Hampton Court Palace ice rink


  • Start date: 24 November 2017
  • End date: 07 January 2018
Skating sessions are 45 minutes on the ice, plus we recommend that you arrive 30 minutes before your session to get ready to take to the ice!

Ticketing information

The price includes skate hire.

Adult: £14.00
Teenage (13-15 years old): £12.00
Child (3-12 years old): £10.00
Concession: £12.00
Family skate ticket: £40.00

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Skate back in time

Stunning setting, spectacular scenery & seasonal skating…

This year we have a bigger rink for your skating enjoyment, early morning weekend skate sessions, plus a new food offering with the addition of a kid’s menu.

Prepare to be swept away by the seasonal atmosphere as our stunning 1040m² ice rink opens to the public for its annual run. Join us to skate against a backdrop of one of the greatest palaces on earth – Henry VIII’s historic home, Hampton Court Palace. The open-air ice rink epitomises the very best in festive fun.

Be transported to one of the country’s most scenic skating settings, with spectacular views of the Thames-side Tudor palace. Located in front of the palace, our stunning ice rink offers something for everyone, from novice to expert.

The skating season begins on 24 November 2017 and offers the perfect way to welcome in the winter with family and friends. We’re open daily through to 7 January 2018, with the exception of Christmas Day.

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