11th Hour creates one-of-a-kind Alpine Trail at Cardiff Winter Wonderland

Cardiff’s Winter Wonderland launched on 8 November with a new bespoke Alpine Ice Trail unique to the UK events market.

The city’s premier winter attraction, organised by Sayer Events, will run until 5 January and expects to welcome around 250,000 visitors across the Christmas season with around 65,000 taking to the ice. The wonderland features a host of attractions including the Big Wheel, the Sur La Piste lodge, rides and food and beverage offerings.

In addition to the main ice rink, provided by 11th Hour, the Winter Wonderland features a unique ice skating trail which winds through the trees in Cardiff’s Gorsedd Gardens. The one-of-a-kind trail is innovative in the UK due to its bespoke nature, with the only similar attraction in Europe located in Vienna, Austria.

The 250m-long trail uses a rubber mat piping system filled with a freezing agent to ensure the ice remains frozen over the festive period, with chillers able to react and adapt to the ambient air temperature. Additionally, 11th Hour provided core infrastructure to the event including site-wide power, floodlights and hand-crafted signage.

Jason Venables, 11th Hour’s Business Development Manager, commented: “We can’t wait to welcome visitors to this year’s Cardiff Winter Wonderland. Each year this event grows in ambition and scale and for 2019 we’ve added something really special with the Alpine Ice Trail.”

Interested in using 11th Hour for your Winter Wonderland spectacular? Contact us on info@11th-hour.com.