Kid-friendly ice skating rinks around the UK

Pop-up ice rinks are perfect for mini beginners and competitive dads. Get your skates on at our top family-friendly venues

 

Eden Project, Cornwall

As well as skating sessions for all ages, there are also parent and toddler ice-play sessions for children between 18 months and five years old, where no one wears skates but there are lots of toys and opportunities for little ones to explore and have fun on the rink.
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Hampton Court, Surrey

It would be hard to find a more magical setting than this. Penguins are provided for little ones and you can warm up afterwards with a hot chocolate (or mulled wine!) at the Ice Café. And if you have the energy, you can always visit the fabulous state apartments at the palace too.

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Spinningfields, Manchester

In the heart of the city, this ice rink is the perfect way to get you feeling Christmassy. Penguins and seals skating aids are available for free for children under eight on a first come, first served basis. 

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Winter Wonderland, Cardiff

In a beautiful setting on City Hall lawn, with penguin aids for children under ten, while the timid – or bruised! – can enjoy watching the action from the heated terrace. When you're tired of skating you can visit the family funfair, and if all the excitement gives you an appetite, head to the Alpine Village for sausages and crêpes.

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Royal Pavillion, Brighton

Children will love this rink with its magical backdrop of the illuminated Royal Pavilion. There are smaller skate boots for children aged three to four, dual blades for absolute beginners, and penguins for under eights. Every day from 10-11am under-fives go free with an adult paying full price.

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