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Festive Skating

Sat, 2nd Dec, 2017 to Sun, 7th Jan, 2018

Get your skates on…

Come and have a go 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.

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, follow our Get Ready Reindeers Trail, take part in wreath making workshops and enjoy a Christmas concert in the Bampfylde Hall.  When you book skating, you are eligible for half price admission to Hestercombe.

Dates and times…

Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd December, 10am – 5pmskates-web

Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th December, 10am – 7pm

Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th December, 10am – 7pm

Thursday 21st December, 2 – 5pm

Friday 22nd December, 11am – 6pm

Saturday 23rd & Sunday 24th December, 10am – 7pm.

Tuesday 26th December – Sunday 7th January, 10am – 5pm.

The skate rink is closed on Christmas Day.

Private hire of the skating rink is available outside of the times listed above.


Adults – £7.50 

Children – £5.50

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)

Party time…

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 availablility, party packages and prices, contact Caroline at Hestercombe.
Email carolinemortimore@hestercombe.com or call 01823 413923

How to book…

Book online below 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.

Book now

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.

View our event cancellation and refund policy here.


Sat, 2nd Dec, 2017
Sun, 7th Jan
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01823 413923


Hestercombe Gardens
Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton, Somerset TA2 8LG United Kingdom
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01823 413923