Christmas is a magical time of year for children, from opening their advent calendars through to putting out a carrot and mince pie for Santa on Christmas Eve.
It’s all about making memories with your little ones, and one of the great things you can do in December with your kids is ice skating at Hampton Court Palace.
If it’s the first time your little ones have been skating, we’re here to help them have lots of fun!
We have marshals on hand to help kids get to grips with skating, as well as dolphin and penguin skate aids that they can sit on or push around the rink to help them keep their balance.
Our skate sizes go from size J8 to size 14, and we also have bob skates available for the tiniest feet.
Your skating session will be accompanied by lots of festive funky tunes from our friends at Heart that the whole family won’t be able to resist singing along to!
Round off your skating by reserving a table in our on-site café. We have lots of delicious treats from chicken nuggets and halloumi strips with chips, all the way through to antipasto platters with something for everyone!
Don’t forget the drinks! We have everything from juice to soft drinks, as well as delicious hot chocolate with all the trimmings. There are plenty of things for mum and dad to enjoy too, from wine and beer to a festive mulled wine or cider.
Why not treat the family to some gooey chocolate brownies to enjoy on the ride home?
After your skate, there is plenty for you all to explore at Hampton Court.
Grown-ups can find out more about the history of the home of Henry VIII while little ones can discover the magic grotto in the secret garden and try and find all the hidden fairies.
We are doing all that we can to keep our guests safe this year. We’re checking staff and visitors’ temperatures before they enter the ice rink and are staggering skating times to reduce the number of people on the rink at any one time.
You can rest assured that your skating trip will not only be fun, but safe too.
Christmas is an expensive time of year, so we are all looking for fun things to do that won’t break the bank.
A family ticket for ice skating at Hampton Court ice rink costs can be yours from under £50, meaning that you can make lots of wonderful family memories, all for a bargain price.
Our ice rink is open from 5th December to 17th January, but the dates nearest to Christmas are selling out fast!
We can’t wait to see you!