Get your skates on

November 29th 2017
By: Melanie Hollidge
Get your skates on

It’s such an easy journey to London from St Albans or Harpenden one or two trips to town have to be planned for the Christmas period. Taking in one of the pop-up skate rinks is a great option and the Natural History Museum Ice rink has to be top of the list.  
Set against the backdrop of the Waterhouse building, the Ice Rink at the Natural History Museum could be one of the most magical places to skate this winter. For young and old the experience and thrill of skating in front of this iconic building surrounded by fairy lights nestled in frost-covered trees, with the smell of mulled wine and toasted marshmallows in the air will delight.
It really doesn’t matter if you can dance on ice like Torvill and Dean they say, or are better at doing an impersonation of  Bambi, a visit to the Museum’s Ice Rink or one of the other London rinks it so easy from St Albans or Harpenden.
With most of the London rinks it is a good idea to book your skate session online to guarantee your slot. If you are not a skater at most of the rinks you can simply soak up the atmosphere at the Café.  The Natural History museum’s Café Bar has a bird's-eye view of the rink and is open daily until the Ice Rink closes.
Tickets for Adult are from £12.65, children 12 and under are from £8.80. A Family: (2 adults, 2 children or 1 adult, 3 children) cost £39.60. Parent & toddler: £11 - includes a drink. The rink is open from 26th October 2017 until the 7the January 2018 but closed on 25th  December. Times vary but it’s mostly 11.00-21.00 pm.