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Fantastically Festive Ice Rinks!

Fantastically Festive Ice Rinks!
Written by Lottie

Let’s wrap up warm and hit the ice,
At these fantastically festive rinks that are really very nice!
From Tower of London, Hyde Park and Bournemouth too,
And so many more fab ice rinks handpicked for you!

Tower of London Ice Rink, London

Until 2nd Jan 2018

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Bring all the family for a festive skate this Christmas in front of a historical back drop that is the magnificent Tower of London. After your skate session you can also enjoy a visit to the bar and cafe for some tasty food brought to you this year by The Pie Man of Chelsea Green. Wheelchair users are welcome except during the last session of the day. BOOK HERE.

Ice Skating, Centre for Life, Newcastle upon Tyne

Until 18th Feb 2018

This attraction is a must on your Christmas-things-to-do list! Grab some friends or family, wrap up warm and head for a great ice skating session. There is no need to book in advance, just turn up on the day for a great time this festive season! Find out more.

Bournemouth Outdoor Ice Rink, Bournemouth Gardens, Dorset

Until 2nd Jan 2018

Enjoy some family time at Bournemouth’s Lower Gardens Outdoor Ice Rink. This year even the little ones can join in with the festive spirit as there is a new separate child friendly ice rink away from the main rink. In the evenings try out another new addition, ice bowling, a mix of ten pin bowling and curling. There are festive chalets around the rink where you can sit, relax and enjoy tasty food and drink! Find out more.

Skate at Somerset House, London

Until 7th Jan 2018

This festive season come along to this beautiful ice rink in front of the majestic Somerset House. Skate in the splendour of the house’s courtyard and by night skate to the best sounds in town at their club nights. Visit the Fortnum and Mason Christmas Arcade to see what festive gifts you can find. Find out more.

Natural History Museum Ice Rink

Until 7th Jan 2018

One of London’s most spectacular winter attractions, The Natural History Museum is a lovely place to spend some time with the family outdoors under twinkling Christmas lights and festive frosted trees. There is a large main rink for everyone, as well as a smaller family space for beginners and little ones. Non-skaters are welcome as there is a bar and there are also dedicated wheelchair sessions on offer. Find out more.

Hyde Park Winter Wonderland, London

1st Jan 2018

Family favourite Winter Wonderland returns to London’s Hyde Park to get you into the Christmas spirit! This free-to-enter event hosts plenty of Christmas-themed activities, including Zeppo’s Christmas Circus, the Magical Ice Kingdom, ice skating, an observation wheel and a huge Christmas market. With real snow, thousands of twinkling lights and so much more, everyone will leave feeling very festive whatever their age! Find out more.

Bath on Ice, Bath

Until 2nd Jan 2018

This year Bath on Ice returns for the festive season! Enjoy a wonderful time with family or friends ice skating out on a real ice rink! For the less experienced, you can also book a penguin skate aid. Find out more.

Cardiff’s Winter Wonderland, Cardiff

Until 7th Jan 2018

The city hall lawns will be turned into a real ice rink this winter to get the festive feelings going! Come rain or shine, this beautiful under cover rink is guaranteed to be fun for the whole family! Find out more.

Winchester Cathedral Ice Rink, Winchester

Until 7th Jan 2018

Get the family together, dress up warm and get out on the ice! This open-air real ice rink set in front of the majestic Winchester Cathedral can be enjoyed by people of all ages and abilities. Find out more.

Hampton Court Palace Ice Rink, London

Until 7th Jan 2018

Enjoy one of the best most scenic settings and get yourself feeling festive this Christmas! Head down to Hampton Court Palace for a glide around the real ice rink, which will be lit up with hundreds of coloured lights, all set against the magnificent backdrop this Tudor palace has to offer. Find out more.

Ice Skating at Eden Project, Bodmin, Cornwall

Until 18th Feb 2018

Wrap up warm and get that festive feeling at the Eden Project’s Indoor ice skating arena this winter. This is a suitable outing for the whole family no matter your abilities. If you’re feeling a little wobbly on the ice you can get a penguin skate aid for just £4. Find out more.

Cathedral Quarter Ice Rink, Derby

1st – 31st Dec 2017

This Christmas from 1st December until the 31st there will be a magical ice rink in Derby’s Market Place! This is a fantastic was for friends and family to get together to celebrate the festive season and enjoy a lovely day out! Each weekend there will be themed nights and movie nights to enjoy too! Find out more.

Royal Pavillion’s Ice Rink, Brighton

Until 14th Jan 2018

Take to the ice this festive season in front of the Royal Pleasure palace. Everyone is welcome, whatever their ability and there are penguin aids for the less experienced skaters. Relax in the rinkside bar afterwards. Find out more.

Princes Street Gardens Ice Rink, Edinburgh

Until 6th Jan 2018

Get your skates on, wrap up warm and head down to this ice rink for a fun time outdoors with all the family this Christmas! Even younger family members can whizz around the rink with the help of a skating aid so no one misses out! Find out more.

Bristol Ice Rink at Millenium Square, Bristol

Until 16th Jan 2018

All the family can take to the ice this Christmas for some festive fun under the giant bauble! There are special morning sessions for younger visitors and skating aids for the less experienced family members. Find out more.

JW3 Ice Rink, London

Until 7th Jan 2018

Wrap up warm and come along and enjoy a family skate! This rink is open on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day. Find out more.

Manchester Ice Rink, Manchester

Until 23rd Dec 2017

Visit Manchester’s only outdoor ice rink with your family and friends. At the heart of the city centre this ice rink will get you in that festive mood for Christmas. There are themed events and family activities going on throughout winter so why not join in the fun. Find out more.

Outdoor Ice Rink and Wheel in Birmingham

Until 7th Jan 2018

Bring all the family along for a fun winter skate. This year there is a roof over the rink so nothing can spoil everyone’s fun, not even the weather! Afterwards take a ride on Birmingham’s big Wheel for amazing sights of the city. Find out more.

Know any more fantastically festive ice rinks that we’ve missed? We’d really love to know! If you’ve got ideas, suggestions or reviews, you can shout all about it on whatever channel you choose!

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