The Best Outdoor Ice Rinks

By Tamsin Crimmens


It’s the time of year when we don our nattiest hats and gloves and take our loved ones for a spin – literally – on the ice.

The Christmas ice rink at London’s Natural History Museum opened to the public earlier this week, as did the Selfridges Ice Rink in Manchester.

Here's our guide to the best rinks in the country – hit the ice this weekend or book your skating session now.

Natural History Museum in London open now until 6 January

Selfridges Ice Rink at the Manchester Trafford Centre open now until 6 January.

Royal Pavillion in Brighton from Saturday 10 November until Sunday 20 January.

Somerset House in London open from 16 November until 6 January.

Winter Wonderland in York open from 24 November until 6 January.

Winter Wonderland in Cardiff open from 26 November until 6 January 6.

For your what to wear on the ice guide, see all of ELLE’s favourite winter coats here

And the best beanie hats to buy here

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