This open-air ice rink offers you the chance to glide across the ice under a star-covered sky while surrounded by spectacular views of the historic Tudor palace.
Whether you’re looking for a memorable ice-skating experience or a place to catch up with your loved ones, you are assured magical memories that you will cherish for years to come.
Skate aids for children are available to pre-book online and on arrival you will either receive a penguin or a banana skate aid. Type of aid will be based on availability at the rink at time of skate, type of aid will be based on availability at the rink at time of skate.
Please note children’s skate aids, penguins or bananas, are only available in limited numbers per session.
Penguin and Banana skate aids are available to pre-book here. Please note penguin skate aids are 78cm tall. Banana skate aids can be sat on or pushed along in a similar way to the penguin skate aids.
We do not have any skate aids suitable to support adults.
With spectacular views and delicious festive refreshments, the Hampton Court Palace Ice Rink is the perfect spot to unwind after work, take a romantic date or spend a day out with the whole family.
Book your tickets now for a truly magical and unforgettable experience at the Hampton Court Palace Ice Rink.Book now
We are open daily from 22nd November 2019 to 5th January 2020 excluding Christmas Day
14:00 – 21:00
23rd November– 18 December 2019
10:00 – 21:00
7th – 8th December & 14th – 15th December 2019
09:00 – 21:00
19th December 2019 – 5th January 2020
09:00 – 21:00
20th December – 1st January 2020
09:00 – 22:00
Last skating session at 21:00
2nd January – 5th January 2020
09:00 – 21:00
Last skating session at 20:00
Skating sessions start on the hour and last for 45 minutes. The ticket price includes skate hire. We recommend that you arrive 30 minutes before your session to get ready to take to the ice!
Please note that the last skating session is 20:00-21:00
Purchase your tickets online now or at the Box Office located at Hampton Court Palace, open 22nd November.
13 years and over
3-12 years old
1 Adult + 3 Children or 2 Adults + 2 Children
Limited skate aids are available per session and must be booked in advance
Groups of 10 or more are entitled to 10% discount (applied automatically on check out)
Aged 13 years and over, valid for 1 season (Expires 5th Jan 2020)
Aged 3 to 12 years, valid for 1 season (Expires 5th Jan 2020)
Whether you’re a skater or a spectator, everyone is welcome to enjoy delicious food and drinks at the Ice Rink Café & Bar, operated by Miss Polly. Offering a scrumptious selection from comforting soup and hot pies to indulgent drinks including a fully loaded hot chocolate, you’ll be sure of a warm welcome. The newly-heated spectator area is the perfect spot to relax and soak up the festive atmosphere. View the menu here!
November 22nd 2019 – January 5th 2020
Monday – Sunday 10:30am – 9:30pm
Closed Christmas Day, all other days operating as normal.
Got something to celebrate? Why not get some friends together and have yourselves a skating party?
£15 per child
Includes skate hire, 45 minutes skating session, birthday party food, birthday party drinks, exclusive VIP party area, four skating aids and two parents skate free to accompany the birthday party.
*Minimum booking of 10 children
£20 Per Person
Includes 45 minutes skating session, party drinks (1 alcoholic drink Inc. pp), exclusive VIP party area, skate hire.
*Minimum 10 Skaters to quality for party
£20 Per Person
Includes 45 minute skate and a mini bottle of Prosecco!
Love skating? Love Prosecco just as much? We have the perfect experience for you … come and try our skate and Prosecco deal!
We offer exclusive private hire for those customers wanting something extra special. Offering complete privacy in a magical, festive setting. We can serve drinks and canapés, organise branding and DJ’s/entertainers. Whether it’s a brand activation, corporate event or a private party, we can tailor an event package to meet your needs.
Choose from Tower of London Ice Rink, Hampton Court Palace Ice Rink, Liverpool Christmas Ice Festival or The North Pole Cambridge for your private hire venue. Contact email@example.com for more information.
With 500 years of history to discover at the palace, why not arrive early and explore all that Hampton Court has to offer, from the spectacular State Apartments to 65 acres of formal gardens and even a world-famous maze?Book now
If you have further questions that have not been answered here, please email our customer services who will be happy to assist you:
How do I buy tickets?
Book your skating session online through our website.
