Winter Wonderland at Rainton Arena brings festive cheer with skating, Santa’s Grotto and fairground rides

A Winter Wonderland at Rainton Arena is bringing some festive cheer this Christmas.

Monday, 21st December 2020, 2:09 pm
Updated Tuesday, 22nd December 2020, 1:38 pm

Following the success of its inaugural Winter Wonderland in the car park of the arena last year, Rainton Arena has provided a socially-distanced version of the festive event which is running until January 3, 2021.

Children can enjoy a selection of fairground rides, an ice rink and a Santa’s Grotto, along with a food and drink market that is takeaway only.

Owner Jay Johal said: “We’ve got some amazing things lined up and we believe people will be blown away when they see it,” he said.

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The outdoor space at Rainton Arena has been used for many events

“We have worked incredibly hard to create an event which will be fully Covid compliant but will still bring the sheer magic of Christmas to families across the region.”

Entry is free to the event with charges for individual activities, which must be pre-booked. Skating sessions are priced at £10 for adults,

£8.50 for children and skate-aid hire at £4.

Admission to Santa’s Grotto is £13 per child, fairground rides cost from £2.50.

The Winter Wonderland will open Monday to Thursday from 4 pm – 9 pm and Friday to Sunday from 11am - 9pm.

During Christmas week – 21 to 24 December – opening hours will be between 11am and 9pm and the venue will be closed on Christmas Day.

For more information, booking and availability visit

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