From a floodlit Royal Pavilion in Brighton, to the Narnia-styled Eden Project in Cornwall, here are this winter’s most stunning ice skating rinks
With a backdrop of the extravagant Indo-Chinese Royal Pavilion, Brighton’s pop-up ice rink resembles a scene from a vintage Christmas card. Book a visit after dusk and the Pavilion shimmers under a floodlit wash of purples and blues, scarlets and golds that highlight the palace’s domes, and cast sparkly reflections on the ice. After a bracing seafront walk, strut your moves around the rink. For little ones under 1.2m, there are penguin skate aids available. Hungry? The rink-side bar and café serve generous vegan burgers, halloumi fries, soups and bratwurst, alongside a children’s menu.
Tickets from £15pp for 45 minutes, free entry for spectators; royalpavilionicerink.co.uk