Set in a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Queen’s House Ice Rink is a magical place to skate and makes for a perfect end-of-term treat. 

Our open-air rink is set in front of the majestic Queen’s House in the spacious grounds of Royal Museums Greenwich, which is based in Greenwich, south east London. 

The ice rink is open every day except Christmas Day from Thursday 23 November 2023 – Sunday 7 January 2024.

We are offering schools a special 50% discount for off-peak sessions, Monday to Friday, 11am-6pm. 



For school groups of 15+

Ticket type Adult price (aged 16+) Child price (aged 3-15) Student (with valid ID)
Off-peak £8.50 £5 £5.95
  • Visits are subject to availability. 
  • Children's skate aids are available to hire free of charge and are available to book subject to availability. Skaters can be up to 120cm to use the skate aid. This is a health and safety rule and there will be no exceptions made at the rink. 

How to book

1. Pick your session

  • The 50% discount applies to all off-peak sessions, Monday to Friday, 11am-6pm. 
  • Weekday off-peak sessions run from 23 November - 21 December excluding Friday 1, 8 and 15 December sessions from 6pm.
  • The following sessions are not available for booking: 

Tuesday 28 November 11-11:45am  

Wednesday 29 November, 11-11:45am  

Tuesday 5 December, 11-11:45am  

Wednesday 6 December, 11-11:45am  

Tuesday 12 December, 11-11:45am  

Wednesday 13 December, 11-11:45am  

Tuesday 19 December, 11-11:45am  

Wednesday 20 December, 11-11:45am 

  • There is a one-off transaction fee of £3 per order. The booking fee goes towards our transaction and associated booking costs, which apply for online and phone bookings. Booking fees are non-refundable at any time. This booking fee is a flat rate and applies to the purchase of any number of e-tickets and ticket types. 
  • Payment will need to be made by BACS. BACS information will be sent once the booking is confirmed. You must pay for your skating sessions before they begin.
  • We do NOT send invoices or accept payment by cheques. 
  • Once booked, tickets are non-transferable and are unable to be rescheduled, refunded, or cancelled. Therefore, if any member/s of your group is/are unable to visit, we will not refund or move any unused tickets.

You might wish to include other things with your visit, like looking around a gallery and/or a lunchroom slot. That's not a problem - just let our bookings team know what you'd like to include in addition to the skating sessions. 

2. Read the FAQs and T&Cs  

Please familiarise yourself with our FAQs and T&Cs so you are fully informed. ​​

3. Complete the enquiry form

If you'd like to book a school visit to the Queen's House Ice Rink, please complete our online enquiry form. Once received, our bookings team will contact you to take you through the booking process and can answer any questions you have. 

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4. Safeguarding and Risk Assessments 

There are different things to consider when it comes to keeping your students safe during a visit to the ice rink.  

You will need to complete your own risk assessments for your visit and bring the recommended number of supervising adults. All skaters skate at their own risk.  


  • You are legally responsible for your group at all times - this includes on the ice and in the skate exchange.
  • You are responsible for your group skating safely and ensuring that they are following any instructions given by our skate marshalls.
  • Please note our skate marshalls are not skating teachers. They are on the ice to assist skaters and ensure safe use of the ice.
  • Other school groups may be skating in the same session as well as members of the public. Please be always respectful to other skaters.
  • If at any time the behaviour of your group is deemed unacceptable or inappropriate, staff at the rink will issue a warning and speak to the lead teacher. If the issue continues the skater will be asked to leave the ice. 
  • Adults providing one-to-one support for a student should be counted separately, and there should be an appropriate number of other adults who are responsible for the rest of the group. So please ensure that you have sufficient staff with your group throughout the visit: 
    • KS1 – 1 adult per every 5 children (6 adults must accompany children on the ice per class of 32)  
    • KS2 – 1 adult to every 8 children (4 adults must accompany children on the ice per class of 32)  
    • KS3/KS4 - 1 adult to every 10 students (3 adults must accompany students on the ice per class of 32) 
    • Post-16 – 1 adult per 16 students (2 adults must accompany students on the ice per class of 32) 
  • A free ticket will be offered to all adults required to be on the ice. Any additional adults who want to skate will be eligible for the 50% discount. 
  • Unfortunately, there is no wiggle room on this. If you are unable to bring enough adults (18+) to skate with your pupils on the ice, we will not be able to accommodate your booking request.  

5. Have fun!  

That's it, pretty easy right?  All that's left to do is enjoy your visit.