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Top 5 Outdoor ice rinks in south London (or close by!)
Go for a warm spin this Christmas on these cool ice rinks that will leave you wanting another round.
Ruxley Manor, Sidcup
Laura Hamilton opened Ruxley Manor's Ice Rink last year
The best fun is on the ice at Ruxley Manor! Ruxley's 420sqm real outdoor ice rink features an adjoining heated Ice Cafe where skaters and spectators can enjoy refreshments.
This year there will be a dedicated Party Room overlooking the ice and an opportunity to skate with the cuddly ice rink mascot, Percy the Penguin.
A superb sound system and atmospheric lighting will make your ice skating experience one to remember.
Prices: Adult aged 15 and older peak £8.99/ off peak £5.99, child aged 14 and under peak £6.99/ off peak £3.99, child under 3 peak £1.99/ off peak £0.99
Call 020 8300 0084 or visit ruxley-manor.co.uk
Ice Rink, Canary Wharf
Ice Rink Canary Wharf is one of the largest outdoor rinks in London.
Alongside Boisdale’s classic retro-themed rink-side diner, a trip to Ice Rink Canary Wharf is a must-do.
The rink incorporates London’s first skate path, which leads skaters under trees lit with fairy lights before re-joining the main rink.
The venue also boasts a large outdoor viewing terrace where non-skaters can soak up the atmosphere.
Prices: Adult tickets 14 and older £13.50, child tickets age 4 to 13 £9, Family 2 adults and 2 children or one and three £36.50 per family ticket
Call 020 7386 1605 or visit icerinkcanarywharf.com for the full schedule of skating session times
Somerset House, Strand
Celebrate the festive season at London’s most spectacular ice rink and in the evening skate to a live soundtrack by top DJs as the rink transforms into an ice dance floor.
With the opportunity to enhance your experience with skate extras, it won’t be just plain skating at Somerset.
Prices: £8.75 to £16.00
Call 0844 847 1520 or visit somersethouse.org.uk/ice-rink for skating extras and prices
Bluewater Ice Skating, Greenhithe
Peter Andre opened the rink at Bluewater in 2011.
Up for an amazing experience? Bluewater promises the most stunning festive ice skating rink, surrounded by a dramatic snowy skyline.
Since it is indoors you won’t have to worry about rain or cold weather spoiling your skating experience, however, if you are lucky a little snow may fall onto the ice! Young or old, this will be a dazzling experience.
Prices: Adults £12, juniors 13-16 years £10.50, children 4-12 years £9, family ticket £39
Natural history Museum Ice Rink, Cromwell Road
Go for a spin on one of London’s most beautiful winter attractions with its 1,000-square-metre ice rink.
Embrace winter and enjoy an unforgettable experience, even if you’re not skating you can warm up and grab a drink at the cafe bar which gives you a view of the ice rink and the Christmas lights.
Wheelchair users can also be guided around the rink by their family and friends.
Prices: Children 12 and under £9 peak/ £8 off-peak, adults £13.50 peak/ £11.50 off peak, family ticket 2 adults and 2 children or 1 adult and 3 children, £38 peak / £31 off-peak
Call 0844 847 1576 or visit nhm.ac.uk
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