Get your skates on and have fun at one of the many ice rinks that pop up over Christmas. Here’s our guide to the best places to skate in 2018
WINDSOR ON ICE
Open until 7th January offering both covered and open air skating. Each skating lesson lasts 45 minutes. There is an under cover viewing area, festive food court and some attractions to relax and stay warm while watching the fun on the ice.
Address: Alexandra Gardens, Barry Avenue, Windsor, Berkshire, SL4 3HY
Website: Windsor On Ice
WATFORD’S BIG SKATE
From 25th November to 13th January 2019 an outdoor ice rink returns to The Parade.
Cost: Adults from £8.50, children (under 16 years) from £6.50,
Address: The Parade Watford, WD18 0JX
Website: Big Skate
By day, skate in the stunning courtyard or skate after dark at the Skate Lates, bringing a specially curated programme of music to the rink. Relax après-skate at Fortnum’s Lodge or the Skate Lounge with Baileys and shop at the pop up Fortnum’s Christmas Arcade.
Cost: See website for ticket prices
Address: Somerset House, Strand, London, WC2R 1LA
Website: Somerset House
TOWER OF LONDON ICE RINK
Skate London’s most dramatic ice rink and visit the rink side cafe and bar for food and refreshments.
Cost: Adults from £14.50, children from £10.50, families from £46
Address: London, EC3N 4AB
Website: Tower of London Ice Rink
Get your skates on and skate against a backdrop of the spectacular Henry VIII’s historic home.
Cost: See website for ticket prices.
Address: Hampton Court Palace, East Molesey, Surrey, KT8 9AU
Website: Hampton Court
HYDE PARK WINTER WONDERLAND
Home to the largest open air ice rink in the UK. The ice rink at Winter Wonderland provides the perfect place for some winter skating!
Cost: Adults from £9.50, child from £7.50, families from £30
Address: Hyde Park, London, W2
Website: Winter Wonderland
NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM ICE RINK
Open until 20th January 2019, experience the thrill of skating at the Natural History Museum ice rink, one of the most magical places to skate this winter.
Cost: Adults from £12.65, children from £8.80
Address: The Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, London, SW7 5BD
Website: Natural History Museum Ice Rink