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This week seeks the opening of the Natural History Museum’s Ice Rink for the ninth Christmas season until 5 January.

The setting for the rink is one of the capital’s most beautiful. The rink measures 1,000 square metres and stretches out in front of Alfred Waterhouse’s architectural masterpiece in South Kensington. Some 76,000 fairy lights make the setting even more magical for kids.

As well as the rink, there is also a carousel, a junior rink for younger skaters and refreshments, including that all-important hot chocolate, in the Café Bar

The museum is running special sessions for toddlers on November weekdays.

Rates for this year are:

  • Children (12 and under) £9 peak / £8 off peak
  • Adult £13.50 peak / £11.50 off peak
  • Family ticket (two adults and two children or one adult and three children) £38 peak / £31 off peak

The rink is open from 10am to 9pm with off-peak prices applying before 4pm. Book at

To mark the Halloween opening day, skaters are invited to dress up in spooky costumes.

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