Ice Skating at the Natural History Museum - tickets now on sale
THIS winter, the Natural History Museum Ice Rink will be open from Friday, November 2, 2012 until Sunday, January 6, 2013.
Set within the historic Victorian grounds of the Natural History Museum, the Ice Rink has become an integral part of London’s winter scene since it first opened in 2005.
Attracting beginners and advanced skaters alike, as well as those simply wanting to bask in the festive atmosphere, the impressive 1,000 square metre ice rink is a London must-see during winter.
For the first time this year, the Ice Rink will boast a spectacular Christmas tree in the middle of the rink, sourced from the Windsor Estate.
With 76,000 twinkling fairy lights decorating the surrounding tall trees and framed by a world-renowned landmark, the Ice Rink also features a beautiful fairground carousel and a junior rink for younger skaters, offering an array of entertainment and events for all ages.
This year, the Natural History Museum Ice Rink welcomes Starbucks Coffee Company as lead sponsor. Skaters will be able to warm up with the Red Cup favourites from Starbucks, choosing from the Gingerbread Latte, Pumpkin Spiced Latte, Toffee Nut Latte or Peppermint Mocha, the perfect accompaniment to a wintry day.
For those who don’t wish to take to the ice, but want to soak up the holiday atmosphere and stunning surroundings, the stylish Café Bar offers sumptuous food and drinks including Starbucks Red Cups, with entertainment for all to enjoy.
A destination in its own right, the Café Bar is a place where friends can sip on Christmas cocktails, families can feast on festive treats, colleagues can mingle over mulled wine, and couples can cosy up with a hot drink on the open-air balcony overlooking the rink.
The Ice Rink will also partner with stylish Jumeriah Lowndes Hotel with clothing supplied by Mountain Warehouse.
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 www.nhmskating.com 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.