The South East’s most beautiful winter ice rink, the Royal Pavilion Ice Rink, will open for its seventh year from November 5 to January 15 on the Royal Pavilion’s East Lawn in Brighton.
With the former Royal pleasure palace as the backdrop and huge rink side bar and restaurant with a 40 metre terrace, this hidden gem of a rink is beautifully lit at night and is a great choice for those who want to skate in a twinkling setting as well as sit down to eat après ice.
Situated just 50 minutes from Victoria by train, all of Brighton’s gorgeous independent shops are on its doorstep so visitors can get a little Christmas shopping in too.
The rink is a huge 880 square metres plus an additional beginners’ area and offers penguin skate aids and skate sizes from ‘just walking’ to adult.
There’s no charge for spectating for those who prefer to sit and soak up the atmosphere and the stunning rink side Bar & Kitchen offers mouth-watering patisserie snacks, Christmas treats, a quick drink with the best view in the City and scrumptious sharing platters for families and friends to enjoy.
Ice skating tickets will go on sale at the end of September and cost from £10 for adults (aged 12 and over), £7 for juniors (children under 12) and the one-hour skate times run from 10am to 10.15pm daily. Club Rinkidinks (10am – 11am daily) offers children under five the chance to skate for free when accompanied on the ice by an adult paying full price.
There are also season tickets for those who want to learn to skate (check website for details) and great concessions for students. The box office is open from 9.45am to 9.45pm, but it is advisable to book tickets in advance.
Find out more at www.royalpavilionicerink.co.uk