Join us at the Queen’s House Ice Rink this winter as our magical open-air ice rink takes centre stage once again in the beautiful grounds of Royal Museums Greenwich.
Set in a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the rink is surrounded by iconic architecture, with views of Greenwich Park to the south and the glittering lights of Canary Wharf to the north, providing a backdrop of some of the best views in London.
Soak up the atmosphere from the side of the rink and enjoy a range of winter warmers from Benugo’s catering stall. The Parkside Café is round the corner for some heartier fare and Greenwich town centre offers a great range of restaurants, cafes and bars.
Grab your skates this festive season and weave (or wobble) your way around south London’s only outdoor ice rink.
If you want to make a day of it, there is so much more to see and do - Greenwich is the perfect destination for a London day out. See what's on in Greenwich this Christmas.
The ice rink is open every day except Christmas Day until Sunday 9 January 2022.
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Special sessions and offers
Pre-book a school group of 15+ and receive a 50% discount on selected dates and times.
Pre-book a youth or community group of 15+ and receive a 50% discount on selected dates and times.
Bring along your tiny tots for a special session when the rink will be quieter and extra marshals will be on the ice to lend a helping hand.
The sessions will operate at 20% capacity ensuring plenty of space for you and your little ones to slip and slide around the rink.
- Sessions run every Tuesday during the term time, from Tuesday 23 November to Tuesday 14 December plus Tuesday 4 January, 11am-11.45am.
- Adult + Child just £11.75 (50% discount off the off-peak price)
- Additional adult and child tickets can be purchased.
- Children must be a minimum age of 3 years to skate.
Why not combine your skating session with a Play Tuesday session while you are here?
These sessions are suitable for anyone who needs a calmer, more relaxed environment to get the most out of their visit, including neurodiverse visitors or those with sensory processing difficulties or disabilities.
Skaters will receive a 50% discount and carer/companion tickets are free.
Wed 1st Dec at 11am-11.45am
Thu 6th Jan at 6pm-6.45pm
As a thank you to key workers we are offering a 25% discount to all Blue Light Card holders from 18 Nov-16 Dec (Mon-Thu) and 4-9 Jan (Tue-Sun).
Bag a 25% discount on skate sessions from 18 Nov-16 Dec (Mon-Thu) and 4-9 Jan (Tue-Sun).
Greenwich One Card holders are eligible for a 10% discount on any November skate session.
Our magical open air ice rink is the perfect opportunity to get your team back together again. With the option to hire the rink exclusively, or for groups, give your team the Christmas treat they deserve!
Why not twin your skate with an event at one of our iconic museums?
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Plan your visit
The Queen's House Ice Rink is open from 18 November 2021 - 9 January 2022. Skate sessions are available every day except Christmas Day.
Off peak prices apply from 18 November - 10 December and from 4 - 9 January.
Peak dates include 11 December - 3 January, Friday 3 and Friday 10 December sessions from 5pm, and weekend sessions on 4-5 December.
Super peak prices apply on Thursday 23 and Friday 24 December.
- Off-peak opening times: 11am-9pm (last skate 8pm)
- Peak and super peak opening times: 10am-9pm (last skate 8pm)
Full details are available at the time of booking.
- Click here to book your tickets online. Members can reserve their discounted tickets here
- Use the ticket calendar to pick your preferred date and entry time.
- If you cannot select a date or time, it means that slot is sold out. Choose another date to check availability.
- Select the type and number of tickets you need and click 'add to basket'. If you want to reserve a child's skate aid, these can be booked on the next screen.
- That's it! Check your order, check out and when you're finished your tickets will be emailed to you.
- Make sure you bring your tickets on the day: you can show them on your phone or print them out.
You can also order tickets by phone by calling the Bookings team on 0208 312 6608. Lines are open 9am-5pm every day (please not the Bookings office is closed from 24-26 December).
Children aged 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult. The minimum age to skate is three years old.
Skate aids are £5 each to hire and are available to book online subject to availability.
Warm up with hot drinks and seasonal snacks at Benugo’s catering stall, situated right next to the rink.
For a wider selection visit the National Maritime Museum's Parkside Café, which will be open during museum hours.
Please arrive 15-30 minutes before your session and move promptly through the skate exchange marquee. You must wearing a face covering while inside unless you are exempt. We also encourage visitors to wear a covering while on the ice.
Use contactless payment methods – cash will not be accepted at the rink.
Please maintain a safe distance from other skaters, and continue to be respectful of other visitors and staff. For more information, see our frequently asked questions.
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