From the 22nd November you will be able to book in person at our box office located at Hampton Court Palace.
I have booked online… what happens next?
You will receive a confirmation email with your unique barcode which will be scanned by a member of staff on arrival. You can bring this email as confirmation on your phone, tablet or printed.
Can I change my booking?
Once booked, tickets are non-transferable and are unable to be rescheduled or cancelled. Please check your tickets carefully prior to checking out, as mistakes cannot always be rectified.
I haven’t received my ticket?
Please check your spam mailbox as our email may have gone there. Not there? Please email our customer service team on firstname.lastname@example.org and we will assist you.
How long is the session on the ice for?
Sessions last for 45min on the ice and 15min for skate exchange and session change. Please arrive at the Skate Exchange 30 minutes before your session time to allow ample time to put your skates on and store belongings.
When should I arrive?
Please arrive at the Skate Exchange 30 minutes before your session time to get ready to take to the ice and store belongings.
Should I pre-book a session or can I turn up on the day?
We recommend that all sessions are pre-booked online to avoid disappointment and avoid queues on site at busy periods. Tickets can be printed at home from the online system. This will guarantee your selected session time. The box office on site is open daily, although will have varying lengths of queue at peak times. Tickets can be purchased for future sessions at the box office in addition to the website.
Can I book a Skate aid?
Yes, they are £5 each to hire and are available online here or at the ticket office. Type of aid will be based on availability at the rink at time of skate, type of aid will be based on availability at the rink at time of skate.
If I cannot make it to my booked session, will I get a refund?
Unfortunately, we cannot offer any refunds for non-attendance. Where it is possible, we will try to accommodate you in another session, with advance notice, this will be subject to availability and ticket category and is not guaranteed.
Is skate hire included?
Skate hire is included.
Can I bring my own skates?
Skate hire is included in the ticket price. You are able to provide your own skates if preferred. Arena Group is not responsible for your skates, shoes or property when skating at our rinks. There is no reduction in price if you bring your own skates.
What are your skate sizes?
Our skate sizes go from size J8 to size14. We also have a limited number of bob skates for children.
What should I wear?
We recommend wrapping up in warm outdoor clothing and please wear gloves. On all outdoor ice rinks, there is a risk of getting wet as there is surface water or if you fall over and have any contact with the surface of the ice rink.
Can I bring my bag on the ice?
Bags of any description are NOT permitted on the Ice, so we advise that you only bring the essentials with you. All bags (handbags, rucksacks, man-bags, purses etc) must be placed in the lockers or the cloakroom provided. Lockers cost £2.00 and are non-refundable and the cloakroom costs £2 per item. Please do not bring large baggage or valuable items to the ice rink as they will not fit into a locker.
Where can I store my luggage whilst I skate?
We will have lockers and a cloakroom to store bags, jackets and shopping whilst you skate. The cloakroom is £2 per item and lockers are £2 per Locker (non-refundable, contactless payment).
Is there a spectator area?
Yes we have an adjoining spectator decked area and viewing platform at our ice rinks. This is not a covered area so please also wrap up warm.
Do I have to pay to be a spectator?
It is FREE! Spectators do not have to pay to access the decked viewing areas.
Can I park at the Ice Rink?
Limited parking is available at the Palace at a current cost of £1.60 per hour (pay on exit) and on Hampton Court Green (500 metres from the palace entrance) at £1.50 per hour. Parking is also available at the Hampton Court train station, 200 metres from the palace (please check at the station for prices).
The Palace car park has nine disabled parking spaces for blue badge holders. They are available on a first come first served basis and are in the lower car park, near the entrance to the Welcome Centre. Parking is currently free for blue badge holders parked in the disabled bays.
Is there somewhere to buy food and drinks at the rink before or after skating?
Yes our Ice Rink Cafe and Bar serves a selection of delicious food and drinks.
Is there wheelchair access?
Yes, the ice rink is fully accessible for wheelchair users. It’s also free for a carer to accompany you on the rink. If you have already paid for the carer to skate don’t worry! Just email email@example.com and we’ll issue you a refund.
Are there toilets at the ice rink?
There are no toilets onsite at Hampton Court Palace Ice Rink, however there are toilets available across the palace car park. This is less than a two minute walk from the ice rink. The toilets are fully accessible.
