5 Best Family-Friendly Ice Rinks

5 Best Family-Friendly Ice Rinks

There’s nothing better than a trip to the ice rink over the Christmas period! Make sure you and your gang are kitted out correctly to shield against the cold and enjoy your family ice skating adventure.

As the Christmas season is upon us, we’ve been on the lookout for the best family-friendly ice-skating rinks across the UK – here are out top 5 ice rinks to visit this winter.

ice skating kensington palace

1) Ice at Kensington Palace, London

When: 30th November - 2nd January

How much: adults from £19, children from £16

A magical winter event with sustainability at its core, ICE at Kensington Palace offers an ice skating experience unlike any other. With its historic location, winter warming food and drink, VIP experiences, and fun activities, ICE at Kensington Palace is set to become a new tradition for Londoners during the festive season.

brighton royal pavilion ice rink

2) Royal Pavilion Ice Rink, Brighton

When: 28th October - 7th January

How much: adults from £11, children from £9

Royal Pavilion Ice Rink is located next to the gorgeous pavilion built for King George IV. It’s perfect for younger skaters and their families and there’s a brilliant beginner’s area for less experienced skaters. Penguin skate aids are available to little skaters 1.2m tall or less. There’s also a rinkside bar and a restaurant if your family gets hungry after having fun on the ice rink.

eden project ice skating

3) Eden Project Ice Skating Rink, Bodelva, Cornwall

When: 13th October - 24th February

How much: adults from £9, children from £7

Combine your family ice skating session with a visit to this must-visit Cornwall attraction. Eden Project Ice Skating Rink is Cornwall’s only indoor ice rink and is perfect for your little skaters. Penguin skating aids are available to help little skaters to gain confidence on the ice. Looking for some family fun? Try family fun sessions on Sunday mornings. Wrap up warm (what’s better than toasty accessories to keep your little ones cosy?) and enjoy the ice!

waterfront wonderland swansea

4) Waterfront Wonderland, Swansea, Wales

When: 15th November - 2nd January

How much: adults from £12.50, children from £10

Waterfront Winterland, the perfect place to celebrate Christmas in Swansea, is back with a great family-friendly ice rink. Located right next to the National Waterfront Museum, the ice rink is ideal for younger children and beginners. Penguin skating aids don’t need to be pre-booked and are available on a first come first served basis. Get your skates on and enjoy that wonderful festive feeling!

warwick castle ice skating christmas 2023

5) Ice Skating at Warwick Castle, Warwickshire

When: 25th November - 7th January

How much: adults and children from £11

The Castle’s east front transforms into a magical skating rink for the ultimate festive experience on the ice. Glide around our ice rink right underneath the majestic Guy’s Tower. As you skate, enjoy the sound of your favourite Christmas classics. With skate aids for the kids, and a handrail around the outside (for those who need it), all levels of skating experience will love to glide around the rink under the Warwick Castle turrets and towers.

Our tip: if you and your gang are still a little wobbly, leave the centre of the ice to the more experienced skaters and enjoy the beginner’s area. There’s lots of laughs to be had, have a lovely family skating adventure!

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