8 Best UK Ice Rinks To Visit This Christmas

So, all set for the festive season? We present you the crème de la crème of ice rinks. From the spectacular Princes Street Gardens ice rink to the smashing Royal Pavilion, we’ve got you covered… 

For a low-key vibe head to straight to Skate at Somerset House and later gulp our favorite heavenly “Chocolossus” hot choc at the Fortnum and Mason lodge – it is a must. You may then express the inner shopaholic in you and get your hands “pretty” on some Christmassy goodies at the Christmas Arcade.

If you’re all about the skyline check out Princes Street Gardens Ice Rink in Edinburgh for the best views of the city. Later satisfy your taste buds at the Scottish Market with perhaps a chippie or a cupcake or maybe… both. Slurp Slurp.

Date night? Try Winchester Cathedral – with a dazzling backdrop, and a bustling Christmas market… we assure your sweetheart won’t be disappointed. Oh and even better, try their Mulled wine and apple strudel it is simply divine. We love. 

Taking the slogan “Diamonds are a girl’s best friend” one step further SWAROVSKI, has teamed up with Ice Rink at Natural History Museum. Experience 120 years of SWAROVSKI and get your dose of sparkle. Later unwind at The Café bar, with a glass of outstanding wine. It’s good for your heart anyways.

Gaze at the ravishing architecture of Royal Pavilion while you skate at their twinkly Ice Rink in Brighton. Don’t forget to try out their mouth-watering local food and ale at the Rankside bar & Kitchen.

> Royal Pavillion ice rink in Brighton


Feel the festive season at the Cardiff Winter Wonderland. From large open-air rink to endless fairground attractions, we assure you wont get bored… and even if you do the ice sculptures made from more than 45 tons of ice will keep you entertained.

Itching to go somewhere new with your gang? Head straight to the new, Manchester Ice Rink.  With endless options of nearby cafes and bars, relish yourself!

Fancy treating yourself some German beer and food. Travel to Ice Skate Birmingham, then instead of Germany, cheaper option FYI. The famous Frankfurt Market offers over 180 stalls along with a glorious ice rink and an exclusive ice lounge, perfect place to restore your batteries and have a drink or two with your pals. You can thank us later.

By Sana Nooruddin