We do have clear directional signage in place but if you’re unclear please contact a member of staff who will be happy to help. Skates must be removed before.
What if the ice is wet?
The rink is prepared for changing weather conditions. It is still safe to skate on the ice during rain and snow, this does not affect the ability to skate on the rink
Will I get wet when skating on the rink?
On all outdoor ice rinks there is a risk of getting wet, if you fall over and have any contact with the surface of the ice rink. As the rinks are open-air, rain or snow is also a possibility so please wrap up warm in appropriate outdoor clothing, with hats, gloves and scarves! It is still safe to skate on the ice during rain and snow and this does not affect the ability to skate on the rink.
If the weather is very poor, will I be able to skate?
Usually the outdoor ice rink is open in all weathers. Our advanced cooling equipment keeps the rinks frozen and operational in most weathers. In the unlikely event that extreme weather conditions force us to close the rink we will arrange for you to book into an alternative session. Our manager will make this decision in the interests of your safety. No refunds will be given.
How old do you have to be to skate on the rink?
To skate on our rinks you have to be at least 3 years old.
Skaters aged between 3 and 9 inclusive must be accompanied by an adult (18+) on the ice. Children between 10-12 years of age must be accompanied at the site with adults who are watching at all times. A ratio of 1 adult to 5 children will be accepted. You can skate on our rink up to any age, although you are responsible for skating safely and it is not recommended for anyone with serious illness, heart conditions or pregnant mothers to be.
Do you have skate marshalls?
Our Ice Skate Marshalls are on the ice rink to monitor safe skating and will assist if needed.
When is the best time for me to skate?
Morning sessions tend to be quieter, particularly when the schools are open.
The early evening sessions (17:00-19:00) are generally busy.
The 20:00 session has been quieter in the past too.
If you want more space, then a session earlier in the season would be a good idea or in January.
The week before Christmas is very likely to be busy throughout the whole day.
Please be aware that Mon-Fri 11am-3pm we may have school groups skating.
Where are you located?
Hampton Court Palace, East Molesey, Surrey, KT8 9AU
You can see our full list of how to find us at here
Can I skate on Christmas Day?
Unfortunately, we are closed on Christmas Day but we are open all other days shown on our website.
Do you offer discounts for group bookings?
Yes. We have an automatic discount of 10% off if you have over 10 people (excludes family tickets and party packages).
I would like to celebrate a special occasion at Hampton Court Palace Ice Rink do you cater for parties? Absolutely! Adult and children’s VIP party packages are available to book online. Minimum party size is 10. Due to overwhelming popularity, party packages are now limited in availability so please contact our customer service team directly.
Should you want to go all out and take over the entire rink or organise a bespoke package deal please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
“We had a wonderful time. The ice was in good condition as it was the first session of the day and it wasn’t too crowded. Weather was wonderful and the whole family enjoyed it! “
“Took two 12 year old girls who had a great time.”
“Really fun going ice skating, I had an amazing experience and I will definitely go there again!”
“A very fun evening out, well organised and everyone had fun, grandparents, parents and kids.”
“I visited with my daughter and a young friend who is physically disabled and needs to use a wheelchair. I cannot praise the staff highly enough for their help and enthusiasm when dealing with us. Nothing was too much trouble and our visit was a complete delight. Our friend had such a marvellous time and it was such a great experience for her as she could be as involved as all the other skaters on the ice.”
“We had a fantastic time. My 5 year old son was really struggling and Jed (I think was his name) went above and beyond to help him. He made our afternoon.”
“The hot chocolate was so delicious. We had such a fun family night out, always a great experience.”
“We had a lovely time with our family and will be making it a tradition at Christmas.”
Hampton Court Palace, Surrey, KT8 9AU
35 minutes direct from London Waterloo to Hampton Court station.
From Kingston: 111, 216, 411, 461, 513. From Richmond: R68.
From the M25 take either exit 10 and A307 or exit 12 and A308. The palace is also accessible via the A3 and then the A309.
Parking is available on-site.
£1.60 per hour (car parking bays fit a standard car only). Pay for your parking with cash, card or by using the Gilde app.
There are 9 disabled parking bays available on site. Parking on site is free for Blue Badge holders.