Are we going to get any snow this year? Whether we do or not it’s time to get your skates on – and your gloves and ear muffs. The Royal Tunbridge Wells Ice Rink returns this Winter for another season of festive skating fun.
Why travel into London when Tunbridge Wells is so much closer and picturesque? The outdoor ice rink is set in the picturesque natural amphitheatre of Calverley Grounds and offers spectacular views of the park.
Open seven days a week from Friday 21 Nov – Sunday 4 Jan 2015 the ice rink welcomes skaters of all ages and ability. As added attractions, rinkside traditional wooden chalets sell local and seasonal produce, Christmas gifts and much more. And with aromatic winter food and drinks on offer, this is the ideal venue for family skating with children, romantic dates – or just a great fun night out with friends.
To see how it comes together why not watch this fascinating video. It is all very exciting.
Councillor Jane March, Cabinet Member with responsibility for Tourism, Leisure and Economic Development says:
“I am so pleased that the ice rink is back in Royal Tunbridge Wells for 2014. It’s become an established event in the local Christmas calendar and I think that a visit to the ice rink is now included in many people’s plans for the festive season”.
The 600 square metre ice rink has capacity for 200 skaters at a time. There are dedicated parent and toddler sessions and children can use seal skating aids, which are available to hire. Wheelchairs are welcome on the ice but must be pre-booked in advance. Marshals are on hand to offer tips and advice during every session.
The ice rink will be open for public skating daily from Friday 21 Nov – Sun 4 Jan 2015 (closed Christmas Day).
Tickets are on sale now and can be booked online at www.tunbridgewellsatchristmas.com or from the Assembly Hall Theatre Box Office in person or by calling 01892 554645. Group and wheel chair bookings can be made by calling 01892 554173.
Adults from £9.50, children from £7.00. Sessions last for one hour – including time to fit your skates so expect to have approximately 45 minutes on the ice.
How to get there:
Parking: Pay and Display cars parks are situated next to Calverley Grounds. Parking is also available above Morrisons located next to Tunbridge Wells Station as well as in the multi-storey car park by the Assembly Hall Theatre in Crescent Road.
Calverley Grounds, Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent TN11BT
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