Festive Christmas ice-skating in Yorkshire – there are few things more Christmassy that ice skating round a beautifully lit Christmas tree with Christmas tunes playing in the background and a promise of hot chocolate to come! Here is my list of ice skating venues in Yorkshire at Christmas. I shall update the list as venues release more information, but to give you an idea of which places have hosted ice skating over the last couple of years. Also have a look at our Christmas events in Yorkshire post.
New for 2019 Lotherton have their own ice rink this year!
Get set to step into Christmas as Yorkshire family attraction, Lotherton, has revealed icy plans for its magical Christmas Experience and launched its sought-after tickets. With the region set to experience a wave of early Christmas cheer, Lotherton is skating ahead of the competition with the addition of a very special ice-rink to this year’s festive experience. From 22 November 2019 to 5 January 2020, families can enjoy a festive day out like no other, embarking on adventures with fairies, elves and Santa himself.
See our review of Lotherton Christmas Experience here.
30th November 2019 – 5th January 2020
Beverley’s Flemingate centre is hosting an eco-friendly skating rink for the season of goodwill. Surrounded by Flemingate’s sparkling Christmas lights, the rink will be open from Saturday, November 30, to Sunday, January 5, with a skating session costing just £5 for 45 minutes, including skate hire. The 10m x 10m rink is synthetic, meaning skaters can enjoy all the benefits of ice skating but without a cold, wet and slushy surface. The synthetic rink doesn’t need electricity or water to maintain an ice-like surface. It can remain outside in any temperature.
The Christmas Adventure at Stockeld Park has lots going on as well as their real ice rink, including their illuminated maze and Enchanted Forest. Areas are priced separately so you can do as much or as little as you like –
It’s great fun to whizz around our ice rink!
During our Halloween, Christmas and February Adventure seasons, you can come and enjoy a magical experience that is offered nowhere else!
Our 630 square meter ice rink enables you to keep dry while offering open-air views across the parkland, to the Estate’s stunning Enchanted Forest! The rink is covered from the elements, but also open along the sides, so no matter what the winter weather is doing, you can come and enjoy the fabulous skating while still enjoying the same spectacular views of the surroundings!
Enjoy this magical activity together as a family, and create the most wonderful memories.
*Included in Skate and Ski tickets or Skate only tickets during the Halloween and Christmas Adventures, and Day Passes including Skate during the February Adventure
As well as the fabulous ice rink at Yorkshire’s Winter Wonderland in York, there is a large vintage funfair and you can even visit Santa. Beside the rink is PapaKitchen, the new Alpine-themed café a cosy place with rustic wooden tables and benches complete with comforting furs and the warming scent of Glühwein.
William’s Den had a fantastic Christmas offering last year with a lovely ice rink and so many Christmas trees! They have yet to announce plans for this year but I imagine it will be something similar. Also have a look at our review of William’s Den from over the summer.
We have reviewed William’s Den Ice Skating here.
Wentworth Garden Centre had ice skating last year but are yet to update their website for 2019.
Details from last year – Our very own synthetic ice skating experience!
Our 12m x 22m super-glide rink offers a near identical alternative to real ice for beginners and professionals alike.
Full skate hire and ‘penguin’ skate aids are included ensuring a superb skate experience the whole family can enjoy!
*45 minute sessions on the hour every day – last session starts 1 hour before stated closing time.
Whirlow Hall Farm had ice skating last year but are yet to update their website for 2019.
Whirlow Hall are staging a Christmas market with a festive ice skating rink “Join us at our winter wonderland for ice skating, christmas shopping and the chance to meet Santa!”