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Ice Skating at the Natural History Museum opens October 31 (Halloween)

Natural History Museum Ice Rink

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ON THURSDAY, October 31, 2013, the Natural History Museum will open its doors to its earliest ever skating season – one which will offer London a truly unique Halloween experience, and see the city through a festive winter and into the New Year, all the while offering the spectacular back drop of the iconic Natural History Museum.

Entering its ninth year, and open until January 5, 2014, the rink will offer more people than ever before the chance to enjoy the Capital’s most magical skating experience.

Set within the beautiful surroundings of the iconic South Kensington Museum, across an impressive 1,000 square metres and beneath 76,000 twinkling fairy lights, the Ice Rink will be a magical winter haven in the heart of the city.

With the early opening comes an exciting opportunity to experience the Ice Rink on the spookiest day of the year: Halloween. To celebrate its launch, skaters will be invited to take to the ice in Halloween costumes on the first day of opening.

Attracting beginners and advanced skaters alike, as well as those simply wanting to take in the festive atmosphere, an array of entertainment and events will also be available for visitors of all ages: a beautiful fairground carousel, a junior rink for younger skaters and delicious festive themed refreshments in the stylish Café Bar.

Offering sumptuous food, warming drinks and creative cocktails, families can feast on delicious treats, colleagues can mingle over mulled wine and music, and couples can cosy up with a hot chocolate on the open-air balcony overlooking the Ice Rink.

On weekdays in November, the Ice Rink will hold special sessions for parents and toddlers, and for students who present their NUS card at the box office. Parents with pre-school children can enjoy special rate skating sessions and complimentary drinks for both adult and child in the cafe afterwards. Students will also benefit from an exclusive special rate and complimentary drink. More details and terms and conditions of the special offers and promotions can be found at

This year, the Ice Rink will again be partnering with the boutique Jumeirah Lowndes Hotel, offering a range of fabulous festive hotel packages.

Admission: Children (12 and under) £9 peak/£8 off peak, Adult £13.50 peak/£11.50 off peak. Family ticket (two adults and two children or one adult and three children) £38 peak/£31 off peak.

NB: Peak sessions sell out very quickly, so book in advance at to avoid disappointment.

Tickets are also available by phone: Ticketmaster 0844 847 1576 and Groups and School bookings 0844 847 1575. For accessibility queries call 0844 847 1595.

Times: Please refer to the website for full details.

Jumeirah Lowndes Hotel, London – Packages:

The boutique Jumeirah Lowndes Hotel is minutes from the ice skating rink at the Natural History Museum. As the partner to the ice rink for the third consecutive year, Jumeirah Lowndes Hotel has created the Stay & Skate package; guests receive two skating tickets, including one night’s accommodation and a full English breakfast.

For those keen to indulge over the festive season, the Spirit of Christmas package includes one night’s accommodation at Jumeirah Lowndes Hotel with full English breakfast, in addition to a one hour chocolate making course at luxury chocolatier Rococo and two skating tickets.

To book your Christmas package at Jumeirah Lowndes Hotel, contact the team on +44 (0)20 7823 1234, email: or visit