our story

The Hayling Winter Wonderland is located in Funland, Hayling Island. Funland has been run by the same family since it opened in 1946. It has since become a must visit amusement park and welcomes hundreds of thousands of visitors every year.

winter wonderland was created

Although Funland has always been a part of the summer experience for any visitor to Hayling Island, in 2008 the staff at Funland decided to build a small Christmas event in their spare time for their amusement and for the enjoyment of local families. The Christmas event proved extremely popular and has since rocketed in size and popularity!

The Hayling Island Winter Wonderland became a permanent installation at Funland in 2011. Work begins in May and continues for the following six months until the magic portal opens every November.

The Wonderland now attracts visitors from accross the country and even across the world. We’ve welcomed guests from Denmark, Itlay and even the USA.

the winter wonderland team

Our fantatsic team are passionate about making Winter Wonderland a magical experience for both children and adults alike. They work hard to ensure every adventure is special.

We hope that you enjoy visiting as much as we enjoy creating it.


The Hayling Island Winter Wonderland is dedicated to the memory of our son, Billy, who loved Christmas so very much. As well as creating a magical experience for our guests, we are also dedicated to supporting a charity dear to our hearts, Epilepsy Action. We have been proud to support them since 2011 and continue to raise money via sponsored events and our Santa’s Winter Wishing Well, which is located next to the Secret Doorway.

For the most unforgettable Christmas experience on the South Coast.

“An Experience
Your Children Will Always Remember”