Published on November 13th, 2016 | 429 Views0
3 historic places to take kids ice-skating in London
Natural History Museum Ice Rink
When we were going out yesterday we passed Natural History Museum Ice Rink on the way, and I was surprised to see the ice-skating rink was already open and looked busy. It is now open until 8 January, and until 9 December there are special sessions for children aged 4 and under. The toddler sessions for weekdays before 3pm are £10 for a parent and a child aged 4 and under and include a complimentary drink each. There are a limited number of penguin skate aids, which cost £5, available on a first come, first served basis from the skate hire counter and there are also children’s bob skates, twin-bladed skates available for free.
Skate at Somerset House
Before kids we booked ice-skating at Somerset House early to tick it off our list of London things to do. It’s a beautiful venue for ice skating and enjoying a hot drink in the apres skate lodge. Skate at Somerset House will be open from 17 November to 15 January. The popular Polar Cub Club for children under 8 offers 30 minute lessons, which appear to be sold out. There are, however, lessons available for over 8s and grown ups who want to improve their skating, either by taking three weekend lessons or single lessons.
Tower of London Ice Rink
I also went to the Tower of London Ice Rink before kids, and I remember being impressed with the magical setting. There are a limited number of penguin skate aids for young children at Tower of London Ice Rink, and they are available to hire for £5 on a first come, first served basis.