Hampton Court Palace ice rink

Skate back in time

Skate back in time


  • 22 November 2019 to 5 January 2020 (excluding Christmas Day)
09:00 until late (10:00 until late on weekdays)

Ticketing information

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

Adult/teen (13+): from £15
Child (3-12): £10.50
Family (1 adult + 3 children or 2 adults + 2 children): from £45
Skate Aid (must be booked in advance): £5

The ice rink is not included in palace admission.

Please see the Hampton Court Palace ice rink website for full opening times.

Separate ticket (advance booking required)

Prepare to be swept away by the seasonal atmosphere of Hampton Court Palace this Christmas 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. Enjoy a daytime skate, perhaps followed by a visit to the palace, or soak in the ambience of an evening session, when the historic Tudor gate is bathed in light.

Delicious winter treats

Enjoy a hot drink or sweet treat while you soak up the festive atmosphere at the heated Ice Rink Café Bar. Everyone is welcome in this relaxing, festive spot, whether you're a skater or a spectator.

The Ice Rink Café Bar is open 10:30-21:30 from 22 November 2019 to 5 January 2020 (excluding Christmas Day). 

Important information

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

For parking, public transport recommendations and other general information relating to the palace, please visit our getting here pages.

Visitors explore Henry VIII's Kitchens after re-interpretation in 2018.
Things to see

Transport yourself back to the heyday of Tudor feasting and entertainment in Henry VIII's Kitchens at Hampton Court Palace.

Open daily

Hampton Court Palace

Included in palace admission (members go free)

The Festive Fayre in Base Court at Hampton Court Palace. Large white tents cover the court and visitors can be seen looking at produce. The red-brick Tudor palace can be seen in the background.

Enjoy a big helping of festive spirit as the Festive Fayre returns to the magical Hampton Court Palace this winter.

06-08 December 2019

Hampton Court Palace

Friday and Saturday: 10:00-18:00; Sunday: 10:00-16:30

Included in palace admission (members go free)

The Tudor Great Hall at Hampton Court Palace, showing the Abraham Tapestries and the room set out for day visitors.
Things to see

Experience the splendour of the Tudor court in Henry VIII's Great Hall, complete with his magnificent tapestries.

Open daily

Hampton Court Palace

Included in palace admission (members go free)

Lifestyle setting:  Chapel Royal glass tree decoration set of 3, Tudor Rose glass bauble, Henry VIII & wives tree decorations set, Tudor Rose tree decoration, Chapel Royal porcelain bauble.

Shop Christmas tree decorations

Browse through our beautiful range of Christmas decorations, ornaments and baubles.

From £4.99

Food and drink category

Shop Food & Drink

Feast your eyes on our wonderful selection of food inspired by our royal kitchen. Shop chocolates, preserves, jam, chocolate coins and the finest liqueurs.

From £3.99

Peter Rabbit my first library book collection 2001001, My first Peter Rabbit soft toy 8003005, My first Flopsy Bunny soft toy 8003006, Peter Rabbit board book 40110.

Shop Children's Toys

Discover our range of traditional toys and games inspired by Historic Royal Palaces. Bring history to life with our fun selection of toys and games inspired by our British heritage.

From £4.99