Posted by admin on November 16, 2017

A magical winter skating rink is about to make outdoor play even more exciting at William’s Den - so all the family can enjoy festive skating fun from Saturday 25th November.

There’s nothing like the thrill of whizzing around a skating rink, whether you’re a novice or practically professional, and Christmas is the perfect time to have a go.

There’ll be music to sing along to, mulled wine, hot chocolate, warm Belgian waffles and other festive treats – plus it’s a brilliant way to exercise! We’ve even got push along penguin skating aids to help younger children join in.


Our 11m x 7m rink will be surrounded by Christmas trees festooned with dancing lights, making for a warm and festive atmosphere whether you visit during the day or after dark.

This rink is synthetic, so it has a much lower carbon footprint than real ice. We went for the environmentally-friendly option because it fits in with the William’s Den ethos.

Sessions last for 30 minutes, skates are provided and you should arrive 15 minutes before your slot to give you time to change into them. The rink is open every day from Saturday 25th November until Sunday 24th December, during William’s Den opening hours. It’s best to book your tickets in advance here.

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Frequently Asked Questions:

Are there any age limits?

The minimum age for children is 3 years old. We have penguin skating aids available on a first come, first served basis. Under 8s must be accompanied by one adult skater each on the rink at all times.

Can my children skate without me?

Under 8s must be accompanied by one adult skater per child on the rink at all times. Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied to William’s Den by an adult, but the adult need not be skating.

Do I need my own skates?

No, we provide skates in a range of sizes, included in the ticket price. Users are not permitted to bring their own skates.

What’s the rink made of?

The rink is synthetic but it looks like ice and is sprayed frequently to ensure it remains smooth.   

What should I wear?

It’s an outdoor rink so we recommend you wrap up warm in comfortable clothing – ideally in layers so you can remove them if necessary.

Do I need gloves?

Yes, skaters are advised to wear gloves while on the rink, to protect your skin if you fall.

Should I book in advance?

We have a capacity of 25 skaters per 30-minute session, so you should book in advance to avoid disappointment. You can book here








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