Fancy doing a spot of ice skating over the Christmas holidays? It’s something I see in the films and on the TV but we do not have very many of these days and so when I found out about the temporary ice rink set up at our local Wyevale Garden Centre, I jumped at the chance. 


This year’s real ice rink is a very merry must, with thousands of people expected to enjoy skating in an enchanting atmosphere over the next few weeks. So get into the Christmas spirit by taking to the ice to spin, twirl and glide (or hold on tight to the side!) – until January 3rd

The whole family is welcome and it’s the perfect opportunity to buy that little something you have had your eye on, grab some bargains in the sales and escape the hustle and bustle of the city centre with free parking. 


The rink is equipped for the little ones too, so Noah and Isla could enjoy the ice just as much as us grown ups. They had special skates that went over their own shoes and they had a skate aid, which came in a penguin and seal version, it kept them safe on the ice. Noah did try to be a little “cocky” and thought he could skate on his own, only to fall flat on his bum. It was a lot of fun and the children really enjoyed it. 


After our skating adventures we went to see Father Christmas which was a lovely surprise, they really enjoyed the whole experience. 

Friday’s are Disco Nights, which see flashing lights and louder music to really add to the atmosphere.

To enjoy this special Christmas experience, get your skates on and book now at or call 0208 1333 143.

Hurry! The ice rink is only here until Sunday January 3rd.


What you need to know

Opening times

The real ice-skating rink is open every day from now until Sunday 3rd January.

Friday night is Disco Night with louder music and flashing lights, every hour from 4pm.

For further information, or to check availability, opening times and to book tickets, visit or call 0208 1333 143.


Adults:                                                 £9.00 (peak)         £6.00 (off peak)

Child: (14yrs and under):                       £6.00 (peak)           £4.00 (off peak)  

Family Ticket (peak)                             £25.00 (2 adults and 2 children or 1 adult and 3 children):

Family Ticket (off peak)                         £17.50 (2 adults and 2 children or 1 adult and 3 children):

Peak Times:                                         All weekends and weekdays from 18th December – 3rd                                                               January

Off Peak Times:                                    Weekdays until 17th December

  • Over 3’s only
  • 8s and under must be accompanied by an adult on the ice.
  • Over 8s must be supervised by an adult at the venue.
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