Where to get your skates on

The best ice rinks in Britain for Christmas 2017

Natural History Museum, London

Natural History Museum ice rink (image: NHM)

In the shadow of the spectacular museum, this ice rink is the perfect place for a family skate. Hotel Chocolat will be serving hot chocolate and hosting free chocolate workshops for kids and adults. There is also mulled wine and a ‘bubbles and skate’ package for those looking to add a touch of indulgence to their experience – it includes prosecco and profiteroles! Book tickets here.

The Eden Project, Cornwall

The Eden Project’s ice rink (image: Eden Project)

Father Christmas, will be on hand to meet kids at this indoor ice rink at Cornwall’s Eden Project’s ice rink. There’s also a Festival of Light and Sound to enjoy, once you’ve finished flying round the ice. Take a look here.

The Tower of London

Tower of London’s ice rink (image: leftfieldimages)

Enjoy ice skating in one of London’s most historic locations this winter. Along with the spectacular scenery, there’s also mulled wine, champagne and homemade cake to enjoy. Skaters also have the option of taking a peek at the Crown Jewels, too. Seasonal offers include a mini-bottle of prosecco and skating session for £22. Keep an eye out for special events here.

Ice Festival, Liverpool

Ice bar at the Ice Festival (image: Liverpool Ice Festival)

Liverpool’s Ice Festival features the ‘UK’s longest ice slide’, an incredible ice bar (warm ponchos are included) and, for little skaters, Santa’s grotto. There’s also a pop-up food court that sells German sausage cooked over hot coals. Find out more here.

Ice Rink Canary Wharf, London

(image: Ice Rink Canary Wharf)

Open seven days a week, the Canary Wharf ice rink offers 1,300 square feet of ice skating, as well as a skating path for skaters to glide through a canopy of trees. The bar will be serving Christmas drinks and a separate skating area for children has been set up. Go here to book your tickets.

Royal Pavilion, Brighton

The Brighton Pavilion (image: Getty)

Brighton’s Royal Pavilion is a magnificent Grade I listed property that provides an awe-insipring backdrop for a festive skate. Once the seaside residence of King George IV, it now plays host to Christmas skating, bars selling craft beers and local ales and food stalls dishing up stone-baked pizzas and spiced pumpkin soup. For more information, click here.

Bath on Ice, Bath

Mini golf at Bath on Ice (image: Bath on Ice)

This festive winter ice rink is back, bigger and better than before. To warm you up after a stint on the ice, try the delicious hot chocolate and mulled win at Moguls Alpine Bar. You can also try your hand at a round of glow-in-the-dark mini golf, too! For more information, look here.


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