered entrance walls - so festive! Onto the event itself; it's aimed at little kids but the statues are grotesque and scary. There are some scratchy quality audio clips with each scene that you can't really hear due to the poor quality recordings and the fact you are subjected to high volume 'Christmas classics' over the PA system constantly. The park is small and was very quiet when we were there, possibly 20-30 mins worth at a very slow pace. The food was overpriced and poor quality.

Bad experience

1 star Rating 1 / 5

Written by TessWest . 22.12.18

The flashy website and advertising promise 'a magical experience', but in reality the opposite is true. The whole thing is cheap and grubby, from the graffiti adorned entrance and the extreme pushing of tatty light up toys and experiences that cost extra. So the entrance cost is eye-watering. I know if Christmas but it's not worth anything like £55 to get in - it's very small and you can walk round it comfortably in less than 15 mins and see everything. Some of the statues are very scary for little ones, and my DD was alarmed to see Alices legs sticking out of the hole especially. I would not be recommending to my friends.

Very very boring and expensive

1 star Rating 1 / 5

Written by BertieD . 20.12.18

There is nothing to do except look at the lanterns and get rinsed by overpriced food and drink vendors. Anyone buying tickets for a family now will pay almost £60, an extra £7 per child for santas grotto, extra still for photos with the Big man and that's before food. Even the teacups ride (the only ride there) is extra cost. Save your money and go to winter wonderland instead. At least you can pick and choose what you want to do

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