Ice Rink at the Natural History Museum

Address:
Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, South Kensington, London
Tel:
0207 942 5000

Dates and ticket price

Dates & Time:
25th October 2018 to 20th January 2019
50 minute sessions from 11 AM to 10 PM (Mon-Fri); 10 AM to 10 PM (Sat-Sun, and weekdays closer to Christmas)
Tickets & Cost:
Off-peak: Adults £12.65; Children (12 and under) £8.80
Peak: Adults £17.05; Children (12 and under) £11.55
See nhm.ac.uk

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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.

You might like to read Craig's review of all the Christmas ice rinks, to see which is the best one. Here is our list of all the other ice rinks in London.

 

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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”

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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.

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Dino Snores for Kids — Natural History Museum sleepover – 10 Nov 2018, 26 Jan, 1, 23 Feb and 16 Mar 2019 – Re-live the movie 'Night At The Museum' by spending a whole night inside the Natural History Museum!

Yoga class at the Natural History Museum – 18 Nov, 9 Dec 2018, 13 Jan, 3 Feb and 10 Mar 2019 – Energise your body with an early-morning yoga class followed by a live gong bath at the Natural History Museum

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We’ve got plenty more Christmas events in London

London has a few Christmas ice skating rinks that are worth visiting

Look for more kid’s events during January

If you enjoy Natural History Museum then you might like to visit Hunterian Museum (catch the train from South Kensington to Holborn), London Zoo (catch the train from South Kensington to Camden Town) 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

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