Celebrate winter! From outdoor to indoor fun, here are some ideas for you and your friends & family for this season in London. Experience London’s winter attractions for yourself to understand why it inspires such passion from locals and visitors alike.
Have An Ice Day & Lace Up!
Storybook Gardens skate trail is open! The 250 metre long refrigerated trail winds its way through the front half of Storybook Gardens, right next to the miniature playhouses in Storybook Village. The trees and buildings are decorated for the holidays, hot chocolate and Beavertail pastries are available at the concession during your visit. Skate rentals are available. Click here to learn more about the hours and fees.
Grab your skates and make your way downtown to the Covent Garden Market rink! Enjoy daily free public skating, weather permitting. Learn More. Warm up from the cold with a cup of coffee or hot chocolate inside of the Market! Click here for market hours.
Hit The Slopes
Experience an old London winter tradition this year! Boler Mountain, Canada’s southernmost ski hill, has officially opened their new chalet. This state of the art facility is designed to provide an enhanced year round guest experience including incredible views of the slopes and trails. Day tickets and prices are available here for skiing, snowboarding and tubing. Learn More. Looking for another exciting winter activity? Try Boler Mountain’s Tube Park – featuring 3 tube runs that are 10 stories high where you can achieve speeds up to 70km/hr!
Escape From It All
It may not be a warm beach destination, but it will get your blood pumping! If puzzles and games are your thing, then you need to experience one of London’s many escape rooms. Located in the heart of downtown London, you will find Exodus London Escape Rooms, Mystery Escape Rooms, & Trapdoor London Escape Rooms. Will you accept the challenge and be able to escape before time runs out?!
Ctrl V London
Why just play the game, when you can be the game? Ctrl V London offers virtual reality experiences for all ages and skill levels, playable by the hour.
Take your frustration out on winter, one throw at a time. BATL, Backyard Axe Throwing League, is the perfect way to settle that Christmas dinner argument through either a private group booking (advance booking required) or through their informal axe throwing practice and instruction. Get your friends and family together and earn those bragging rights!
If you need something a little less sharp and just as extreme, check out The Hood Archery Games located close to White Oaks Mall. Imagine laser tag or paintball combined with the rules of dodge ball… I.N.T.E.N.S.E! Get equipped with bows and foam tipped arrows as you face off and battle each other in a number of different game modes. Ages 10+.
See Canadian comedians perform and laugh the night away at Yuk Yuks Comedy Club located at the Western Fair District. If you know someone that has those “awesome” dad jokes, convince them to sign up for Amateur Nights, the last Wednesday of every month. Ages 19+.
Originally published by Tourism London.