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Sat, 1st Dec, 2018 to Sun, 6th Jan, 2019
Get your skates on!
Come and have a go at skating on the undercover skate rink at Hestercombe this Christmas (it’s artificial so you won’t get too chilly!)
Housed in a magical winter marquee, you can skate whatever the weather and enjoy some festive refreshments rink side too.
Christmas Skating at Hestercombe is popular, so booking a time slot is a good idea as spaces fill up quickly on busy days.
See below for details of opening times and prices.
Make a day of it
Festive skating is just one part of a day out at Hestercombe this winter. Why not make a day of it and enjoy our other Christmas events – come and meet Father Christmas in his secret garden grotto, visit our Stables Cafe for some tasty festive food, and get some fresh air by following Hetty the Hedgehog’s Christmas Party Trail in the gardens. When you book skating, you’re eligible for half price admission to Hestercombe’s beautiful gardens.
Dates and times
- Saturday 1st December 10.20am – 5.00pm
- Sunday 2nd December 10.20am – 5.00pm
- Saturday 8th December 10.20am – 7.00pm
- Sunday 9th December 10.20am – 7.00pm
- Saturday 15th December 10.20am – 7.00pm
- Sunday 16th December 10.20am – 7.00pm
- Friday 21st December 11am – 6.00pm
- Saturday 22nd December 10.20am – 1.00pm
- Sunday 23rd December 10.20am – 7.00pm
- Monday 24th December – 10.20am – 7.00pm
- Wednesday 26th December – Sunday 6th January 11.20am – 4.00pm
The skate rink is closed on Christmas Day.
Private hire of the skating rink is available outside of the times listed above.
We are unable to book wheelchair users onto the skate rink during usual public sessions due to health and safety requirements. We are running a wheelchair friendly skating session on Sunday 6th January at 3pm. There are limited spaces on this session so booking is essential – please email firstname.lastname@example.org to book.
Adults – £6.00
Children – £5.00
Children under 8 years old must be accompanied by a paying adult. All children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult, if only a spectator.
(Price includes one hour’s skating and skate hire)
Are you looking for a birthday party to remember? Enjoy an hour’s skating followed by party food prepared by our chefs. Parties are available to book during all public skating sessions or you can book a private hire slot to have the rink all to yourselves.
For further information including availability, party packages and prices, contact Caroline at Hestercombe or call 01823 413923.
How to book
Book online above or call our Visitor Reception on 01823 413923.
Please be advised that the largest skate size available is UK 12 (euro 46) of which we have a limited number.
Things to know…
Please arrive at least 15 minutes before the start of your session to allow plenty of time to collect your tickets and get your skates on! The time indicated on your ticket is the time your session will start on the rink. Children under 8 years old must be accompanied by a paying adult. All children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult, if only a spectator. Spectators are free. Smallest skate boot size available is child size 9 (euro 27), we also have a few pairs of bobskates for child size 5-8 (euro 22-26). Largest boot size available is adult size 12 (euro 46) – although please be advised we have a limited number available. There is a number of skate aids available on the rink. These cannot be booked in advance.
When you buy skating tickets online, you will receive a confirmation email. When you arrive at Hestercombe, please show this email (including booking reference number) at the Visitor Reception.
We are sorry to say that dogs are not permitted in the skating marquee.
View our event cancellation and refund policy here.