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Best places for Ice Skating

Now Halloween is over and Christmas decorations have begun to creep into the shops, it’s definitely time for a round up of the 3 best places for Ice Skating. 

Everybody loves to ice skate, whether you cling onto the side for an hour or are a semi-pro, skating round with a hot chocolate is the best way to get you in the festive spirit.

Here are some of our top picks of cute ice rinks this year:

1) Natural History Museum

Here’s what you need to know:

26 October 2017 – 7 January 2018

Open 11.00-21.00 (times vary)

Closed 25 December

Tickets from £8.80 – £39.60. Members save 10%.

You can skate alongside the beautiful background of the Waterhouse building, fairy lights and decorated Christmas trees.

To warm up after your skate you can visit The Café Bar for a hot chocolate or mulled wine.

Don’t miss out, book your tickets here:

http://www.nhm.ac.uk/visit/exhibitions/ice-rink/visit-and-booking.html

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2) Hampton Court

Here’s what you need to know:

24 November 2017 – 07 January 2018

Skating sessions are 45 minutes on the ice (advise to arrive 30 minutes before your session to get ready)

Closed 25 December

The price includes skate hire.

Tickets from £14.00 – £40.00 (for a family skate ticket)

This year Hampton Court has a bigger rink, early morning weekend skate sessions and more food on offer.

You can skate alongside Henry VIII’s scenic palace with amazing views of The Thames.

Don’t miss out, book your tickets here:

http://hamptoncourtpalaceicerink.co.uk/

 

3) Somerset House

Here’s what you need to know:

15 November 2017 – 14 January 2018

Open daily 10am-10.15pm (Occasional Club Nights run until 11.30pm and a few morning sessions from 8.45am to 9.45am).

Tickets from £7.50 plus booking fees

For a more ‘grown-up’ ice-skating experience, Somerset House is the perfect location. The ‘Skate Lates’ nights bring a bit of fun to skating as a DJ descends on the ice.

For children learning to skate, Somerset House also has it covered, as kids can learn to skate in their Polar Cub Club.

Don’t miss out, book your tickets here:

https://www.somersethouse.org.uk/whats-on/skate-somerset-house

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