Hampton Court Palace’s famous ice rink slides into action tomorrow (friday) with advance bookings at an all-time high.
The website advertising the opening of the ice rink, which will remain open until January 7 says:
“Immerse yourself in the quintessential winter experience at Hampton Court Palace Ice Rink!
“Bundle up in warm layers, gather your friends and family, and immerse yourself in the magnificent views of this beautiful Tudor palace while gracefully gliding around our stunning outdoor rink.
“Whether you’re skating under the stars with your loved one or creating unforgettable memories on a delightful day out with the kids, Hampton Court Palace Ice Rink offers the perfect setting for an enchanting winter adventure.
“So, lace up your skates, embrace the captivating atmosphere and let the timeless charm of this historic palace make your experience truly exceptional.”
In previous years the ice rink has had to temporarily close because it was so warm the ice melted….
As well as a memorable skating experience in historic surroundings there is an opportunity to visit the Palace itself – the home of Henry V111 – and the 60 acres of gardens – and enjoy a selection of of festive refreshments from the onsite café and bar.
The ice rink is open daily from 17th November 2023 to 7th January 2024 (excluding Christmas Day) between 10:00 and 20:45 (20:00 last skate).
Skating sessions last up to 45 minutes. The ticket price includes skate hire and excludes the online booking fee.
Prices and booking details can be found here: https://hamptoncourtpalaceicerink.co.uk/opening-times-prices/