Winter Wonderland adds WOW factor

Winter Wonderland
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A number of new attractions will take place in Whin Park, Inverness this weekend (Friday 12, Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 December 2014) at The Highland Council’s Winter Wonderland event.

Traditionally one of the highlights of the year for youngsters from all around Inverness and the surrounding area; this year’s Wonderland has been expanded to feature a number of inflatables for families to enjoy; including the first ever opportunity for folk to climb inside giant WOW balls and attempt to walk across the park’s famous boating lake.

As usual the park will be transformed on one of the darkest weekends of the year with the installation of several giant illuminated features by the Council’s Lighting Department; and Inverness based Limelight Event Services designing a constantly changing light show to bring the park’s numerous trees to life. As well as having the opportunity to enjoy the wide range of playground rides on offer; the youngsters will also get the chance to meet Santa and his Reindeer and a number of special guests who will be appearing in the park at various times throughout the event.

By popular demand the Friday Wonderland will start at the later time of 6pm this year and finish at 9pm; while the Saturday and Sunday Wonderlands will be open between 4pm and 7pm.

Inverness Winter Festival Working Group Chair Councillor Glynis Sinclair said “This event has probably generated more wonderful family photographs that any other in our events and festivals programme and it is always a pleasure to see the excitement on the faces of the little ones as they discover all the surprises that we have in store for them. The event been especially designed for the smaller members of our community and for those who are young at heart; and we are delighted that our free Wonderland events seem to be growing in popularity with every passing year. We would ask everybody to wrap up as warmly as possible, make sure that they pack their cameras, and spread the word that we want everybody to come and be part of what is sure to be a wonderful experience for children of all ages.”

The Winter Wonderland is sponsored by the Inverness Common Good Fund as part of the Inverness Winter Festival programme and admission is free.

11 Dec 2014
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