Hampton Court Palace ice rink

Skate back in time in the gardens of Henry VIII’s historic home

Skate back in time in the gardens of Henry VIII’s historic home

Updated 19 December: In line with the latest government guidance, Hampton Court Palace and gardens will be closed from 20 December until further notice. Please note this also includes the ice rink and Magic Garden.



10:00 – 21:00 (20:00 last skate)

Ticketing information

Ticket includes 45 minutes on the ice rink and skate hire.

Adult/teen (13+): from £16
Child (3-12): £11.50
Family (1 adult + 3 children or 2 adults + 2 children): from £46
Skate Aid (must be booked in advance): £5

The ice rink is not included in palace admission.

Please see the Hampton Court Palace ice rink website for full opening times.

Separate ticket (advance booking required)

Please note due to the latest government guidance, the ice rink will close from 20 December until further notice. Please see the Hampton Court Palace ice rink website for further information. 

Skate on the beautiful outdoor rink, safely within our Covid-secure outdoor attraction.

Skate at Hampton Court Palace

Join us to skate on against a backdrop of one of the greatest palaces on earth – Henry VIII's historic home, Hampton Court Palace. The COVID-secure open-air ice rink epitomises the very best in festive fun.

Be transported to one of the country's most scenic skating settings, with spectacular views of the Thames-side Tudor palace.

Located in front of the palace, our stunning ice rink offers something for everyone, from novice to expert. Enjoy a daytime skate, perhaps followed by a visit to the palace, or soak in the ambience of an evening session, when the historic Tudor gate is bathed in light. The ice rink is bigger than ever this year, allowing for extra space for you to skate safely. 

Delicious winter treats

Skating is hungry work and visitors can reserve their tables and sharing platters online at the socially distanced Ice Rink Café & Bar, operated by local favourite Miss Polly Café, who will be serving up hearty winter warming sharing platters, indulgent sweet and savoury treats and a wide range of festive beverages. Everyone is welcome in this relaxing, festive spot, whether you're a skater or a spectator.

Tables of up to 4 or 6 and sharing platters can now be booked in advance, online.

The Ice Rink Café Bar is open 10:30-21:30 from 5 December 2020 to 17 January 2021 (excluding Christmas Day). 

Important information

We recommend that you pre book and arrive no earlier than 15 minutes before your session to get ready to take to the ice.

For parking, public transport recommendations and other general information relating to the palace, please visit our getting here pages.

On your visit to Hampton Court Palace Ice Rink your safety is our priority. We will be exceeding government guidelines to ensure a safe, COVID-secure environment. Find out more about our Gold Standard customer experience for 2020.

Hampton Court Palace ice rink at night
Visitors explore Henry VIII's Kitchens after re-interpretation in 2018.
Things to see

Transport yourself back to the heyday of Tudor feasting and entertainment in Henry VIII's Kitchens at Hampton Court Palace.


Hampton Court Palace

Included in palace admission (members go free)

The King's Great Bedchamber, looking north. 

Objects seen include the state bed (1716) carved by Richard Roberts (active 1714-29), "Purchase of the Field of Ephron" wall tapestry attributed to Pieter Coeck van Aelst (1502-50) (on the right of the image), also showing part of the ceiling painting (c1701) by Antonio Verrio (c. 1639-1707).
Things to see

Enjoy the beautiful State Apartments and private rooms of William III and Mary II at Hampton Court Palace as part of your visit.


Hampton Court Palace

Included in palace admission (members go free)

The Tudor Great Hall at Hampton Court Palace, showing the Abraham Tapestries and the room set out for day visitors.
Things to see

Experience the splendour of the Tudor court in Henry VIII's Great Hall, complete with his magnificent tapestries.


Hampton Court Palace

Included in palace admission (members go free)

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