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Best places to go Ice Skating this festive season!

Written by Eleanor Weeks

Wrap up warm and hit the ice,
At these fantastically festive rinks that are really very nice!
From Cornwall, Surrey and Warwick Castle too,
We have handpicked some of our favourites for you!

Skate Bournemouth, Bournemouth

18th November 2021 – 3rd January 2022 10:30am – 9:30pm
Adult and over 16’s £12.50 / Child £10.50 / Concession £11.50 / Family £41

The iconic winter destination is back! Whether you’re a Dancing on Ice champion, newbie or anything in between, you can be sure to have some skating fun on the rink located in Bournemouth’s Lower Gardens. Plus, don’t forget to visit Moguls Alpine Bar offering a wide choice of festive food and drink to simmer you down. Booking in advance is advisable. Find out more here!


Eden Project Ice Skating, Cornwall

1st November 2021 – 31st January 2022
General session: £8-10 per adult/£7-8 per child (plus Eden admission required)

The whole family can come along for ice skating and family skating lessons too! Plus, for those family members who aren’t so savvy on the ice but don’t want to miss out on the fun family festive outing then there is a cosy seating area when you can snuggle up with a hot chocolate and yummy food whilst watching the skaters glide by! Times vary for the skating sessions so please check their direct website. Find out more here!


Hampton Court Palace Ice Rink, Surrey

13th November 2021 – 9th January 2022 10am – 8pm
Adults and over 13’s from £16 / Older Children 10-12’s £11.50 / Younger Children 3 – 9 years £11.50 / Family £46

Nestled in the gardens on Henry VIII’s historic home is the stunning open-air ice rink! Skaters are in for a festive treat, with the promise of spectacular views, festive music and an array of delicious refreshments for post skate relaxation or for those who wish to sit back and watch as loved ones glide around the rink! Booking in advance is advisable. Find out more here!


Worthing Ice Rink, Worthing

13th November 2021 – 27th February 2022 Weekdays 1:45pm – 9pm Weekends 10am – 9pm

Worthing Ice Rink is returning to Steyne Gardens this winter for you to have some fun. They have their colony of penguins back from the South Pole to help the younger skaters. They have extended their viewing area so the non-skaters can watch on and enjoy a hot drink from the café to keep warm. Please check the website for peak and off peak prices. Find out more here!

Windsor Ice Rink, Windsor Berkshire

20th November 2021 – 2nd January 2022
Adult £13.50 / Child (15 and under) £11.50 / Family £45 / 4 Adults £49 / 4 Children £41

Visit Windsor Ice skating rink for a family fun-filled day out! The rink at Windsor is under cover so you can skate no matter what is happening outside! All levels of skating are welcome, so make sure to get all the family involved, young and old…er.  There is  a viewing area too, perfect if you are wanting to go along and watch the family whilst staying nice and toasty. Festive food and drink is available to enjoy before and after your skate. Please check the website for timings on your selected date. Find out more here!


Royal Pavilion Ice Rink, Brighton

30th October 2021 – 9th January 2022 9:30am – 10pm
Adults and over 12’s £15 / Under 12 £10 / Family of 4 (children under 12) £10

Visit this beautiful ice rink in Brighton at the Royal Pavilion this season. Its setting outside the pavilion covering with twinkling lights will get you in the festive mood. Enjoy some food and drink in the bar and kitchen to warm up from the cold. Pre-booking is highly advisable. Find out more here!

The North Pole Ice Rink, Parkers Piece Cambridge

19th November 2021 – 3rd January 2022
12:00 – 20:45 weekdays (last skate 20:00) & 11:00 – 20:45 weekends (last skate 20:00)
Adult and over 13’s £13.50 / Children 3 – 12 years £11.50 / Family £41

Visit in the centre of the park, in Parker’s Piece, Cambridge’s very own winter wonderland which is completely free to enter and has everything you need to start feeling festive! Take to the ice rink to show off your skills or just hold onto the side and move slowly! Booking in advance is advisable. Find out more here!


Blue Water Ice Rink, Dartford

18th November 2021 – 2nd January 2022

The popular ice rink at Blue water is back for 2021! This outdoor, but undercover, ice rink is the place to go and get in the festive spirit this year. They run lots of different sessions so there is something to suit everyone from the children to the party nights for the adults. Please check the website for different timings and prices. Find out more here!


