Hampton Court Palace ice rink

Skate back in time

Skate back in time


  • 23 November 2018 to 06 January 2019 (closed 25 December)
Monday-Friday: 11:00-21:00; Saturday-Sunday: 10:00-21:00

Ticketing information

Ticket includes 45 minutes on the ice rink and skate hire.

Adult: £14.50
Student: £12.50
Children 15 and under: £12.50
Children 12 and under: £10.50
Concessions: £12.50
Family (2 Adult + 2 Children): £46.00
Family (1 Adult + 3 Children): £42.00

Please note, the ice rink is not included in palace admission.

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Prepare to be swept away by the seasonal atmosphere of Hampton Court Palace as the stunning ice rink returns for another year.

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. Join us for a daytime session between 11:00 and 19:00 daily, when skate aids will be available to hire, or soak in the ambience of the palace bathed in light during an evening session.

More information

We recommend that you arrive 30 minutes before your session to get ready to take to the ice. 

From 17 December 2018, the ice rink will open at 10:00.

After skating you can enjoy our Café Bar at your leisure.

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07-09 December 2018

Hampton Court Palace

Friday and Saturday: 10:00-18:00; Sunday: 10:00-16.30

The Great Hall, looking east.
The hall was constructed by King Henry VIII to replace a smaller and older hall on the same site. It had two functions. First to provide a great communal dining room where 600 members of the court could eat in two sittings, twice a day. And secondly, to provide a magnificent entrance to the state apartments that lay beyond.
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Experience the splendour of the Tudor court in Henry VIII's Great Hall, complete with his magnificent tapestries.

Open daily

Hampton Court Palace

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Selected dates in October, November, January and February

Hampton Court Palace

Tours last up to 2 hours

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