Shangri-La Hotel’s annual “Winter Wonderland in the Park” is taking on the air of a fun-filled fair this season. The hotel is offering 19 activities in its garden and one online game, all created to make family bonding more enjoyable for guests and participants this winter.
“Winter Wonderland” opened with a Christmas tree lighting ceremony on November 25, highlighted by carols sung by students from the British School of Guangzhou. The festival will run through February 12, 2017.
Carrying on the legacy of last year’s “Winter Wonderland,” a number of popular activities have been retained, such as the bouncy castle, bouncy slide, virtual reality and Zorb balls. On top of these, there are a variety of new activities that encourage parents to participate with their kids. “Where is Mr. Polar Bear”
“Where is Mr. Polar Bear” is a mini online game that integrates AR technology with the surroundings of Winter Wonderland in the Park. Parents are invited to team up with their kids to collect hints dropped by Mr. Polar Bear at a specific location and solve a puzzle that eventually leads to Mr. Polar Bear. Prizes await family players who solve the puzzle. Olympic Fantasy
Figure skating was the first winter sport introduced in the Olympics, with its debut dating back to the 1908 games. Thanks to advanced technology, the hotel is able to present a synthetic ice skating rink under the mild winter climate of Guangzhou. The hotel offers ice skating boots to fit kids and adults.
The trampoline was introduced to the Olympics in 2000. Covering an area of 5 meters in diameter, the trampoline at Winter Wonderland is spacious enough for a whole family to bounce together.
An alternative for smaller ladies and gentlemen is the kids’ vertical bungee. With safety belts, younger kids can imagine being the next “Olympian.”
Family bonding time with the Pedalo and Penalty Shot is a popular choice at the winter fete. For those who love water games, the hotel’s outdoor swimming pool, which stretches to an area of 1,000 square meters, will stay open during the winter. Instead of offering winter swimming, the hotel provides pedal boats. The hotel’s recreation team has designed mini games on the water for both parents and children to enjoy together.
A Penalty Shot board consists of 12 holes. The basic principle is to score by kicking the ball through any one of the holes. A more advanced variation is to designate each hole with a specific score. Those who score most at a particular length of time, say one minute, win the game. Parents and children can learn from each other through their physical coordination in this game. Go-Kart Racing
Go-Kart racing is situated in the oval arena at the west end of the hotel. It is perfect for a mini-cycling race. The sleek kart design invites energetic kids to practice exercising.
Winter Wonderland in the Park is priced at RMB 50, which includes two game tokens. Admission tickets are available at the hotel’s outdoor garden. Opening hours
Monday to Friday: 5:00 p.m.- 7:00 p.m.,
The park will be closed on December 26, 2016 to January 13, 2017 and February 6 to February 10, 2017.
11:00 a.m.- 7:00 p.m.: Saturday and Sunday, Christmas and New Year season
The Chinese New Year season runs from January 27 to February 5.
A special Winter Wonderland room package starts from RMB 1,180 per room, per night until February 12, 2017,The offer includes
1. One-night stay in a deluxe room.
2. Daily dining credit worth RMB 400 to be used for all hotel restaurants, per night.
3. Three admission tickets to “Winter Wonderland in the Park” worth RMB 50 each (including two activity tokens on each admission ticket).
4. One extra bed for kids under 12 years old (subject to availability).
5. High-speed Internet access.
Rates are subject to 10 percent service charge and value-added tax. Please call (86 20) 8917 8088 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org for more details or for reservations.