Winter Wonderland, London

19th November 2021 – 3rd January 2022 10am – 10 pm
Adults from £10.50 / Children from £7.50 / Families from £30.00 / Concessions from £9.50

Wrap up warm and head down to Winter Wonderland to skate on an open air ice rink in the hear of Hyde Park. With lights above your head and a bandstand in the middle, you will get in the festive spirit with your friends and family. Prebooking in advance is required. Find out more here!


Natural History Museum, London

22nd October 2021 – 16th January 2022 11am – 11pm
Adults from £12.65 / Children from £8.80

For their final year at the Natural History Museum, you don’t want to miss out this winter! Head to one of the most magical places to get your skates on and have some fun. With lights surrounding you and the smell of mulled wine in the air, it’s the perfect festive setting. Booking in advance is advisable. Find out more here!


Skate at Somerset House, London

17th November 2021 – 16th January 2022 11am – 10pm
Adults from £11 / Children under 12 from £8.50 / Concessions £8.50

London’s most beautiful ice rink has returned, Skate at Somerset House with Moet & Chandon. This ice rink has so much going on that there is plenty for you to enjoy, they have special events on so you can experience the nightlife on the ice with live music playing and even a Disney session for the kids! Get your friends and family together and book your place to skate around the Christmas tree. Booking in advance is advisable. Find out more here!


The Queen’s House Ice Rink, London

18th November 2021 – 9th January 2022 10am – 8pm
Adults from £15 / Children from £8.50 (Discount for Members)

The Queen’s House Ice Rink is a magical open-air rink in the beautiful grounds of Royal Museums Greenwich! After your festive skate, make sure to check out their catering stall for something yummy to drink, sure to warm you up. Booking in advance is advisable. Find out more here!  


Alexandra Palace Ice Rink, London

27th November 2021 – 3rd January 2022 11am – 4:30/5:30pm
Adults £9/£9.50 / Junior (15 and under) / £8/£8.50 / Under 5’s £6/£6.50 / Concessions £7.50/£8 / Family £32.40/£34.40 / Spectator £2

Skating is an amazing all year-round activity at Ally Pally, but just in time for Christmas they sprinkle some festive magic on the rink to ensure families can experience a full-on festive day out when visiting Alexandra Palace! Enjoy festive Christmas skate sessions or a very special Christmas Club de Fromage Disco which will have you whizzing around the rink to your favourite Christmas tunes. Treat yourself to a mulled wine or gingerbread hot chocolate and mince pie in the festive Ice Café after.  Find out more here! 


Canary Wharf Ice rink, London

November 1st 2021 –  26th February 2022
Adult and over 13’s £17.95 / Child (4-12) £11.95 / Family £49.50

Visit the covered ice rink in Canary Wharf this year! – The covered rink means you can skate whatever the weather! With gorgeous Christmas lights draped around the rink, it is sure to give you that festive feeling so grab your friends and family and get ready to se how good your skating skills really are. Skating sessions time vary upon date, so it it best to check their website for more information before pre booking online too. Find out more here!


Manchester Ice Skating at Cathedral Gardens, Manchester

1st November 2021 – 3rd January 2022 11:00am – 8:45pm
Adult and over 13’s £13 / Children 3 – 12 years £11 / Family £41

Want a day out this Christmas with your friends or family? Celebrate the festive season with your loved ones and make a day out of it! Enjoy the beautiful rink followed by a sweet treat, a hot drink and a walk through the festive  Christmas Market. Booking in advance is advisable. Find out more here!


Ice Skate Birmingham, Birmingham

4th November 2021 – 9th January 2022 10am -10pm
Adults £9.50/ Children Under 12 £7.50 / Concessions £9

This ice rink has been voted once of the best outdoor ice rinks in the UK! They have a roof to cover the rink so you are able to skate rain or shine and even a spot of snow. Placed in the Christmas market you can enjoy a full day out. Find out more here!


Stafford Ice rink, Stafford

27th November 2021 – 2nd January 2022
Adult £10 / Child (4-15) £8 / Wheelchair £10

Head down and visit Victoria park’s very own ice rink for the first time! It is open to everyone so grab your family or friends and go down to have a skate. With lots going on around the ice rink to, it can be the perfect day out to enjoy the Christmas festivities. Check their direct website for timeslots. Find out more here!

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