Activities Attraction Reviews Festive Fun For Mums Winter

Fantastically festive ice rinks

Written by Eleanor Weeks


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

❄️Ice Village, Manchester❄️

Open until 5th January 2020

The Ice Village in Manchester is back with a brand new ice rink which has a polygon roof so you and the family can skate in any weather! No need to worry about the little ones on the ice, as Penguin skate supports are on hand for them to use! Plus, once the skate session has finished, don’t forget to check out the Ice Tikki Bar, Santa’s Grotto and Ice Cavern – a Fantasy Adventure Frozen Ice Experience. Find out more here. 

❄️Ice Cube at Millennium Square, Leeds❄️

Open until 23rd February 2020

Enjoy a superb outdoor skating experience for the whole family at the magical winter attraction known as Ice Cube to the city centre’s Millennium Square! The ice rink is set beneath a covered canopy decorated with glittering Christmas lights, making it the perfect festive activity whatever the weather! Find out more here.

❄️Winter Wonderland, Nottingham❄️

Open until 31st December 2019

In the run-up to Christmas, make sure to take the family down to Nottingham’s Winter Wonderland where you will find East midlands largest ice rink! Plus, after heaps of fun on the ice, take a stroll through the surrounding winter attractions which include festive stalls, a toboggan slide, ice bar and so much more! Find out more here. 

❄️Let’s Skate, Solihull❄️

Open until 3rd January 2020

Until the 3rd November at Mell Square, families can come down, lace up their boots and take to the ice at Solihull’s first-ever outdoor Christmas ice rink! The ice rink will showcase a festive hub of activities, including festive choristers, DJs, themed session and family entertainment. For an easy, safe and super-fun family experience, this is sure the place to come this Christmas! Plus, with penguin skating supports and helpful staff on the rink junior skaters will be gliding around the ice in no time! Find out more here.

❄️Eden Project, Cornwall❄️

Open until 23rd February 2020

Cornwall’s only indoor ice rink is back and it is glistening more than ever! Open until 23rd February 2020, the whole family can come along for ice skating, ice play, toddler sessions and 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! Find out more here.

❄️Ice Skate, Bournemouth❄️

Open until 5th January 2020

The iconic winter destination is back! Whether you’re a Dancing on Ice champion, a total newbie or just about 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. So, what are you waiting for?… Eat, drink and skate with the family this festive season! Find out more here.  

❄️Royal Pavillion, Brighton❄️

Open until 19th January 2020

Head on down to the Royal Pavillion Ice Rink in Brighton this Christmas with your loved ones! The stunning, twinkly, child-friendly ice rink is sure to be a hit with everyone and is open until the 19th January 2020 so you might even able to squeeze in a few visits! Find out more here. 

❄️Hampton Course Palace, Surrey❄️

Open until 5th January 2020

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! Plus, children can rent skating aid. Find out more here. 

❄️Christmas Village, Aberdeen❄️

Open until 31st December 2019

For the third year, the open-air ice rink will be returning to Aberdeen’s Christmas market! Until the 31st December, ice kings and queens can take to the magnificent rink and take in views of Marischal college and surrounding fairground rides and attractions. Plus, after the skating fun is over why not take pay a visit to Father Christmas himself at Santa#s Grotto in the market! This is sure to be a hit with the little ins in your family. Find out more here. 

❄️City Hall Lawn, Cardiff❄️

Open until 5th January 2020

The brand new Alpine Ice Trail was revealed earlier this month at the City Hall in Cardiff, and it is safe to safe you do not want to miss out this ice skating extravaganza! You and the family can take to the ice to spin and twirl before checking out the rest of the winter wonderland which includes a massive big wheel, double-storey Sur La Piste Bar and a stunning Christmas tree. Find out more here.

❄️The Great Skate, Celtic Manor South Wales❄️

Open until 5th January 2020

Enjoy a wonderful winter adventure with all the magic and sparkle of the festive season at The Great Skate at Celtic Manor! Take to the ice with your loved ones at the all-weather undercover ice rink here with magical views! Replenish after your exhilarating skating session and take your pick from a range of totally tempting sweet and savoury snacks! Plus, do you have mini frozen fans in your family? Take to the ice with Elsa and Anna for a magical skating experience. Find out more here. 

❄️Somerset House, London❄️

13th November 2019 – 12th January 2020

London’s most beautiful ice rink has returned, Skate at Somerset House with Fortnum & Mason. From skating lessons too late-night DJs series Skate lates and not forgetting the first-ever Skate all-nighter on Saturday 7th December here, there is something for everybody to enjoy! Plus, after some skating family fun, why not warm up with some delicious treats from Fortnum’s Lodge… apple and cinnamon lattice pastries, chocolate fondue, baked camembert are just a few of the yummy treats on offer. Find out more here. 

❄️Tower of London, London❄️

Open until 5th January 2020

Fancy dancing across the ice to the backdrop of the historic fortress and River Thames this festive season? At the Tower of London spacious ice rink, you can do just that until the 5th of January 2020! With spectacular views and delicious festive refreshments, what are you waiting for? Grab your loved ones and get ready to create truly unforgettable memories! Find out more here. 

What have you been up to lately? We’d really love to know Someone else might love it, and really want to go! If you’ve got ideas, suggestions or reviews, you can shout all about it on whatever channel you choose!

Let’s go on a Picniq! Follow us on FacebookTwitter or tag us on Instagram using #PicniqUK! ❤