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Don your winter mittens and whizz around the Natural History Museum's outdoor ice rink.
It's one of London's prettiest rinks, all icy-white and decorated with 80,000 fairy lights, a 40-feet Christmas tree and a traditional fairground carousel.
Skating sessions last for 50 minutes and skates are included in the price. If you don't fancy skating yourself then you can sit and watch your kids from the viewing platform at the side, or from inside the cafe which sells food and festive treats like mulled wine and hot chocolate.
Craig’s review – “The best ice rink at Christmas is the one at Somerset House. This is how a winter rink should look, all lit in brilliant blues with a giant Tiffany Christmas tree up the front. It gets dark early in the winter when we put the clocks back so it's pitch black at five-thirty, and people have packed it out already. They are half gliding and half sliding, and they all look… continued”
Skate around Canary Wharf’s ice rink – 2 Nov 2018 to 16 Feb 2019 – This ice rink sits in the shadow of the Canary Wharf skyscrapers, with an icy perimeter path made of fir trees and fairy lights.
Skate! — Christmas ice rink at Somerset House – 14 Nov 2018 to 13 Jan 2019 – Somerset House has got the prettiest rink in London, with a huge Christmas tree and festive shopping arcade
Hyde Park Winter Wonderland at Hyde Park – 22 Nov 2018 to 6 Jan 2019 – Hyde Park will be transformed into a magical Winter Wonderland with rollercoaster rides, a circus, ice rink and Christmas market.
Outdoor ice rink at Hampton Court Palace – 23 Nov 2018 to 6 Jan 2019 – The outdoor ice-rink at Hampton Court has a spectacular backdrop in front of Henry VIII's 500-year-old Tudor Palace.
Outdoor ice rink in the Tower of London’s moat – 23 Nov 2018 to 6 Jan 2019 – The Tower of London's outdoor ice rink is back again for another year in the dry moat outside the castle walls.
Guided tour around Lord’s Cricket Ground – Every day – Cricket fans will love having a look around the home of cricket, with this tour of Lord's Cricket Ground and the MCC Museum.
Afternoon tea, in the Long Room at Lord’s – 25 Feb, 11 Mar, 8 Apr, 5 May, 30 Sep, 28 Oct and 18 Nov 2018 – Cricket fans will love dressing themselves up for this Afternoon Tea, because it's held in the historic Long Room at Lord's.
We’ve got plenty more Christmas events in London
London has a few Christmas ice skating rinks that are worth visiting
Look for more children’s events happening in October
If you enjoy Natural History Museum then you might like to visit Hunterian Museum (catch the train from South Kensington to Hunterian Museum), London Zoo (catch the train from South Kensington to London Zoo) and Science Museum (you can walk there in less than 1 min)
Disclaimer: Event details can change at short notice and you should reconfirm everything before making plans