Every year from the start of December to the 7th of January, Hampton court palace opens its gates to welcomes an incredible ice rink for family’s to come together and enjoy. 

The rink is situated on the front lawn of the grounds, with the historical royal palace, illuminated in an array of colours behind. The location is a truly magnificent one and allows the skaters to feel an overwhelming happiness as they experience the thrills of this elegant sport.

 After your skate on the cold, crisp ice you can warm up back in the gazebo. You can also head to the pop up cafe for a warm beverage like some soothing mulled wine or a classic rich hot chocolate. Most customers I asked said “the ice rink is so magical and even though the drinks are slightly over priced they’re a necessity if you are seeking to experience the full package” this is quite correct, the snacks and drinks were on the more pricey side but at these kind of events you wouldn’t expect anything less. 

To visit the rink you must book in advance, as it is such a popular event. The ticket prices are fairly reasonable and allow many families’ to ensure they visit annually as the skating is so wonderful and the staff are very supportive on the ice. All abilities are welcome, making the experience even more enjoyable. With a stunning setting, and spectacular scenery this seasonal skating is a hit for all the family.