Come along to the Queen's House for a festive family day out featuring face painting, craft workshops, ice skating and classic carols
Join us at the Queen's House for a festive family fun day to celebrate the opening of the Queen's House Ice Rink!
We'll be putting on an array of activities including festive face painting, Christmas decoration crafting workshops, and a live choir performance featuring classic carols. You may even bump into some festive characters throughout the day...
Plus, get your skates on and be among the first to skate on the freshly-opened outdoor ice rink, enjoying views of Maritime Greenwich and Canary Wharf as you glide across the ice.
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11am - 4.45pm | The carriageway between the Queen’s House colonnades | Face painting £5, face gemstones £3
Magic Eyes Facepainting will be on hand to decorate your children's faces with festive works of art.
Cash and card payments are welcome. Payments should be made directly with Magic Eyes Facepainting on the day. This activity is not bookable in advance and payment cannot be accepted at the Queen’s House admissions desk.
Image by Magic Eyes Facepainting
12.30 - 1pm | Queen’s House, Great Hall | Free
The Hithertones, a South-East London vocal ensemble, will be singing a selection of classic carols and festive favourites.
Free entry to the Queen's House
Image by Cath Longbottom
30-minute sessions starting at 11.15am, 12.00am, 1pm, 1.45pm, 2.30pm, 3.15pm & 4pm | Queen's House, Undercroft | Free, ticketed sessions on a first-come, first-served basis
Get crafty and create a giant decorative ice crystal to take home and hang on your Christmas tree.
Collect your free timed ticket at the Queen’s House. This activity is not bookable in advance.
11.30 – 3.30pm | The Queen’s House Ice Rink | Free
Enjoy an enchanting display of spectacular movement and dance from our sparkling ice fairies. Watch out for appearances on the ice throughout the day!
Image by Bolli Darling
The Queen’s House Ice Rink is a magical open-air ice rink in the heart of Greenwich's 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.
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Warm up at the Ice Rink Café, with a variety of treats on offer including hot dogs, mac 'n' cheese and waffles. Festive hot drinks like mulled wine are also available, as well as coffees, ginger spice hot chocolate, a hot apple pie drink and a range of winter warmers.
You'll find the café in the skate exchange next to the ice rink.
The National Maritime Museum's cafés will also be open, serving a range of hot and cold foods.
Tiny Tots skate sessions
Bring along your tiny tots for a special session when the rink will operate at less than 50% capacity and extra marshals will be on the ice to lend a helping hand.
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Come along to our Relaxed Sessions and visit the ice rink free from large crowds. 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.
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